27-Year-Old Recalled As Wenger Makes 1 Change | Expected Arsenal XI vs Huddersfield
Arsenal entertain Huddersfield at the Emirates tomorrow night. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Arsenal have an excellent chance to cement their position in the top four when we entertain Huddersfield at the Emirates tomorrow night.
Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech put in a solid display to earn a clean sheet during the win over Burnley on Sunday and I see no reason why Wenger will change his keeper so David Ospina will remain on the bench.
Defence: The back three seems to be developing a good understanding as Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal all performed superbly at Turf Moor at the weekend.
Mustafi in particular was excellent in the middle of defence and the German international has really stepped-up since returning from injury so hopefully he’ll keep up his form tomorrow.
I think Wenger will want to continue with his preferred back three so the likes of Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding will have to make-do with places on the bench.
Midfield: The boss insisted at his press conference this morning that he will resist the temptation to rest his key players ahead of Saturday’s clash with Manchester United so we could see a familiar midfield on show.
Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka continued to build a decent understanding in the middle of the park and I don’t see much competition for either player coming from Francis Coquelin or Mohamed Elneny.
We also don’t have much depth behind Hector Bellerin or Sead Kolasinac in the wing-back roles so Wenger will be hesitant to rest either player against Huddersfield.
Attack: Mesut Ozil missed the win at Burnley due to illness and Wenger will make a late decision over his involvement tomorrow after he returned to full training today.
I think the boss may opt to give Ozil more time to fully recover, especially with the United game coming up, so we could see 27-year-old Danny Welbeck getting a recall in attack.
Alex Iwobi was disappointing at Burnley and picked up a dead leg while the fit-again Theo Walcott has fallen badly out-of-favour so Welbeck is the man most likely to come in for Ozil – although Jack Wilshere could be an interesting option if the boss feels he’s ready to start in the league.
Alexis Sanchez was the match-winner at the weekend and although he wasn’t at his best throughout the ninety minutes, the Chilean international should keep his place tomorrow night.
Alexandre Lacazette was substituted once again on Sunday but I’d be disappointed if he was left out against Huddersfield so the Frenchman should keep his place with Olivier Giroud offering support from the bench.
Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:
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