Ramsey Axed As Emery Makes 9 Changes | Expected Arsenal Line-Up vs Wolves
Arsenal take on Wolves at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Unai Emery will select for the game:
Arsenal will look to climb back in to the top four with a win when they take on Wolves at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Unai Emery will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech kept a clean sheet during the 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday night but the 36-year-old is expected to make way with Bernd Leno returning in goal. The German has performed very well in recent weeks and now looks to be Emery’s first choice goalkeeper.
Defence: Sokratis was back in the team on Thursday after overcoming an ankle injury and put-in a solid display so the Greek international may keep his place if Emery feels he’s fit enough to play twice in four days. Shkodran Mustafi didn’t feature against Sporting so he’s expected to be recalled with Rob Holding the man to make way.
Hector Bellerin is certain to get a recall at right-back after being rested on Thursday night and Stephan Lichtsteiner is facing a spell on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury last night. Carl Jenkinson will obviously drop out after a rare start and Sead Kolasinac should come in at left-back as Nacho Monreal remains a doubt with a hamstring issue.
Midfield: We should see changes in midfield and Aaron Ramsey will drop out after failing to take his chance last night. The Welshman started in a deeper role against Sporting Lisbon but he failed to influence the game during a disappointing display and is unlikely to keep his place on Sunday.
Matteo Guendouzi did produce another encouraging performance in the middle of the park but I still think he will drop out with Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka being recalled after they were rested in the Europa League.
Attack: The big news from the Sporting stalemate was that Danny Welbeck suffered a suspected broken ankle during the first half and is therefore facing an extended spell on the sidelines. Alexandre Lacazette will be recalled up front on Sunday after he was given a breather last night.
Emile Smith Rowe showed glimpses of his potential after starting in the No.10 role against Sporting but the teenager will drop out on Sunday with Mesut Ozil obviously recalled in attack after being rested last time out.
Alex Iwobi was a substitute in the Europa League on Thursday night but I expect he’ll be recalled to the starting eleven while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may get the nod on the wing ahead of Henrikh Mkhitaryan as the Armenian international produced another disappointing performance against Sporting Lisbon.
Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:
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