Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Take On Southampton – Walcott To Start?

By on November 21, 2013

Arsenal entertain high-flying Southampton at the Emirates Stadium this weekend looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Boss Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Theo Walcott is back in the squad after recovering from an abdominal strain, so I’d like to see the winger come straight back in to the team as we’ve badly missed his pace in recent weeks.

Mathieu Flamini will miss the game through suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Manchester United last time out, so Aaron Ramsey will start alongside Mikel Arteta in midfield.

Tomas Rosicky faces a late fitness test but is expected to be passed fit after recovering from a bout of sickness while Jack Wilshere is also likely to be in the squad after Wenger confirmed the midfielder didn’t suffer any injury set back while away with England, but I expect we’ll see Jack on the bench after featuring in both games for his country in the last week.

Here’s the starting eleven manager Arsene Wenger could go with for the game:

What do you think of my line-up? What would your team be? Share your views below.



  1. kibirango frabson

    November 21, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    arsenal will overcome the saints

  2. Benson

    November 21, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Arsenal will over Cσϻε Τђεϻ up Gunners!!

  3. alimi olawale

    November 22, 2013 at 4:37 am

    am praying 2 god 4 dis season we be arsenal season

  4. Mark Sove

    November 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Arsenal will obvious win though its a hard game.however Giroud is more of a waster than a scorer

  5. Walcott won’t start as he’s just come back from injury but would expect him to make a substitute appearance which is going to be useful as this could be a tight game as Southampton have a solid defence.

    Gnabry should start instead and I predict a 2-1 victory for Arsenal which will put them in a great position given results could go our way with tough fixtures for our rivals. COYG!

  6. Ashimolowo Lukman Ayobami

    November 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    If arsenal can score an early goal and go 4 more goals in clinical fashion,then its a done deal.

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