Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Take On Man Utd – Rosicky To Start?

By on February 11, 2014

Tomas Rosicky

Arsenal welcome champions Manchester United to the Emirates on Wednesday night looking to get their title challenge back on track.

Arsene Wenger confirmed at his press conference this morning that he has no new injury worries to contend with for the game. Thomas Vermaelen remains out with a knee injury to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are sure to continue at the back.

Bacary Sagna is another who is certain to start but I think we might see Kieran Gibbs come in for Nacho Monreal at left-back with the Englishman now back to full fitness.

Wenger has few options for central midfield as Aaron Ramsey is injured and Mathieu Flamini completes his three-match suspension, meaning Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta are likely to continue their partnership in the middle of the park.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be deployed centrally after his impressive display their against Crystal Palace last week but after two starts in succession, the youngster is likely to drop back to the bench having only recently returned from five months on the sidelines.

Tomas Rosicky could therefore come in with his work rate likely to be needed against United, and Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla should retain their places despite disappointing displays last time out at Anfield and they will support Olivier Giroud up front.

Here is the team Wenger could go with:

The worry for Arsenal may be the lack of pace in this team but without the injured Theo Walcott and with The Oxe likely to be rested, Wenger doesn’t have a lot of alternatives. Serge Gnabry is one player who could offer some raw pace, but the youngster is unlikely to start such a huge game for the Gunners.

Arsenal dropped to second place in the Premier League following a 5-1 drubbing by Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday so Arsene Wenger will be desperate to get back on track with a convincing win tomorrow.

We’ll have the predicted Manchester United team up shortly….

What team would you like to see start the match? Share your views below.

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8 Comments

  1. peter tosh

    February 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Arteta/giroud?its better we use a false striker..arteta is slow we beta use rosicky even if he attacks we need speed and skill in big games

    Sczesny

    Sagna
    Matersacker
    Koscielny
    Gibbs

    Wilshere
    Rosicky

    Ozil
    Gnabry
    Carzola

    Chamberlain(false striker)

  2. bzekie

    February 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    with Roicky, Ozil, Cazola, Giroud will make those beautiful runs carrying away difenders hence creating space for others to move in the box. once a Gunner always a Gunner

  3. denis

    February 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    giroud wil actualy cost us bendtener or podoloski can do.ox should start in place of arteta or wilsher

  4. Samson Akpezi

    February 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I will prefer poldi 2 giroud so as inject skillful confusion in man united 18 yard box while gibbs comes in 4 monreal and ox coming in 4 wilshere. Wilshere is always holding 2much of ball wen he is supposed 2 release ball 4 pacy movement. Gunners 4 life.

  5. UMOH EKWO

    February 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    i don’t know what Giroud does on the field. He hardly dribbles successfully. As far as am concerned, Podolski should start and should pair up with Ox. Wilshere should start from the bench. Girould is only needed after we have already won the match.

  6. Af

    February 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Sceszny. Sagna. Mert. Kos. Gibbs. ~~ flamini. Arteta. ~~~ cazola. Ozil. Ox. ~giroud.

  7. Teflonmicky

    February 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

    i dont know wat wenger see`s in giroud .giroud is a flop.he cant even dribble succesfully.watch him well he is better in d midfield dan in the attackin position

  8. anutter

    February 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I think they should Bendtner as the false striker.

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