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Team News + Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Take On Everton – Sanogo To Start?

Arsenal get back to domestic action this weekend following the international break as they welcome Everton to the Emirates. Here’s our predicted team.



Arsenal get back to domestic action this weekend following the international break as they welcome Everton to the Emirates on Saturday for their FA Cup quarter final clash.

Arsene Wenger must be cursing his luck following the news that Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for six weeks after fracturing a bone in his left foot while playing for England on Wednesday night. It’s obviously a huge blow to lose Jack for whats going to be a season-defining period, but we have to get on with it and make do with those players that are available.

The likelihood is that Arsene Wenger will choose to start Mikel Arteta alongside Mathieu Flamini this weekend, although Tomas Rosicky could be another option in the middle. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to start on the wing as he was one of the few players to come away from our defeat at Stoke last week with any credit.

At the back we have a slight doubt over Laurent Koscielny after he missed France’s game last night with a tight hamstring, but he should be okay to face Everton on Saturday and line-up alongside Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs at the back.

Lukasz Fabianski has played in all the previous rounds so I expect he’ll continue in goal, Mesut Ozil is expected to come back in having not started the last two games while Lukas Podolski could keep his place on the left if Arsene plans to rest Cazorla ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Bayern Munich.

While I don’t agree with it, I have a feeling the boss is going to give Olivier Giroud a breather and start Yaya Sanogo up front. The youngster has done well enough in his appearances so far, so let’s hope he can put in a good shift this weekend if he’s given the chance.

Here’s my predicted team:

My personal choice would be to play our best team, start Rosicky, Cazorla and Giroud, and really go for the FA Cup, but I think Arsene is going to continue to make changes particularly with Tuesday Bayern game in mind. We’ve gotten away with it in previous games against the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool, so let’s hope it doesn’t backfire this time around.

What team would you like to see Wenger play? Share your views below.



  1. Emmanuel Ojalatan

    March 6, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    I think wenger should start his first Eleven team instead of starting Sanogo.

    • bc

      March 6, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      He can’t start his first x1 cos Ramsey Walcott and wilshire are injured

  2. Obileye samuel

    March 6, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I will lyk wenger 2 be useing ozil where arteta is,bcos if u look at where dey place him at madrid,He is always beside alonso nd dey normaly use 4 4 2 as dere formatn,jst try him dere once u wil see hw he wil disply

  3. Obileye samuel

    March 6, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I wil lyk 2 advice wenger 2 be useing 4 4 2 again,he wil see hw perfect it is wen he use it once

  4. Wilson Simon

    March 6, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    with Jack now out of the game n.wenger won’t start d first team.Sanogo must be given a chance unlike Bentner I think he will start his goal account.

  5. Zameer

    March 7, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Monreal,Jenko, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Flamini, Arteta, Ozil Rosicky, Cazorla, Sanogo… as usual wenger will leave podolski out of the team and giroud will be given a rest for bayern

  6. santhosh

    March 7, 2014 at 2:58 am

    definitely not sanogo. he missed a sitter against stoke. definitely not him.

  7. cornet

    March 7, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Dis issue of sanogo is becoming a problem ,y not use olivier giroud 4 once and let him b deer as usual

  8. Widson

    March 7, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Sanogo up front can do better,so his to start.wenger should play strong squard

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