Wenger Makes 2 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face Swansea

By on November 7, 2014

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Arsenal will look to get over their midweek European disappointment when they take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Here is a predicted team by Gooner Mac:

Goalkeeper: With David Ospina still out with a thigh injury Wojciech Szczesny is under very little pressure in goal so he’ll certainly start again this weekend.

Defence: The defence has rightly come under intense scrutiny this week after our capitulation against Anderlecht but Arsene Wenger has very few options to rotate at the back. Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy remain out so unless the boss wants to bring Hector Bellerin in at right-back, I think we’ll see the same back-four that started on Tuesday. Let’s hope they perform a lot better this time around.

Midfield: Mikel Arteta has been ruled out with a hamstring injury he picked up in midweek so Mathieu Flamini will come in. Aaron Ramsey was once again disappointing on Tuesday so with Jack Wilshere over his illness, I’d expect him to replace the out-of-form Welshman in midfield.

Attack: Theo Walcott is fit and available but with just 10 minutes of first team football under his best in 10 months I don’t see him starting this weekend. Arsene will look to give him a run-out in the second half meaning Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should continue on the right-wing.

Santi Cazorla is another who seems to be lacking form of late but with Mesut Ozil still injured and Tomas Rosicky and Lukas Podolski seemingly out-of-favour, the Spaniard is likely to keep his place in attack. Alexis Sanchez has excelled in recent weeks after being given a free role behind Danny Welbeck so I’d expect that duo to continue their partnership on Sunday.

Here is how I think Arsene will line-up his team:

What do you think of the team and what line-up would you pick?

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2 Comments

  1. Edgar

    November 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I think its much better from midfield area. Sanchez and Weltrick upfront are doing a good job. I am one of those few focused fans of our beloved team that dont feel safe with the Monreal and Per pairing, reason being they are all slow en less energetic. It would be of sence if Wenger can drop Chambers to partner Mertasacker and bring in Bellerin at the right falnk.

    • Sid

      November 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      What is wrong in wenger dropping cazorla with the Ox playing LWF and Walcott RWF, Welbeck striker with Sanchez behind him, wilshere act as box to box and flamini sit in front of the back 4 with running like headless chicken and getting out of place all the time. Bellerin at right back, chambers partner the slowest player in the world(mertersacker) and gibb left back. Wenger always make easy things difficult for arsenal

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