Arsenal vs Galatasaray Preview, Predicted Line up and score by KJ
We went into this season excited at the possibilities with the acquisition of Welbeck and Sanchez. However, I do feel a lack of excitement going into this Champions League match because of our poor form, our poor football and all of our injured players.
Thanks to our injuries, Wenger will probably revert back to the 4-2-3-1 as we have only one fully fit central midfielder at the moment and his name is Mathieu Flamini. But I’m not too worried about the result. The Turkish teams are so poor away from home in England and they don’t have the quality individually to overcome the English teams. I can’t see that being any different regardless of our problems.
This game will need the likes of Welbeck, Sanchez and Özil to have top games so they can take the pressure off our central midfield. If we start strongly, I can’t see Galatasaray recovering at all and we should be able to dictate the tempo of the game if we score early.
Predicted Line up:
Chambers – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Gibbs
Flamini – Wilshere/Chamberlain
Sanchez – Özil – Cazorla
As you can see, Flamini’s partner is still up in the air. Wenger might rest Jack so he’s fully fit for the game at Stamford Bridge. Chamberlain is decent in central midfield but he’s just lacking composure at the moment. He seems to rush his decision making and that can be costly in central midfield.
I’m expecting Sanchez to start and to have a good game. Champions League games will probably suit him with less physicality but more emphasis on good attacking football.
I expect us to win tomorrow and to win comfortably. It doesn’t matter about our injuries or form. We have the quality and the manager to bounce back from this and I hope we do so. 2 – 0 to Arsenal.