Arsenal vs Southampton Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ
I’m normally pretty excited about the League cup as it gives us an opportunity to play some of the younger players and we usually play well. But with our lack of defenders, I’m deeply concerned with Wenger playing the likes of Chambers only for him to get injured.
Southampton will be coming into this game as favourites on Betfair with the defence I’m hoping Wenger puts out. We can’t afford to risk our players for the League cup and that is completely Wenger’s fault for not bringing in enough defenders. But what’s done is done and we will need to cope.
We should be starting the likes of Diaby and Rosicky who both are known for their ability to turn on the ball and move it forwards. They will need big games if we are to somehow get a result out of the game. They will need to take the pressure off the defence and retain possession in important areas.
Predicted Line up:
Bellerin – Hayden – Ajayi – Coquelin
Flamini – Diaby
Chamberlain- Rosicky – Podolski
It is a hilariously poor line up but I’m sure most Arsenal fans would agree that we need to rest all our players for that important game against Spurs on the weekend. We need to send out a message against Tottenham and therefore have no room for tired legs.
Bellerin will hopefully have a decent game. He was put in at the deep end against Dortmund but Southampton at home might be more his speed.
The likes of Diaby, Chamberlain and Rosicky will be our creative spark. You want to see good movement between them so that we push Southampton defensively.
Campbell will most likely start as a striker and hopefully he can do something decent. He has yet to impress me but this is a great opportunity to do so.
I think we’ll end up losing this one 3 – 1 with that line up. It would take a miracle to win this providing Southampton play a strong team but I’m not completely ruling out a miracle happening.