Arsene Wenger stated that Alexis Sanchez would be playing today if the deal with Man United was not concluded beforehand, so him not appearing on the teamsheet tells me we are just waiting for the final announcement from Man United, because we know Arsenal are always two days late!
Anyway we knew that Wenger was not happy with Chambers aand Holding last week, so we expected Koscielny and Monreal to be starting today. Here is the lineup I predicted earlier…
Mustafi Koscielny Monreal
Bellerin Wishere Xhaka Maitland-Niles
And here is the official line-up
Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal,
Wilshere, Elneny, Xhaka,
So Maitland-Niles is ill, and Ozil miraculously recovers!
Looks like 4-3-3 to me.
Surely this is good enough to beat Palace at home? Or not…..