Arsenal have taken a strong squad to Australia, despite leaving Alexis, Bellerin, Mustafi and others behind, but now that we know the Official 25 man Arsenal squad, who would you pick as the very best starting line-up from the players available in Sydney?
Obviously I must pick Cech as the Number One, and I am certain he is still Wenger’s first choice. We are missing quite a few defenders including Mustafi and Holding, so I am picking the old trio of Kos BFG and Monreal as the back three, with Per in the middle due to the lack of pace…
Kolasinac must be preferred to the Ox as the right-wing-back, but as Chamberlain played on the right in the Cup Final I am going to put him on the other flank. Xhaka improved drastically towards the end of the season, as did Ramsey, so those two must be first choice in the middle.
We have many more options up front, but I think Ozil and Lacazette are definitely first choice, and I’m going to put Walcott ahead of Welbeck and Iwobi for the last remaining place.
So here is my favoured line-up…
Koscielny Mertesacker Monreal
Oxlade-Chamberlain Xhaka Ramsey Kolasinac
I am looking forward to seeing the youngsters and others getting a game, and I am sure everyone will be playing at some point, but who would you pick as your very best starting line-up?