Last week I put out my predicted line-up against Newcastle and within just a few hours it was announced that Mesut Ozil would not be playing due to ongoing security threats, I am hoping that we do not get a repeat this week and that my predicted line-up is very close to what Unai Emery will go with.
Leno will start in goal and he is probably the only certainty these days with so many options for Emery to choose from when it comes to the outfield players.
I sadly do expect to see Chambers dropped with Luiz coming in, a decision I disagree with, I cannot see the justification of changing a defence that kept a clean sheet away from home.
Monreal, Sokratis and Maitland-Niles should be the other defenders Emery goes with.
In midfield, Torreira should get a start and if Xhaka is ruled out due to injury concerns then Guendouzi looks a good thing to play alongside the Uruguayan.
Then we get to the really exciting part, normally I would have gone with Ozil but considering the circumstances, I am backing Ceballos to start alongside Aubameynag and Pepe with Lacazette in front of those three.
So, that is my prediction and an exciting team it does look like but as usual with Emery expect to be surprised.
Because Lacazette, Xhaka, Ozil and Kolasinac are unfit, my prediction is:
Maitland-Niles . Chambers . Sokratis . Monreal
…………Willock ………… Guendouzi
Pepe ……………. Ceballos …….. Mkhitaryan
Hey Lacazette is fit for today’s match
I hope chambers is in the lineup he is better than both luiz and sokratis. But a really strong formation, 3-0 i hope with both lacazzette and aubamyang on the scoresheet
I’m happy with that line up!
Auba has faced Burnley 3 times, scoring a brace each time… will it continue later? I sure as hell hope so COYG
Yes I just read the fact that Aubameyang scored a brace everytime he faced them
Because of that, he has to be the main striker and Lacazette has to be benched
I’m guessing he’ll play 3 at the back and PAL upfront – not because it’s needed against Burnley but to fine tune that formation to use against Liverpool next week. I think Ceballos will also start.
You said it all it’s not needed against Burnley so why play it
Liverpool’s approach will be totally different so no need to experiment all experiments started and ended last season…
it’s fantastic line up. but i hate to see guendouzi in our starting line-up
i will like unai emery to start young player like he did in our last game, in which we grab all three point away from home and a clean sheet,let him rest d big guys for our next game against liverpool,david luiz should nt play,so that we can go to anfield with strong team considering the factt that we are playing away frm home next week
And what did Chambers do wrong in the last match to make you suggest he should be drop for Luiz?
Arsenal fans needs to understand the technical crew is building a young defence capable of serving us for years, addition of Luiz is to help the young CB grow and provide cover, droping young guy who hasnt done anything wrong for a pensioner that has just 2yrs with us isnt wise. I will keep same defence as last game and only replace willock Miki and/or Nelson
I would prefer Luis/Chambers
I’m happy with that lineup!
BUT 4 me it should be….Leno……Niles…….chambers……..Sokratis….Kolasinac………Torreira…….Pepe……….Guendouzi……..Ceballos…….Aubameyang….Lacazette
My predicted lineup will be;
That’s our best lineup (without Bellerin). I hope that is indeed today’s lineup
Would be happy with that line up … But weak points are full backs … One not up to the job the other well past his best …dont think burnley have fast wingers fortunately but need bellerin and tiernay back ASAP
NILES… LUIZ.. SOKRATIS… MONREAL
…. CHAMBERS..TOREIRA(Xhaka if fit)
PEPE…. OZIL(Cebbalos)… AUBA
I will be very pleased to see those 3 in midfield and see how they fair
That’s my pick 4 Liverpool but at Burnley I will go with the line-up in the article
Please in the absence of xhaka,ozil and monreal who wears the captain armband
i prefer these formation 433
Niles Sokratis Luiz Kolasinac
Ozil Torreira Ceballos
Pepe Lacazette Aubameyan
It’s really going to be a mouth watering game
I wouldn’t have Socratis anywhere near the first 11 as I believe he’s more of a liability than Mustafi. Leno Niles Luiz Chambers Kola Guendouzi torriera ceballos Pepe Abameyang Lacca or if one of the front three isn’t fit enough move Ceballos into the 3 and add willock to the midfield.
If we play Chambers/Socrates at anfield , I’ll bet Liverpool to score over 2.5goals against us
I rate Chambers higher than Sokratis and Luiz.
Guenduozi slows down our game. I would for Torreira and Ceballos in central mid with super Ozil doing what he does at no.10.
Pepe Auba and Lacazette are out undisputed front 3
Super ?zil as slow as Guendozi is he is still faster than super ?zil
Luiz is better than Chambers and Socrates is still more dependable than Chambers so until holding return to full fitness it will be Luiz/Socrates
@hill do you mean super ozil taking a stroll to and fro? because that is what he does best in the no,10 these days.
Where does the concept that Socratis is more dependable than Chambers come from. Socratis well be even worse with Var and he is a car crash without it
I think we should dip Sokratis as Chambers looks more promising than Sokratis…
Ceballos should start instead of Xhaka
My Line is
AMN, Chambers, Luiz, Kolasinac
Ceballos, Lucas, Guendouzi
Pepe Lacazette Aubameyang
If you are right Martin, this is the best side Arsenal have fielded for a long time. I hope the speed and intensity of the ‘invincibles’ returns. When Hector and Kieren Tierney are back we will have one heck of a team. I hope they are as good on the field as on paper. Nervous today because I expect so much from the boys.
C’mon new Arsenal.
Do the biz!
Did someone say they didn’t want to see Guenda in the team. Can’t think why not as the boy is an outstanding talent. To think Smith-Rowe will surely step up into the first team sooner rather than later it is an exciting time with much promise.
Hope that promise comes to fruition.
OT On TV right now, RvP SAYS HE LEFT BECAUSE WE DID NOT OFFER HIM A NEW DEAL. This is a lie IMO. I just do NOT believe this and what is more, he is clearly saying he has no special feeling for Arsenal, other than being grateful for his time. He also says and get this for an insult to us- he “he holds no grudge against us”. Well get you, you old phoney! “YOU do not hold a grudge? Big deal! It is US who should and do hold a grudge . This perennially injured yet well paid player had just one really productive season with us, out of many years on our treatment table(his final one) before taking the Old Trafford shilling! What a piece of dirt this sham man is. NB: I have nothing against players putting their career before the commonly (but mostly falsely) expressed love for the badge that many sham players claim. But to speak as this man just has, on BT Sport this morning, clearly shows how shallow he was and is and how he has tried to make himself into the victim, instead of the betrayer.. What a despicable liar! He must think we Gooners were born yesterday, to try to CON us with this rubbish!
Wrong, Lacazette,Auba, Luiz are playing unlike mikhi, Pepe, chambers.,sorry man!