Arsenal are flying at home this season and have won an amazing 11 League games in a row at the Emirates, and I really can’t see that changing this evening. With a game every 3 days until the New Year I thought Wenger would be doing some of his famous rotation magic, but Le Prof has made it clear that every point is like gold dust at the moment and will be playing his best team available.
Tonight that means that it will be a strong side, but Mesut Ozil is out through an illness and Alex Iwobi has a dead leg, so those two are definitely not available. One player that is a definite starter is Aaron Ramsey, who won ius the penalty to beat Burnley on Sunday. Wenger said about Rambo before the game: “He is an excellent player and very important for us. Let’s hope he can continue that run because he is a guy who drives the team forward in a relentless way. He can go from the first to the last minute and has the engine to do both sides of the game and that is what we want. He can defend well and attack well, he can go in the box and that is why he got the penalty on Sunday because he was in the situation where he could provoke that.”
So with Ramsey guaranteed, this is the team that we predicted….
Koscielny Mustafi Monreal
Bellerin Xhaka Ramsey Kolasinac
And here is the OFFICIAL confirmed team….
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 29, 2017
Wenger clearly hasn’t rotated his players with Manchester United in mind, or will he change this side for the weekend’s match-up?