Many Arsenal fans were not overly impressed with Unai Emery’s starting XI against Man City last weekend and felt there was little change from watching an Arsene Wenger side, but the Spaniard tweeked things in the second half and we were very much improved, although we still couldn’t score.
But it gave us a little ray of hope that Emery’s training was paying off, and the substitutions actually made a difference to our game plan, so maybe Emery will use that knowledge in this weeks game.
So who should start? Despite the focus on Cech’s misplaced back pass our Number One actually had a very good game and will be back for this one. No one seems sure that Leno is ready to play anyway..
Sokratis and Mustafi will likely start in the middle, with Bellerin and Lichtsteiner on the flanks, unless Emery throws in a wildcard of Welbeck as wing-back..
I think we all want Torreira and Guendouzi in the middle of the field, with either Ramsey (!) or Xhaka to help the front three, who I am praying are Ozil, Aubameyang and Lacazette..
So here is my prediction…..
Bellerin – Mustafi – Sokratis – Lichtsteiner
Xhaka – Torreira – Guendouzi
Ozil – Lacazette – Aubameyang
Who would you choose?