The Gunners are set to face Southampton with a much changed defensive line up from last week’s win over Huddersfield
This is the team that I predicted earlier with the return of Koscielny, and Nacho Monreal his partner at centre-back….
Bellerin Koscielny Monreal Kolasinac
Iwobi Ozil Ramsey
And here is Emery’s pick….
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📋 Here's how we're lining up against @SouthamptonFC…
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I see that, despite having very defenders available, Emery has decided to stick to his 5 at the back formation, which he seems to have settled on for now, with Lichtsteiner the third defender alongside Monreal and Kooscielny, with Bellerin and Kolasinac as wing-backs.
I am very surprised that the boss has decided to keep Ozil on the bench despite his return to fitness and Mhkitaryan has been preferred to both him and Ramsey. Maybe the other two Number Tens are not quite back to full fitness?
I thought Lacazette would be a sub after starting on Thursday and now Aubameyang has a chance to increase his goal tally from the centre-forward position.
I am sure Emery knows exactly what he’s doing and we will win this game in the second half as usual!