Unai Emery has revealed his team to take on Chelsea today at the Emirates,
The Gunners boss will be hoping to get one over on his London rivals, while closing the gap between our sides to only three points, while also hoping to reclaim fifth spot from Man United, who are just about to leap-frog us with a comfortable win over Brighton.
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— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 19, 2019
As you can see below, we were right in a few predictions from our XI earlier, with a return to a back four, as well as a surprise inclusion of all three of Guendouzi, Xhaka and Torreira.
Bellerin Mustafi Sokratis Maitland-Niles
Torreira Xhaka Guendouzi
Lacazette/Ozil Aubameyang Iwobi
I can’t figure out if this line-up is a 4-4-2 formation, with two DMs and two AMs, and think Ramsey will be playing more advanced off the strikers almost in a three. 4-3-1-2 or 4-3-3 maybe.
Chelsea’s team on the other hand is exactly as we predicted this morning, with no actual striker named to start.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 19, 2019
Does their predictability play into our hands? Or does our shakey defence leave too many questions to be confident?