Arsenal are set to play their third game in six days tomorrow at Selhurst Park, and it will take some brilliant man management if we can keep our amazing winning run going with tiredness starting to take it’s toll. Emery has rotated well (or tinkered if you prefer) but has kept us very competitive, but how will he line up against Palace and keep his side fresh.
It will be interesting to see if Petr Cech returns to the starting line-up now he is back to fitness, but we all know the majority of Arsenal fans want Leno to continue as Number One. In defence, Holding and Lichtsteiner have played the whole 90 minutes of both games this week, so Sokratis and Mustafi will probably play tomorrow as they have only played once each, while Bellerin was on the bench at Sporting. We are still hoping Monreal and Kolasinac will pass fitness tests today so will be fresh too….
Emery has been very careful with Torreira and hasn’t overplayed him so I expect to see him tomorrow alongside the young Guendouzi who was brilliant on Thursday. Also Xhaka played the full 180 minutes so Ramsey should be fresher at the moment. Up front Ozil, Iwobi and Lacazette were rested on Thursday and should be certain to start.
So here is my anticipated line-up to face Palace….
Bellerin Sokratis Mustafi Monreal
Guendouzi Torreira Ramsey
Iwobi, Lacazette, Ozil