My predicted line up for Arsenal PSV tonight – What’s yours?

My predicted line up against PSV

Arsenal play PSV in the Champions league this Wednesday, after a quick turnaround from our win against Everton at Goodison Park, I expect to see some changes but not a lot. With Arteta confirming in his pre-PSV press conference on Tuesday that Gabriel Martinelli needs to have more tests but won’t be available for the match against PSV, we will see at least one change from the weekend.

I’ve gone with Aaron Ramsdale in goal, although David Raya had an impressive debut against Everton, I think it’s safest to go with Ramsdale, this is a huge game for the club and both keepers have different qualities they bring to the table, but personally I think Ramsdale deserves the start.

The backline I wouldn’t change at all from the Everton game, Gabriel and Saliba in the centre of defence and Zinchenko and Ben White at LB and RB. Gabriel and Saliba always look solid in the centre and after an impressive game against Everton, I don’t see either losing their spot. Zinchenko will also be an important player, linking up well with Declan Rice so far and playing more of an inverted fullback to push the ball and play forward. Tomiyasu had a good international break so we could see Arteta start him and give him some minutes over White, but we should be solid with either.

In the midfield I’ve gone with Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard and Kai Havertz. Rice has been crucial for us in the centre of the pitch, constantly moving and intercepting play, working well with Odegaard and creating a lot of chances for his teammates. Odegaard, I think it’s a complete no brainer, almost a staple of this team, id be very shocked to see him not starting on Wednesday. Havertz who got an assist for his country against France, will hopefully come back with some more confidence and with his experience in the competition, could be a huge asset to Arteta and his teammates.

With Gabriel Martinelli ruled out, I think Trossard deserves the start. After his performance against Everton, scoring a fantastic goal and changing the flow of the game, I think it would be a bit harsh not to start him, but it is possible that we see Nelson or Smith Rowe due to their pace. Saka on the right wing, also a no brainer for me, such an impressive young player and after years of trying to get into the UCL, for me, he needs to be starting. Centre forward was a hard one for me, but I’ve gone for Gabriel Jesus, although Nketiah has been impressive so far this season, Jesus has the experience I think we need going into this game.

What’s your thoughts Gooners? Would you change anything, or would you be happy with that line up?

Daisy Mae

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  1. Just the way I feel comfortable when Saliba, Gabriel and Timber are in defense, is the way I feel comfortable when Raya is in goal. Don’t get me wrong, Ramsdale is a good goal keeper but he lacks that command and confidence which Raya offers, and that’s why we got a cleanshit over the weekend, if Raya is playing on weekend let Ramsdale handle this one

    1. 1. Ramsdale
      10. Fabio

  2. When we have the ball:

    …….……..…….…………. Raya
    ……..…. Soares .… Saliba …. Tomiyasu
    …………… Jorginho ……..… Kiwior
    Trossard . Havertz . Smith-Rowe . Nelson
    ……………………………. Jesus

    The real line-up could be very different though, because the game will be our first UCL game in the last six years

    1. Yea Gai, you just said it all. Arteta will use most of his Epl first 11 he wouldn’t want to gamble 3 points at Emirate stadium fans must be impressed. So I predict 2 or 3 changes to regular 11 players. Tomiyasu could come in for White. Nelson/Trossard could come in for Matinelli Nketiah for Jesus. Jesus just recovered from injury he will be needed for London derby.


      Tomiyasu. Saliba Gabriel. Zichenko

      Odegard. Rice Havertz

      Saka. Nketiah. Nelson/Trossard


    2. What’s this? A joke? With your obsession with inversion, the only one left for you to invert is our goalkeeper. Thank God you are not our coach, we would be battling relegation before January.

  3. Ramsdale
    White,Tomi,Gabriel(capt) Kwior
    Vieira,Jesus, Trossard.

    The Premier League must be our priority, and the likes of Rice,Saka,Saliba and Odegaard simply cannot play in every match.These players, along with ESR, would form a very strong bench and can be called upon if we are struggling.Tonights selection is more difficult to predict than a routine League match and it will be very interesting to see who Arteta trusts against a side which, with respect, would be unlikely to figure in the top half of the EPL.

    1. You guys have started this premier-league-must-be-our-priority BS again this season. That was how we threw our chance of winning Europa league and still lost the Premier league. If we are not in to win the UCL, why qualify in the first place?

  4. Ramsdale
    White. Saliba. Gabriel. Tomi
    Odegaard. Haverts
    Saka. G Jesus. Trossard
    It can’t be more than 2 changes from this at most

  5. Is it the UCL fever or I’m simply paranoid sensing something from you all? Arsenal now has a confirmed first team, why change it? Why replace Saliba or Rice? GAI even included Soares in his lineup 🤣🤣🤣 God have mercy.

  6. Raya
    White Saliba Gabriel Tomiyasu
    Jorginho Rice
    Saka Odegaard Trossard

    Why change it if it’s not broken?

  7. Arteta standard on paper formation is 4-3-3, not sure where some of these wacky formations have come from.

    A couple of other considerations too. Even in the Europa League we would see Arteta put out strong near first XI teams in the early rounds, saving experimenting for when we had mathematically qualified – first game of UCL return even less risky.

    There are a number players given our 6 year absence from the competition for which tonight would represent their UCL debut, while Arteta is not that sentimental it still may weigh in his thinking to reward some of those key players to us returning to UCL with a run out on the first big night, many deserve there place anyway so not that controversial but tip the scale, e.g. Saka, , Martinelli (injured), Saliba, Gabriel, White, Ramsdale – and then you have the likes of Rice who signed with us for precisely these moments.


    subs to make appearance – ESR, Nketiah, Jorginho, Nelson

  8. 1) Ramsdale
    2) Tomiyasu
    3) Saliba
    4) Kiwior
    5) Zinchenko
    6) Rice
    7) Odegaard
    8) Jorginho
    9) Nelson
    10) ESR
    11) Trosaard

    Big changes for rotation only not for Prem

  9. Strongest team surely,get the points in early then hopefully rest at the backend of the group stage ,7years not being in the CL and fans want to put out a Carabao cup team .
    The seasons just started if players need a rest after playing 5 games 90 mins a week then there is something wrong .

  10. What are people here thinking? This is CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. Not some second rate Europa League.

    Our best XI will play, same as PL with minor changes.

    1. Exactly my point, some self-made coaches puttng out some ridiculous lineups, they’d be the first to criticize if things didn’t turn out as expected.

  11. Our strongest team. We supposedly have 2 like for like players in every position, if this is true whatever team the manager puts out should give a good account of themselves. If not rotating players in the UCL then when?

    1. The bulk changes will only come next week in carabao cup not the Champions league please. Only 1/2 changes is expected today

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