Official Confirmed Arsenal team to face Leicester – Saka and Auba on the bench

We all know that Mikel Arteta has only Rob Holding on his injury list, and with the gruelling schedule lately leading up to our last gasp win against Benfica on Thursday, it is certain that the Arsenal starting XI today will need some fresh legs to buoy up our flagging stars.

There has been much talk about Arteta resting Buyako Saka, but considering he is our best player I think he should at least play for 45 minutes if he is even half fit. Arteta will probably stick with Aubameyang in the hope that he is now full of confidence and carries on scoring against the Foxes.

One thing is sure, he will keep a solid defence as usual, and Luiz and Mari look nailed on with Soares and Tierney on the flanks.

It is definitely going to be a tough game, so I am waiting with bated breath to see who Arteta puts out today.

And here it is…..

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  1. Willian and Pépé really turned up today
    If they plate like this all the time then we will have very good squad.

  2. I don’t know if Leicester were poor or Arsenal were good. Didn’t have too work too many chances for 3 goals.

  3. Credit where it’s due, very well played the team with good attacking attractive football. Arteta had his tactics spot on today and the replacement players did a great job. Big critic if Willian but for me he was MOTM today, this is what we need to see more from Willian. A big shout out to Pepe as well who looked dangerous all the time. Few observations

    1) We seem to play better football with more moves when Laca is playing upfront then Auba…like with Giroud he was always involved in our moves.

    2) What going on with Martenelli? I would have thought he would be given more chances but does not seem like it.

    3) Again MO found him self in so many good spaces but was never played the ball. Pepe still needs to learn not to hug the ball to much n we still need to pass the ball quicker to players in good areas.

    1. In the words of the TV commentators, William was solid, if unspectacular. Don’t you think Martinellii could have done a similar job if not better.

  4. If we want to move past this level we need to buy a player faster than xhaka cos xhaka slows down the pace of our game..xhaka is good but damn too slow

  5. Credit to the players ..I didn’t see this one going out way..But r
    They stepped up in a big Way..
    We seem to be getting better with the big boys in the league…It’s the smaller ones we that seem to lose shamefully to..

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