Pick your Arsenal team to face Belgrade on Thursday

It is already certain that Wenger will not risk ANY Arsenal first team players with Man City coming up at the weekend. But who will play?

I dont think Wenger will make many changes to the side that played in Belgrade but David Ospina is expected to return from injury and I am also hoping that Chambers is fit enough to play a part as well, as the partnership with Holding is set to be our defence of the future. Wenger definitely needs more options in central defence and it would free Elneny to return to his preferred midfield position.

I don’t think Wenger will start with Nketiah despite last weeks heroics, and Joe Willock could be relegated to the bench to give Elneny a starting spot in the middle.

So here is my team….

Debuchy, Chambers, Holding
Nelson, Coquelin, Elneny, Maitland-Niles
Walcott, Wilshere, Giroud

I am pretty certain that Wenger will persevere with Walcott, Wilshere and Giroud in attack as they need to be kept happy and fit in case of injuries to the first XI. Likewise with Coquelin and Elneny, while Nelson and Maitland-Niles get another chance to impress the Boss.

Would you make any changes to my line-up?



  1. OGBAN says:

    I agree with your team. I was thinking Iwobi for Coquelin, but i think I will go with you.

  2. Mitch Connor says:

    I’d prefer Wilshere/Coquelin play against City and Ozil/Xhaka play against the Serbs.

    Ozil may be lazy against City. Xhaka is inconsistent too. City have an excellent attack and our defense has been suspect. We need to bolster our defense against City so Coquelin and Wilshere may work out better.

  3. Ambrose Ak says:

    Iwobi should be featured in to give him enough playing time.

  4. Audioscope says:

    eddie nketiah has to start! we have already qualified so this is the chance for the up and coming youth! I would rest Giroud / Walcott / Wilshire as they may come in handy for the game aganst City

  5. Imran says:

    I am pretty confident arsenal will do well against man city . Atleast they will share a point. Arsenal must not fear and play without handbrake as we are more experienced than them.

  6. Mbye says:

    How about 4-2-3-1 Ospina-Debuchy,Chambers,Holding,Niles

  7. Bobby says:

    I think Iwobi will start and we have to find a way to play Niles in central midfield, did anybody see our match with Kohl at the emirates when Wenger went to a flat 4 at the back and moves Niles into the center ? he was brilliant.

  8. SuperClaes says:

    Debuchy Holding Chambers
    Nelson Maitland-Niles Wilshere Dasilva
    Walcott Giroud Iwobi

    I would give Nketiah 30-35min coming off the bench…..

    Hope they (Nelson and Dasilva) will cross and use Giroud who wasn’t fed at all v Norwich!

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