Many Gooners were bored to death when they realised last weekend they couldn’t watch their favourite team, Arsenal, take to the field due to the international break. Some opted to pass their time watching the Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace 4-1 win highlights on repeat, but anyway, soon Arteta and his boys will be back to doing what they do best: dominating the Premier League.
Arsenal is presently on a six-game winning streak in the league, and coming up next for them is a game against Leeds United this Saturday at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners defeated the White Roses 1-0 in the reverse match at Elland Road, and they are eager to complete the Premier League double over them.
Arsenal, with 69 points, presently leads the Premier League table by 8 points and has won three of their last four home games in all competitions. Can we talk about which lineup Arteta will field this weekend? Arsenal’s scary and formidable starting XI squad that could rattle Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on Saturday could comprise goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale covered by four defenders.
Arsenal’s defence will consist of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding (as it is uncertain whether Saliba will be back), and Ben White, while the midfield will consist of Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey (if fit—there are rumours about his fitness), and Martin Odegaard.
Arsenal’s forwards will be Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, and probably Gabriel Jesus, who will get his first start in the EPL for some time, as they look forward to scoring many goals to strengthen their goal difference ahead of the title push.
A win could see Arsenal go 11 points clear at the table if Manchester City vs. Liverpool ends with a Liverpool win in the Saturday early kickoff. There are only bright possibilities for Arsenal.
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Martinelli. Ødegaard. Saka.
Zinchenko. Gabriel. Holding. White.
Ironically what is the point of yr comment Jon . Just dont read or comment . Surely
All depends on which players are fit.
Brilliant reply. Your knowledge of football is exceptional
marteneli ødegaard saka
granit xhaxa thomas
tienery holding gabriel and white
Arteta is pretty consistent so injuries will be the only reason it isn’t the standard line up.
Wouldn’t be surprised if Jorginho and Holding start with Partey and Saliba on the bench to start.
I will say one thing. To start Gabriel Jesus in front of Leo Trossard would be madness. Trossard is way more ready than Gabby Jesus.
You can rest Saka and start with front 3 Trossard, Martinelli and Jesus..
If we need, we can bring Saka after half time
I am not so sure about Partey and Saliba, best that they are rested for the Liverpool game.
White Holding Gabriel Zinchenko
Xhaka Jorginho Odegaard
Saka Trossard Martinelli
In all likelihood, Arteta will bring on Jesus in the second half to continue gaining match fitness and start with the inform Trossard.
Trossard in place of Jesus
Preferred starting XI
SmithRowe Jesus Trossard
Tierney Kiwior Holding White
And a very strong bench 💯