We are all expecting Arsene Wenger to make quite a few changes to the Arsenal starting line-up for the FA cup semi-final against Reading at Wembley this evening. Even though it is a crucial game for the Gunners and our hopes of lifting the famous old trophy for the second year in a row, the Frenchman will still field some of our lesser used stars.
He has already declared that our Poland international keeper Wojciech Szczesny will start in goal, as he has done in all the FA cup games so far since losing his Premier League place to David Ospina. So who else will Wenger drop from the team, and which players are so crucial that the boss simply cannot drop them?
I expect Giroud to get a rest and Welbeck to replace him at centre forward, as the Frenchman could do with a rest and the England striker could do with the game time, especially after doing so well against his former club in the last round.
I also expect some of the players recently back from injury to get a start, with Diaby, Wilshere and Debuchy all possibles. We have the option of Gibbs, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott, Chambers and Gabriel as well but obviously Wenger is not going to completely change the team, even against lower league opposition.
With the upcoming Premier League games in mind, however, I reckon that Alexis, Ramsey, Cazorla and Monreal could be rested, with Walcott, Wilshere, Rosicky and Gibbs coming in. But I think that Coquelin and Ozil are just too important and will keep their places. What do you guys think?
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