Why Arsenal will NOT rotate for Everton match

The Arsenal boss may well be taking a bit of a risk, and the injury problems picked up this week by Aaron Ramsey and David Ospina were a stark reminder of what can happen to players coming back from the international break, but I very much doubt whether Arsene Wenger will make any more changes than he has to for the Arsenal starting XI to face Everton tomorrow.

I know that the boss has spoken about our main man Alexis Sanchez and the amount of playing time and travelling he has had to do since the start of the season, and that was after coming back a bit jaded after the Copa America triumph and celebrations with Chile, but I think the Frenchman will ask him to dig deep once more.

The same goes for other key players like Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott, even though they have been playing every game for club and country. Others like Bellerin, Monreal, Mertesacker and Coquelin were thankfully not involved for their national sides but even i9f they had been, the Premier League is simply too important for Wenger to risk making changes.

Despite their poor showing against Man United last time around, Everton are a decent side sitting just four points off the top four and with players like Lukaku, Mirallas, Colemanm Stones and Barkley they could give the Gunners real problems if we are not at our best.

And with a Capital One cup game next Tuesday, the boss will be able to rest some key players in the week between our Premier League fixtures. There may be a small risk if injury tomorrow but leaving out big players like Alexis or Cazorla would mean a risk of our performance levels dropping so I think Wenger will play a full strength Arsenal team and cross his fingers.

Is that the right way for him to go?

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  1. rotation or not this is a home match which we must win.We played a joke team against dortmund yet we still managed to get the win.So i suppose even if chambers plays at right back or monreal at centreback we should get the win.Its just down to wenger on how he has prepared the team that will play tommorow

    1. I hate Mourinho as much as the next guy, but he f@cking cruised to the finish line last year. Hang over year. Chelsea will be back. Arlene needs to beat his sorry a$$, after Everton and others of course.

  2. We must play our strongest team against everton, this is a tricky game and must not be taken for granted! We must be alert and focus, complacency is a definite “no” we must be switched on at all times, especially at the back! Coyg!

  3. Listen Baby Please

    This match is important. We must win, so no rotation this week other than forced rotation of Ramsey with either OX or Walcott

    This season we should have made more rotations between Ramsey and Cazorla b2b plus OX, Walcott and Ramsey on RW.

    Unfortunately we can’t rotate Alexis and Coquelin and defenders until we play League and Fa cup.

    For Everon and Bayern we need to play mostly the same players.

  4. I think Angel Gabriel should come in for Per, and Ox for d injured Ramsey. Then Campbell can come in later for Ox, Giroud for Theo, Arteta for LeCoq . Arteta has to play a part, it’s his former team.
    Bellarine Boss Gabriel Monreal
    Cazorla lecoq
    Ox Ozil Sanchez
    Subs to be used: Campbell, Giroud, Arteta.
    This team should destroy Everton. GOYG, COYG!!!!!!

    1. Arteta is injured and I hope wenger rests sanchez we still have enough firepower to get past everton without him.
      I’d like to see a 4-4-2 with theo and giroud up top, then ox on the left, ozil on the right drifting inside

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