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Walcott & Welbeck start in 4-2-3-1: My Arsenal XI To Face Man Utd
Arsenal have an excellent chance to make a real statement in the Premier League title race when we take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday….this is the team I’d like to see Arsene Wenger go with.
Petr Cech will obviously start in goal and you’d think he’ll play a key role if we’re to get the win we so desperately need.
Defence: Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal
Gabriel is facing a late fitness test after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury. If he’s ready, I’d start him over Per Mertesacker but otherwise we’ll just go with our usual back four.
Laurent Koscielny was excellent against Barcelona in midweek while Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal are our first choice full-backs.
Midfield: Ramsey, Coquelin
There is an argument that we should move Aaron Ramsey out to the right wing and play Mohamed Elneny alongside Francis Coquelin this weekend to offer more solidity in midfield.
However, I think United are there for the taking and attack is the best form of defence for us this weekend, so I’d stick with Rambo in the middle of the park. But Elneny should be on the bench and hopefully that would see Flamini kept well away from the first team [for good].
Attack: Walcott, Ozil, Sanchez
The big debate is who should start on the right side of midfield now that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out with a knee injury. Joel Campbell is pushing for a recall but I’d go with Theo Walcott. Theo is struggling for form but he’s always a huge threat with his pace and United have problems in the full back positions so let’s exploit that.
Mesut Ozil will start in the hole while Alexis Sanchez will be looking to regain some form on the wing after another frustrating outing against Barca in midweek.
I’d go with Danny Welbeck up top and use Olivier Giroud as an impact sub for this game. Welbeck has looked sharp since returning from injury and he’ll be well up for this game against his former club.
Plus, Giroud is clearly in need of a rest as his influence in front of goal have been fading drastically in recent games.
This would be my line-up:
This eleven is more than capable of getting all three points at United this weekend. Let’s hope the boys can do the job and keep us right in the title race.