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Walcott out, Elneny starts in 4-2-3-1: My Arsenal XI To Face Swansea
Arsenal need a win against Swansea on Wednesday night in order to remain in the title race….this is the team I’d like to see Arsene Wenger go with.
Petr Cech will obviously start in goal once again tomorrow night.
Defence: Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Okay, I was one of the many fans who’s been calling for Gabriel to replace Mertesacker but the Brazilian was hugely disappointing on Sunday as he was partially at fault for the first two goals. We missed Per’s organisation at the back and for that reason he should get a recall alongside Koscielny.
Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal are our first choice full-backs and there’s no reason to change things against Swansea.
Midfield: Elneny, Coquelin
Our midfield is all over the place right now. The Ramsey-Coquelin combination just isn’t working so it’s time to mix things up. Ramsey’s best position may be in the middle but he’s out of form at the minute and the team looked more balanced when he was out on the right, so I’d shift him back to the wing.
We badly miss Cazorla but while he’s still out, let’s give Elneny a chance alongside Coquelin to give us a bit of steal and protection in front of the defence.
Attack: Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez
Our attack has looked blunt for several weeks now and we lacked ideas at Old Trafford on Sunday. Perhaps moving Ramsey to the right will give us a new dimension and Danny Welbeck needs a rest after playing over 80 minutes on his first league start in nearly a year.
Ozil grabbed a goal and an assist against United but he needs some help and it’s time Sanchez found his form again. The Chilean has been out of sorts for weeks and some have suggested he should be dropped, but he’s arguably our best player when on form so hopefully he can get back to his best asap…..starting against Swansea.
Walcott switched with Welbeck regularly throughout the United game but whether he was up front or on the right, he was anonymous. I’ve no idea why Theo was so poor at the weekend but he certainly doesn’t deserve to keep his place so I’d recall Giroud up top.
This would be my line-up:
This eleven is more than capable of getting all three points against the Swans and if we don’t pick up a much-needed win, we can forget about the title for another yet…..let’s see what they’re really made of.