Walcott STARTS: Arsenal’s Starting Line-Up To Take On QPR

By on December 24, 2014

Theo Walcott Arsenal

Arsenal kick off the festive period with a home clash against Queens Park Rangers on Boxing Day, this is the team I’d like to see Arsene go with…..

Ospina is back from injury but I’d stick with Szczesny in goal.

Arsene has admitted he’s over-played Chambers this season so I think it’s time he had a rest. Ideally, Debuchy would also get a breather but with Bellerin still injured, it’s not possible.

Monreal is back from injury so he should start alongside Per at the back. They complemented each-other pretty well when they played together last month.

It should only be for one game anyway as Koscielny could be back to face West Ham, so we should be able to cope with QPR at home…shouldn’t we?

Midfield has been a problem for weeks and this game is no different. Arsene has very few options to rotate as Wilshere, Arteta and Ramsey are all injured.

However, one player I think could be given a chance is Coquelin. I’m no fan of Flamini so I’d like the youngster to be given a chance at home to see how he does. Plus, it will give Flamini a rest as he’s played week-in, week-out recently.

The Ox didn’t look fit against Liverpool but hopefully he’s built his fitness up this week and I’d go with him alongside Cazorla again in midfield.

We looked pretty flat in attack at Anfield and I think it’s time Sanchez got a well-earned rest. We want to avoid burn-out and with games against West Ham and Southampton up next, this is the game we should rest the Chilean.

That should open the door for Podolski to make a rare start while I’d also bring Walcott in for Welbeck. Theo was on the bench last week and has got a few more days training under his belt, so I’d give him 60 minutes on Friday.

This would be my team:

We’d then be able to recall Chambers, Koscielny, Flamini, Welbeck and Sanchez for the Hammers game. It’s all about rotating wisely and using the squad during the busy festive period, and let’s be honest, QPR at home should be our easiest game on paper.

What do you think of my team? What side would you select?



    December 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Haha not easy don’t flatter your self and monreal is not ideal with on fire austin

  2. oforma kenneth

    December 25, 2014 at 9:53 am

    i agree wit u giving Alexis a rest is perfect ideal. bt bringing Nacho in at d center back is no go area.

  3. borokinni samuel

    December 25, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    it is gud 2me,let see mayb it will work out

  4. teewai

    December 25, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    What the hell is nacho doing in arsenal first team. What’s the beef of AW with Campbell, I keep wondering. Anyway, cant wait for Wenger to leave AFC. The boys should go build confidence witb

    • davidrusa

      December 26, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      I think Teewai needs to style up. How can you attack Wenger for the writer’s preference of the team he wishes to see on the pitch today? This is not the lineup as it will be. It is just what the writer wishes to happen. If you have any quarrel it should be with the writer not Wenger because Wenger has not yet revealed his lineup for today’s game.

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