Ramsey Out, Gibbs In: The Arsenal XI That Should Face Dinamo Zagreb

By on September 15, 2015
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Arsenal kick off their Champions League campaign away at Dinamo Zagreb tomorrow night. Here is the starting eleven I’d like to see Arsene Wenger put out for the game.

Goalkeeper: Cech

We’ve finally got a world class No.1 to rely on.

Defence: Debuchy, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs.

I’d like to see some changes at the back tomorrow night. Bellerin and Monreal have played a lot of games in recent weeks and I think Debuchy and Gibbs need competitive action to stay match sharp.

Mertesacker won’t be involved as he’s still not fully recovered from his virus and he was involved in a minor car crash on Monday, so Gabriel and Koscielny should continue together at the back.

Midfield: Cazorla, Coquelin

This continues to be a problem area for the boss as ideally we’d like to see Ramsey in the middle but it’s just impossible to break up the Cazorla/Coquelin partnership at the moment.

Attack: Walcott, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud.

Ramsey has been played on the right wing for much of the season but I’m not a fan of him out there so would much prefer to see someone like Walcott or The Ox on the right.

Theo started, and scored, playing through the middle against Stoke on Saturday but in a tricky away game I think it would be wise to have a presence like Giroud up top with Theo on the wing.

Ozil and Sanchez should once again start in attack, unless Arsene thinks they should be rested ahead of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea.

This would be my team;

We’ve got some good depth at the back right now so to keep it competitive – particularly in the full-back slots – we need to give Debuchy and Gibbs game-time.

I wouldn’t be against giving one of Ozil or Sanchez a breather ahead of the Chelsea game, with either Ramsey or The Ox starting in their place.

Let’s hope for a positive performance and more importantly, all three points….



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