Elneny & Welbeck start in 4-2-3-1: My Arsenal XI To Face Hull

By on February 18, 2016

Danny Welbeck

Arsenal will look to book their place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup when we take on Hull City at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon….this is the team I’d like to see Arsene Wenger go with.

Goalkeeper: Ospina

Petr Cech should get a rest for this one. Could you imagine he got injured just before the Barca game? We’d have to throw in the towel.

Defence: Bellerin, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gibbs

Gabriel has been ruled out with a hamstring injury and Laurent Koscielny is facing a late fitness test after being forced off at half time against Leicester but I personally wouldn’t risk him. Calum Chambers did extremely well during the second half on Sunday and will be fine alongside Per Mertesacker against Hull City.

I’d like to see Kieran Gibbs given a start as long as he’s recovered from the knock that kept him out of the game against Leicester while Hector Bellerin will continue at right-back, well, because we don’t really have anyone else to fill in to give him a rest.

Midfield: Elneny, Flamini

I’m not usually one to call on Flamini to start but with Barca on the horizon we need to protect Coquelin, so needs must.

The boss has hinted that Mohamed Elneny will get another chance to impress so Aaron Ramsey can get a breather and I’m looking forward to seeing the Egyptian international again. He put in a very encouraging display on his debut against Burnley.

Attack: The Ox, Campbell, Walcott

Theo deserves to come back in to the starting eleven after making a huge impact off the bench on Sunday and with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez rested, Joel Campbell should also get a start. The Costa Rican has been unfortunate to lose his place recently.

Oxlade-Chamberlain would be the third player in attack for me and he could get a run-out in his more preferred central position.

Striker: Welbeck

If one man deserves a start, it’s DAT GUY WELBZ! His winner against Leicester was the moment of the season so far.

This would be my line-up:

What do you think? What team would you go with?


  1. Gary

    February 18, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    What about iwobi ?

  2. Kesh

    February 19, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Chambers Kos Mert Gibbs
    Coquelin Elneny
    Campbell Iwobi Welbeck

    1) Bellerin needs a rest
    Kos and Mert can re-establish their

  3. Kesh

    February 19, 2016 at 4:40 am

    2) Kos and Mert can re-establish their partnership as they have only played 45 minutes together in the last few weeks

    3) Coquelin could use some more match fitness

    4) Campbell is strong defensively and can protect a weaker right fullback; the Ox could also use a breather as he has started the last few games

    5) Welbeck would have more of the ball and more time on the wing, while Theo looked sharp at the weekend coming on and is due a start up front

  4. Kesh

    February 19, 2016 at 4:43 am

    6) Iwobi hasn’t put a foot wrong in his previous appearances and deserves to keep his place in the side

    Cech, Monreal, Bellerin, Flamini, Sanchez, Ozil, Giroud

  5. lookman

    February 19, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Subs; bellerin, flamini, Ox, Adelaide, giroud and Czech.

  6. mason

    February 19, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Chambers and per at cb that’s awful,plus iwobi starts for me welbz as cf coquelin needs more match fitness along with sanchez and Theo

  7. Goonerific!

    February 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

    -Bellerin needs a rest big time! He played almost every game.
    -Wele needs to be match fit, a start from the bench will be just right
    -Giroud needs a breather, so does Ozil, Alexis and maybe Nacho and Rambo too
    -Coquelin has come back after a long layoff. I would suggest caution
    -Iwobi was impressive, stopping him would be criminal.

    Its gotta be :

    Chambers Per Kos Gibbo
    Flamini Elneny
    Iwobi Ox Joel


  8. Kofi

    February 19, 2016 at 10:43 am

    cech,ballerin,ozil,Sanchez and per need rest…tym to unleash some youthfulness, Wenger…make sure u get Sergei Aurier from PSG and give them debuchy…That guy is strong and can play very hard.

  9. Robert Abigaba

    February 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

    with baca game comin up next the most ireplacible player now is bella n needs a a breather.
    chambers par kos gibz
    elny – flam
    ox alex iwobi sanchez

    sanchez needs a goal to revitaliz him for a baca n up coming games. We need to build iwobis’ sharpness as well

  10. Panther

    February 19, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Bellerin needs a rest and it amazes me why Arsenal only have 1 real right back after Wenger let Debuchy go out on loan in January. It’s this type of stupid management, that will continue to happen whilst Wenger is there. How can a team going for the league and champions league,only have 1 right back? What happens if Bellerin gets injured? Wenger really is a stupid incompetent manager, he always leaves his squads vulnerable in defensive positions.

    • jamie

      February 19, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      ur a glory hunting fan wenger has other players who can cover the right back if need be that was the reasoning behing letting deduchy go on loan a genuine genius is really appreciated

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