Elneny & Giroud to start in 4-2-3-1: my Arsenal line-up v Hull

By on September 15, 2016

Arsenal will look to make it three Premier League wins on the bounce when we take on Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. This is the team I’d like to see Arsene Wenger go with….

Goalkeeper: Cech

Cech was left out of our draw at PSG on Tuesday night with Arsene set to give Ospina a run in the Champions League but I’ll be glad to see Petr back between the sticks this weekend – despite the Colombian’s impressive display in Paris.

Defence: Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal

This looks to be our first choice back four for this season. Mustafi took a bit of a hammering in the press for his performance against PSG and while he was partly at fault for their goal, I didn’t think he was close to being our worst player.

Gabriel could be pushing for a place in the squad but Mustafi should keep his place alongside Koscielny this weekend while Bellerin and Monreal in the full back positions.

Midfield: Xhaka, Elneny

Xhaka was surprisingly named on the bench for the second game in a row on Tuesday night. If Wenger overlooks him again, then I think we need to start worrying either he isn’t fit or the boss doesn’t like what he’s seeing in training.

Either way, I think he should be a certain starter against Hull and I’d actually go with Elneny alongside the Swiss international in midfield. Three games in a week is a lot to ask of Cazorla so I’d bring in some fresh legs.

Ramsey could be back in contention but may not be deemed fit enough to start just yet.

Attack: Sanchez, Ozil, Walcott

Walcott missed the PSG game with a minor knee injury but I’d bring him straight back in if he’s fit as I think we missed him the other night. Iwobi did OK but The Ox struggled once again to make an impact.

Sanchez was surprisingly picked to start up front last time out but I’m not a fan of him up top and he looked far more effective when he was moved back to the wing. Mesut Ozil should keep his place despite a below par performance in the Champions League.

Striker: Giroud

Olivier was once again left among the substitutes against PSG but I think it’s about time Wenger gave him his first start of the season. Hull away is the type of game we’ll need the Frenchman’s height and power so he should lead the line up front.

This would be my line-up to face Hull: