Home Match Day Aubameyang, Iwobi and Xhaka start, 4-2-3-1: Strongest Predicted Arsenal XI vs Brighton

Aubameyang, Iwobi and Xhaka start, 4-2-3-1: Strongest Predicted Arsenal XI vs Brighton

Granit Xhaka

Arsenal will look to claim their first Premier League win in three attempts when they make the visit to the south London to take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Gunners have gone on their worst run on the road under the Frenchman, and a victory on Sunday is essential to boosting the morale around the squad after recent results.

Formation: 4-2-3-1


Petr Cech made a couple of fine saves against Manchester City on Thursday to keep the scores a little respectable. The veteran is expected to start in goal this weekend.

In defence, Hector Bellerin could once more slot into the right side of the defence, whilst we are fancying Ainsley Maitland-Niles to get the nod over Sead Kolasinac in the opposite direction.

Laurent Koscielny has tended to struggle with a recurring Achilles problem, and Wenger may make the choice of benching the club-captain for the Rossoneri trip next week.

Hence, we are anticipating a rare start for Rob Holding alongside Shkodran Mustafi at the heart of the backline, after Calum Chambers’s poor display in the League Cup final.

Granit Xhaka has been ever-present at the heart of the Gunners’ midfield, and he is probably an automatic change for Wenger. Alongside the Swiss, we are fancying Jack Wilshere to start, provided he passes a late fitness test.

Aaron Ramsey could not quite find the cutting edge to his play versus City, and Wenger may probably bench him, similarly to Koscielny, having recently recovered from a muscular injury of his own.

Further forward, Alex Iwobi may start on the left-wing ahead of Danny Welbeck with Mesut Ozil on the right, whilst Henrikh Mkhitaryan should take on the number 10 position.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible for the Europa League, and hence he is certain to lead the line, where he may be looking to make amends for his penalty miss versus City.

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