Arsenal will seek to progress to their first League Cup semi-final in nearly a decade when they host West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners settled for a 0-0 draw versus the Hammers in the recent league outing, and Arsene Wenger will seek for a stronger performance, although a number of second-string players could be on the show.
David Ospina has been the Gunners’ Cup goalkeeper once more this term, and he is likely to take over the gloves from Petr Cech. The defence could identically see changes with Calum Chambers and Rob Holding featuring at the heart of the backline.
Mathieu Debuchy scored a belter versus BATE Borisov last time around, and the Frenchman is likely to take up the right-back role with Sead Kolasinac a candidate to feature at left-back, after being rested in recent Premier League games.
Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin could be offered their first starts in a while, and the pair are likely to take their positions in the centre of the park. Theo Walcott had a glowing performance in the 6-0 defeat of BATE, and we are fancying him to start on the right side of the attack with Danny Welbeck on the left wing.
Jack Wilshere has had a couple of glowing performances since returning to the Premier League mix, and the Englishman could feature in the number 10 role with Olivier Giroud leading the line.
Predicted Arsenal lineup: David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Sead Kolasinac, Mohamed Elneny, Francis Coquelin, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud
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