Arsenal take on Burnley in Sunday’s league meeting at the Emirates Stadium. The game is expected to be Arsene Wenger’s final one at the Gunners’ homeground and the Frenchman should play his best suitable side for the encounter.
Petr Cech has not featured for Arsenal ever since the 2-1 league defeat at the hands of Newcastle United. He should reclaim the number one role whilst aiming for only his second clean sheet of 2018.
In defence, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal are strong candidates to slot into the right and left side of the backline but we are fancying changes in the centre-back department.
Obviously, Laurent Koscielny is out for the long-term with an Achilles injury and this should witness a start for Calum Chambers, who impressed during the midweek defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Alongside the Englishman, we are backing Konstantinos Mavropanos to earn his second straight league start after putting in a strong debut performance at Old Trafford.
Onto the midfield, we are fancying another league start for Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the holding midfield position and he could accompany Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey in a three-man combination.
Further forward, there should be starts for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the wings with Alexandre Lacazette likely to lead the line.
Meanwhile, there has been a recent gossip regarding Mesut Ozil’s health and it will be interesting to see whether the German makes the matchday squad for Wenger’s final home game in charge.
Predicted Arsenal XI: Cech, Bellerin, Chambers, Mavropanos, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Lacazette
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