After the weirdness of the starting lineup in Paris, we are expecting to see some more changes his weekend.
Olivier Giroud is set to miss out entirely. The France international striker, who was dismissed after coming on as a substitute against PSG, is struggling with an injury to his big toe and a decision was taken late on Friday that he will not be risked against Hull.
Theo Walcott is also a doubt with a slight knee injury. It’s too soon for Aaron Ramsey and Gabriel Paulista with the two back in training.
However Granit Xhaka may get a recall in the starting XI. Lucas Perez is also expected to start. Petr Cech could start but it’ll be a hard choice for Wenger.
Without further ado, here is the predicted line-up:
Goalkeeper : Petr Cech
Not that it’s a surprise, but the only spot for Petr Cech during league games is on the field.
Right Back: Hector Bellerin
He is always the first option at right-back due to his incredible potential and his performances for the club have been second to none.
Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny’s partnership is still gaining understanding and we have to let them continue together even though the games are coming thick and fast.
Left Back: Nacho Monreal
He is an Arsenal stalwart now. It should be no surprise that Arsenal picks him to start week-in-week-out. Kieran Gibbs cannot get into the team even after he has returned from his injury, so it’s the Spaniard again.
Granit Xhaka and Santi Cazorla are expected to be stationed in the middle of the park, but Mohamed Elneny, who hasn’t started since Arsenal’s opening day loss to Liverpool might feature as well, with Francis Coquelin set to miss out on a starting spot.
Mesut Ozil will be the obvious choice for the No. 10 role and he’ll start to get back to the tremendous form he was in last season.
Right Wing: Alex Iwobi
He has been extremely promising already this season. His role seems to be not in the middle of the field, so right wing seems like a good spot while Theo Walcott is struggling for fitness.
Left Wing: Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez experiment upfront has to be brought to an end. He performs the best when played in his best position and that is the wings. He has been brilliant for Arsenal at left wing and that is where he should play.
Central Striker: Lucas Perez
This might be a good match for him to start and deliver on his potential. With Giroud injured, this might make Wenger give him a starting place in the team.
Here’s the complete line-up: Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla, Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.
Bench: Ospina, Holding, Gibbs, El-Neny, Coquelin, Chamberlain, Akpom
In this match the Tigers will set according to Gunners gameplan and make life difficult for them, and so even though Arsene Wenger’s side can expect to have plenty of the ball, they won’t be able to pick their passes with ease as they are used to.
Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez.
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