Predicted Arsenal Line Up To Face Southampton – Sanchez And Elneny To Start

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What a signing Sanchez would be for the likes of Chelsea.

Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott

Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger might be tempted to start with Elneny alongside Ramsey as two defensive midfielders, given that Coquelin has just returned from a lengthy lay-off.  Sanchez looks stronger since he has returned from his injury, the two months would have given him enough time to recharge his batteries. He scored the all important winner against Burnley this weekend. Mesut Ozil was rested for the FA Cup tie but is expected to return to the starting line-up this week. Joel Campbell has performed extremely well in recent weeks but there is a feeling that he’ll still be the one to make way for Sanchez with Theo Walcott keeping his place on the wing.

Striker: Giroud

Olivier Giroud will be looking to make an impact in this game, as he looks to impress Wenger once again, after being taken off in the game against the Blues and failing to score against Burnley. Giroud was evidently not impressed with Wenger’s decision to take him off against Chelsea and he had the crowd supporting his displeasure. Other than that one game, he has been in excellent form this season, with both Ozil and Sanchez returning to the starting line-up, he will be expecting better service from now on.