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Strongest Arsenal Line-up To Face Sunderland – Bench Ozil And Start Giroud

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Arsenal strongest line up against Sunderland

After a disappointing defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the first leg of the knockout phases of the Champions League, Arsenal now host relegation threatened Sunderland on Saturday. The Gunners are currently second in the Premier League table, will aim to get all three points in their kitty against Gus Poyet’s men. The Black Cats come into the clash at the back of a 1-0 win in the FA Cup against Southampton and will optimistically travel to the Emirates hoping they can get at least something from London. Arsene Wenger however knows his team cannot afford to drop further points in their quest for the Premier League crown. Can Arsenal get back to winning ways and what will be Wenger’s strongest possible squad? We here at Soccersouls have the answers for our readers.

Goalkeeping And Defense:

Wojciech Szczesny
Wojciech Szczesny

Wojciech Szczesny should, after his sending off against Bayern, should start in goal and the Pole would fancy to garner a clean sheet against the struggling Sunderland outfit. However the Black Cats do carry a significant goal threat but would find it extremely hard to score against Arsenal come at the Emirates.

Nacho Monreal should start in the left wing back slot, replacing  Kieran Gibbs in the starting eleven. The young Englishman came off the field on Wednesday, clutching his hamstring and the home side will miss his vibrant attacking instincts and equally commendable defensive organization. Bacary Sagna should start in the right back slot with Mertesacker and Koscielny as the centre back defensive partnership. The English-German pair will have to stay put the entire course of ninety minutes to keep their pace at the top of the table.