Strongest Arsenal line up To Play Against Tottenham – Ox And Podolski To Start

Midfield:

Mikel Arteta or Mathieu Flamini will start in central midfield while if I was Arsene Wenger, I would play the impressive Oxlade Chamberlain alongside. The English International was at his very best against the likes of Lahm and Martinez at the Allainz Arena and should be raring to start every game now. 

Tomas Rosicky can take his place at the right, while Santi Cazorla in the absence of Mesut Ozil will start in the hole behind Giroud – a position that suits the Spaniard the most. Lukas Podolski’s performance against Bayern should warrant him another shot in the first team and I would be surprised if Wenger decides to bench the German.

Although, this looks very much of an attacking lineup, Wenger doesn’t really have other choices. The only change that I am forced to think is the midfield combination. Flamini instead of Ox could play in the anchor role and Ox could take his customary role on the right pushing Rosicky to the bench.

Strikeforce:

Olivier Giroud will start as the lone striker up front leading the line against a Tottenham defense which can wilt under pressure. The Frenchman has been far from prolific in recent weeks but Giroud possess the ability to hold the ball using his strength and bring others into play. He, however will have to grab any opportunity that falls his way in the expected tightly closed encounter.

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Written by Dinesh V

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