Predicted Arsenal Line-up To Face Stoke City In The Premier League
Arsenal will host a struggling Stoke City side at the Emirates Stadium this Sunday and the North Londoners will be looking to secure all three points. The Gunners are a whopping 8 points behind fifth-placed Chelsea and this game will provide them with a good chance to close the gap and prevent seventh-placed Burnley from catching up.
Arsene Wenger’s men enjoyed an emphatic win against AC Milan in the Europa League and they should be coming into this game with a lot of confidence.
Probable Arsenal XI
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Petr Cech (GK)
Ospina took up this role during their clash against AC Milan but Cech is expected to return to the starting XI against Stoke.
Hector Bellerin (RB)
Bellerin has struggled this season but he continues to be a key player for Arsenal on the right-hand side and is likely to receive a start.
Shkodran Mustafi (CB)
Mustafi often plays a crucial role in establishing a solid defence and he is likely to retain his spot.
Laurent Koscielny (CB)
Koscielny should start this game. The Frenchman is a huge asset for Arsenal and is a vital player.
Nacho Monreal (LB)
Monreal is consistent with his form and that might prompt Wenger to deploy him ahead of Sead Kolasinac.
Granit Xhaka (DM)
Xhaka is expected to retain his spot and he will be important in dictating terms and establishing control in the midfield.
Mohamed Elneny (CM)
Elneny is expected to partner him. Since Stoke do not pose too much threat, Elneny might get a chance to start.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (RW)
Mkhitaryan is likely to be deployed on the right-wing to make room for Iwobi on the left-hand side.
Mesut Ozil (AM)
Ozil’s creativity and playmaking skills can work wonders for Arsenal in all situations. A sure starter.
Alex Iwobi (LW)
Iwobi can be lethal on the left-wing and he should start this weekend.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (CF)
Aubameyang will start up front and surely, he’ll be looking to score a goal or two.