In today’s news roundup there’s a line up prediction for Sunday’s Premier League match against Everton while Thierry Henry reveals it would be a “dream” to take over the managerial role at Arsenal. Although the Legend admitted that he is not yet ready for the part, he wants to be prepared when the chance presents itself. Line up prediction v Everton.
Arsene Wenger will be looking to sort out his back four in order to get rid of the defensive misgivings exhibited in their 3-1 loss to AS Monaco on Wednesday night in the Champions League. Furthermore, the boss will also have to make a decision on which forwards to start and chances are summer signing Danny Welbeck won’t make it into the starting XI after his abysmal midweek performance against the Ligue One side. Here is what the team against Everton should look like:
Not to be too hard on David Ospina, but the Colombian international should have done better, much better for at least one or two goals conceded against Monaco. As such, Wojciech Szczesny should be given a chance to start between the sticks.
Kieran Gibbs is starting to lose his way. Every time he goes forward he compromises the back line since it always leaves us exposed and vulnerable to counter attack as witnessed against Monaco. In that respect, Nacho Monreal should be given a chance against Everton. On the opposite side, Hector Bellerin will undoubtedly start as the right back with Wenger trusting the Spaniard.
After a bewildering display against the French side, Per Mertesacker will make way for Gabriel who should pair up with Laurent Koscielny in central defense. Francis Coquelin has the surety of starting since he’s the only available defensive midfielder. Santi Cazorla could combine in central midfield with Mesut Ozil, with the latter playing in a more advanced role.
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Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez will take up the wings as Olivier Giroud spearheads the attack once again, despite a below par performance against Monaco.
Wenger confirms return of midfield duo.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey will make their return to full training today. Although the two midfielders won’t be able to make it in time for the clash against Everton, the news comes as a major boost for the team.
Ramsey is making an unprecedented return just two weeks after sustaining his third hamstring injury of the season during their 2-1 win over Leicester City.
Full back and French international Mathieu Debuchy is still a couple of weeks away from full fitness and the same seems to be the case for skipper Mikel Arteta who has been sidelined since November.
Henry admits he wants dream Arsenal management job.
Thierry is undoubtedly among the very best to have graced the Premier League in Arsenal colors. Since retiring from football in December last year, the former World Cup winner with France has been touted by pundits and football analysts as a viable replacement for Arsene Wenger. Reports by the Metro now reveal that for Henry, it would be a “dream” to take over the reins of power at the Emirates.
Although Henry claimed that he is not yet ready for the job, he admitted that he needs to learn the ropes first because should the opportunity present itself he could never say no to Arsenal.
“I don’t know what Arsene wants to do and how long he wants to stay. But I just want to be equipped, to be in the position, maybe one day to be a manager,” he said.
“Being the manager of Arsenal FC would be a dream. I need to learn first. That is the most important thing.
“I could not say ‘no’ to Arsenal. So I would say ‘yes’. It should be great. When you are coaching you can’t scream and shout. You don’t want to scare your players.”
Even if he won’t be Wenger’s immediate successor, Henry will one day be the manager of Arsenal FC.
Wilshere undergoes ankle surgery, again.
After making it to the bench against Crystal Palace last weekend, Jack Wilshere was certain he would make his return to first team football soon after being sidelined for three months due to an ankle injury. However, Wilshere has received surgery once more according to reports by the Daily Mirror after more trouble from his ankle.
During the pre-match press conference ahead of the clash against Everton on Sunday, Arsene Wenger revealed that the operation was a minor one and Jack should be ready in a few days’ time.
“He had a little surgery on his ankle because it was irritating him a bit but it’s a very minor procedure so he will be out for a few days,” revealed Wenger. It was planned to be done at the end of the season and because he had an irritation with it we decided to do it now and it’s just a few days.”
The gaffer also added that:
“Next weekend will be quick but I don’t know exactly when he will be back but it will be days not weeks”
Wishing Jack a quicker recovery.