Barclays Premier League
Kick off: November 9th, 2014 1600 PM GMT
After the midweek debacle against Anderlecht, today’s game against the Swans is a must win for the Gunners. We have struggled to find form this season, despite the best efforts of Alexis Sanchez. The three game winning streak that we enjoyed was almost single-handedly is doing, and he contributed in the game against the Belgian champions as well. But some schoolboy defending saw us give away a three goal lead, at home no less.
Wenger realises that today is a must win, and with the international break coming up, there is no need to rest players. As such, we have fielded the strongest team we possibly can.
Szczesny starts between the sticks, with Mertesacker and Monreal as centre backs. The pair need to learn to coordinate better, and fast. With Koscielny out until at least December, Monreal will be playing there for quite a few games. Gibbs and Chambers start out wide, both have been good in the attack but need to track back more often. In central midfield, the injury to Arteta means that Flamini will partner Ramsey. Both players have not been at their best lately but need to find their form against the Swans.
Up front, Wenger has chosen Ox, Cazorla and Sanchez. The Ox has been good lately. Sanchez is our best player, we need him as always. Cazorla has been out of form lately, but the lack of options means that the Spaniard is still getting a sustained run in the side. Welbeck leads the line, as always.
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As substitutes, we have Wilshere, Podolski and Walcott.
Szczesny, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Monreal, Chambers, Flamini, Ramsey, Cazorla, Sanchez, Ox, Welbeck.
Martinez, Bellerin, Rosicky, Podolski, Wilshere, Walcott, Sanogo