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It’s the last game of the season, so Arsene Wenger could be looking to mix things up a bit. We still need to win the game to ensure third spot though – and potentially even second if results elsewhere go our way – so the Frenchman needs to put out a strong side.
We really should get the win over an already relegated Aston Villa, but in the Premier League you can’t take anything for granted.
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up against Aston Villa:
GK) Petr Cech
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Cech was arguably at fault for both goals against Manchester City, and while the former Chelsea man has been fantastic this season, the ease at which he’s beaten low to his post is really disappointing. He should still keep his place though, as he’s unquestionably a better option than David Ospina.
RB) Hector Bellerin
We really need another right-back this summer, with Hector Bellerin currently our only real option. For the moment he’ll just have to keep up with his current work-load though, at least for one more game.
LB) Nacho Monreal
There’s slightly more chance of Monreal losing his spot to Kieran Gibbs, but it seems unlikely that after playing so regularly the Spanaird will be dropped.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
Per Mertesacker is available again after missing the last game, but even if he does return it’s unlikely that he’d replace Laurent Koscielny.
CB) Gabriel Paulista
It’s much more of a possibility that the Brazilian could be dropped, but after not really slipping up against Manchester City he should really keep his place.
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