Arsenal take on Chelsea on Sunday afternoon and we think Arsene Wenger will make nine changes to the side which beat FC Koln in midweek.
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Match: Chelsea v Arsenal
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Kick-Off (GMT): Sun 16 Sep 13:30
Here’s how we think the Gunners will line up:
GK) Petr Cech
Cech will play against his former team.
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RCB) Laurent Koscielny
Arsene Wenger revealed what he believes to be his strongest back three for the season and we can’t see that changing if possible.
CB) Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi will start at the centre of the back three.
LCB) Nacho Monreal
Nacho Monreal should play.
RWB) Hector Bellerin
The Spaniard is young and fit enough to play two games in four days.
CM) Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka will undoubtedly start.
CM) Aaron Ramsey
There are some doubts about the Welshman’s fitness but Aaron Ramsey should be okay to start.
LWB) Sead Kolasinac
He will undoubtedly play after his excellent performances against FC Koln.
RAM) Mesut Özil
The German will start.
LAM) Danny Welbeck
This is perhaps the biggest doubt for Arsene Wenger. Alexis Sanchez played 90 minutes on Thursday in his recuperation but after Danny Welbeck’s brace last weekend, it would be unfair to drop the Englishman.
ST) Alexandre Lacazette
Hopefully, Arsene Wenger has learnt his lesson from Liverpool and will start Alexandre Lacazette.