We’ve got a clash against Everton this weekend off the back of our superb victory over Bayern Munich, and Arsene Wenger will be looking for the same reaction from his players.
This season could be our best chance at the Premier League in years, so we need to keep our focus on the domestic competition.
GK) Petr Cech
Arguably the best player on the pitch against Bayern Munich, the Czech international is really showing his quality at the moment. He adds security to our back line, and there are no other options at the moment.
RB) Hector Bellerin
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Mathieu Debuchy has been really poor when handed a start so far this season, and needs to prove himself before he gets given another chance. He may get the opportunity to do that in the Capital One Cup, but against Everton we expect Bellerin to start.
LB) Nacho Monreal
Kieran Gibbs may get a start against Everton, merely because Monreal could do with a rest, and left-back is one of the areas we can do that without throwing the balance off too much. Just like Debuchy though, it seems more likely that he’ll need to wait until next week for his chance.
CB) Per Mertesacker
There are question marks over Gabriel Paulista’s fitness at the moment, as he hasn’t been included in the matchday squad for the last two games. Mertesacker seems likely to start once again, and after his performance against Bayern few can really complain.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
There’s really no need to justify Koscielny’s name in the starting lineup, and if he’s fit, then he starts.
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