DM) Mathieu Flamini
With no Francis Coquelin, we have to call on Mathieu Flamini. He barely had a thing to do against Dinamo Zagreb, but is likely to be slightly busier against Premier League opposition.
CM) Santi Cazorla
The Spaniard built a fantastic partnership with Francis Coquelin, but it’s unclear how much success he’ll have in midfield without him. Flamini may not offer Cazorla the same protection, which means he may need to be more careful on the ball and do a little more of the defensive work himself.
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CAM) Mesut Özil
We’re running out of superlatives for the German this season, as he’s been absolutely sublime to watch. He’s been the catalyst for the majority of our attacking moves, and has been chipping in with goals as well.