Arsene Wenger faces a major selection headache for the majority of next season, fitness permitting, with a number of stars competing for minimal places.
Judging by our end to the season and the lineup Wenger chose to face Everton in the Barclays Asia Trophy final, there are a few certainties we can conclude in terms of team selection.
It seems as though the boss has settled on the 4-2-3-1 system with Mesut Ozil as out floating No.10. Other than that, there are huge competition for places.
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Focusing on the two central midfield positions, we rank the different number of combinations Wenger can field and state their benefits and drawbacks.
5) Aaron Ramsey & Jack Wilshere
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In theory, these two players operating at the base of our midfield should work. Wilshere’s guile and ability to manipulate the ball should marry well with Ramsey’s energetic and powerful style.
However, Wenger has been reluctant to pair the two midfielders without the protection of a holding midfielder. Hopefully, the boss attempts to start the duo together in games when we’re expected to dominate possession.