DM) Granit Xhaka
We predict a start for Granit Xhaka in the centre of midfield this evening. The Swiss international’s physicality will probably be needed in this clash and hopefully, he lasts the full 90 minutes without getting sent off.
CM) Mohamed Elneny
We predict a start for Mohamed Elneny. The Egyptian hasn’t played from the off since returning from the African Cup of Nations two weeks ago but we hope that will change.
CAM) Alex Iwobi
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We think Arsene Wenger will choose to rest Mesut Özil which means that Alex Iwobi will probably start in the central attacking midfield slot. The Nigerian has played some good matches there this season and will be looking to continue that.