Arsenal host Coventry City at Emirates on Friday night in the FA Cup, and with some tough fixtures on the horizon Wenger will rotate accordingly.
The domestic cup is most likely the Gunners best shot at silverware this season, their defence has been incredibly strong and will most likely make minimal changes at the back. We could potentially see the same backline as against Spurs.
In midfield we can expect to see a relatively full strength lineup, Wilshere will probably be the most likely to give way for potentially Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who played centrally for the U21 in midweek. Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta return to training on Monday.
Mesut Ozil seemed likely to be afforded a rest with Tomas Rosicky coming in, however the Czech is injured, so Ozil could well start against Coventry. Santi Cazorla should be rested with Podolski primed for a starting spot with Serge Gnabry on the right wing. Youth prodigy Zelalem could be involved but it’s unlikely he will start, Wenger will look to use his experienced squad.
Nicklas Bendtner returned to training this week after his ankle injury and should be in line for a start with Olivier Giroud set to be afforded a well earned rest.
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Coventry are no easy team, if we learned anything from last season it was to not be complacent no matter the opposition. So Wenger is quite likely to field a near-full-strength side.
Here are two predicted lineups that we feel Wenger could field:
Predicted Lineup 1
Sagna Merts Verm (c) Gibbs
Flamini The Ox
Predicted Lineup 2
Jenkinson Merts Verm (c) Monreal
The Ox Podolski
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