Arsenal take on Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup this evening. Here’s how we expect the Gunners to line up for the match.
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Match: Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Wed 20 Sep 19:45
It’s not the biggest match for the Gunners but it could be an opportunity for some of the squad players to stake a claim for a starting spot in the Premier League match next Monday.
Here’s how we think Arsene Wenger will line his team up:
GK) David Ospina
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Petr Cech won’t play which means that David Ospina will presumably deputise. Youngster Matt Macey is the other option but he probably isn’t ready.
RCB) Calum Chambers
Wenger said Calum Chambers will play and he will presumably stick to his word.
CB) Per Mertesacker
Per Mertesacker should start.
LCB) Rob Holding
Rob Holding will presumably play.
RWB) Reiss Nelson
Arsenal have a weakness in the full-back positions. There aren’t too many options behind Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin and we think that Reiss Nelson should fill in on the right.
CM) Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere will start.
CM) Mohamed Elneny
Mohamed Elneny should play.
LWB) Ainsley Maitland-Niles
The FC Koln match showed that Ainsley Maitland-Niles is far better in the centre of midfield than at full-back but as previously discussed, there aren’t too many options for Arsene Wenger.
RAM) Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott should play. He needs minutes.
LAM) Eddie Nketiah
We think Wenger will surprise a few and give youngster Eddie Nketiah a start. He impressed in preseason and has done well for the Under-23s as well.
ST) Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud should play.