English flyer to be given second start of the season…
Here’s the side we reckon Arsene Wenger will select to take on Crystal Palace at the Emirates:
GK) Wojciech Szczesny
The Polish stopper has played every minute of every Premier League match this season, and despite conceding two last time out against Southampton, will start between the sticks barring a late injury.
DR) Bacary Sagna
The Frenchman was given the run around last time out by Saints wonderkid Luke Shaw, and he will hope for an easier afternoon against Tony Pulis’s men.
DC) Per Mertesacker
The giant German is brilliant in the air, and he’ll need to be against Palace who will no doubt play an extremely direct brand of football.
DC) Laurent Koscielny
Mertesacker’s partnership with Koscielny is one of the best defensive pairings in the country, and they’ve been especially solid at the Emirates. We’re pretty sure they’ll start in defence once more.
DL) Keiran Gibbs
Nacho Monreal had a shocker last time out, so we fully expect Gibbs to win his place back in the side on the left of a back four.