Arsenal’s predicted lineup to face Southampton at the Emirates in the Premier League on Wednesday…
With Arsenal suffering from more than their fair share of injuries at the moment, Arsene Wenger could have some serious decisions to make.
The Gunners could be without a recognised left-back following injuries to both Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs, and with options limited there are plenty of question marks over how the North London club will line up.
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Here is how we at Fanatix believe Arsenal will line up against Southampton:
GK) Damien Martinez
Wojciech Szczesny is still out with a hip injury, and although David Ospina has returned to training he will not be ready in time to face Southampton.
RB) Calum Chambers
Arsenal’s defence is going to be a complete mystery right up until the official teamsheets are released, with question marks over Kieran Gibbs, Nacho Monreal, and Laurent Koscielny.
Unless he is needed at centre-back then Calum Chambers should continue on the right.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
Arsene Wenger claimed that he would monitor Koscielny’s fitness, as he doesn’t want to rush the French defender back too quickly from injury. With Monreal unlikely to be fit however, Koscielny is likely to continue at centre-back.
CB) Per Mertesacker
The only player who is all but guaranteed to start in his favoured position in the centre of defence.
LB) Mathieu Flamini
If one of Monreal or Gibbs are fit then they will of course be deployed on the left, but if both are absent then Mathieu Flamini may be drafted from midfield.