CM: Francis Coquelin
Coquelin is arguably Arsenal’s only genuine holding midfielder and will be tasked with marking dangerous new Hammer Dimitri Payet. His discipline will allow others to roam forward at will.
CM: Santi Cazorla
It was difficult to pinpoint Cazorla’s exact position during the Community Shield as he and Aaron Ramsey interchanged freely, but he spent most of the second half of last season alongside Coquelin.
AMC: Aaron Ramsey
If anything, Ramsey is likely to be slightly further forward than the silky Spaniard because he has the energy to get back, and is more of a goal threat arriving late into the box.