Arsenal are not totally out of the Premier league race, it looks impossible on paper, but Leicester are just one defeat and a draw away till Arsenal is once again back in the title race. And to continue to pile pressure on both Leicester City and Tottenham, Arsenal needs to ensure they win their match against Crystal Palace tomorrow.
To do that, Wenger needs to field his best team. Below is the team we believe Wenger will put out against Palace tomorrow.
Wenger surprisingly left Petr Cech on the bench in the match against West Ham which the Gunners drew 3-3. The Frenchman claimed Ospina could not have been dropped as Cech wasn’t fully fit having only had one training session with the team. Tomorrow against Palace, he will have no excuse not to bring back the former Chelsea star.
In the match against West Ham, Gabriel Paulista was really poor in my opinion and this could force Wenger to drop the Brazilian and replace him with Per Mertesacker who himself lost his place to Gabriel due to poor performance. With Adebayor likely to start for Palace tomorrow, Mertesacker’s height would be needed to neutralise the former Arsenal star.
Koscielny is certainly going to start alongside the German in defence. Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal will certainly retain their spots as well.
Although Ramsey is once again back to the team and is available for selection tomorrow, I can’t see how Wenger will drop Mohammed Elneny who has been superb for the Gunners. Ramsey will have to be happy with a place on the Bench. With no real competition for Coquelin, the French man will again start alongside Elneny.
Arsenal are still without Cazorla, Rosicky and Wilshere which means Wenger cannot afford to give Ozil a rest even if he wants too despite the German looking to be off form lately.
Alexis Sanchez looks to have regained his form and should start on the right wing where he has played from lately. On the left wing is likely to be Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi.
Both Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud haven’t done enough lately to warrant a recall to the first eleven hence we believe Danny Welbeck will play upfront once again against Crystal Palace.