Arsenal entertain London rivals, West Ham at The Emirates on Wednesday night with FootballPredictions.com providing some great tips, knowing that any result other than a victory might be the beginning of the official confirmation of their exit from the Champions league places.
Arsene Wenger’s men are currently placed 7th, albeit with three games in hand, and should get a comfortable victory over SlavenBilic’s men, who have won just thrice in their last 10 matches, though the Gunners also have only picked up 4 points from the last 18 available in the league. We take a look at the predicted lineup for the game.
First choice goalkeeper, PetrCech is out while his deputy, David Ospinasuffered an injury in a clash with Nicholas Otamendi in the game on Saturday against Manchester City, meaning Arsenal have to call on third choice shot shopper, Emiliano Martinez who has not started a league game for the Gunners in two and a half years.
With the exception of Laurent Koscielny, the defence is pretty much unchanged. Nacho Montreal will keep his place at left back, while Hector Bellerin will continue his speedy assault on the right hand side of defence. In central defence, GabrielPaulista should partner German, SkhodranMustafi as the Brazilian replaced Koscielny, who suffered a potential season-ending injury in the clash against City.
The importance of this game means that Arsenal simply have to win and would have been boosted by the return of Ramsey and Oxlade Chamberlain you full fitness. The Ox should come in for Francis Coquelin in the middle of the park, to be paired with GrnaitXhaka. In attacking muddled, Wenger will most likely stucknyo the trio that played the last game: Sanchez on the lift, Oxil in the hole behind the striker with Walcott offering another goal scoring threat on the wings.
Despite being virtually ineffective against City, DamnyWelbeck’s pace may well be suited todeal with West Ham’s deep lying midfield, meaning there is no place for Olivier Giroud, whonshoupd come on the pitch from the bench once again.
Predicted lineup: Martinez, Montreal, Mustafi, Gabriel, Bellerin, Chamberlain, Xhaka, Sanchez, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud.
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