Hard to determine who will play v Forest tomorrow. We start this year’s FA Cup competition with a difficult away fixture, and we are the (all time) Cup champions, so the line up will be need to be strong as not to go out in the first round.
At the back I expect a start for Ospina, Holding and Chambers. Who will play in the middle of defence? Either Mustafi again or Elneny.
In midfield, I expect Maitland to play again on the left, Debuchy on the right and Coquelin and Willock or Elneny in the middle.
In attack, we should see Welbeck and Walcott on the wings and possibly Lacazette in the centre. Maybe Nelson will start instead of Lacazette with Theo or Danny moving central. Possibly Ozil will get another game
I would start with the following eleven:
Debuchy — Chambers – Holding – Maitland
—————— Coq —- Elneny———————
———————– Ozil ——————————-
Nelson ———— Lacazette ————- Welbeck
Yep 4-2-1-3: solid at the back, strong and disciplined in the middle; Mesut in the attacking middle to create space and opportunities for the attackers. Theo on the bench as our speed weapon if required. I don’t think Wenger will go exactly for this formation but there is no fun in predicting his preferred lineup for tomorrow’s important FA Cup game.