Nelson or Martinelli…. is my educated guess!
A squad of 20 players have travelled to Angers, a city in Western France not far from Nantes where I was only a few weeks ago (would have loved to attend tonight). I guess it is another friendly for Emery to test his youngsters as he is literally taking a whole busload of them. The squad in full (8 starting with ‘M’):
Martinez, Macey, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Medley, Monreal, Mkhi, Martinelli, Chambers, Sokratis, Thompson, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Willock, Burton, Olayinka, Auba, Nelson, Nketiah and John-Jules.
So assuming that Emery would like to start with the strongest available eleven from this lot, who would you put on the team sheet:
In goal to avoid a mess, it has to be Martinez.
At back to show no crack (if only LOL): Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sok, Monreal – Maybe Mustafi for AMN at RB.
In the middle will Emery solve the riddle? Xhaka-Wilson?
Attack(ing) for a Angers’ sack(ing): Mkhi in the middle feeding Nelson/Martinelli, Auba and Nketiah.
Yep that would work for me: