Midfield AND Defense!!
The longest curls belong to Matteo Guendouzi and he will anchor the midfield–alongside Granit Xhaka, although the latter may slip back to become a bit of a left center back alongside the shorter curls of David Luiz. To the horror of some Gooners, Shkodran Mustafi looks set to complete that central pairing (grouping?), despite having been stretchered off in the FA Cup match this past Monday at Bournemouth. Mesut Ozil comes in but Nicolas Pepe drops to the bench. Here are the line-ups:
Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, David Luiz, Saka; Guendouzi, Xhaka, Özil; Martinelli, Lacazette, Aubameyang. Subs: Martinez, Sokratis, Ceballos, Torreira, Pepe, Willock, Nketiah.