Arsenal v Aston Villa
These days every PL game is a big test such is the standard of the PL. Villa under Dean are re-establishing themselves gradually in the PL and are a team that can surprise a top team any day. We know that Arsenal are a work in progress and that tonight’s game is a must win, ‘cup game’.
After Monday’s dropping of two valuable points v Palace, there is even more pressure on the team to win tonight.
Who is going to do this? Everyone is fit except GX and there are a few selection challenges for Mikel:
- Who to play in midfield, and one or two midfielders in the pivot?
- Auba alone or with Laca?
- ESR and Ode or just one of them?
- Pepe another start or not?
My preferred lineup looks like this:
The hard choices here are whether to leave out one of ESR and Ode, and then who it should be. I feel we need the added energy and goal threat of Laca, and by playing Elneny we will see more creative impact by Partey.
Arteta is unlikely to go with my preferred lineup but let’s she who he’ll pick and how it goes.
CoyrrGs 🌋 🌋 🌋 🌋