[Image] Predicted 3-4-2-1 Arsenal XI to face Brighton – can the Gunners win on Boxing Day?

Predicted Arsenal line-up to face Brighton in the Premier League

Arsenal will be aiming to keep the winning form they picked after beating Burnley on Saturday when they face Brighton away at the Amex Stadium this Wednesday. The Gunners got the better of the Clarets in a tight game at the Emirates to go level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea. They have a chance to put pressure on the Blues as they play earlier than their London rivals on Boxing day.

However, a game against Brighton away from home is always tricky for any team. Arsenal endured a defeat there last season, hence, they must look to go there and extract revenge in the best possible manner and win the game.

Team News

Shkodran Mustafi is still nursing a hamstring strain and will undergo a late fitness test for this game. Hector Bellerin is in the same boat, while Nacho Monreal looks out for Wednesday. Rob Holding is out for long-term, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is out for this game.

 

Image result for arsenal december 2018

Probable Arsenal XI

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Manager: Unai Emery

Bernd Leno (GK)

The German has done well after being given the first-choice role in goal. He starts every league game now.

Stephan Lichtsteiner (RCB)

The Swiss could play as a wide centre-back in a three-back formation. A system which suits Arsenal.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Sokratis Papastathopoulos (CB)

The Greek was bullish against the physicality of the Burnley strikers. He has been a good addition to the squad thus far.

Laurent Koscielny (LCB)

Playing Granit Xhaka in central defence has affected the midfield balance of the team. Hence, Koscielny should come back into the line-up.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (RWB)

The youngster did very well against the Clarets. Expect him to keep his place in the team.

Lucas Torreira (CM)

The Uruguayan didn’t start the game on Saturday. He could do that on Wednesday though.

Lucas Torreira

Granit Xhaka (CM)

The Swiss in the midfield is a better proposition for the team. Emery should abide by that.

Sead Kolasinac (LWB)

The Bosnian was fantastic, bullish and full of running against Burnley. More of the same can be expected against Brighton.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (LF)

The Gabonese has been in great form in front of goal and his link-up play with Lacazette is pretty good.

Mesut Ozil

Alexandre Lacazette (ST)

The Frenchman is a real menace for the defenders with his movement and great understanding with Aubameyang.

Read More: Arsenal signing this 12-goal Ligue 1 hotshot would solve a key issue for Unai Emery

Mesut Ozil (CAM)

Ozil pulled the strings against Burnley, justifying that he should play more often. He is expected to start on Wednesday.

football formations

Loading...

Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Loading…

0

Comments

0 comments

Man United signing this top-class Brazilian speed demon for £36m would be daylight robbery and Solskjaer must do it

[Image] Predicted 4-3-3 Chelsea XI to face Watford – can the Blues win on Boxing Day?