Arsenal welcome Burnley to the Emirates in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League kick-off. And although Arsene Wenger would still be troubled by the absence of a handful of his stars still sidelined due to one injury or the other, he would however be confident of picking up all three point from a Burnley side that currently lie at the bottom of the log with 4 points.
There shouldn’t be much trouble in the selection process for the match. And it expected for Wenger to throw in a couple of fringe players at some point or the other. However the boss is likely to filed-out his best stars in a bid to get them into a rhythm which many Arsenal fans are yet to see this season, aside the home game against Galatasary of course which saw fluidity in our play.
Jack Wilshere is also set to miss out on the game as suggested by the boss after the 22 year old picked a knock on his ever troubling knee, although it was described by the boss as a very very minor situation so it is expected that Wilshere will return to action in subsequent games.
Gibbs was a doubt for this encounter over the last couple of days with a hip trouble but the boss in his press conference yesterday, insisted that he is “quite confident” over the players situation ahead of the weekend’s tie. Meaning Hector Bellerin will most likely watch the game from the bench again while Chambers keeps the right-back spot. Though i would prefer drifting Chambers in the middle to pair with Per and have Bellerin start, but its now clear that Wenger is bent on converting Monreal to a centre defender – with the boss handing him a lot of game time in the middle with the clear intentions of getting him adapted to the position.
Wenger is also likely to hand one of his finest midfielders Aaron Ramsey a start in the game with the intention of getting him back to his best after a short injury lay-off he suffered.
Below is my predicted Arsenal line-up for the clash against Burnley.
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