After a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week, Wenger’s Arsenal will be looking to regain their confidence against Leicester City, who has yet to lose a game in the Premier League this season.
Winning this game could very well help them to become more confident, especially with another rivalry game right around the corner. Next week, the Gunners will be facing Manchester United, and going into the game with a win against Leicester would be a positive thing for Arsene Wenger’s squad.
Here is the possible line up for the game:
Guarding the net would be the Czech footballer, Petr Cech. His goalkeeping experience can serve to give the rest of the team confidence, and he can also guide the players, as well as give them advice.
Bellerin will likely take over as right back, a position he has proven to be worthy of. The Spaniard has become a vital player in Arsenal’s defense, even over the older and more experienced Debuchy.
The two center defenders would be Mertesacker and Koscielny. Due to Gabriel’s three match ban (that was later rescinded), Mertesacker will more likely take his place back on the starting eleven. Surely, when Gabriel returns from his possible ban (it is rumored that there will be a ban, not for the red card, but for his improper conduct), both Mertesacker and Gabriel will have to prove who deserves the spot on the starting eleven more than the other.
On the left, as left back, would be Monreal. He is a strong player who has earned his place on Arsenal’s starting eleven, over Kieran Gibbs.
Coquelin will be out of the starting eleven with a knee injury, leaving the position open for another player. In this case, Arteta would take the position of defensive midfield. The captain of the team will likely be back in the starting eleven and will have to prove himself among doubters to retain a starting position.
Back in center midfield will most likely be Santi Cazorla. Cazorla had been banned for one match after getting sent off at the game against Chelsea. Due to that, he was unable to play the game against Tottenham, but will be back for the Leicester game.
In the attacking midfield would be Mesut Ozil, ready to create chances for his team mates in the attacking positions on top.
At the wide left would be Alexis, who has had some difficulty in the last few games. Nonetheless, he is a brilliant player and this game can be his opportunity to get back to his top form, as was seen during the summer with his national team.
Acting as wide right would be Aaron Ramsey, who could very well make the difference by creating chances with center passes for his team mate at the top.
Walcott could take the starting position from Giroud since the frenchman has not been at his best recently. This will be Walcott’s opportunity to prove himself worthy of the starting position with Arsenal.
Arsenal will be looking to consolidate themselves after a couple of injuries and suspensions to their players, and they will attempt to do it by defeating Leicester City. A victory over foxes at King Power Stadium might be exactly what they need to go into their next match highly motivated.