Zinchenko and Nketiah dropped: 4-3-3 Predicted team vs Leicester
The Gunners will be looking to secure another triumph on the road on Saturday as they visit Leicester City in the Premier League.
Arsenal’s mental strength as title contenders was severely tested last weekend as Aston Villa came close to beating them, only for a remarkable second half comeback to seal a vital 4-2 win.
Mikel Arteta will be expecting a more assured performance from his side this time, especially defensively, where the absence of Partey has proven to be very noticeable in recent games.
At the back, Ramsdale is bound to keep his place in goal while Gabriel and Saliba start at centreback. However, at left-back is where there should/could be a rotational change with Tierney coming in for Zinchenko.
The Ukranian did score at Villa Park, but in all honesty, it was another flimsy show when it came to defending from him, as Emery’s side had lots of joy attacking the flank supposed to be guarded by Arsenal’s leftback. Zinchenko’s versatality in pushing into midfield has often left his position exposed while isolating either Trossard or Martinelli on the left wing.
White – another man who needs to improve his defensive form – should start again while Jorginho and Xhaka start in midfield. It has to be said that the pair will need to offer more protection for the back four than they did at Villa Park.
Odegaard and Saka are bound to retain their spots in attack, while Trossard should get another chance to show what he has to offer on that left wing.
The final change should see Martinelli come in for Nketiah, who is starting to look leggy and fatigued after so many starts on the bounce in all competitions.
This change upfront is meant to try the other option Arteta had when Jesus got injured. Martinelli did feature as a centre-forward in his debut season and this might be a good time to see what he can bring to the team from that position.
White – Saliba – Gabriel – Tierney
Xhaka – Jorginho
Saka – Martinelli – Trossard
This is a good line-up. These forwards can get more goals. I’m impressed with the choice. Tierney deserves a chance to play. Good idea.
I absolutely like the change. Though am still yet to see the combination of partey—Jorginho
This is good selection how I wish Folarin Balogun is not on loan this season cause with due respect I prefer him than Eddie Nketiah not that Eddie Nketiah is not good but he sometimes forget he is a striker because that position you must not lost focus and Arteta should begin to give minutes to Smith Rowe Reis Nelson Viera and Tienery to build there confidence by having deferent options the club will excel parade venture Saka got injured or card that will keep him out for one march who will he trust since he is not featuring the player it become a serious gamble and danger sometimes coaches doesn’t feature a player because he is the best but because he has fighting spirit
I’ll never understand why anyone would want Zinchenko dropped for Tierney when he actually provides a “second Centre of creativity” in attack every time he gets the ball. We don’t need to wait for the ball to get to Odergard, or Saka to launch an attack. He initiates powerful offensive play from the back, and that completely upsets any manner of planned defensive play by the opposition. Let’s appreciate the man now, and not cry over spilt milk later, like Man. City.
This predicted lineup is right on. It addresses predictability concern and also addresses gametime issues around Tierney and Tossard.
Thank God our able coach has ditected this error on time. I think despite the blunder in Mancity game Temiasu looks more helpful to Saka than White at least for fastnest.