Sunday is going to be a very big game of the season especially for Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger taking his last charge at a home game. Arsenal are expected to make a few changes to their starting line up. A win will guarantee them the 6th spot and Europa League qualification for next season.
Arsene Wenger will be looking to come out victorious after the Europa League blunder against Atletico Madrid this week and the loss to Manchester United last week. With this game being the last for him at the Emirates, Arsene Wenger will surely want to end on a happy and winning note after 22 years of service and dedication to the club.
Koscielny suffered a horrific Achilles injury during the semi-final second leg of the Europa clash which means he shall be unavailable. Santi Cazorla is back to training with the first team but is very unlikely to make it to the match.
Arsenal have three losses, a draw, and a win in their last five matches and are desperate to win and give Arsene Wenger a respectful farewell.
Probable Formation : 4-2-2-2
Arsenal are likely to continue with the same formation and fans would love to see the free flowing Arsene Wenger style of football for which he his so loved by the footballing world.
GK – Petr Cech
Petr Cech is likely to be back with the gloves between the sticks and do the damage control in front of the Arsenal goal.
Defense – Hector Bellerin , Skhodran Mustafi , Rob Holding , Nacho Monreal
There is no changes to the right and left back positions from the Europa League game but the central position is definite to have a change after Koscielny suffered a damaging blow. Rob Holding is likely to be given the go as he has almost performed in each of the given occasions.
Holding Midfield – Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey
Wenger has no reason to drop either of them and it’s likely that both of them are going to start. The Swiss International has had a pretty good year in the midfield and the Welsh midfielder has been one of the most consistent performer for the Gunners and Arsene Wenger.
Attacking Midfield – Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Two of the best creative midfielders in the Premier League, they are going to be the key to the game for Arsenal.
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Forwards: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette
Aubameyang missed the previous game because he was cup tied and will definitely go into the playing XI alongside Lacazatte for this tie. Arsene Wenger will look up to his world-class strikers to deliver in front of the opponent’s goal.
Ozil making the play with his creativity will be the key for Arsene Wenger and his men if they want to finish the game with smiling faces.