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Wenger to make changes – Predicted 4-3-2-1 Arsenal line-up to face Atletico Madrid

Chukwuma Onyekwelu

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Arsene Wenger’s side will look to bounce from a defeat to Manchester United and seek to secure a crucial second leg semi-final victory at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The Gunners were left to rue their profligacy in front of goal in the first leg and would thus seek to overturn an away goal deficit and earn a crucial victory against the Spanish outfit.

Arsene Wenger is expected to make a host of changes to the line-up that started against Manchester United.

Here is our 4-2-3-1 starting line up prediction for the tie.

David Ospina

The Colombian international mainly features in cup competitions this campaign and barring any serious injury, looks a certainty to start between the sticks for the Gunners.

Nacho Monreal

The veteran left back performances has been solid if not spectacular . Although, his experience could would be necessary in stifling Diego Simeone’s men.

Laurent Kosciency.

The 32- year- old has been plagued by injuries this term but on his day still is arguably Arsenal’s best defender, hopefully he proves it.

 

Shkodran Mustafi.

The German is a good defender but is seemingly prone to lapses in concentrations. A commanding performance would be required from him.

Hector Bellerin.

The speedy youngster is more suited to attacking than defending and often gets caught out of position. Hugely talented, it is important he strikes a balance between these two key aspects.

Aaron Ramsey

A player with bags of quality, the Welshman’s ability to run the channels and well-timed late runs to the box could prove pivotal.

Granit Xhaka.

The midfield enforcer should start and would look to break Atletico’s passage of play. Known for his rash tackles which in fairness to the Swizz, have slightly improved. He needs to keep a cool head and avoid unnecessary tackles.

Jack Wilshere.

Wilshere has had an excellent season and it appears a loan spell at Bournemouth has reaped rewards for the injury plagued midfielder.

Mezut Ozil.

Often underrated, The German maestro still has the ability to change an outcome of a match and would be eager to add to his assist collection.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The Armenian has had a tremendous  impact in his debut season at the Emirates . Mkhi as fondly called, has notched up 3 goals and 5 assists in all competitions and would look to make an impact in tomorrow’s tie.

Alexander Lacazette.
The striker has done fairly well since his move from Lyon during the off-season. The France International has more goals in a debut season than club legend Thierry Henry and would look to improve on his meagre 3 goals in the Europa League.

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