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Arsenal line-up vs Chelsea: The dilemmas facing Unai Emery — 2

Subair Adams



Chelsea tackles Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and the Blues hope to continue their bright start to the season.

There are some dilemmas faced by Sarri and Emery ahead of the game as both managers desire a win after the encounter.

We have listed some questions that needed to be addressed by Unai Emery before the encounter in our previous post, here is the final part of it.

Who Should Start At The Middle Of The Pitch

Arsenal are spoilt with choice at the middle of the pitch as there are top-class midfielders in the team, who can get the job done on Saturday.

New signings Lucas Torreira (came on in the second half) and Matteo Guendouzi — especially the latter — were one of the best midfielders against Manchester City last weekend. Therefore, both players are likely to start against the Blues on Saturday.

Questions were raised on Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey’s displays against the Citizens as the players were all far from impressive.

Many pundits have advised Emery to deploy young Nigerian international Alex Iwobi in the German’s place against Chelsea, but the question remains — is Emery bold enough to make such tactical change considering Ozil’s class and experience?

Xhaka should be pushed to the bench while Lucas Torreira gets the nod to start at the centre of the pitch to complete a four-man midfield.

See the Gunners predicted /probable Lineup below:

Cech, Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Lichsteiner, Guendouzi, Torreira,
Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette

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