Latest Team News – Arsenal vs BATE

We will be without Alexandre Lacazette due to the late red card he picked up last week.  Aaron Ramsey (knee) and Sokratis (ankle) look likely to come into the squad after recovering from injuries.  Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been suffering from illness and is a doubt before the game and is due to have a late fitness test.

Mesut Ozil has been working hard this week in training but we are not sure if he will be included to play in this make or break game.  In my opinion he has to play as we need creativity in our play and certainly I do not expect a premier league high intensity tempo game.

I have picked a predicted line up and how I would set the team up.  I expect Kolasinac to get into more advanced positions then Lichtsteiner with the latter offering support and hopefully some balance when attacks are focusing down the left wing.   Ramsey coming inside and picking up the ball deeper and driving forward with ball with link up from Xhaka and Ozil.  I hope that both Mkhitaryan and ‘The Tank’ can combine to provide ammunition for Auba.

Come on Arsenal.  Victoria Concordia Crescit – VICTORY THROUGH HARMONY

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.