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Who’d be in your Arsenal XI to take on Stoke tomorrow afternoon?

Date: 1st February 2013 at 7:01 pm
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Emirates StadiumSo the winter transfer window closes for another year, with signing Spanish left-back Nacho Monreal from Malaga for an undisclosed fee. Not exactly a ‘busy’ January like Arsene Wenger said it would be then.

On Saturday, The Gunners host City at The Emirates – a game in which they must pick up all the points having only earned a point against in midweek – a result which left many Arsenal fans frustrated for not closing the gap on fourth placed Spurs.

Arsenal still sit in sixth place, still four points adrift of Spurs and games are quickly decreasing as the weeks past – squeaky bum time indeed!

Arsene Wenger played his strongest side against Liverpool but is highly likely to be without for the Stoke game after the athletic left-back hobbled off holding his thigh.

So with The Gunners in urgent need of a win to pile more pressure on those above them in the Premier League, who should be in our starting line-up on Saturday afternoon?

Well here is how I think Wenger should play it:

Szczesny

Jenkinson         Mertesacker          Koscielny          Vermaelen

Ramsey

Wilshere          Cazorla

Walcott                                                                  Podolski

Giroud

If we had a decent back-up goalkeeper then I would drop following a poor display against Liverpool, but we don’t, so the Pole has the start.

As for our defence, with Gibbs out, I would like to see shift to the left-back position rather than Andre Santos coming in or Nacho Monreal put straight into the side. should partner Per Mertesacker, while I would also drop for .

impressed me against Liverpool in the anchorman role so he should continue to play in this role, even if is available.

The top five remain the same, and rightly so.

So, who do you guys reckon should start for us against Stoke City?

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  • frekonpa
    1 year ago

    Szczesny
    Sagna Koscielny Vermaelen Monreal
    Diaby
    Wilshere Cazorla
    Walcott Podolski
    Giroud
    That’s the best line up we have right now in my opinion.

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