Arsenal expected 4-2-3-1 v Manchester City: Midfielder axed in two changes
By Dominic Toner
Arsenal are expected to make two changes for their Premier League clash against Manchester City on Sunday.
The Gunners host Pep Guardiola’s side at the Emirates Stadium and will be looking to make up ground on the top four.
Arsene Wenger is set to make two alterations from the team that suffered a crushing 3-1 defeat against West Brom before the international break.
Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the injured Petr Cech are set to be dropped from the starting line-up.
Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil and David Ospina are likely to come into the side for the crunch fixture.
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Ospina is set to get his chance to impress in the Premier League as he has been the number two goalkeeping option this season.
He will likely be supported by a familiar backline of Hector Bellerin, Shokdran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Montreal.
Arsenal midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to be the casualty in midfield and could be dropped down to the bench.
The England international has impressed in a central midfield role this campaign, but Wenger is likely to stick to Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey in the middle of the park.
Ozil is set to come back into the side after his injury layout and will play in the number 10 role behind striker Danny Welbeck.
That would leave Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez in the wide area, who will be hoping to get at Man City’s defence.
In other Arsenal team news, William Gallas claims his former side can win the title if they don’t qualify for Europe this season.