CARABAO CUP GAME 1:
Tomorrow we face Championship side Brentford. From what I know, they are quite an expansive, attacking team and may not sit back when they play us. As this is the League cup, and we have another important league game on Saturday, I expect Emery to ring the changes, with a number of youngsters coming in.
In goal I’d be tempted to give Leno another opportunity, but Martinez will probably be anxious to get game time and from his pre-season performances, he deserves to. Lichtsteiner will start at right-back and could well captain the side as he will likely be the most senior player in the team. Holding will start, and due to Mavropanos’ and Sokratis’ injuries, highly-rated Julio Pleguezuelo could earn his Arsenal first team debut. Right-back Osei-Tutu could be used at left-back as he was in pre-season due to deficiencies there. In midfield, I’d expect Elneny to start alongside Guendouzi, however, I’d like to see Willock given some game time. In our front four, Welbeck and Iwobi may be given some more time to push into pl starts, whilst youngsters Smith-Rowe and Nketiah will likely start.
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