Official! 3-4-3 Arsenal Starting Line Up Vs Chelsea, £70k-A-Week Star And Welbeck To Start

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Arsenal take on Chelsea on Saturday in the final of the FA Cup.

There are some big decisions to make for Arsene Wenger. Starting with what formation he uses.

A defensive injury crisis could force him to revert to the 4-2-3-1 that he used for the majority of the season.
The 3-4-3 has turned Arsenal’s season around. A little too late in the end but the end to the season was the Gunners’ best football of the campaign.

However, the loss of Laurent Koscielny to suspension, Gabriel to injury and possibly Shkodran Mustafi with a concussion could force him to switch to a back four.

I believe he will go with three still, but it would not be a shock to see a different line up when the teams are announced on Saturday afternoon.
Per Mertesacker would likely get his first start of the season alongside Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal.

On the right hand side there is a big decision to make as well. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to training after missing the past couple of games while Hector Bellerin is looking more like himself. I would expect Bellerin to start but again, it would not be a shock to see something different.

Then in attack. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are guaranteed to start. It is whether it is Olivier Giroud or Danny Welbeck ahead of them. In the bigger games of late Wenger has chosen to go with Giroud for his physicality. It has not always worked too well though and the team has improved when he has been substituted for the more dynamic Welbeck.

In goal it could be Petr Cech or David Ospina. The Colombian has been the cup keeper, but injury has seen him miss some games and his rumoured transfer could see Wenger go with his stronger goalkeeper. It is not something that he has chosen to do in the past, and he has been loyal to the likes of Fabianski, but don’t be surprised to see Cech between the sticks against his former team.

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