Big part of me would just settle for a 1-0 defeat here.
Just have a feeling we could take a battering.
Not really expecting a result myself but more hoping for a plan - how are we going to set up against big sides away?
They don’t look unbeatable at all like, and I honestly wouldn’t put it past us to look alright here (before a milquetoast display against Southampton) but it would be wrong to expect a result here really given our history and current squad issues.
I’ve been saying lash mina in all week but it’s probably not ideal to just drop him into a struggling defence away to arsenal up against laca and auba, if it happens I’d be OK with it but it is a bit sink or swim.
He’s ublikely to drop Gylfi despite the clamour from certain subsections of the fan base, and we’re not sure if he can even play CM so I’d imagine he’ll be off the striker again.
The talk of richarlison up front feels a bit footy manager to me, and his performances in England up top have been poor apparently. I believe he wasn’t great in his sub appearance for brazil up top, v USA was it?
I’d keep him wide left where he is a fantastic player, and although I’d say dcl up top I think Marco will stick with the big man.
Wide right is my man off the list Walcott, don’t expect him to be here next year so enjoy him while you can if you like him.
And in cm it’s almost certainly the reheated leftovers of Morgan Schneiderlin and the empty space where Idrissa Gana Gueye should have been while arsenal break up the pitch.
However - I do think and hope he will go compact, and look to break into space with balls over mustafi and mert’, and I think that’ll be quite effective.