Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon, so how are they likely to lineup?

Well, the one thing we know for certain is that we will see major changes from the side that beat Nottingham Forest 4-0 midweek, and while many of them are easy to anticipate, the Xhaka ‘issue’┬áremains.

In goal, Petr Cech will return. As will Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal in front of him.

We know Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will play, as will Theo Walcott who loves a goal against this lot, so that leaves three spots.

Santi Cazorla should retain his place, and Alex Iwobi should be handed the left-side, so that just leaves one question – Granit Xhaka or Francis Coquelin?

How can that even be a question?


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