After getting off to a winning start in the Europa League last week, Arsenal are hoping to do the same in the League Cup against Brentford on Wednesday.

Unai Emery decided to name a relatively strong team against FC Vorskla last Thursday, seemingly hoping he could kick-start Aubameyang’s goalscoring form and give Torreira a first start in a game that wasn’t as vital, among his other team selections.

This time around a few players will need a rest though, after the first choice team won against Everton on Sunday. Emery is likely to give one or two youth players the chance to fill in as a result.

Let’s have a look at our predictions to start Wednesday’s match:


LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Edward Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates after Arsenal won the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It’s the League Cup against lower league opposition, Özil, Aubameyang and Lacazette all played at the weekend, and Mkhitaryan is injured. If Eddie Nketiah doesn’t get a game under these circumstances then I don’t know when he will. The 19-year-old has five goals in his last five games for the u23s, and more than deserves a chance.

Danny Welbeck will also be part of the front three after his goal last week. Alex Iwobi will take the third spot, as he looked bright coming off the bench on Sunday.

The question is which order they’ll play in. If you’re going to put one of them on the right, Welbeck is probably the best fit. Still, it would be a bit strange to see him move wide for Nketiah, given he’s the most senior striker.

The problem is Nketiah and Iwobi aren’t nearly as effective on the right-hand side. Welbeck might just have to forego his senior privileges on this occasion.

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