Unai Emery has went for a change in formation ahead of Arsenal’s mammoth Premier League clash against high-flying Leicester City this evening.
The Spaniard has retained a similar formation to the one he opted for against Vitoria in the Europa League on Wednesday afternoon.
It appears as though there well be three centre-backs and that Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin will be operating as wing-backs.
Mateo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira will be tasked with keeping Leicester’s creative midfield quiet and Mesut Ozil appears to be playing behind superstar forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Club-record signing Nicolas Pepe has been left on the bench for the crucial encounter.
Check out Arsenal’s lineup below:
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— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 9, 2019
Here’s how some Arsenal fans reacted to the teamsheet:
Unai Emery Out ??
— #EmeryOut ™ ? ? (@ProfCymOhAFC) November 9, 2019
Great apart from Tierney and Pepe
— Elliot Lane (@ElliotLane11) November 9, 2019
TIerney dropped for what
— TY (@ty4kt) November 9, 2019
omg get rid of this fraud
— 0-0-3 #EmeryOut (@detir_) November 9, 2019
— Tom Walker (@Tom1Walker0) November 9, 2019
— arun (@ahajra12) November 9, 2019
Start Tierney ?
— Joe (@AFC_JK) November 9, 2019
Hopefully emery leaves after this
— H ? (@whysmandoingdis) November 9, 2019
THIS MAN REALLY FOUND A WAY TO LEAVE OUT PEPE
— Jay (@PEPESZNN) November 9, 2019
Koalsinic over tierney and pepe on bench????
— Alex (@Alex_ktori1) November 9, 2019
Pepe and Tierney benched, cheers Emery brilliant stuff
— D?a?v?i?d? (@Ftbldavid_) November 9, 2019
Win, lose or draw Emery out means Emery out.
Announce Emery sack now.
— INVINCEARSENAL (@INVINCEARSENAL) November 9, 2019
It’s surprising to see that Kieran Tierney has been left out of the starting lineup, the former Celtic star looked as though he was just getting to grips with things at the Emirates.
Leaving Pepe on the bench may not prove to be such a bad decision as the Ivorian has shown that he’s frightening impact player. The north London club will need a bright spark to call on if things don’t go to plan.
Arsenal’s entire season could be dependent on tonight’s clash at the King Power Stadium. The Gunners need to beat Brendan Rodgers’ side if they’re to get themselves back into the mix for a top four finish.