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Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-3-3) to face Cardiff City, Ramsey and Lacazette start


Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-3-3) to face Cardiff City, Ramsey and Lacazette start

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Cardiff City

Arsenal will seek to secure their second league win on the bounce when they make the trip to South Wales to face newcomers Cardiff City. The Gunners have held a dominant record against the Welsh side over the years and their previous defeat against them came more than 50 years ago.

Formation: 4-3-3

Lineup:

Petr Cech has cemented his position as the first-choice goalkeeper and he has certainly not disappointed, making the most saves than any other shot-stopper after the first three gameweeks.

In defence, Emery is likely to stick with the combination from the previous weekend. Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal should slot into the right and left-back positions after providing an assist each versus West Ham United last time around whilst Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis should occupy the heart of the backline.

In midfield, Mateo Guendouzi could be benched for the encounter after his average positional sense in the Hammers game and this may witness Lucas Torreira make his maiden league start. Alongside him, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey are likely to keep their positions.

Going forward, Mesut Ozil has recently returned to training after recovering from an illness and this may pose a dilemma for Unai Emery. However, given the shrewd decisions the Spaniard has recently made, we are anticipating the German to feature from the bench after his below-par start to the season.

In this case, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could slot into the left and right side of the attack respectively whilst Alexandre Lacazette could be handed his maiden league start of the campaign. The Frenchman has shown a good intensity in his three substitute appearances this term and his most-recent one versus West Ham sparked a turnaround in the club's favour.