Arsenal team news: Koscielny and Xhaka to be passed fit? Predicted XI v Saints


first_img 11 11 8. Aaron Ramsey (midfield) Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Laurent Koscielny and Granit Xhaka ahead of their trip to Southampton.The defender is struggling with a calf problem but manager Arsene Wenger is hoping he will pass a fitness test to be involved at St Mary’s after reportedly training on Tuesday.Granit Xhaka limped out of the win over Manchester United but should be fit and Lucas Perez is also available following a thigh problem, but Shkodran Mustafi [thigh] and Santi Cazorla [Achilles] remain sidelined.Victory on the south coast would see the Gunners go up to fifth in the Premier League, just three points off Manchester City with three games of the season remaining.So who will start for the north Londoners?Click the right arrow, above, to see Arsenal’s predicted XI [3-4-3 formation] in squad number order… 5. Gabriel Paulista (centre-back) 11 11 11 29. Granit Xhaka (midfield) 11 23. Danny Welbeck (forward) 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre-back) 7. Alexis Sanchez (forward) 11 18. Nacho Monreal (centre-back) 11. Mesut Ozil (forward) 3. Kieran Gibbs (left wing-back) – click the right arrow, above, to see who Arsene Wenger could select to face Southampton, in squad number order… 11 11 11 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (right wing-back) 11 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper)last_img

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