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Wherein we each select our preferred Arsenal starting XI

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Heading into the start of the season, the writers at The Short Fuse formulate which players would make their starting lineup.

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It's nice to have consistency, stability, and depth in our squad, as Aidan beautifully pointed out yesterday. It also makes Arsene Wenger's job of selecting his preferred starting XI fairly difficult and intricate on a weekly basis.

For the first time in many years, Arsenal head into a season with little turnover, a pretty decent bill of health, and talent for days who are able to contribute when called upon. So we decided, as a staff, to take on the task of selecting out preferred Arsenal starting XI, if given the opportunity.

As you'll notice, there are certain positions where there was little-to-no differences between our lineups (no, Ospina didn't make any of our lineups), but where the discrepancies arose among our selections is where the true discussions and debates begin for most fans.

Take a look at ours below. And we encourage you to provide your preferred Arsenal starting XI in the comments:

Aidan's lineup:

FBJ0's lineup:

pdb's lineup:

Phil's lineup:

Ted's lineup:

Thomas' lineup:

Travis' lineup: