The Premier League resumes this weekend, after the last international break of the season. Arsenal have 11 games remaining (plus at least one in the FA Cup). That’s 11 games with a lot of weight, a lot more than normal - 11 games that won’t necessarily cement Arsene Wenger’s legacy but could certainly tarnish it. If these next 11 go the way the last six have gone (two wins, four losses) and Arsenal stay outside the top four for the first time since Bruce Rioch, this will be a very interesting summer indeed.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
8AM PT/11AM ET/4PM BT
Emirates Stadium, London
This is Arsenal’s
last next to last scheduled game against a top four side. They also have one game remaining against current fifth-placers Manchester United, but this game is one of Arsenal’s last chances to take points off a direct rival for one of those Champions League spots, so it’s crucial that they play as if something huge were at stake, because it is.
Petr Cech is out, as is Lucas Perez, but he doesn’t ever play anyway so whatever. Otherwise, the interlull was very kind to Arsenal players, and Mesut is back as well.
Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Xhaka; Ozil, Sanchez; Welbeck
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