This team for this game picks itself, assuming neither Joe or Joel will be fit Fabinho sits in next to Virgil, Trent & Robbo will occupy the flanks and it would be foolhardy leaving Thiago out after just 45 minutes of his magistry V Chavs, the real dilemma is who plays with him ?
Most of us would probably say Gini & Keita that would be favourable of course, but what none of us have seen is what happens at Melwood, is it possible that Jota could slot in left side or Jones for that matter, and keep Gini right side, or Jota right side & Keita left, it’s maybe too early to try and needs more time at Melwood for fine tuning but it’s a possibility, one thing for certain are the three amigos up front,
Arse have a major worry over them but have coped admirably last two outings, but were they a true measure of our capabilities, I don’t think they were, we we’re definitely under cooked in the dying embers of last season and the charity shield was no more than a exhibition shake the rust off friendly,
Monday night will see us back to our best, but we still have to account for Auba, Lacazette et al, not easy by any stretch, I think we’ll see the side Amammac posted, and let them worry about us rather us be pondering over what they bring to the table,
They are much improved side since Arteta went there, but we will prove too strong for them , they played us when not at our best recently but they will see a different animal tomorrow night.
Trent Fabinho Virgil Robbo
Gini Thiago Keita
Salah Firmino Mane
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