It’s Arsenal vs Juventus at the Emirates tomorrow and here’s our predicted XI.
The Gunners picked up two impressive wins against Lyon and AC Milan in Dubai. Now, we take on Juventus in our final game before the Premier League returns, and a win would be perfect.
Here’s how we think Mikel Arteta will set his side out.
Predicted Arsenal XI vs Juventus
Arteta named his strongest available lineup against AC Milan in Dubai earlier this week. We expect an even stronger XI at the Emirates tomorrow.
Aaron Ramsdale and Matt Turner are both back in training. Karl Hein has done incredibly well in our last two games, but we expect our number one to start in goal tomorrow. It will be interesting to see how he’ll fare against former Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny if he plays for Juve.
In front of Ramsdale, we think Arteta will go with the same back four as the one against AC Milan – Ben White, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes and Kieran Tierney. The Scotsman was very good in our games in Dubai – hopefully, he can continue his good form.
We expect Granit Xhaka to come back to the starting XI in the middle of the park. He has been one of our best players this season, and alongside Thomas Partey, we have a solid midfield.
On the right, we expect Fabio Vieira to start again. He has been magnificent for us in the last two games, scoring a goal and providing two assists while playing as a winger. We’re really excited to see what he can do in the coming weeks and months.
Reiss Nelson is set to start on the opposite side, with Martin Odegaard pulling the strings from the number 10 position. Our skipper has been really good as well, and if he has a good game, we should be able to come away with a win.
Up front, it will be Eddie Nketiah again. With Gabriel Jesus out injured, we need the Englishman to step up. The game against Juventus will be a good test for him ahead of our return to the Premier League next week.
Predicted Arsenal XI vs Juventus: Ramsdale, White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Partey, Vieira, Odegaard, Nelson, Nketiah