After back-to-back wins in the premier league, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal are beginning to feel the chances of more to come, starting with a home clash with lowly AFC Wimbledon in the EFL third round on Wednesday Night.
Ahead of the game at the Emirates Stadium, 7:45pm (GM +1), Let's Look at Arsenal Team Updates, Both Teams Recent Forms, Arsenal likely Formations and Predicted Match result.
Arsenal Team Updates
Rob Holding was part of the squad that travelled to Burnley though he did not play any minutes despite the reported knee injury, meaning he could have recovered in time. Mohamed Elney is obviously out with a hamstring injury, while Grant Xhaka is back after serving his two-match suspension for a straight red against Manchester City last month.
Arsenal Available Squad
Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno, Aaron Ramsdale, Arthus Okonkwo
Defence: Pablo Mari, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Cedric, Calum Chambers, Nuno Tavares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney.
Midfield: Emile Smith Rowe, Grant Chala, Maitland Niles, Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Mohamed Elney, Martin Odegaard, Bukoya Saka.
Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli, Aubemyang, Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe, Falorin Balogun, , Eddie Nketiah.
Arsenal And Wimbledon Recent Form
Arsenal have beaten AFC Wimbledon 13 times, drawn 8 times and lost 7 times. The last three meetings between these two teams was in 1987 and Arsenal won all the three matches.
ARSENAL FORM In All Competitions This Season: L-L-W-L-W-W
AFC Wimbledon FORM In All Competitions This Season: W-D-D-L-W-D-W-W-W-L
AFC Wimbledon in their ten(10) Competitive matches have won five(5), drawn three(3) and lost two(2), most recent is their 0-1 loss at home to Plymouth in league 1 on Saturday 18th September. They have only lost once away from home this season.
Arsenal Predicted Predicted Line-up Against AFC Wimbledon
Wimbledon plays a flexible two Formations in 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1 and will proof another mental test for Mikel Arteta and his men.
Mikel Arteta is likely to stick to same 4-2-3-1 formation as in the weekend. Bernd Leno is likely to start in the league Cup after Aaron Ramsdale have been preferred in goal in the past two league matches. At the back four, Cedric in the right side defence and Nuno Taveres starts from the left side. At the heart of the defence, Pablo Mari and Rob Holding, if fit to start. Albert Sambi Lokonja or Maitland Niles in the base of the Midfield with the returning Grant Xhaka. Emile Smith Rowe in the No.10 role, with Gabriel Martinelli and Nicolas Pepe operating from the left and right flanks respectively. Lacazette is likely to spearhead the front-line attack, as Aubemeyang should be given a breather.
LIKELY ARSENAL FORMATION AGAINST AFC Wimbledon( Line Ups)
Arsenal 4-2-3-1 Formation
Predicted Match Result
Arsenal dispatched a more ruthless West Brom and though, Wimbledon offers more threat upfront, it is Arsenal who is more likely to win by 3-0 or more. Pepe, Martinelli and Smith Rowe are all likely to get on the score sheet.
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