The Premier League football will return on Boxing Day as Arsenal get set to battle it out with West Ham United.
The Gunners have had a good run of the Premier League and with a record first time amassing as much points as they’ve done this season. One would wonder what could be in store for Mikel Arteta’s soldiers.
The return of the Gunners has not been without hiccups as they loose their key player to injury. The impact brought by Gabriel Jesus to the young Arsenal squad cannot be overemphasized but they will go into the game without the Brazilian.
With Reiss Nelson also out due to a hamstring injury, shakezsports.com look into what might be a ideal XI for Mikel Arteta come Boxing Day.
The net will see Aaron Ramsdale return to the gloves after a fruitless World Cup with the four defenders being Zinchenko to the left, followed with Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba as center backs while Ben White plays the right back role.
The midfield picks itself with the trio of Thomas Partey in partnership with Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard.
Forwards will have Gabriel Martinelli to the left wing, Bukayo Saka to the right wing while Eddie Nketiah will be given a chance on the line to prove his worth.
Arsenal Predicted XI vs West Ham United:
Aaron Ramsdale; Zinchenko, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba, Ben White; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard; Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah