The Starting XI under Emery

Think we’ve had enough games to have a rough idea of what the best team would be going forward. Obviously line ups should always change dependent on the opposition but for me - this is our best XI this season:


    Bellerin - Holding - Sokratis - Monreal

                 Toreira - Xhaka

             Iwobi    - Ozil -  Laca 


Yes, this feels like the best set-up at the moment. If only Iwobi could add some more goals to his game. But I guess that also counts for Auba and arguably Laca, at the moment.


Yeah I tend to agree with the squad we have that 11 is probably our strongest starting 11.


    Bellerin - Leichsteiner - Holding - Monreal

               Toreira - El Neny

             Iwobi     -       Ozil

                  Auba -  Laca

Good shout OP.

Can’t argue with Iwobi’s form and he is undroppable at the moment. But in the scope of the season I still suspect Mkhitaryan/Ramsey on the right would balance us out more.

The Laca/Auba situation’s a bit difficult because Aubameyang has been below par at holding the ball up and playing with his back to goal. Lacazette offers you everything whereas Aubameyang is a specialist at one aspect of play really.

It’s also interesting to see if the double defensive pivot of Xhaka-Torreira will hold a firm grip on things. Ramsey could still find his way in to that pivot.

Ramsey should be benched he just doesn’t fit this team and is ruining the balance