Arsenal’s Best Possible Starting Squad to Face Manchester United

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Francis Coquelin and Jack Wilshere

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I still believe that this untested partnership could potentially be a devastating duo for the long run at Arsenal. The combined intensity cannot be matched by any other pair in England and with Coquelin already proven, it gives Jack Wilshere a little leeway to find his feet at the role and make his mark.

Wilshere has been impressing lately and it’s time for Arsene Wenger to give the prodigal son of Arsenal another shot in the starting eleven.

The reason I have him in for Santi Cazorla is because of the nature this match threatens to be. In a physical, smash and grab type of affair, I’d rather see a fearless Jack Wilshere in the fold than an easy-going Santi Cazorla. It’s no fault of Cazorla, it’s just the nature of the match.

In case you missed my logic on why Wilshere should start, (view it here), one of the main reasons is because of the opponent. Wilshere was injured against United and I want to see him give a chance for vengeance, particularly against Marouane Fellaini.

As far as Coquelin goes, we saw how fragile this Arsenal team looks without him against Swansea City. I never want to be without him on the pitch again.

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