In two surprises in the starting Xl, Arsene Wenger starts against Liverpool with Sanchez up front, after returning from injury, and Mustafi and Lacazette at the bench for Monreal and Welbeck instead.
The starting Xl is as follows in 3-4-2-1
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
Defenders: Koscielny (captain), Monreal, and Kolasinac.
Midfielders: Bellerin, Xhaka,Ramsey,and Chamberlain
Forward: Ozil,Welbeck,and Sanchez
Bench: Ospina,Coquelin,Walcott,Lacazette,Mustafi,Giroud,and Mertsacker
Mustafi And Chamberlain
With all the rumors about Mustafi and Chamberlain, benching Mustafi makes the rumors about him leaving to Inter Milan more believable. However, Chamberlain starts even though he is linked with a move to Liverpool.