Arsenal FC have officially revealed their starting Xl that will be playing today in the Premier League Matchday 30 against Watford FC at home, Emirates Stadium, where the starting Xl and the bench included several surprises where several key players have been dropped completely from the squad, and some are benched.
Arsene Wenger, Arsenal’s manager, decided to risk this game in the Premier League by making several changes such as dropping completely Arsenal’s captain, Laurent Koscielny, alongside with the Walish midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, who is going through a good time after the return from injury, and Arsene Wenger decided to replace them with the Egyptian international midfielder, Mohamed Elneny, and the English youngster defender, Rob Holding.
Arsenal’s official account on Twitter has revealed the reason behind these changes, and the account said that Arsene Wenger wants to rest the duo during this match after they played against AC Milan a few days ago.
On the other hand, the English midfielder, Jack Wilshere, is dropped from the starting Xl and is benched where he is expected to play if the result isn’t in Arsenal’s favor in place of Mohamed Elneny, who is a defensive midfielder.
Arsene Wenger seems he is focusing and taking the European competition, Europa League, seriously where he is resting some players for the match on Thursday against AC Milan at home, Emirates Stadium, where Arsenal have already won 2-0 away from home last Thursday in the San Siro, AC Milan’s stadium, and Arsenal can’t let AC Milan score any goal if Arsene Wenger wants to qualify for the next stage.
Moreover, Arsenal’s hopes in playing Champions League football depend on winning the Europa League after being so far away in the Premier League from the top four with the fierce competition of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs to be in the top four as well.