ARSENAL vs.PSV: lineup against PSV, Saka is rested and Havertz is given a new responsibility

ARSENAL vs.PSV: lineup against PSV, Saka is rested and Havertz is given a new responsibility

Mikel Arteta receives advice from the writers of London regarding the starting lineup for Arsenal’s match against PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League.

It’s the second of three crucial games for Arsenal in a week.

They open their UEFA Champions League campaign at home against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night, which is four days before the North London Derby.

The Gunners will be aiming to win their first match in the competition since defeating Basel in the group stage nearly seven years ago as they return to Europe’s top table for the first time since the 2016–17 season.

But is Mikel Arteta thinking about switching positions given the impending Tottenham Hotspur match?

Well, after a summer spending spree of more than £200 million, he does have the depth in the squad to make changes, and it will be interesting to see how he goes about it given that players like Aaron Ramsdale, Kai Havertz, and Gabriel Jesus are all vying for starting spots after being named to the bench for the 1-0 victory over Everton.

This season, football will therefore be discussed for the first time prior to a UEFA Champions League match.

London authors Tashan Deniran-Alleyne, Tom Canton, and Kaya Kaynak are present to assist the Spanish tactician.

The starting lineups for Arsenal’s matchup with PSV Eindhoven are listed below.

Chief writer for Arsenal is Kaya Kaynak.

For this Champions League opener, I would look to rotate the pack quite a bit if I were Mikel Arteta.

The match against Spurs is on Sunday, and given their record under Ange Postecoglu, Arsenal will need to field their strongest team to stand a chance of earning a crucial home victory.

Goal is where the rotation begins.

Although I wouldn’t have the courage to replace Aaron Ramsdale, I would have the courage to do so, as Arteta suggested that we might see an in-game goalkeeping substitution fairly soon. I believe that starting David Raya for all three games this week would send a clear message about the goalkeeping hierarchy at Arsenal this year and run the risk of alienating Ramsdale.

It would have been wiser, in my opinion, to bring back the England goalkeeper for his Champions League.

Though I would be tempted to insert Takehiro Tomiyasu at left back, the defense largely chooses itself. Alex Zinchenko’s importance to the team was demonstrated against Everton, and Tomiyasu ought to be more than capable of filling in against PSV at home.

Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, and Martin Odegaard would all be my top priorities in midfield. Fabio Vieira played well against Everton, but a goal in the same match where he scored the game-winning goal a few years ago might be just what Havertz needs to launch his Arsenal career.

Leandro Trossard begins on the left because I wouldn’t gamble with Gabriel Martinelli’s fitness up front.

Although Bukayo Saka is a clear choice for the right, I think I’d stick with Eddie Nketiah once more in order to ensure that Gabriel Jesus is fully fit for Spurs.

The starting eleven for Kaynak against PSV is as follows: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz; Saka, Nketiah, Trossard.

Tom Canton is an Arsenal author.

Rotation should come with a placeholder of risk because PSV are Arsenal’s toughest opponents in their group. Yes, the North London Derby is this weekend, but momentum leading up to it is crucial, so changes to the strongest XI should be carefully considered.

Nevertheless, as I’m listing the eleven, I’ve managed to make seven changes from the group that defeated Everton.

But several players who join for the midweek match would also start for me on the weekend.

Oleksandr Zinchenko and William Saliba may be the two players on defense who are most susceptible to injury, in my opinion.

The full-back positions are taken by Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jakub Kiwior, with Ben White moving inside and Gabriel Magalhaes joining him.

It makes sense for Aaron Ramsdale to resume his top position behind them and between the posts, albeit in the Champions League.

It’s still a fascinating dynamic in goal, but David Raya is probably just slightly a better pick for the weekend derby.

Jorginho and Declan Rice serve as the center of the midfield, with Rice slightly farther forward.

This grants the Italian some crucial time and frees Rice to team up with Martin Odegaard.

Where I kind of veered off course is up top. I would then bring in Kai Havertz and give Bukayo Saka some much-needed rest at this point.

It’s somewhat experimental, but I like what I saw in the Community Shield and think two players like Jesus and Trossard would benefit from the German’s style of play as a nine.

I’d switch in Gabriel Jesus on the right, allowing him and Leandro Trossard to play off the target man of Havertz.

Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Kiwior; Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard; Gabriel Jesus, Havertz, and Trossard make up Canton’s starting lineup for the Arsenal match against PSV.

Tashan Deniran-Alleyne is a writer for Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta should name his strongest team and limit substitutions because Arsenal needs to get off to the best possible start in this group.

The North London Derby against Tottenham is approaching, but we must take each game as it comes.

Takehiro Tomiyasu would replace Ben White at right-back in the lineup I’m suggesting from the one-goal victory over Everton at the weekend.

In addition to needing a break, PSV’s Noa Lang is in excellent shape, and I believe the Japan international is better suited for that conflict.

Fabio Vieira, who performed admirably at Goodison Park, merits a second start in the middle of the field.

The Dutch team is very attack-minded, so when they advance they risk leaving gaps behind. As a result, the Portuguese playmaker may have more opportunities to take advantage of open areas and serve as Arsenal’s primary creative force.

Leandro Trossard will start on the left side up front while Bukayo Saka will start on the right.

The temptation during the middle is to recall Gabriel Jesus in place of Eddie Nketiah, but I’d keep the Brazilian fresh for Sunday and remain confident in the Gunners’ no.

Despite an underwhelming performance against Everton, 14.

Arsenal starting lineup for Deniran-Alleyne’s match against PSV: Raya; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Vieira; Saka, Nketiah, Trossard.

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