UNAI EMERY could mix up Arsenal’s formation as well as the starting XI for the Europa League clash against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.
The Gunners have been heavily criticised following their shambolic second half display against Watford as they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2.
It has been claimed that senior figures at the club are concerned by Emery’s insistence on playing out from the back as pressure begins to mount on the Spaniard.
Since the ex-Paris Saint Germain boss replaced Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, Arsenal have given away the most penalties in the Premier League, as well as committing the most blunders.
And with the North London side to face their toughest test in Group F tomorrow in Germany, Emery knows changes have to be made to avoid defeat against the Bundesliga outfit.
He could opt to play a narrow 4-4-2 diamond formation – similar to how Arsenal were set up in their 3-1 defeat against Liverpool last month.
Emiliano Martinez could start his first Gunners game since the 2016/17 season with current No1 Bernd Leno to be given a rest.
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Full-backs Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney are still not ready for selection after only returning to full training last week, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac likely to keep their positions in the side.
Calum Chambers could be recalled to the starting XI for the first time since the win against Newcastle on the opening weekend of the season, with David Luiz to potentially partner him at the back.
Rob Holding is believed to be in contention to start, with the England youth international to potentially get some minutes off the bench.
Lucas Torreira could slot back in at defensive midfield after being dropped against Watford, with Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos playing just in front of him.
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And Mesut Ozil could slot in at No10 following his impressing opening 45 minute display against the Hornets in what was his first appearance of the season.
Nicolas Pepe could partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up top with Emery – and every Arsenal fan – hoping the Ivorian finally gets off the mark following his £72million switch from Lille.
Alexandre Lacazette will no play in the game with the French forward not expected back until October, while the likes of Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Martinelli could feature off the bench against Frankfurt.