Predicted PSV XI vs Arsenal

Ruud van Nistelrooy will face his biggest test yet as PSV manager when he and his side take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

After a disappointing period, the Dutch side look to have turned a corner in recent weeks, winning their last four matches with 17 goals to their name and just two against.

They’ll have to take another step forward if they want to keep that run going through with Arsenal being one of the best teams in Europe thus far this season, sitting top of the Premier League.

If they can get a result, they’ll be in good shape to make it out of their Europa League group, with them currently three points clear of Bodo/Glimt with a game in hand

To combat Arsenal’s threat, Van Nistelrooy is considering switching to a back five for the match according to the Eindhovens Dagblad, moving away from his usual 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 systems.

He has a near-fully fit group of players to choose from, although the returning Luuk de Jong, Mauro Junior and Noni Madueke likely won’t come straight back into the starting XI.

Given that, here’s how PSV are most likely to line up in London:

Benítez; Mwene, Ramalho, Branthwaite, Obispo, Max; Sangare, Veerman, Gutierrez; Simons, Gakpo.


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