The Premier League's injured XI: Featuring FOUR Arsenal stars, Sturridge & Ward-Prowse

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A starting XI consisting of injured players could actually be good enough to finish in the top four of the Premier League...

Such is the current injury crisis engulfing the Premier League that a squad of currently injured players could do very well on its own were its members fit to play a full top-flight season.

Excluding those that will return to action after this weekend, there are a number of medium to long-term absentees for every club in the division right now.

And a starting XI consisting of them (with seven substitutes) might just be good enough to finish in the top four!

In goal, Arsenal's David Ospina is one of four Gunners to make the cut, while Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov would start at left-back.

Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini and Arsenal duo Laurent Koscielny & Mathieu Debuchy would complete the back four, with Aston Villa's Fabian Delph and Southampton's James Ward-Prowse forming the midfield.

Mesut Ozil would play in the no.10 role ahead of the central midfielders, while another Saint would go up front in Jay Rodriguez. Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge would start on the opposite wing, with Radamel Falcao as centre-forward.

Would this team make the top four?

GK - David Ospina

LB - Aleksandar Kolarov

CB- Fabricio Coloccini

CB - Laurent Koscielny

RB - Mathieu Debuchy

CM - Fabian Delph

CM - James Ward-Prowse

CAM - Mesut Ozil

LW - Jay Rodriguez

CF - Radamel Falcao

RW - Daniel Sturridge

Substitutes: Federico Fernandez, Kyle Walker, Emanuele Giaccherini, Alejandro Faurlin, Glenn Whelan, Rolando Aarons, Siem de Jong

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