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Four changes for Arsenal v Olympiacos in Champions League 0

Posted on September 29, 2015 by admin

Even though Arsenal are right up against it after losing the first Champions League group game two weeks ago and even though we do not play again until late on Sunday, Arsene Wenger is going to rotate his starting XI for the second group game against the Greek side Olympiakos tonight.

I think the Frenchman will make four changes, which might sound a lot in a game we simply have to win, but there are good reasons for all of them. David Ospina was promised plenty of game time by Wenger in the summer to stop him leaving and so he is likely to feature in most, if not all, of our cup games.

Arsenal starting XI for EPL away day at Leicester 0

Posted on September 26, 2015 by admin

This really is a massive game for Arsenal; as a win would confirm that the Gunners have bounced back from two damaging defeats in a row and would leaves us looking pretty good for a Premier League title challenge, while a defeat would sap all the confidence gained from a north London derby win and confirm that it has been a well below par start to the season.

So there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger wants his strongest line up out there, although an injury problem to Coquelin is not allowing him to do that. Santi Cazorla is back after a one game ban and I think Wenger has to stick Flamini next to the Spaniard in the middle to give us energy and bite.

Arsenal´s STRONG starting XI for Tottenham cup clash 0

Posted on September 23, 2015 by admin

Arsenal fans have got used to the manager doing things his way and often seemingly against the general consensus of what he needs to do at certain times, so I would not be totally surprised to see the Frenchman stick with his usual policy of making big chances in the early rounds of the cup competitions.

This time, however, I think that Arsene Wenger will react to the situation and the fact that Arsenal are in dire need of a pick me up and a good result. So I am expecting a strong line up for the Capital One cup game against Tottenham this evening.

Arsenal XI for Chelsea – BFG and Walcott to start 0

Posted on September 19, 2015 by admin

The way that the Premier League fixture schedule worked out means that the game today will be the second time Arsenal have faced one of our big EPL rivals already and that adds extra pressure. But the same is true of Chelsea as they have already lost to Man City and are in a much worse position in the league than Arsenal.

Chelsea also have a few injury problems at both ends of the pitch, with Courtois out for a long spell with injury and with Pedro, Falcao and Willian out of action. That is quite a serious weakening of their attacking options and it puts a lot of onus on Diego Costa and Hazard.

Arsenal starting XI for Dinamo Zagreb with FOUR changes 0

Posted on September 16, 2015 by admin

We already knew that Arsene Wenger would be making at least two changes to the Arsenal starting line up from Saturday´s win over Stoke City, as he told us that Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin were staying at home for a rest ahead of the Chelsea clash.

But with less than three days between games, those will not be the only changes made. Mathieu Debuchy will come in for Bellerin and I would be amazed if Kieran Gibbs did not replace Monreal on the other flank as well. As Ramsey has been playing on the right, he could be replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain but I think he will bring in Giroud and push Walcott out wide instead.

Arsenal starting XI for Stoke – NO Giroud!! 1

Posted on September 12, 2015 by admin

Arsenal could hardly have asked for a better game to get back into Premier League action with. We may have had our problems when playing against Stoke City in recent years, but they have always come at the Britannia Stadium, while the Gunners have claimed all three points in the last seven games against them at the Emirates stadium.

And with Stoke missing quite a few key players in Shawcross, Afellay, Adam, Johnson, Diouf, Arnautovic and Odemwingie, the game today should provide a goo and important win for Arsenal. It should also allow Arsene Wenger a bit of leeway in his team selection and I think that will mean that he gives Theo Walcott another go in the centre forward role.

Arsenal to start same XI for Newcastle away 0

Posted on August 29, 2015 by admin

Hopefully this will be the last match for which Arsenal will have to do without the first choice centre defensive pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. Judging from what Arsene Wenger said in his press conference on Thursday though, neither will be available for selection today, leaving Gabriel and Chambers to fill in again.

If that is the case then I see no reason why the manager will not go with the same starting line-up that managed a point at home to Liverpool on Monday night. There are changes that the Frenchman could make, such as bringing his fellow countryman Debuchy back in to face his former team mates, but I think that Wenger is looking for some consistency and rhythm and until he finds it I don’t think he will tinker.

Arsenal starting XI for FA cup final with Walcott IN!! 2

Posted on May 30, 2015 by admin

So this is it Gooners, Arsenal’s last game of the current season is very close now and Arsene Wenger needs his players to dig deep for one last performance against Aston Villa at Wembley to make sure that history is made by the club and the manager today.

So as Wenger aims to become only the second manager to win the famous old trophy six times and the only man to do it since the war, his team selection today could be the most important ever. And with the Gunners having the chance to go past Man United to be the most successful club in FA cup history, we need him to get it right.

Arsenal line up for West Brom – Walcott to START 0

Posted on May 24, 2015 by admin

There has been some talk from Arsene Wenger about the situation at Arsenal with Theo Walcott and getting the England forward to sign an extension to his current contract which is about to enter its final year.

But with just today´s final Premier League game with West Brom and the FA cup final with Aston Villa left to play, Walcott has yet to complete a game for the Gunners this season. So if the boss is still not quite sure about his fitness or whether he should be a starter in our best XI then today is the best chance to give the player a full 90 minutes.

SHOCK Arsenal starting XI for Sunderland clash! 1

Posted on May 20, 2015 by admin

With Arsene Wenger having spoken about consistency and cohesion in the build up to this last but one game of the Premier League campaign, most people were not expecting many changes to the Arsenal team. And with the Frenchman having selected the same line up for the last six league games in a row, it could easily have been seven.

But a touch of flu for Laurent Koscielny means that Wenger is likely to start Gabriel and I do not think the changes will stop there. I am actually expecting Wenger to pull a bit of a surprise on Sunderland and their manager Dick Advocaat who will surely have prepared his team to nullify our passing and creative game.

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