Arsenal’s team selection against Wigan tonight? Could be interesting…..


Now this could be an interesting line-up this evening as I am sure that Wenger may do a little tweaking to give some of the fringe players a run-out, in a game that Arsenal could surely win even if Wenger only played his youth team.

In fact if any Wigan fans are looking for a win tonight, then they would be better off staying at home playing blackjack online rather than going to the game!

So I don’t think there is any chance of Wenger resting Szczesny so poor Fabianski will have to carry on seething on the bench. As for the defence, it is highly likely that Djourou will retain his place while Koscielny is out, and will partner Vermaelen in the centre.

Wenger has said that Gibbs is 80% likely to be fit for this game, so I reckon he will play the youngster and give Santos a rest. Jenkinson is also fit but Sagna is also pretty much a certain starter, I don’t think that Wenger will risk more changes at the back unless the game is tied up very quickly and he can come on as sub.

In midfield, Yossi Benayoun has been extremely impressive in big games, but as he can’t face Chelsea at the weekend I think Wenger will certainly start him today on the wing instead of Gervinho. Walcott and Van Persie are irreplaceable at the moment, as I think Song and Arteta are behind them. The one remaining place is a bit more difficult to predict but I see Wenger staying faithful to Ramsey (ahead of Rosicky) as he tries to play the Welshman into regaining his confidence.

Okay thats my predictions. What are yours?

20 thoughts on “Arsenal’s team selection against Wigan tonight? Could be interesting…..

  1. Why is the Chelsea game so important??? If we play a strong team tonight and guarantee the win, we’ll be 8 points clear of the Spuds and 10 points clear of Chelsea before the game is even played.

    I would play a strong team tonight to give us the advantage as Chelsea are currently on form so a draw is the most likely result. And remember, Chelsea have also got to play Liverpool & Newcastle in their run in so I think they might drop points in one of those games.

    Tonight is more important than the Chelsea game. Make sure you get 3 points against the smaller clubs.

      1. i completly concur with Pie. Ramsey should not be anywhere near the starting lineup.Wigan is no threat.they will rely on a physical game and long hopeful passes to the front but our counterattacks will finish them. 3-1 to ARSENAL

  2. He wont risk Gibbs if not 100% fit, certainly not from the start. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Gervino or the ox start on the left this time.

    You never know he might give Arteta a rest and play Rosiky alongside Ramsey

  3. Well, there is no guessing correctly, is there? It is totally mind boggling that Arsenal has a player like Ox, who is just as dangerous as Van persie and Theo and yet Wenger continues to nurture Ramsey at the expense of the team. It beats me and it makes no sense. Ramsey deserves no more than 20 minutes of play towards the end of a game that we have basically wrapped up. Ox deserves at least 45 minutes in each game and should be starting. How on earth will 45 minutes of play turn Ox into a Wilshere? Jack played most games last season for 90 minutes!

  4. Anything involving Ramsy is a disgrace and a shame to football !
    Ramsy is a flop and a shameful part of our team!
    No wonder we are achieving only 4th and clapping like its a trophy when players like Ramsy are given repeated weekly chances to disgrace us with repeated poor displays.
    Ramsy must be sold for any future to arsenal !
    Fact !!!

    1. anything involving fans like u is disgraceful. how can u carve up a kid of 21? who has suffered what he has (losing one of his best friends gary speed in such tragic circumstances) in the last year only a year after coming back from a career threatening injury that by the way Gary Speed pulled him through.

      i really hope you dont have to bury someone close to you and that people dont treat you with such indignity.


  5. A Ramsy injury is the only good news for any arsenal fan!
    Hopefully a horrific leg injury that keeps him on the bench where he belongs!

  6. Djourou is a great threat.Why can’t we give some body else a chance.
    OX also needs to play.

    Jenkinson Vermealen Miguel Santos
    Ox Arteta Yossi
    Theo RVP Gervinjo

  7. v wigan
    sagna djourou vermaelen santos
    ramsey arteta benayoun
    walcott rvp


    v chelsea
    sagna koscielny vermaelen gibbs
    ramsey arteta rosicky
    walcott rvp


  8. i hope alex will start
    its a great game for him to play and have a good game.
    we are at home big pitch a fast winger will get alot of joy in this game.

    v perise needs to start and get a goal or two
    i hope he brakes the 30 goal record set by heny.

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