Posted on August 15, 2015 by ADMIN

Arsenal flying forwards the key to beating Crystal Palace

There is little doubt that Arsene Wenger will have been working hard with the Arsenal squad in training this week, with the aim of getting the Gunners to put right the problems that led to our shock home defeat to West Ham last Sunday.

There is a lot for the boss to work on for sure, because Arsenal were poor all over the pitch, but one of the main aims must surely to be our failure to create many chances despite dominating possession. And while our lack of chances left Olivier Giroud with not a lot to work on, I think that Wenger might just shuffle his pack and start with Theo Walcott through the middle tomorrow.

This would not be a punishment for Giroud but a tactical switch and one I think could be a great move. With Alexis Sanchez fit and ready to go and with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looking good and having been the only player that impressed in our first game, Arsenal would have a front three blessed with blistering pace and danger.

With Crystal Palace in good confidence and playing at home, they are likely to be more adventurous than West Ham were and that should bring our counter attacking more into play. So are the Ox, Alexis and Walcott going to be the key to Arsenal bouncing straight back with a much needed win?

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59 thoughts on “Arsenal flying forwards the key to beating Crystal Palace

  1. mall-gooner

    Wenger has to keep it simple and play players at their best position.

    Cech
    bellerin. Gabriel Boss. Monreal
    Cazorla Coquelin
    Ox. Ozil. Sanchez
    Walcott

    depend on situation bring Giroud or Ramsey later.
    we have to win this match at any cost.

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    1. Arsenal007

      Hope you know the moment we win (regardless of how low the margin…or how poorly we play) Wenger will brag for the next week that the team has got their ‘mental strength’ and ‘team cohesion’ (his favorite words) back.
      And that is bye bye transfer window. ☺

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      so we have a “KEY”???……Yet Wenger tries to unlock the doors of success with his middle finger……. Duh!

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    3. RedReigns

      People on JustArsenal be like…
      2015-16 Carl Jenkinson GK clean sheets: 1
      2015-16 Petr Cech GK clean sheets: 0
      #WengerOut

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    4. Ks-Gunner

      Thats our strongest line up, but Wenger will never bench Ramsey, so you will find Ox on the bench and Ramsey on the wing, and also, Merti will play for Gabriel with Giroud playing instead of Walcott.

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    5. ThirdManJW

      @mall-goonner

      I love that line-up. Problem is – Mertesacker and Ramsey will not be dropped, and Wenger loves putting players in the wrong positions. I sometimes wonder why he even bothered buying Gabriel.

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  2. juhislihis

    Congrats Jon Toral for scoring his second of the season for Birmingham! Fine shot from 25 yards out!

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  3. Eddy Hoyte

    Carl Jenkison: 1 EPL match 1 clean sheet…Peter Cech 1 EPL match: 0 clean sheet

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    1. Eddy Hoyte

      don’t take it too serious folks..i know Cech is world class and will play an important role for us this season

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      1. SoOpa AeoN

        @Eddy Hoyte……Not sure u actually did see the final scores…….. Did u mean the 1st Leg result of WESTHAM vs LEICESTER in 2015/2016 season?

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          1. Eddy Hoyte

            WH keeper got a red card,and they already used their sub,(meanwhile they were already losing) a player had to fill in, CJ did that

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  4. Greg

    Dont forget cech will a major key between the sticks for us against crystal palace also! Coyg!

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    1. ArseOverTit

      It what way? Negative or positive?

      All is unknown..let’s wait and see shall we.

      I really thought Cech like someone said would give us 10-15 more points a season..not so sure now.

      Time will tell.

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  5. YingYang69

    I reckon he will go with Giroud myself. Palace are a difficult team to play right now and Theo Im not sure would be the right choice. If we have space then yeah Theo could inflict damage, but I expect it to be tight right up til we get the first goal ..if we get it that is. It could be a little bit scrappy and Theo can go missing in these types of circumstances.

    I like the idea of the blistering pace but again it depends on how adventurous our opponents will be. Giroud Sanchez and Ox/Theo are well capable of breaking palace down. I only hope that Wenger makes changes early if it is not working.

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  6. Greg

    Looking for us to respond against crystal palace tomorrow, we need to take care of business at selhurst park there is no room for complacency!

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    1. ArseOverTit

      There never is but somehow we have the ability to do so too frequently.

      #getTinyAdamsToShoutInstucionsToThePlayersWithAMegaphone!

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      404 error!……statement incomplete……… Where’s ur usual “COYG” at the end of it Greg?

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  7. SoOpa AeoN

    Not sure u actually did see the final scores…….. Did u mean the 1st Leg result of WESTHAM vs LEICESTER in 2015/2016 season?

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  8. Jimbeam

    Can someone, preferably an AKB explain to me this transfer window?

    Why do we have only a single signing?
    Why is Flamini still in the team?
    Why does it take Arsene so long to see the weaknesses and do something about them?
    Why is Giroud after 3 years still our single natural striker?
    Does Coquelin need a backup, if so where is he?
    Why is Wenger not giving a chance to Gabriel? If he is not good enough do we need another CB?
    Is he waiting for the result of Palace game? if so why?
    In general I really just want to understand why we are not spending money to upgrade the team?

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    1. _mxrky

      really struggling to see why your comment was thumbed down. Probably another delusional brainwashed arsenal fan who thinks our team and MANAGER are good enough to win the league

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      1. YingYang69

        Well if we win the league this year or at least put up a fight coming close well then all your answers are answered. Also if we do manage to bag one of the big name signings we are said to be chasing well then it comes down to impatience and speaking too soon. Last couple seasons there was huge outgoings and many arrivals and now it is about star names.

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            1. YingYang69

              Jimbeam, I can’t count the different topics and subjects I have commented on. It is you or people like you who bitch and moan every freaking day and then you have the audacity to claim I am always on the same page.

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    2. JAmerican

      The Gabriel situation puzzles me as well. We talk about Chelsea buying players and benching them but I see us doing the same to Gabriel. You’re telling me he’s not good enough to dethrone either of Kosielny or Mertesacker front the starting 11 after being with us now for some 8 months give or take? I thought we were buying players of first team quality now. Feel bad for him in a sense…

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      1. Segy Turner

        im not saying Gabriel shouldnt dethrone Per, but if i recall, fans asked for a backup CD last season. So if he was brought in as a backup, i dont quite get why you’d complain about buying him to sit out on the bench.
        It would be the same thing asking for cover for le Coq, & when he comes in, you still complain about not having bought him for the first team.

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        1. JAmerican

          Not complaining and I clearly said I thought we started buying first team players now. Maybe you should raise your standards because that mentality which you carry is why we will never be champions for a while to come. You improve your team by buying better not constantly spending on backups. If the starters can’t win us the league how on earth do you think the bench players will do it. I’m sorry 3rd, 4th or the FA CUP is no longer enough for what we try to portray ourselves as.

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    3. ArseOverTit

      There are not suffecient quality players out there for Arsenal.

      We are ineffective at transfer dealings or just not interested in strengthening (WHY?)

      Wenger & co don’t know how to offload players (flamini).

      Arsene is no longer astute at seeing what the team needs and is not competent at selecting a balanced team. Hence our midfield overload of like minded ayers playing out of position.

      Wenger believes OG & TW will terrify opposition and will bag lots of goals.

      Gabriel can barely say ‘good morning’ and therefore cannot communicate. Per on the other hand cannot run.

      We need a Coquelin backup but Le Scoff has Arteta and flamini and for him that is suffecient.

      Any more questions, drop me an email at
      Jose@chelski.com

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    4. ArseOverTit

      There are not suffecient quality players out there for Arsenal.

      We are ineffective at transfer dealings or just not interested in strengthening (WHY?)

      Wenger & co don’t know how to offload players (flamini).

      Arsene is no longer astute at seeing what the team needs and is not competent at selecting a balanced team. Hence our midfield overload of like minded ayers playing out of position.

      Wenger believes OG & TW will terrify opposition and will bag lots of goals.

      Gabriel can barely say ‘good morning’ and therefore cannot communicate. Per on the other hand cannot run.

      We need a Coquelin backup but Le Scoff has Arteta and flamini and for him that is suffecient.

      Any more questions, drop me an email at
      Jose(at)chelski.com

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    5. moneytalks

      Wenger has no tactics, plays his favourite players over better players, gives long term contracts to average and injury prone players, hates strong physical players, plays players out of position,
      always looking for excuse like refrees and saying other teams played more in pre season, doesnt spend money on players required like if we need strikers he will buy CAM, waits for other teams to buy top players and signs average on deadline day, calls accident when we lose, talks cohesion and mental strength when we beat terrible teams and win mickey mouse trophy like
      Asia cup and community shield.

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  9. pdstrijders

    Honestly our fans are so annoying. I dont even argue no more when people say that Arsenal got the worst fans

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  10. _mxrky

    On the other hand, some delusional arsena fans still seem to think that benzema is on the sam level as giroud. Please stop looking at stats and actually watch them play and you’ll see the clear difference in ability. There’s a reason why Benzema is ahead of Giroud in france’s national squad

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      You can’t ignore the stats, they are the facts 😲
      if we all had the same opinion’s and likes,
      We would be nothing more than lemmings 😂

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  11. sevenitti

    Storming forwards and parking the bus infront of their box, recipe for a draw. We have Sanchez, Ox and Walcott to counter them to pieces, why waste such an ability?

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  12. sam-afc

    i do not want to see özil or Ramsey playing on the wings tomorrow Wenger….. Just don’t do it

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    1. moneytalks

      Dont tell that to Wenger he will play 6 CM against Crystal Palace. Mr Bean wannabe is becoming
      bigger joke than Mr Bean himself.

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  13. FT

    Why do we have only a single signing?

    Eh becos we re eh looking for ze qualitee and it is not lik a ze zupemarket

    Why is Flamini still in the team?

    Cos he is fantanstique but eh nooo bodi vants him and he vont go

    Why does it take Arsene so long to see the weaknesses and do something about them?

    You c veakness I zee potential

    Why is Giroud after 3 years still our single natural striker?

    Ze door was not big enuf 4 Girouds head and Bendtners head 2 get tru zo won had 2 go.

    Does Coquelin need a backup, if so where is he?

    If Podgba becomes available for £10m we will zign im.

    Why is Wenger not giving a chance to Gabriel? If he is not good enough do we need another CB?

    He is gud enuf but we keep him in squad for 3 years to learn and zen wee will loan him to West Ham

    Is he waiting for the result of Palace game? if so why?

    Non zat game is all about ze result but if wee lose it is about the performance and if it’s bad it’s a how you say a wake up call for us to do better with what we have

    In general I really just want to understand why we are not spending money to upgrade the team?

    Ze argent is available but more will be available if we do not spend

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      can’t understand why thr are so much “zens”, “zats” and “zans” in ur comment!………….. Oriental?

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      1. FT

        I thought the same afterwards – more German than French , never been good at languages

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        1. YingYang69

          Definitely German. I always thought it was funny how some people who only know their own language (usually English) do slate a foreigner who is speaking multiple languages, always seemed a bit ignorant to me.

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  14. _mxrky

    honestly believe sanogo wil be like a new sig when he comes back! Too bade comes back next season 🙁

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  15. Ks-Gunner

    He is not stupid. He just pretends and acts like he rates some of his players a lot, with the goal not to spend money.

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  16. JAmerican

    Now Alan Pardew has said Palace are catching up to Arsenal. You know sh*t is real when lower team managers have that type of confidence against us. Yet here we are worried about worried about Chelsea, Utd, City and Liverpool when clubs like Palace, Stoke, Everton and Swansea are stepping it up whom by the way have already either given us a hard time in the past or just flat out embarrassed us on their day. Just saying, need I not remind you what already happened on opening day at “HOME” to the Hammers. Your move Wenger…

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  17. ArseOverTit

    I think in time we will realise what a bad day at the office we spent on the opening day of the premier league.

    Hungry teams there are in the PL smelling blood and easy meat!

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  18. JAmerican

    Howard Webb says he made the wrong call for the Liverpool penalty against us. Are you f**king kidding me guy, of all the teams you single out Arsenal. What of all those others loaded with f**king divers. Pathetic excuse for a ref.

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  19. Gigi2

    OT
    Not too many rumours in the media today.
    That Pole from Sevilla looks like a very good deal. Hope we get him.

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  20. Aussie Jack

    There is no doubt in my mind that the `flying forwards` for the Palace match should be SANCHEZ. WALCOTT & OX-CHAMBERLAIN. If I see Ramsey on the wing I`ll support Palace.

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  21. alugunner

    Admin. where is my post on this site? why did you delete or hide my post? Did you personally disliked my comment or what?

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