Posted on August 15, 2015 by ADMIN

Arsenal to go straight back to Bellerin?

THere was some great news for Arsenal fans this week on the fitness of Hector Bellerin, after the young Spanish international defender had to miss out on the first Premier League game of the season with a thigh problem. Knowing the way that the Gunners have been hit by injury problems over the last few years, I for one was fearing a long spell on the sidelines.

But Arsene Wenger has allayed those fears and assured us that the talented and pacy right back is match fit and ready to play. But does that mean that we should have him straight back into the starting line up? He was brilliant for us for most of last season, while Mathieu Debuchy may still be a bit rusty after playing so little during the last year but I am not so sure.

Sunday´s opponents Crystal Palace had a good opening day win and their wide men Jason Puncheon and Wilfried Zaha did a lot of the damage to Norwich City, so I would be inclined to go with the more defensively solid of our options at full back. For me that is Monreal and Debuchy.

But there is also an argument that we need to be more direct and creative with Wenger´s somewhat negative tactics against the Hammers being blamed for last week´s loss. Maybe the best way to neutralise the threat of the Palace wingers is to make sure they are having to defend. So that would be Gibbs and Debucky.

Who would you start with?

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25 thoughts on “Arsenal to go straight back to Bellerin?

    1. josh37

      Dude, whatever you’re disappointed.
      Debuchy’s an international quality RB who had an unfortunate last season with injuries. To jump on his back when he really didn’t have that bad of a game and created a few of our better chances is ridiculous. A few of his crosses were deadly, and when Ramsey took the shot from deep instead of using the runner I thought that was our best chance of the game, just didn’t use him. He had a paddock!
      Mertesacker hate’s just stupid. It’s the same old pace excuse, but yet somehow whatever opposition we face rarely gets in behind… It’s funny, it’s almost as if him and Kos playing together for so long have developed an understanding together and use the high-line to good effect?? Strange isn’t it? And the high-line helps our high pressure system, which is vital when applying pressure and ball retention… But he’s slow right??
      Coquelin, even an absolute numpty could see his first half season in the team had a massive effect on us. Cazorla took over as DLP, Coquelin wins the ball back, and hey presto!! Our win percentage improves drastically… Probably coincidence…
      Giroud. 19 goals, spent 3 1/2 months out. But ergh!!! Tap-ins!! I hate them, why can’t he do something fancy instead of using his strength and positioning. He didn’t score against Chelsea so the fact that he scored against all the other big teams in important wins is irrelevant.
      Welbeck… Yeah I hate it when players don’t set the world alight in their first season at a new club as well. Considering he’s old age and vast experience he’ll probably never improve.

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    1. josh37

      Well done mate…. Proving how absolutely knee-jerky and illogical fans can be after a loss. Congrats.

      Yep, let’s throw Chambers in a positions he’s NEVER played for us in a game we need to bounce back and walk away with three points.. Sounds like a reeeeeally good idea.
      The Coquelin – Cazorla combo should be scrapped after one bad performance and neglect all the games where they’ve absolutely dominated together.. There’s absolutely ZERO chance they could ever possibly improve on the first game of the season!!
      And yeah… Let’s drop Mertesacker. Our first-choice CB pairing, played together for seasons but let’s just scrap it. He was after all the one at fault for both goals on the weekend… Oh no! wait! no he wasn’t, unless I’m missing something… By all means please explain?

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  1. Onesman

    Yes. Goes without saying after Debuchy’s last performance, hope he can step up and push Hector for a starting place because from what i saw last week he deserves the dench bench

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  2. Greg

    I would go with hector bellerin at R/B against crystal palace, to be fair he has been great and consistent for us in right back position. so why starting him should be a problem?

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  3. FT

    I predict :
    -we bounce back and win against CP
    – the players post loads of selfies
    -Wenger uses the win to justify no spending
    -we continue to be linked with loads of players but buy no one (except maybe a teenager or 2 for the reserves)
    – we finish 4th and lament only for injuries we would have won the league
    – get to the last 16 in CL
    – have a good cup run

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    1. josh37

      Points for originality mate!!
      Glad to see you’re really getting behind the current squad

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    2. vijaygunner

      3 points on match day is all we need, couldn’t care less about later.

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  4. vijaygunner

    If he’s fit then its a no-brainer to start him ahead of debuchy. Bellerin gives us more width on the right hand side had he started against west ham both chamberlain and bellerin could’ve caused problems for cresswell. Against palace I’m guessing it’ll be bolasie v bellerin or b. sako v bellerin both bolasie and b. sako are pacey and skillfull so yeah Bellerin to start.

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  5. leo

    L’Equipe reports that the English club that initiated talks for Njie is Arsenal we have not made an offer Only contacted OL. could be due to welbz injury We can do better Clinton N’Jie I like the idea to p*ss off spurs but surely he is not what we need would be disappointed if he is our attacking signing

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    1. leo

      Clinton N’Jie has already had his medical with spuds waiting to see about arsenal offer looooool

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  6. leo

    west ham are in talks with Valencia for negredo would love us to go for him if we can’t have any striker he would be a good choice & please don’t tell this that he is similar to giroud he is way better than giroudless

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  7. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Let’s not dismiss moneytalks starting XI. It is a tempting starts. But would Bellerin be that sharp to start and Chambers at where? I think the Boss could start them in our next game after this Palace game. We had a bad lose last week. The Boss shouldn’t wait until we had another one before introducing some changes into his starting XI. To forestall another dropped points, Something had to be done to arrest that lackluster Gunners performance starts of last week. In the light of changes, I don’t see anything condemnable as such in moneytalks starters. As we all know the Boss, he will disagree with that starts. And I presume make the following starts. Cech. BellerinRhino’KoscielnyMonreal. CoquelinRamsey. OxladeOzilSanchez. Walcott. Those starters are good with only 2 changes done to his starts that started the WH game. A good starts wins the games. My own starts: Cech. DebuchyRhino’KoscielnyGibbs. ArtetaCoquelin. OxladeOzilSanchez. Walcott. I have introduced 4 changes to the starts that started the WH match. But Chambers at Attacking Defensive Midfielder? Not for me.

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  8. Lethal Prince 9

    @Josh37, why wasting time explaining to others who have already decided that for themselves that no matter what we will come 4th, and end up in Round 16 of CL. They will always imagine that our business including a “world class striker” and a “world class DM” should have been completed way before we have started the league.Even if the team is rejecting our bid for their star striker, Wenger should do it anyhow…

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    1. Lethal Prince 9

      Oh wait my bad…. teams are not rejecting our bid…. THEY DONT WANT TO SELL THEIR STAR STRIKER

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  9. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Let’s not dismiss moneytalks starting XI. It is a tempting starts. But would Bellerin be that sharp to start and Chambers at where? I think the Boss could start them in our next game after this Palace game. We had a bad lose last week. The Boss shouldn’t wait until we had another one before introducing some changes into his starting XI. To forestall another dropped points, Something had to be done to arrest that lackluster Gunners performance starts of last week. In the light of changes, I don’t see anything condemnable as such in moneytalks starters. As we all know the Boss, he will disagree with that starts. And I presume he will make the following starts. Cech. BellerinRhino’KoscielnyMonreal. CoquelinRamsey. OxladeOzilSanchez. Walcott. Those starters are good with only 2 changes done to his starts that started the WH game. A good starts wins the games. My own starts: Cech. DebuchyRhino’KoscielnyGibbs. ArtetaCoquelin. OxladeOzilSanchez. Walcott. I have introduced 4 changes to the starts that started the WH match. But Chambers at Attacking Defensive Midfielder? Not for me.

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    1. josh37

      Ok… So I rate Arteta and I think his role is undervalued by a lot of fans.
      But Cazorla in the deeper position is very, very close to the first name on the team sheet for me. (Actually, probably Sanchez, Kos then Cazorla and Ozil for a tight third)
      Sanchez and Bellerin will give us some much needed width, with presumably Ox on the right, or maybe Theo. It’s very important to have our chief technicians in the middle. Our best defence is a good offence 🙂 keep them on the back foot with high pressure, which we failed to do at West Ham.

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  10. Twig

    According to journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, Arsenal have offered £45M for Benzema and player willing to come.

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    1. josh37

      There’s been a lot of tweets going on that we’ve got something big happening. Been going pretty much all month. Can’t help but think maybe RM are trying to secure another deal which may be holding it up (Reus, Pogba?)
      Who knows? We haven’t brought in a marquee player yet… Surely if it’s as big a name as Benzema he’ll recoup a lot of the outlay in shirt-sales and endorsements.

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  11. royalman

    To sign a great striker takes time, Wenger should try harder to buy one. Bellerin remains our 1st rb now. We should also reconsider this Cech No one role, am not convinced abt his performance at all.

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  12. 17sanchez

    Debuchy should start this one..bellerin may get destroyed by bolasie who is very tricky plus very powerful….Martial and young tore him apart and bolasie is the same kind of player imo

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