My Arsenal team for the FA Cup Final
Hi guys, once more we are at the finals and everyone is happy. Me too I am waiting with a big bucket of beer!
I would like to see a different team this weekend. We have had same team for so long and a little change last weekend proved some of the fans here as well as pundits wrong. I am aware they’ll be after my scalp but I’m sorry I will be already sipping cold beer by then!
Straight to the team I’d prefer….
At the back there should be little change with Ospina guarding their rear. The back four have a rapport (whether Gab or Mert) that shall be very much needed this weekend. I mean Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel and Nacho. Inclusion of Gab is simple. The guy has proved in the few games he’s had that he is fast and accurate with a big threat on the other end with his headers. He should get a goal before this season is closed. The opponents also haven’t had enough time to study his skills. I am not against Per, but our opponents, as predicted by others, will park the BUS and try to surprise us on the counter, where that Benteke guy can do damage should Per be up the field trying to score. Its not a good idea to go into a horse race using a donkey!
This part is where some fans could hang me outside the Emirates if I was available. I would drop Le Coq for this game, as Aston Villa shall build the Great Wall of China in their half, and instead go for Ramsey at No. 6? Why? If our defenders keep their discipline and at least two remains behind all the time, Ramsey will be needed to move Box to Box as there shall be no space to give through passes in the final third. For the same reason, I’ll drop Ozil (very unfortunate) and hand the No. 10 slot to the Ox. Ox has proven time and again that he doesn’t fear anyone. If you remember the Champions league, both Dortmund and Monaco games where he played in the middle. He can make those zigzag moves and even puncture that BUS this weekend.
Slot 9 I will hand back to Walcott for several reasons. We do not need hold up. By the way who the hell indoctrinated Arsenal fans with hold up!!!!! We do not need hold up. We need goals! Last weekend, Walcott’s second goal – he was on the floor and within seconds he rose-up, manoeuvered two defenders and poked the ball just before it was blocked. That’s what pace and instincts do in front of the goal. His last tap-in was commendable as well because if it was the mighty King of Hold up, he would be showing us his tongue. I mean we do not have many chances to waste!!
As for Giroud – please wait for the last 20 minutes when the game is won. I would leave Alexis on the left wing and Cazorla at No. 8. There is no need to justify this I guess. Since Welbeck (my first choice on the right flank) is ruled out. I’d experiment again with Wilshere. He shall offer penetration (Sanchez, Wilshere, Cazorla, th Ox and Ramsey all can penetrate to diverse degrees). We must penetrate this great wall I am dreaming of. I hope Wenger can bring on Ozil or Giroud according to how the game changes and at the right time… not too late.
Final team selection
Wilshere- The Ox(I like his attitude) -Alexis
Bench: Giroud,Ozil,Zchez,Gibbs,Gnabry,Rosisky,Le Coq
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