Posted on January 30, 2018 by ADMIN

Confirmed team for Swansea v Arsenal – No Mkhi and where is Jack Wilshere?

So we have a new look Arsenal side at last, although we are still waiting for our other massive signing. The official Arsenal site was expecting Mkhitaryan to make his debut, and so did we….

So here was my prediction today

Cech
Mustafi Koscielny Monreal
Bellerin Xhaka Wilshere Maitland-Niles
Mkhitaryan Ozil
Lacazette

That is probably the best side we have right now, but here is what Wenger has chosen…

So Wenger has gone for four at the back, with Elneny joining Xhaka and Ramsey surprisingly replaces Wilshere in midfield. So where has Wilshere gone? Not even on the bench. Could he be a last minute sale? The Arsenal website says Jack is “ill”, but Wenger never mentioned it before…

Well for tonight it’s going to be attack, attack, attack!

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155 thoughts on “Confirmed team for Swansea v Arsenal – No Mkhi and where is Jack Wilshere?

    1. Konstantin Mitov

      Until Wenger goes for good, we’re deadwood! We need a new keeper, 2 new CB, 2 new DMs … If I’m Aubameyang I’d be heading back to Dortmund.

  1. Dianjuh

    Without Wilshere we will struggle for creativity…
    What Wenger sees in Ramsey I will never understand.

    1. bran911

      The loved one is back, we’ll see more of him till the end of the season.. this love affair, Titanic is second best

    2. Maks

      I think that Welsh Football Asc is paying directly to Wenger just to start Ramsey ever game possible. Wenger even refused ti resignFabregas just that Ramsey would have easy place in starting 11. Now Jack spoiled this but as we see not for long 🙁

    3. Aussie Jack

      I`m not going to bag Ramsey he`s a good player but he`s not `special`. Let`s face it there are few in Arsenal who are special and that`s what you need. like him or hate him Sanchez is `special` and `the special one knows it. Had he shared the dressing room with quality of his own kind there would have been no upset…he would have found his own level. It`s only my humble opinion but special one at Arsenal is a boy named Jack. He has all the qualities of a skillful footballer and a leader. And not shy in kicking someone in the balls (metaphorically speaking). Let`s not put the shackles of his injuries shade him use his skills and driving force whilst we`ve got it. Wenger said the team lacks confidence , let Jack instill some and make him captain he`s earned it.

  2. Igho007

    Why is there no wilshere in d starting line up… Is by far our best creative midfilder… I really hope is not injured….

  3. Durand

    Now please sell, trade, or give away Welbeck, Debuchy, and Ramsey. Operation clear out well under way, and nearing completion.

    Excited about mhki, Auba serious upgrade on Giroud, and hopefully Nelson gets chance on wing with theo gone.

    Excited about potential look and play, hope manager doesn’t cock up players and abnormal positions

    Wilshere is sick i read, hopefully he keeps Ramsey out out out going forward

    1. Maks

      Your words in Sven s ears! 🙂
      Yes! Sell Welbeck to Chelsea not Giroud, Ramsey to Inter Milan and Debuchy wherever…

      1. Durand

        @Maks

        I’m in the States here and currently waiting to resume negotiations with Stan, err Mr. Kronke.
        I plan to remind him that money from Welbeck sale and his salary would fund luxury boxes in Rams stadium. Mr. Kronke currently considering, but Summer sale more likely.

        Took some convincing, but he understands that new Aubamayang jersey sales will net millions, so he finally gave go ahead.

        Been a long week, but i feel my negotiations were positive and accomplished the desired result for Arsenal.

        In summer I’m meeting with Mr. Kronke to discuss DM Fabinho and CB Gimenez on a free, and new GK which Sven currently working on

  4. McLov

    With Giroud leaving we are still short of 2 players in the squad…

    We have brought in 3 and sold 4..

      1. McLov

        Oh cool.

        And Cazorla is out so he won’t be registered as a player. And Mavropanos iscan U21.

        Our squad is what, 22-23 strong?

  5. Innit

    Wenger seems to love Xhaka, Iwobi and Ramsey. Also Eleny and Xhaka are not the pair i would have chosen.
    Also, nothing wrong with starting Mkhitaryan. Jose started Alexis. But regardless starting Iwobi, Xhaka, Eleny makes me very nervous

    1. Goonerboy

      Yes i also thought why didnt Wenger Henrikh cos Mourinho would have started Alexis but then i thought Wenger is different breed, always compassionate. He didnt want to dampen Iwobi’s spirit/confidence by benching him straight away but am sure he will gradually become a sub for Henrikh

  6. John0711

    don’t care what you all say elneny and xhaka are awful mid table quality and that’s being kind

  7. Adajim

    Even if Jack isn’t injured I prefer Ramsey based on Jack injury record. I don’t want someone who will raise my hope and leave tru injury. Ramsey form b4 his injury isn’t bad as well

    1. Maks

      If you like stats go and find how wrong you are… Ramsey is among 4 most injured Arsenal
      players in last 7 years… except Cazorla and Rosicky.

    2. ks-gunner

      Hide your self in shame, coz you are one of many other reasons why the football world makes fun of us

    1. Rkw

      Didn’t we pay 14 ..,?even with inflation that’s good business for a mediocre player .., welbeck and xhaka next

  8. sanmi.marvellous

    Wilshere legs are as delicate as biscuits . Hence, the need for proper management of the legs.

  9. Robin Vanpayslip

    Ill will – was he called that because he had the sniffles it because he was on point?

    Exactly! Let’s leave Wilshere alone!!!!!!

    1. Robin Vanpayslip

      PS: Nacho had the airpods while Mkhi had wires sticking out his ears. We all know how this is going to end…….

  10. Gunners

    Xhaka, Elneny and Ramsey are all hard workers but not creative enough! A draw or lose here, no creativity at all! I really miss wide players, How on earth can we play 442 without wingers?

  11. barryglik

    Expecting a comfortable
    Arsenal win v cellar dwellers.
    Giroud on bench lol.
    Just like Batshuayi will be on the
    bench for Chelsea tomorrow.
    Bats will be a Chelsea player until 9.30 pm tomorrow night at least.
    Then the last 90minutes of transfer poker will begin in earnest.

  12. Grey

    Most of u guys used to complain about Giroud being slow now he is in the verge of joining Chelsea u are calling him sweet names

    1. bran911

      Who? Coz we still call him donkey

      Hehehe but no he ain’t that bad, was good coming off the bench rather than starting

      1. ThirdManJW

        @sanmi.marvellous

        Yes he gave the ball away under pressure, but Xhaka 100% to blame yet again, like against Bournemouth, and in the exact same way, by not following his runner. The reason why he keeps making these mistakes is because he knows Wenger will not drop him, hence he doesn’t have to bother learning from his mistakes. Shocking management from Wenger yet again for starting a player who is clearly not good enough, and has been out of form for the entire season!!!!!

        1. ADoseOfReality

          Shut up that kind of obvious thing does not slide at an elite level of sport ever! Money involved and you think people have safe spots…… wow!

  13. rkw

    we are a very sad excuse for a football team … elneny ramsey iwobi xhaka are not even top championship level … without ozil this team would be struggling in bottom half of table

  14. Wolf

    saw that coming. how many times we been opened up already. Bottom tea`m looking better than we are. Sad

  15. Innit

    Monreal is for real
    Well at Least we are sorted at LB position
    Monreal and Kolsanic are both excellent and will be fierce competition to win LB. Hopefully they will push each other
    0-1 ☺??????

  16. gotanidea

    Ramsey saved Arsenal’s ass with his crucial tackle and then he almost made Swansea lead because he got robbed

  17. Robin Vanpayslip

    When will lazy Ozil be dealt with. The club makes him the priority to sign on when he is the problem. Arsene has to realise that no one cares that he is trying to save his career. In the real world a hoood manager would have got rid of Sanchez AND Ozil a long time ago because they are time wasters that just give the ball away.

    1. gotanidea

      He cannot keep the ball for too long. He usually gets robbed or outmuscled by a stronger opponent, that is why he keeps passing the ball after just one or two touches.

  18. nosa

    what the hell is wrong with our defenders can’t even defend on a one on one situation, u can’t dribble otamendi or kompany like that

  19. E. Anderson

    Guys I am beginning to not enjoy watching Lacazette play.

    He is not helping himself to not increasingly look a misfit for this league.

    Just my 2 cents!

    1. ks-gunner

      you are to harsh on him, our miedlefield is not working well, which makes the likes of kos and mustafi try to play long balls to reach him

      1. Gunners

        He is not making any runs at all. He should be dynamic! That is the same problem with Giroud. It looks like Wenger’s problem!

        1. E. Anderson

          Yes.
          He should be making more runs,even if it’s too draw people towards himself for God’s sake!

          He just too static in the first half.

    2. gotanidea

      He should be able to get the ball from the midfield, because he doesn’t get enough supply. If he keeps following Wenger’s instructions to stay in the front to wait for the ball, he could end up like Walcott.

  20. rkw

    we have had some shocking players over the last decade in an arsenal shirt but xhaka is up there with them … could someone count lateral and backward passes this team plays … zero threat

    1. gotanidea

      The team lacks creativity and penetration from the wings. Aubameyang would be isolated like Lacazette, because he cannot drop deep to get the ball from the midfield like Sanchez, Hazard, Salah, Mane, Neymar or Messi.

      Arsenal should find explosive inverted wingers that can cut inside and dribble well, like Salah, Mane, Sterling and Sane.

    2. John0711

      ive been saying this for ages, complete failure but he will score once this season or an assist and his fans will go mad, him and elneny are bog standard

  21. Gunner_sa

    What a shocker. The arsenal midfield and defense are nowhere. Iwobi, Xhaka and Elneny don’t deserve to wear an arsenal shirt.

  22. OxInTheBox

    pathetic stuff.
    mustafi, xhaka, elneni, iwobi are bottom table quality. with aubamyung we need 4-5 top players to be a top 4 challengers.

  23. lcebox

    Outplayed outfought and out-smarted that first half play more like this and they can sign who they like we will never see the league until Wenger goes..

    1. gotanidea

      Too late, Moura is going to Tottenham. Giroud smiled at half time, he must be thinking that he finally can move on from Wenger’s system.

  24. Robin Vanpayslip

    I swear Iwobi is just a money laundering scheme for Arsene. No other reason to call dude an actual footballer.

  25. GanjaMan

    We play like we’re up 6 nil or something. Possession pass pass pass. It gets really boring and frustrating.

  26. Gunner_sa

    Switching channels between arsenal and Liverpool. Arsenal have a lot of catching up to do with the rest of the teams above them. Can’t figure out the type of football we are playing these days, are we setting up to play attacking or defensive football, cause we suck at both at the moment.

  27. rkw

    time to throw in the towel … we are a ffing joke … would imagine pea is running for the nearest dortmund training ground

  28. Innit

    I honestly wish i was wrong but i knew from the beginning this was a bad lineup. Iwobi, Eleny, Xhaka…
    Most of us did
    So my question is If we could see it, Why couldn’t Wenger see it?

    1. Robin Vanpayslip

      No apparently no manager would do better than Wenger at arsenal because of the board. Nothing to do with him making stupid decisions again for the millionth time…….

  29. Robin Vanpayslip

    Oh no. A mistake from the guy that only joined us so that he wouldn’t have to move houses. The mighty Arsene Wenger is just an estate agent nowadays selling the club on the basis of location to live in. It works so well that wackass players like Giroud won’t leave because they have been sold London so well.

  30. Alatari Douglas

    What’s wrong with Arsenal, we struggle in every must win game & thrive in the difficult games, are we progressing at all?

    1. Robin Vanpayslip

      He was thinking ‘I love this job. I get to be mediocre and never get dropped except for pointless cups. Oh wait that’s all we win. How come manz got no medals when Xhaka gets them.’

  31. Ronny

    God were sh*t sometimes!
    Defensive midfielder and cb while the windows open arsene?
    Aubameyang exciting of course but not essentially what we needed!!

  32. Bob2

    So what we really needed was a defensive midfielder as we haven’t had one worthy of the shirt since Vieira. From day 1 Xhaka wasn’t good enough. Pundits such as Danny Mills were telling you that he was no better than Charlie Adams. Things will not be any different away from.home u.til this is resolved. Let’s try Mainland-Niles there, at least he has some pace and will track his man!

  33. ks-gunner

    Wenger should change formation as we cant outscore teams while playing with 3 defenders and no Dm

      1. ks-gunner

        jesus man, now i see it, so iwobi and mesut where playing at the flanks while Elneny being the dm ;((

  34. rkw

    i actually cant believe the level this team is playing at … lpool lost but dominated and threatened this lot we are being outclassed by the bottom team in the epl … its a sad testament to 20 years of wenger in charge

  35. Ayo

    Seriously if Swansea win us , it will b very painful… dunno what Wenger is thinking to bench kolasinac who would have helped defensively…. God save Arsenal

  36. Ronny

    Could do with getting the ball lumped in there to our big target man, the one were about to sell!.Sorry but yes PEA will be prolific but every side needs a giroud, lorente, andy Carroll, benteke etc.
    If we sell giroud then at least buy a beast cr from a lower league or overseas.

  37. Dark Pope

    till wenger leaves most of our games will be like this. meanwhile xhaka plays 90 mins every game

  38. GanjaMan

    If we go on and lose the game I can almost guarantee you the excuses will be “but they beat Liverpool”… This season has been a right off from 2017, only comfort is that our new head scout is bringing in quality for “NEXT SEASON”.

  39. GanjaMan

    I can’t even listen to the commentary on Arsenal.com from how they get excited when the opposition scores.

  40. Innit

    Swansea is last place and we are helping them get out of the bottom 3.
    Huddersfield are much better and Liverpool are sweeping the floor with them away.
    Alexis was right to get out of Dodge
    Seriously a shameful display even for this lineup
    We need more than Mkhi and Auby
    We need a freakin Defense!!!

  41. John0711

    ARE YOU FKING KIDDING ME ARRRGGGGGGGGG

    THAT MAN HAS TO LEAVE
    WEEK A## team and we are getting exactly when we deserve
    We can buy all the attackers you want but unless we get rid of Xhaka,elneny and iwobi and replace at least two of them with DMs we are F#<*ed

  42. Alatari Douglas

    Arsenal is just a laughing stock in the premier league, always trying 2 stay up but cannot. I really don’t know why though but certain things make me feel we have lost it completely. Now I feel it’s the fault of the management cos this same crop of players will turn up & excel against much tougher teams, so what’s the excuse for this? Passing without penetration. God help my dear Arsenal…

  43. Ronny

    One positive keep doing this and Wenger has got to finish end of May surely?!
    Then we’ll be getting ancelloti for caretaker I reckon. Someone who can shout and throw things at the players would be a start!
    We always do this before a window are they all dreaming of the man in yellow and black or all playing awful in the hope they’ll be sold so they can escape Wenger at last!

  44. Goonerforever

    We could buy the best players in the world, but whilst we play without attacking and wengers favourites are untouchable due to a dinosaur manager we’ll go absolutely no-where. Please, please just sack him as he won’t walk

  45. Ray

    WHAT A PILE OF F**KING S**T!!!

    Why Arsene is not looking at defenders and a “WORLD CLASS” goal keep is beyond me?!

    This team is is going nowhere! Even with Auba!

    1. nosa

      city spend more on defenders than strikers, our defence his poor, they can’t even defend on one on one situation

  46. DANDY GUNNER

    If I was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang I would turn around and get back on the plane. Swansea 3 Arsenal 1.Under Wenger this club has become a joke.

  47. Rkw

    Let’s see if true fans vent their anger on the delusional dictator this weekend … And the yank scumbag … We are not finishing in top 4 and no way we will win Europa …though that place will b sealed with loss to man city … Wenger will lower bar again saying we r in Europe … When will fans wake up to this crap?

  48. Ronny

    Watched 49 unbeaten dvd the other day bad mistake, Pires, retest, fibreglass, rvp etc all better than any one player we have.
    Can’t you remember arsene?
    The game has changed want top players then got to spend big.

  49. Sue

    I’m tired of these shit performances against teams we should be beating.
    I normally have a meltdown when we lose, but I’m tired of that too ?

  50. Gunner_sa

    No poor peformer has ever fired himself – the board is responsible for this seasons poor showing. Wenger should have been shown the door 3 seasons ago. Only at arsenal do we reward poor performance. 7 away losses and we consider ourselves a big club? What a joke!

  51. nosa

    all u guys know is money, is it our money ? release them for free if they are no longer productive instead of paying them free salaries, days wat pep did wen he arrived, navas,Clichy,nasri,nolito,sagna,kolarov, he released them and bought productive young players, since we have been selling players what have we gained as fans, yet all monies goes to d board and Wenger who needs a coach to recoach him spits

  52. Alatari Douglas

    The only solution is to sack the coach, unfortunately, the board cannot & the idiot coach will not retire or resign. This is the same team that beat Chelsea @ Wembley so how come they got thrashed 2day? Poor tactics I tell u. If we had approached this game differently, we would have gotten a better result. Swansea beating Liverpool doesn’t mean they should be able 2 beat Arsenal bt for our manager’s mentality, we lost cos he doesn’t know that it’s different tactics for different teams. Wenger jst has 2 go for Arsenal to progress IMHO. God bless AFC.

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