One game to go for Arsenal before the international break and today´s away game with Newcastle United gives Arsene Wenger and the Gunners the perfect opportunity to continue our great form this year, with just two defeats and 13 wins from 15 games in all competitions since the start of 2015.
If we could have hand picked a team to play today it might well have been the injury and suspension hit out of form Magpies but we said that about Monaco in the Champions League as well so hopefully the players will have learned a valuable lesson and will not mess this one up.
Arsene Wenger has shuffled his pack a bit but the one change that many people had expected, resting the tired looking Alexis Sanchez, has not happened. Mesut Ozil has been dropped to the bench with Cazorla coming forward and Ramsey starting in the middle.
Hector Bellerin has also been given a rest with Chambers coming in and Gabriel has replaced Mertesacker at the centre of defence. Danny Welbeck keeps his place after his good games against Monaco and his former club Man United, while the in form Giroud will lead the line for the Gunners.
Chambers, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal
Welbeck, Cazorla, Alexis
subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott
For the SECOND time, we will be using a new IN PLAY phone app for Android or Apple for the Arsenal fans to interact on Matchday, and this game should be a lot better as we now know how to use it!. Everyone can download the app on this link, and then join the Fan Club called Just Arsenal News. If you are asked for a code to join our Just Arsenal” Fan Club
it is 1942M.
Once you have joined you will see a small eye on top right (This is called DISCOVERY) then hit the search button at the top and enter ‘Arsenal Game chat’ or the code for the MatchDay chat which is NKXQQ and I will approve you as a member. We got over 200 fans registered last weekend, so hopefully we can all get interacting during the match. All those who registered last week DO NOT need to re-register. Everyone get registered and we can start chatting just before the game. Come on you Gooners!