Posted on December 05, 2015 by ADMIN

Official Arsenal team and preview of Sunderland clash

The options available to Arsene Wenger when selecting his Arsenal line up for today’s game against Sunderland at the Emirates stadium are smaller than they have been all season and with three key players in Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin being on the injury list and after the Gunners’ recent struggles in the league, what should have been an easy three points is now looking like a tough and pressure filled match.

At least the prof was able to call on Laurent Koscielny who also limped off at Norwich last week and so we have our strongest back four starting and with Petr Cech behind them Arsenal should have a strong platform to build on.

Wenger has gone for Mathieu Flamini instead of Calum Chambers but the Frenchman needs to keep playing at his highest level to keep his place. Aaron Ramsey is back in his favoured central role but he has a lot to do to replace the skilful Spaniard in the middle.

As expected, Wenger has not risked Theo Walcott from the start but he is on the bench and could play a key part in the game. Hopefully, though, the forward three of Giroud, Campbell and the Ox can make use of the brilliance of our assist king Mesut Ozil and get the game won before we need to call on the subs.

Cech
Bellerin, Monreal, Mertesacker, Koscielny
Flamini, Ramsey
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Campbell
Giroud

Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Walcott, Chambers, Iwobi.

How we could do with an early goal to0 settle us down and a heavy scoreline. COYG

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116 thoughts on “Official Arsenal team and preview of Sunderland clash

  1. Fatboy Gooney

    5 nil to the Arsenal. ..
    No worries 😕

    Giroud double.
    Ozil
    Ramsey
    and 1 for Walcott from the bench 😜😂

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      1. Roe-hahn

        Oh ok..let me censor what I said
        Llets beat the Blsck Cats!!!! COYG

        Is that better ??

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      2. Disturbance

        You are not serious are you? We scored which own goal in a row is that? I mean this is ridiculous. Sunderland are so poor that we make sure they score by putting the ball in our own net.. Arsenes gotta go sooner rather than late…

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      1. Fatboy Gooney

        In future. .. I will stick to being realistic 😂
        I thought I would give it ago, in being deluded like most on here!
        But, it’s not for me, I’m afraid 😂😂😂

        Another game, where we take the lead and la coq it up!
        Ffs!

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  2. Budd

    Personally, I would have switched Ox and Campbell positions but meh, I am in no mood to argue.

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  3. jamesbrowney

    As usual, Wenger has to wait for injuries before
    he ever does something right, I hope Campbell
    and Co.. Take their chances today and Ramsey
    should remember he is in the middle now and
    not on the wings, he should just pass the ball
    and deviate from trying any silly slicks.
    Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny,
    Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain,
    Ozil, Campbell, Giroud. Subs: Ospina, Gabriel,
    Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Iwobi, Walcott.
    LET’S DO THIS, COYG

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  4. Greg

    Man city are losing to stoke city lets not be complacent, and win our game! Coyg!

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    1. gooner100

      Jeez….city lose again, got some injuries, but hey hasn’t everyone. Hopeless substitutions, wrong tactics, out muscled in mf and no cutting edge without Aguero. Can’t believe the old man Pellegrini didn’t buy cover in the summer. #Pellegrini out….

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  5. muffdiver

    man city played off the park

    mark my words…this season is one for anyone to win
    which is why its frustrating when we drop winnable games.

    we could have a 10 point lead already.
    lets see

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      while we are already debating on how to beat the black cats and go up Top

      .

      The Foxes are steadily eating up the swans!

      .

      And it looks like we already knw who’s coming out up top at the end of matchday

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      I have to find out what claudio ranieri’s been feeding his foxes with!

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  6. gunnerman8701

    People commenting as if Sunderland is some division 4 team. They will defend with their lives.

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  7. Mo1

    already reading that were bottling it f****** typical bottlers. mertasacker wat will it take for wenger to realise some games its better to drop him due to pace!!!!!

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  8. MIA GUNNER FAN

    This team is a disaster, good luck to Cech keeping a clean sheet, he has to worry more of his defense scoring against him that from any Sunderland player, this being said glad we have him this could have been 2 – 0 by now

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  9. Mo1

    “Sunderland are giving as good as they are getting at the Emirates Stadium today.

    It takes a hurried tackle from Per Mertesacker to block Stephen Fletcher’s route to goal. Not the paciest foot race the Premier League will see this season that one.

    The Arsenal fans are in library mode”

    bbc sport commentary lol

    libary just as i stated in the previous article lol

    deary me

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    1. muffdiver

      knew i was right to sell my ticket for todays game!

      mystic megan boom!

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  10. muffdiver

    time for some professional insight into our performance..
    so far…
    WE LOOK CRAP

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  11. muffdiver

    ozil with an assist- literally the most obvious phrase in history

    so glad joel got a goal

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    1. Colin

      You have to wonder about the guy who thumb downs an Arsenal goal on this website. Which one of you supports Spurs?

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  12. seaneverdries

    33’Goal-Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!! It’s 1-0 to Arsenal! It’s poor defending from Yedlin as he gets square on against Campbell and that allows Ozil to slip a ball past him towards the Costa Rican, who finds the back of the net with a good finish.

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  13. MIA GUNNER FAN

    Is Giroud playing??? this man is just another body cant play even if his life depends on it, when Campbell gets to score is when we know we need a striker

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    1. Trevor

      YOUA SILLY FAN. Fools up top running their gobs off before having to eat their words come final whistle. Soopa and Fatboy never seem to learn so I think Ill call them two ‘THE MAD COWS’ due to their foot and mouth disease.

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  14. juhislihis

    Classic Arsenal. Score the first goal, concede just before half time from a set piece, preferably an own goal. I’m done

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    1. juhislihis

      Classic Koscielny as well. Completely needless challenge at the very end, even got a card for it.

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  15. gunnerman8701

    Will not be suprised should Leicester finish above us. They seem to be consistent.

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  16. MIA GUNNER FAN

    Ok I give up call me when Alexis returns, feel bad for Ozil the greatest player we have wasting his time with this second class team and third class manager.

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  17. k-ool

    If the lads don’t win today then they are simply just pathetic weak minded trolls like their manager and do not deserve to win the title. At this point, Leicester City is more deserving of the title.

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  18. reddb10

    there is no other team as inconsistent as Arsenal every year its the same story.
    No backbone, no leader on the pitch, no leader on the bench.

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    1. Bpaix

      sorry giroud and ox!
      I do not know why you see ox as a potential world class player.

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    2. Bpaix

      sorry i mean ox!
      I do not know why you see ox as a potential world class player.

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  19. Onochie

    And this is the team that is expected to score 2-0 against olympiacos. Funny

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  20. seaneverdries

    45’Own Goal-Olivier Giroud
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!! It’s 1-1 and Sunderland are level! Giroud stretches out a leg at the near post to deal with M’Vila’s lovely low cross, but the Arsenal man ends up sticking the ball into his own net.

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      scene II – He gotta forge an injury, Limps and his taken off the pitch

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  21. BUR

    We couldn’t play as bad in the second half. But Gerioud has to come off. If he is not on the ground he is giving away the ball.

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  22. irish gunner

    Man we are making bad teams look good lately it’s very disappointing 😢😢

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  23. k-ool

    I don’t understand this team. Man City LOST and we are playing the second WORST team in the league. How much more motivation can these weak bunch need FGS?

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  24. SoOpa AeoN

    hahahahahaha……….. Fatboy…….. I just have to be optimistic cuz i’m under pressure to do so!

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    U knw what happens if i don’t

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    Hahaha

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      Hahaha .. yes I know. .. 😂 don’t worry ..
      your doing just fine 👍

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  25. Fatboy Gooney

    Bring on Walcott !!!!
    And take a piss on that lamp post while you’re at it!

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  26. BUR

    We are playing as bad. Ramsey seems to be in a slumber. Someone tell him it is 4.10 in the afternoon.

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    1. sirjake

      He doesn’t attack nor defend. I don’t know the task he performs in the team at all.

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  27. sirjake

    Ramsey has been an average player at best for some time now and I wonder what it will take Arsene to bench him.

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  28. gunnerman8701

    Why can’t we strike the ball the way other teams do against us? Why do we feel the need to always pass the ball into the net? That was almost a second goal.

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  29. gunnerman8701

    Good driving in by Moreal. Cech, Ozil and Monreal have been solid. Others are average. Hope we get another goal to seal the game.

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  30. Bigvalbowski

    So please enlighten me if Ive missed anything

    Wenger refuses to address necessary depth additions in the summer window, most notably DM and striker….Walcott and Coquelin hurt…✔

    Wilshere, Walcott, Rosicky, Ramsey and Ox missing significant time yet again (Broken record here)…✔

    Wenger playing Sanchez and Carzola literally into the ground until at long last there tired legs give way to a lengthy spell on the DL…..✔

    Per has gotten slower…..✔

    The Gunners shit the bed @ home against inferior Champions League competition seriously jeopardizing there chance to advance the knockout stages of the competition….✔

    Arsenal predictably pummels Bayern and then predictably gets hammered by Bayern….✔

    Ozil leads the football world in assists and is arguably the best #10 in the world yet sadly plays for an ambitionless club beholden to its over the hill delusional manager…..✔

    Calum Chambers and Debuchy cost $30M….✔

    Arteta hairs is still perfect and Flamini is still crunch…✔

    Arsene vows to spend BIG if the right player is available in the window he so vehemently despises….✔

    Arsenal remains the most disappointing club in ALL of world football….✔

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    1. G-Rude

      Err yes. All those problems and we are still second in the League.
      And Arsenal fans remain the most disappointing of all fans in the world. Effing TICK!

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  31. k-ool

    How about we buy Mahrez from Leicester? More technically gifted and a few years younger than Vardy and a goalscoring winger like Alexis and a step up in quality to the likes of Oxlade and Joel campbell.
    Stomp up 25 million pounds, 30 if they want. I have watched him a lot, he will be a starter in our team for sure.

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    1. Trevor

      What about Lacazette. My opinion we should not bring in someone of little height unless he is replacing an outgoing short arse or if he is subbing for one of our smaller players. He would be useful for alternating with Alexis.

      Nobody is calling for Lacazette any longer, Mahrez could go that way too. I think we should be looking at players who have been performing at the top within a top club for longer than a season. It’s one thing performing when being an underdog but another altogether when everybody relies and expects more of you.

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    2. edbryt

      Been saying this for a while.the guy is class and it’s not just today.he’s better than ox

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  32. k-ool

    Can’t believe…making hard work out of Sunderland…smh.
    Let me just be the first to say here like, without quality signings (NOT Kallstroms or the likes) in January we will not win the EPL.

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  33. edbryt

    Great result but Wenger should sort the defence. Mert looked out of place

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