Posted on September 23, 2015 by ADMIN

Official Arsenal team for C.O.C. match away to Spurs

The biggest surprise for me this evening with the Arsenal team selected by Arsene Wenger to face Tottenham in the Capital One cup game is that the boss has not picked Gabriel, and tha Braxzilian international defender who has just been let off his red card from the Chelsea game has not even made the bench.

And neither is Laurent Koscielny, so let’s hope that Chambers and Mertesacker play well and do not pick up an injury or a red card. They are likely to be tested though, because the spuds are starting with Harry Kane, Townsend, Chadli and with Eriksen in the number 10 role.

Our rotated defence will have the extra protection of tweo holding midfielders in the absence of Coquelin at least, with Wenger going for Arteta and Flamini as a double pivot and it looks like Aaron Ramsey will be our number 10, with the Ox and Joel Campbell on either side of Olivier Giroud in attack.

Ospina
Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Gibbs
Arteta, Flamin
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Campbell
Giroud

Subs: Macey, Bellerin, Monreal, Ozil, Iwobi, Sanchez, Walcott

So it is a fairly strong Arsenal team but with a lot of changes and they need to perform well to avoid the Gunners going down to three losses in a row for the first time since 2010.

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121 thoughts on “Official Arsenal team for C.O.C. match away to Spurs

  1. Bumpy

    It will be interesting to see how Ramsey gets on in the central position. He’s been pretty poor out on the right this season…

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    1. mohawk

      I think that has been the problem. Ramsey needs to play centrally – and not just in this one game.

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      1. TH14atl

        Right down the spine is a concern for me. Chambers/BFG seems slow and easily penetrated. The two in front of them….obvious concern. Ramsey at attacking mid. When Ramsey played advanced centrally in last year’s 4-1-4-1 he struggled mightily as he tried to do more than he was capable of, and selfishly tried to score too much. Will see how he does tonight…
        Huge game for OG12 tonight. The man needs confidence back in a hurry.
        From a wide perspective, Gibbs, Debuchy, and the OX underwhelmed when they played in Europe, and Campbell wouldn’t even be hear if Welbz wasn’t hurt (though I think I rate his ability higher than most if he was just given a run of games to get confidence).

        So I guess in saying this I’m terrified of all 10 outfield positions. yikes

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  2. Goonsquad8

    I like the line up, I’m excited to see what a front 4 of the ox, Ramsey, Campbell and giroud could do. Let’s get a win boys COYG!!

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  3. ziol

    pretty much i expected except the absence of iowbe and idelende. i like it though…also i think this shows that Gab koss partnership will b z 1 that we will c throughout the season. COYG!

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    1. Johannesburgunner

      Bayz….we won 2-1. You never saw the show before it started……remember that before calling someone a comedian.

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  4. lupe

    This is the team i predicted would start man for man. It’s just the only team to pick with injuries,suspension and players needing rest. Let’s see how flamini and arteta play.

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  5. juhislihis

    Arteta Flamini partnership is ABYSMAL.

    I predict an agonizing game to watch..

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    1. gmv8

      There is not much other option tho’ – Coq is out, and we couldn’t manage to recruit in the summer, Cazorla is on his one match ban – lol, only other option was Ramsey, who I think is better where he is.

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  6. gmv8

    I don’t like this line up – it is mostly bench players.

    We should at least have one full time 1st team member in defence – It would’ve made sense for this to be Gabriel, as we don’t know what’s going to happen in the next FA hearing.

    Let’s just hope that certain players step up to the plate this time…..

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  7. BigWilli #WengerOut

    flamini AND arteta AND gibbs?
    expecting nothing but a shaky defensive display.

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  8. Fatboy Gooney

    Hahaha wenger is a joker πŸ˜‚
    you call that a strong team? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    maybe at 3nil down he will bring on Sanchez and Walcott and take off Arteta and Gibbs … why even bother turning up!
    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Come back Annie…. all is forgiven!! 😜

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      I take it all back… I have just seen the spuds teamsheet and there just as πŸ’©

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  9. Twig

    The “triangle” in front of Cech is too slow. Not much legs out there. We really don’t have a B team to be excited about, do we?

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  10. davidnz

    Excellent rotation.
    Mertz back is good.
    Giroud chance to get
    back in form.
    Campbell a chance to shine.
    All the defenders need game time.
    Ramsey in the middle.
    So yes good team selection

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  11. Charlie Nick

    The players chosen need to really put in a shift tonight. Fed up talking tactics. 100% effort all round. That would be a start, getting paid enough

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  12. davidnz

    Thats what happens when
    you get shots on target.
    Less tippy tappy
    more shooting.

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  13. rkw

    my god its difficult to watch this shit…debuchy is woeful…no creativity in middle…no real threat up front…ocassional effort by the ox …

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  14. Invincibles49

    Haha. Flamini almost scoffed the goal. It was just perfectly mishit. I am happy but I chuckled.

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    1. Charlie Nick

      Not my favourite player, but he took the goal well mate. Credit where it’s due

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    2. Goonsquad8

      i feel bad for you. you still whine and moan and belittle our players even when they score smdh

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  15. Robertthegooner

    Debuchy, Flamini and Gibbs have been our best players

    Campbell is just useless
    Get him off an replace with Alexis or Theo

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    1. juhislihis

      Debuchy has literally been the worst player on the pitch.

      But then again I remember you’re a troll, so I shouldn’t feed you.. sshhhh

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    2. Goonsquad8

      campbell has barely had the ball but he’s putting a real shift in is it that hard to see

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  16. gmv8

    Hope Coq is ok, with only other two DMs on yellow cards. Wenger is being very elusive about him, which isn’t a good sign.

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  17. rkw

    the idea that wenger couldnt find some better players than this lot is comical it really is

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  18. rkw

    cant watch anymore sorry…time to shut up shop and wait til next season when the colnel hopefully will have gone coz he is a joker and an embarresment to our club

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  19. TioMoses

    Say what you will about Chambers OG, but Debuchy has been getting beaten like a drum all game long so far

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  20. TioMoses

    This lineup doesn’t have a lot of creativity in it. It has a couple of dribblers, but nobody who will really break down a defence with a pass. Giroud hasn’t been a factor at all aside from his half chance earlier, hardly got the ball up to him really.

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  21. Lethal Prince 9

    By the way I missed most of the game. Who has been the best? Don’t just say Ospina….

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  22. Ronny331

    God we are shi*e at times! Was debuchy out drinking late last night? Shockingly off it!

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  23. Robertthegooner

    If Giroud or Debuchy scores the winning goal you will all be changing your attitude like the fickle People that you are.

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  24. Koss the Boss

    Best forward at Arsenal… Flamini!!! Cant believe he has got 2…

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  25. DennisTheMenace

    now i know why our coach did’t buy a striker …….. flamini is like a new striker

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    1. Lethal Prince 9

      If him being drunk, we are getting goals I would provide him the barrel by myself….

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  26. sam-afc

    put him upfront
    Put him upfront
    Arsene Wenger put him upfront
    Flamini that isπŸ˜‰

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    1. Lethal Prince 9

      Flamini 1st game 2 goals …. think that again before calling him deadwood

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  27. viczil

    I am not sure we lack goal scorers as Chambers’ goal per game ratio is excellent. Two in Two so far.

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  28. gmv8

    Not just saying it but the only problem I ever had with Flamini, was the number of silly fouls he did to get himself sent off / concede penalties.

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