Posted on March 16, 2016 by ADMIN

Official Arsenal team and preview for Barcelona with Welbeck IN

From the Arsenal team selected by Arsene Wenger for the away leg of our Champions League tie with Barcelona, it looks liike Arsene Wenger was torn between giving it as good a go as possible in the Nou Camp and accepting that our chances are negligible and keeping some first team players fresh for the trip to Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Because while the boss has included the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, he has also left names like Coquelin on the bench, with Flamini preferred alongside Elneny in the central midfield area. Koscielny comes in to strengthen the defence and Wenger has gone for the pace and aggression of Gabriel next to him instead of the stature and experience of Mertesacker.

Up front the news is that both Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi start with the England international replacing Giroud in the centre forward role and with Iwobi starting on the other side to Alexis Sanchez with Ozil to provide the ammunition.

Ospina
Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal
Flamini, Elneny
Iwobi, Ozil, Alexis Sanchez
Welbeck.

Subs: Macey, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Coquelin, Campbell, Walcott, Giroud.

Barce are strong as you would expect, especially up front but they have lost Pique to suspension and if we can get at their defence and perhaps grab an early goal, you never know…

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150 thoughts on “Official Arsenal team and preview for Barcelona with Welbeck IN

  1. vinie2000

    HERE WE GO AS USUAL..DID NOT SPEND 40 MILLIONS PLUS FOR SUAREZ..AND HAVE WORLD CLASS WITH THEO , GIROUD..USELESS WAY OF RUNNING A TEAM.

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  2. okobino

    Arsenal showed spirit today despite the loss. But it was expected when the pressure was barely there they always show up. The boggling thing tonight is the only difference between Arsenal and Barca is the quality of the forward line, they took their chances and we wasted ours. Hard for any manager not to know this.

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  3. MIA GUNNER FAN

    Sanchez has lost his MOJO no question, same happened to OZIL at some point, the similar patter has a logical explanation, both came from Clubs with a philosophy of WIN IT ALL they both realized they came to the wrong team with a very wrong Manager

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