Posted on August 27, 2014 by ADMIN

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Besiktas

This is the biggest game of the season so far for Arsenal, with the winner taking a place at the top table of European club football and the loser getting their midweeks off for the next few months. A 0-0 draw with Besiktas in Turkey leaves the Gunners slight favourites with tonight’s match at the Emirates, but the away goal situation does leave us in danger.

And a harsh red card for Aaron Ramsey last week combined with the ankle injury picked up by Olivier Giroud at the weekend, means that two of our biggest goal threats are not going to be on the pitch. Even so, Wenger has resisted starting with the German striker Lukas Podolski and stuck with Santi Cazorla on the left and gone for the pace of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right.

Alexis Sanchez gets another chance through the middle and we need him to do better than the first half at Everton. The good news is that we have our first choice central defensive pairing of Mertesacker and Koscielny back, which will hopefully mean a clean sheet as a platform for an Arsenal win.

Szczesny
Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Flamini, Wilshere
Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla
Alexis

subs: Martinez, Chambers, Coquelin, Rosicky, Podolski, Sanogo, Campbell

So there are plenty of attacking options available on the Arsenal bench. Let’s hope it is enough…

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  1. muffdiver ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    1 more goal an i will chill abit.

    but mymy we are starting this season playing like toss*rs

  2. medvet ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    mmmm this has become in a sad joke…

    wengerΒ΄s mind: mmmm look like that we need a Strong DM….. i will change formation instead, that is better…

  3. AussieGOONER ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    were finding it hard to score against a shiiiiiiiiiatte turkish side how d fk would we score against the big boys were playing bad man

  4. haywill ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Debuchy is my new fav now a warrior a fighter wow wow wow wow like gladiator πŸ˜€

  5. AussieGOONER ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    comeon arsenal finish the game off. we always gett bullied by physical team

  6. Riddich ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Nice goal and workrate from sanchez tonyt. Personally, i think we would have gotten more than a goal if our forwards were a bit selfish with their play.
    We kept looking for the perfect goal when we could have just had a crack at goal.
    I think if we want to increase our goal tally this season we shld shoot more and leave the beautiful goals till we are 2 goals up.

  7. john0711 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Mersin for manager lol
    He said the fans pay a lot of money now go and spend that money on a top striker

  8. captinweestain ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ay i’m glad verm went instead of kos, they did have instrest previous season, just sayin

  9. Cartman says:

    Arrgh… Cazorla on the left….arrrgh

    Anyway, I’m happy with Sanchez up front

    Just a thought
    Keep Sanchez up front
    Giroud = supersub
    LW= Reus

  10. haywill ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    i hate the turks now πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    ill be racist until the game is over πŸ™ πŸ™

  11. Kingbong10 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Campbell should be starting instead of Cazorla , Santi on the wing is awful..Just awful.

  12. gunner4life07 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    wenger must have a plan!!!!!!!!

    i think this is the biggest match of the season and the biginning of a new era if we win

    then bring the players like ozil arsene

    i will trust him

  13. ruelando ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    This team is still no where close to balance RiDICULOUS, wenger is playing with our CL slot, once again small forwards and small midfield RIDICULOUS, if we had a one goal lead i could understand, but if this side plays offence we will be in a lot of trouble

    1. rd_gunner ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      how poor has he been today! just atrocious..just do not understand why we don’t play a proper winger?

  14. No Giroud, I'm happy ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Second half we do need to take care as the referee will be against us and try to compensate for his mistakes (penalty)

  15. haywill ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    No goal yet πŸ™
    Get more nervous πŸ™
    Ill get some ice cream to calm myself now
    πŸ™

  16. Arsenal1Again ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Cavani and another man was seen, according to reports, in the airport. Rumours are the Uruguayan, who is believed to …

    Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger is interested in signing a 34 year old Eastern European Birmingham City reject on a free. Yossi Benayoun played a crucial part in getting us into the top four the season we loaned him from Chelsea, he scored decisive goals in the last games of the campaign and stopped us finishing below Spurs. Gary McAllister was another veteran in a pasture when he was snatched up by Benitez. He went on to be the reason the bin dippers won a treble that season. I have a feeling this 6’8″ player coming in is going to play his socks of to earn himself another season long contract next Summer. he can also be handy at both ends with set pieces.

  17. haywill ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    no goal yet πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    im nervous πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    also sent from my new iphone

  18. rkw ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Wow we are a team in trouble whatever happens tonight .. I didn’t realize how shit debuchey is … Mert is slow beyond belief and Monreal is clueless but no interaction in midfield carzola adds nothing really… Wenger is not the manager to put together a winning team anymore…no real connections

  19. Twig ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Zugic has probably scored more goals than Giroud and Sanogo combined. In fact, his goal record of slightly more than a goal in every 2 games puts him in elite levels πŸ˜‰

  20. haywill ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    zigic honors :

    Red Star
    Serbia and Montenegro League: 2003–04, 2005–06
    Serbia and Montenegro Cup: 2003–04, 2005–06

    Valencia
    Copa del Rey: 2007–08

    Birmingham City
    Football League Cup: 2010–11

    Individual
    Serbia and Montenegro League: Topscorer 2003–04
    Best Sportsman of SD Crvena Zvezda: 2005
    Serbian Footballer of the Year: 2007

    hes not that bad i think πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  21. Green Gunner ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Debuchy: Stupid haircut. Stupid player.

    Sagna: Stupid haircut. Clever player.

  22. Tony Montana(The Realest) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    We are gonna win the CL this year

    Only threat I see will come from Real Madrid
    Rest of the teams are very beatable

    Wenger The greatest manager ever without a CL is gonna win it this season

  23. Invincibles49 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    The Good: Wilshere,Ox and Debuchy,Sanchez
    The Bad : Ozil
    The Ugly : Mert,Flamini.

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