Posted on April 04, 2015 by ADMIN

Official teams and Preview of Arsenal v Liverpool

The biggest surprise for me in Arsene Wenger´s team selection for the game between Arsenal and top four rivals Liverpool today is not that both Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla will start, but that Per Mertesacker is preferred to the Brazilian Gabriel in the centre of our defence.

With the pace and trickery of Raheem Sterling and Phillipe Coutinho to deal with, I hope that the boss is right to opt for our giant German´s Premier League experience and reading of the game over the pace and tigerish defending of our January transfer signing.

Danny Welbeck is fit enough for the bench and I would have expected him to start but Wenger has gone for Ozil in the wide forward role, with Cazorla in the number 10 position, so with Alexis on the other side of the in form Giroud, there is plenty of pace and guile in our attack and with Liverpool having to replace the suspended Skrtel with the former Gunner Kolo Toure, we should give them plenty of problems.

Lallana has not recovered and Sturridge is only fit enough for the bench so with Ramsey and Coquelin to protect our own back four, you would expect Arsenal to be too strong for the visitors, but nothing is certain and the players need to be on their toes from the start.

Ospina
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Coquelin
Ozil, Ramsey, Cazorla, Alexis
Giroud

subs: Macey, Gabriel, Gibbs, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott, Welbeck

The keeper situation is a bit of a worry, with young Matt Macey on the bench as Martinez has been loaned out and Szczesny….who knows? Let´s just hope nothing happens to Ospina and that Arsenal win of course.

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115 thoughts on “Official teams and Preview of Arsenal v Liverpool

    1. seancali

      Amazing first half,well done mesut,great goal Alexis and what a move by bellerin.I’m buzzing.revenge is for the taking. Giroud will score and we will win 4-1…coyg…I’m fkin excited

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      1. seancali

        From now on mark my words.I told you 4-1 and giroud to score.

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        1. seancali

          What a strike from the bpl current best striker, special goal.lovely strike giroud.well done, and the record keeps rolling,,

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    2. Arzenal

      @ Mcgooner
      Let’s show them what we smoke at the Emirates.
      Coyg more goals , today is our day

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  1. galen

    Well i expected the midfield 3 of cazorla rambo and Coq as we need to press and defensively solid. Am a little surprised to see Per starting especially as he liverpool are short in height and fast at pace. Well I hope we have no regrets. I didnt just expect to see per starting at Cb in this game. liverpool don’t have Andy CAROLL.

    Come on Arsene we are playing against sterling coutinho and markovish. Anyways all the best to the team. come on arsenal.

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  2. Demwan Jones

    Hopefully after dis game the whole world will realise how average raheem sterling is

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  3. galen

    Come on Per Just proof me wrong. Just go out there and proof me wrong. Sterling vs per is one way traffic. Coq please dont let coutinho send in any balls in behind. defend well as a team.

    I want to see a great Ozil playing with freedom and enjoying himself.

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    1. vince

      prove you wrong? he is a fine defender and has had a good 2nd half of the season

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  4. jt

    I feel like this is more of a test from wenger to see if per is still capable in big game situations. Thought we might have gone with more pace as liverpool like to attack in numbers and we could exploit that on the counter but gonna have to wait and see how it goes I guess. COYG!

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  5. gooner954

    the big question in line up is Per if sterling runs off him then we screwed
    i hope he doesnt duck another header
    overall we have too much quality should be a win
    COYG

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  6. John Legend

    I want to stream this game. I need someone to share a streaming link that is certain to be smooth. Thanks

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  7. Mick The Gooner

    Honestly, every single time BT Sport show our games ‘if (opposition striker) isolates Mertesacker they can get in behind and cause problems’. How often does it actually happen? Very rarely. Come up with a new line already… Not confident with Mertesacker vs Sterling, but Koscielny normally pockets quick strikers, so hopefully he will today.

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  8. Twig

    Per has been perlaying well of recent. I hope he keeps it up today…

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  9. MESWEET GOALZIL

    Macey??! Martsacker?! I hope Martsacker proves my fears to be unjustified but I would have preferred Gabriel to deal with Liverpool’s pace and counter attacks. Still I believe in a 4-2 win in our favor

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    1. bomber

      You’re a plastic fan. Please support another club. You drag our club down, it’s painfully obvious you don’t watch football.

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        1. bomber

          Nah you comment on the score lines…you don’t watch. Everybody can see that, even Stevie Wonder…

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          1. CraigZWE

            Okay bomber guess you the only real fan.

            What fan attacks another, got support Chelsea you will fit right in turd

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            1. bomber

              No – I just attack trolls who never comment positively on the club. Your track record speaks for yourself. If Arsenal were losing you’d be posting walls of font. You’re probably not enjoying this scoreline.

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              1. CraigZWE

                Please go back and check there are plenty of positives, if you were on in play you could see as well.

                Anyways wasted enough time on you little boy, go back to mummy

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  10. gooner954

    koscielny has to keep covering for mertesacker should’ve played gabriel

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  11. gooner954

    think ramseys playing wide instead of ozil to cover defensively when moreno attackss

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  12. mesüt

    Ramsey is leaving bellerin exposed.i would take him off for welbeck.

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      1. PaddyGooner

        Ha ha ha. Love Ozil. Always have. Man is a genius on the ball. Feck the haters.

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    1. bomber

      I’m so happy you’re not our manager – we’d be in division three by now. Stick with playing FIFA.

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  13. Seetsuma

    Wow. What a composed finish for the young Spaniard, especially since it was with the left boot!

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  14. ras911

    What did u say about Ozil again??? Yeah thats wht i thought!! OEZILL!!!!!

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  15. Seetsuma

    And to think. People were calling to remove and/or sell Ozil a few minutes ago.

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  16. GOONSTER

    This is the best game Ozil has played like a monster since joining us.. I am not his biggest fan but he is running the game for us 🙂

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  17. PaddyGooner

    Revenge for last year. Yes. Yes. Yes. First Ospina makes a great interception then Sanchez hitsthem with a cracker. Why can’t it be like this all the time.

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  18. GOONSTER

    Now lets not give away a 3-0 lead.. We always seem to give our opponents a chance in the second half to get back..

    Lets not give this away..

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  19. John Legend

    Am not watching this game but I understand Ramsey is playing on the right and making assists. Can someone please explain the tactics Arsene is employing in this game?

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    1. jeff

      Pressing Liverpool high and hit them on the break when they lose the ball in attacking positions.

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  20. rambo

    Thought not taking our early chances would come back to bite us on the ass, so glad it hasn’t, it’s been a long time since we’ve destroyed a top team, more goals plssss!!

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  21. Twig

    Wow. What a half. Hope we don’t take our foot off the gas in the second half…

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  22. juhislihis

    Bellerin – CLASS

    Özil – MAGICAL

    Sanchez – WORLDIE

    and Ramsey 2 assists despite the miss in the beginning SUPERB

    Arsenal – BEAUTIFUL, keep it up!

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    1. PiresTheLegend

      Also gotta give it to le COQ. I know everyone wants a new DM in the summer but I don’t know what a different player could be doing any better than him at the moment

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  23. Gundam

    I said 7 nil. 4 left. Giroud still needs that Hattrick.

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  24. bomber

    CraigZWE and MIA Gooner are actually disappointed with the score line…plastic trolls – find another club. Funny how you have no positive comments now with this score line. Jog on.

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    1. Redsoldier

      Cmmon, how can they be happy wen Wenger looks good. They want wenger out don’t u get? so this puts a damper on their campaign….lol

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  25. Budd

    And Mert is playing one of his best games so far. Who’d have thought. I know I didn’t.

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  26. great guns

    Kolo toure was one of our best players back in the day ……..nothing seems to have changed much.

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  27. gooner954

    The game is made for theo and danny to come on
    Liverpool are gonna go for it like champs league depends on it
    We just gotta sit (which is good for Per) and break
    5-0 FT
    COYG

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  28. Redsoldier

    hahahaha…..I wonder how the dudes that did not want ozil and alexis to start feel now. This is the reason world class players have to play. They make something out of nothing. Class. More to come from these boys.

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  29. Mick The Gooner

    Testament to our season that we’re 3-0 up at half time and I’m still not too confident we’ll win. Even this great run of form we’re on hasnt repaired the damage of those early season results.

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  30. RSH

    Lets keep it going in 2nd half, still 45 min to play. COYG… Clean sheet would be great too 🙂

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  31. PaddyGooner

    Hope we don’t do a Newcastle type implosion here. Fingers crossed.

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  32. Gundam

    This needs to happen in the FA Cup if both teams make the final.

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  33. AYZAY

    Mama Craig: what do you want to be in future? , Craig zwe: a classy troll like…. Like hafiz, papa Craig: Wanna be a troll wanabe?, Craig zwe : yes dad just like hafiz

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  34. GOONSTER

    Sanchez kills our moves.. The guy won’t let go of the ball..

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  35. GOONSTER

    Bellerin been rush and causing problem. Needs to learn how to calm down..

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  36. GOONSTER

    Sanchez can sometimes be like a headless chicken, he always holds ton to the ball too long and has not sense of awareness.. smh

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  37. CraigZWE

    great game gunners, let’s hope Chelsea slip and see what happens when they come to Emirates

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  38. fred cowardly

    Who’s watching MOTD tonight lol

    So happy
    i may even give the Mother in law a kiss on the cheek

    My mother in law looks the spitting image of Ozil 🙁

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  39. CraigZWE

    Commentator, ” Arsenal running their on goal of the season campaign”.

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  40. fred cowardly

    Don’t worry about consolation goal. lol

    We beat Liverpool BIG

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  41. Bravox

    Woooooo!!! What a game,welcum to the emirates.Chelsea here we come

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