Posted on February 02, 2018 by ADMIN

Pick your Arsenal team to face Everton (without Aubameyang)

It is certainly going to be very interesting to see which Arsenal team Arsene Wenger will pick to face Everton tomorrow evening. Wenger has told us this morning that Aubameyang has caught a bug since his arrival in England (probably from Jack Wilshere!) and is unlikely to make his debut. “I have to assess how well he is physically today and how well he feels,” said Wenger.

“He had a fever, so he could not practice a lot. He started yesterday, but was still not completely well.

“I have to assess with the medical department how fit he can be.”

But Jack himself should have recovered from his bout of sickness and hopefully can return to the starting line-up, and our other new signing Mikhi played for half an hour at Swansea in midweek and should make his full debut tomorrow.

Wenger returned to playing four at the back against Swansea (with disastrous consequences, so I think he will return to the wing back system against Everton, and hopefully we won’t make so many schoolboy errors this time….

So here is my team to face the Toffees…

Cech
Mustafi Koscielny Monreal
Bellerin Xhaka Wilshere Maitland-Niles
Mkhitaryan Ozil
Lacazette

The only other change I can see is if Wenger decides to play Kolasinac instead of AMN, but the tank seems to be out of the boss’es plans lately. What team would you pick?

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35 thoughts on “Pick your Arsenal team to face Everton (without Aubameyang)

  1. ThirdManJW

    If Aubameyang is out, I’d go with:

    Ospina
    Koscielny Mustafi Monreal
    Bellerin Maitland-Niles Wilshere Kolasinac
    Mkhitaryan Ozil
    Lacazette

    Cech, and Xhaka have been given far too many opportunities. Time to drop them, and sell in the summer.

      1. ThirdManJW

        Hopefully we’ll get a new keeper in the summer. But Cech definitely should be dropped, and has still never saved a pen for us!

        1. Sven

          Petr is still better than Ospina, though.

          Both make occasional mistakes, but Ospina is one of the shortest top level keepers and it shows. Cech was excellent for the first third of the season, made only 1 minor mistake. Ospina made a couple of mistakes in his first 3 or 4 games!!

          I wish we could get the Slovenian keeper Yan Oblak from Atletico. Though, being rated as either the best or 2nd best in the world I can’t see that happening.

  2. gotanidea

    Arsenal will play at the Emirates, so I don’t think they would use the defensive 3-4-2-1. I think they will use the usual 4-1-2-2-1:

    ……………………Cech
    Bellerin . Koscielny . Mustafi . Monreal
    …………………..Xhaka
    …………..Ramsey . Wilshere
    …………….Ozil . Mkhitaryan
    ………………..Lacazette

    I prefer they use 4-3-3:

    ……………………Ospina
    Bellerin . Koscielny . Mustafi . Monreal
    …………………..Elneny
    ……………….Ozil . Wilshere
    Nelson …………………………..Mkhitaryan
    ………………..Lacazette

    Or 4-1-3-2:

    ……………………Ospina
    Bellerin . Koscielny . Mustafi . Monreal
    …………………..Elneny
    …….Mkhitaryan . Ozil . Wilshere
    ………..Welbeck ………Lacazette

      1. Break-on-through

        I like first formation the best. Because with Ozil and Mkhit I reckon you’d need a third CM against a good side. They’ll be set up to counter attack and Walcott will want to do well.

    1. gooner4life

      Totally agree he has made too many schoolboy mistakes which have cost us points. I think Wenger plays him so he can try to keep his record of clean sheets but there is no room for sentiment in the game it should be about winning.

    2. Sven

      I think you have not watched Ospina in the EL or the local cups… Horrible. Even Fabianski was better (unless it was a big game).

  3. tas

    ……………………Cech
    Bellerin . Koscielny . Mustafi . Monreal
    ……………………Xhaka
    …………….Wilshere…. Ozil
    Mkhitaryan …………………. Maitland Niles
    ………………..Lacazette

    1. gotanidea

      Mkhitaryan and Maitland-Niles would be explosive that way, because Mkhitaryan can use his stronger right leg to dribble in the right wing and we all know Maitland-Niles’s skills and pace when he played as a left wingback. But that setup will make them true wingers, not inverted ones

    2. Alex

      I wonder how many games does it take for people like you to realise that Xhaka can’t play at DM position. Elneny is much better there.

      1. tas

        @Alex We just don’t have anyone we could trust to sit in front of the back four so why not Xhaka? or yes Elneny why not i like his work rate and he dose as his told and keeps his position

      2. Marto

        Totally agree. Xhaka should never appear anywhere near the holding midfield position. Just look how he watched as Swansea scored the 2nd goal !

  4. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter

    Why not Kolasinac as a DM; he has experience in the position at Shalka. That way both Kolasinac and Moreal play.

  5. Innit

    Dont start Xhaka, Iwobi and Eleny please
    Maybe try Kolsanic as DM or LWB
    Kolsanic is too good to be on the bench

    ………………….Cech
    ………..Kos..Mustf…Monreal
    Bellerin….Ramsey…Wilshere..Kolsanic
    ………..Mkhitaryan. ..Ozil
    ……………..Lacazette

    I don’t know how Wenger will handle Auby and Lacazette. Mkhitaryan and Ozil have something in common. Neither likes to defend but as long as they produce goals i don’t care

  6. Gunner26

    Cech/Ospina

    Bellerin. Koscielny Monreal Kolasinac

    Ramsay. Mustafi. Wilshere

    Özil. Lacazette. Mhkitaryan

    1. ALBERTOGUNNER

      Coquelin tackling ronaldo, benzema, Messi, and more La Liga players, and we at Arsenal have fans selecting Mustafi as CDM jajaja

  7. jon fox

    Does any Gooner seriously believe that ANY of Xhaka, Elneny and Cech would even get on the bench of our top six rivals? A clued up manager, as all the other top five have, would not have more than half our likely top 15 players anywhere near their club. And we ALL know this is true. Don’t we?

    1. tas

      jon fox
      after watching United the other day (and on that day) YES any of our players would of fit straight in to united team

    2. Sven

      You’re right, although Liverpool’s Mignolet has made the same number of mistakes as Cech, if not more.

      Xhaka could be decent, though. If he was faster, smarter, and not so lazy. lol

  8. Ronny

    I blame airports, air conditioned planes a stressful period and being close to all that dirty money 🙂
    Get well and strong soon auba, ( or Abeyang as Winterburn kept calling him on sky sports lol)

    1. tas

      Ronney he flew in with a private Jet with Privilege priority pass, so much back stabbing in football these days it wouldn’t be surprising if someone who was sick rub solders with Auba on his last day at Dortmund, virus warfare 🙂

  9. Ronny

    @jonfox
    You’re not wrong it annoys me to see spurs for example taking off dembele to bring on wanyamma two dm players and we’ve not got one now truly.
    There’s never really fierce competition for places in our sqaud as the team generally picks itself where as the likes of city and MU have same quality coming off the bench.
    Interested to see how our wingers will get on this year having lost 3 of ours in 2 windows ox walcott and sanchez.

    1. GB

      Totally agree with you Ronny but what wingers do we have? I have just watched the recently posted video of Auba’s Goals this season and the 31 he scored last season, most of his goals came via crosses/cut backs into the box from the wings. We don’t do crossing, just keep trying to walk it in. It bloody infuriates me that Kala never crosses and Bella over hits them. We could do with someone like Walcott…… oh, oops, yeah……..

  10. Grandad

    Mustafi as DM? He is bad enough at centre back.God knows what damage he would do in central midfield where he would be a red card candidate

  11. ALBERTOGUNNER

    ……Matt Macey
    24….20….6….18
    ………..35
    ….30……….10
    .11……………..7
    ………..9
    or
    …..Matt Macey
    ….6….20….16
    24…35…10…18
    ….11………7
    ………..9
    or
    24….6….20….18
    …….35..10
    7……..11……..17
    ……….9

    1. D mc

      Who’s this geezer that keeps putting numbers as a team selection ……are they this week’s lottery numbers or is he playing bingo with someone??
      What is AML true position ….is he a left wing/midfielder or a holding midfielder . I know he’s not a left back. One thing for sure I would play him anywhere before xhaka got in my team!

  12. greekgunner

    ………………ospina
    bellerin mustafi kocsienly kolasinac
    ………..xhaka….wilshere
    ….ozil………………….mikhitaryan
    ………….lacazette
    ……………………oba

  13. Waleed adams

    3-4-3 we’ve tried and play but it still doesn’t bring out the best in laca so just tweet the system and go 3-5-2 garunteed to bring the best out in laca and ozil .
    Czech
    Konslny mystify monrel
    Ramsey wilshere
    Belrn ozil nelson
    Miki laca

    Yes I know what everybody will say but miki can finish and on paper it doesn’t maybe look like a wow but with miki ozil and laca rotting in the game with ozil’s into the box with Ramsey and wilshere also breaking into the box arsenal will be a dream to watch and defenitly deliver results when Abu comes back miki goes in Nelson place Ramsey can be replaced with xhaka with the faster teams konslny can be replaced with belirn and kolasinac be played in front of bellrn where bellrn is now in the 3-5-2 system

  14. D mc

    Who’s this geezer that keeps putting numbers as a team selection ……are they this week’s lottery numbers or is he playing bingo with someone??
    What is AML true position ….is he a left wing/midfielder or a holding midfielder . I know he’s not a left back. One thing for sure I would play him anywhere before xhaka got in my team!

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