Posted on August 23, 2014 by ADMIN

What should be Arsenal starting XI at Everton and why?

With some Arsenal players still not looking quite ready after the World Cup finals this summer, the three German Gunners still to be included in a squad after an extended summer holiday and a slightly worrying injury list, Arsene Wenger is probably already looking forwards to the two week international break in order for him to get his team ready for the rest of the season.

But the next five days sees Arsenal face two games that could potentially have a huge effect on our season. We definitely don’t need another heavy away defeat like we got at Goodison Park last season, because it could have long term effects on team morale. And we simply cannot afford, in more ways than one, to not beat Besiktas on Wednesday.

So with both games in mind, what would be you starting line-up for Everton later and the reasons behind your pick. Here is mine, with the assumption that Mesut Ozil will not be in the squad as he was not training with the other Arsenal players yesterday, at least I did not see him on the pictures.

Szczesny
Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Flamini, Ramsey
Alexis, Wilshere, Podolski
Sanogo

I have dropped Cazorla for Podolski because the Spaniard has been off the pace and Podolski should be fresh and will also give Monreal more protection. Chambers has done well but I think we should get our first choice defensive pairing going again as soon as possible. And putting Wilshere in the number 10 role should giove us more bite in midfield as well, because we will be put under pressure from Everton. Hopefully Sanogo is fit, because Giroud was frankly awful in Turkey. What do you think, Gooners?

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35 thoughts on “What should be Arsenal starting XI at Everton and why?

  1. rock88

    Szczesny
    Debuchy Chambers Koscielny Monreal
    Ramsey Flamini Wilshere
    Campbell Ox
    Sanchez

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      1. ozy

        i would go for this line up if BFG is fully fit:

        —————–Szczesny
        Debuchy—-Mert—-Koscielny—-Monreal
        —-Ramsey—-Chambers—-Wilshere
        Campbell——–Sanchez———Ox

        but i don’t think wenger will start Cambpell, and i hope he will at least play Sanchez in the middle

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        1. karansagar

          SZCZESNY
          DEBUCHY … MERTESAKER … KOSCIELNY … MONREAL
          FLAMINI … RAMSEY
          CAMPBELL … CAZORLA … OX
          SANCHEZ

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    1. ArnSam

      I would replace flamini with chambers and then wilshere with Carzola since that’s were Carzola is best suited.

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  2. adeski

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    1. Wazzzimbo

      I would rather the 3 Germans make substitute appearances.

      Szczesney
      Debuchy – Chambers – Koscielny – Monreal
      Flamini – Ramsey
      Chamberlain – Rosicky – Campbell
      Sanchez

      Campbell is a hard worker offensively and defensively and will aid Monreal a lot more than Santi, having said that Nacho looks much better physically this season.

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  3. georgie b

    I was wondering also why in God’s name isn’t Podolski playing. He is our best finisher.

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  4. gmv8

    Szczesny
    Debuchy Merteacker Koscielny Monreal (Wish Chambers could play left back)
    Ramsey Flamini
    Campbell Ox Ozil/Podolski
    Sanchez

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  5. Greg

    “Little mozart” should also start, his creativity and experience will be a big plus on the field for us!

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  6. Greg

    I must say i am impressed with calum chambers he has really stepped up!

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  7. CrimsonTide12

    My only change to your line-up would be to get Campbell in there for LP. He played well with Sonogo against Benfica. Of course he also had a goal of great quality in that fixture. If Sonogo is not fit, then push Campbell up front and put Ox in where you have LP. Giroud should be benched for his embarrassing effort on Tuesday.

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  8. mohawk

    1. To avoid over-use of players and to get some fresh legs on the pitch some changes MUST be made. Should not keep the same lineup as the recent games.

    2. Some players are easier to decide. Sczez. Monreal, Debuch, Kos, and Mert (if fit).
    Flamini is an easy pick with Arteta out. Ramsey cannot play Wednesday so he will be used.
    That is 7 out of the 11.

    Giroud, Alexis, Cazorla, Wilshere have all been used recently so at least 2 or 3 of these players should sit out.

    They should be replaced by the any of the remaining attackers with fresher legs – Ox, Rosicky, Campbell, Ozil, Poldi, Sanogo are all candidates.

    Solid starters = Sczes. Debuch, Mert, Kos, Monreal
    Flamini, Ramsey

    My optional front = Ox, Rosicky, Ozil
    Alexis.

    But I can see many other options also.

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  9. Dee@ease

    The Everton game will be a really good gauge of where we stand in terms of this season

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  10. Toni balle

    Umm, Ozil was pictured training on the Arsenal website. IF any German is likely to start, it’s him.

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  11. mesuts eyes

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  12. ronniec

    Isn’t Poldi left out of the squad against Everton?
    He is leaving.

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    1. ChristopherHWinters

      All three Germans might be included. Plus he is also in the squad for Besiktas! Check before you comment.

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  13. Don King

    I’m going to punch the person next to me if I see Giroud in the starting line up tomorrow.

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    1. Prince

      Where are you going to watch the game? I wanna make sure that not to sit beside you. Its Wenger dude, of course Giroud will start.

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  14. Twig

    I’ll go for:

    Martinez
    Reus Rosicky Alexis
    Ramsey Carvalho
    Nacho Kosc Merts Deb
    Szcz

    We need to get Reus playing with his mentor ASAP. Rosicky will also offer us more energy than either Ozil or Santi. Ahhh… Good morning guys!

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  15. Adhi_gunner

    With Giroud’s aweful finishing, and sanogo not the final product, i EXPECT AND WANT PODOLSKI to start. He has a hammer of a left foot, and the one chance he gets in the game, expect him to score.

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    1. almostawinner

      pod’s better as a power sub (he’s also not good as CF)
      but, giroud shouldnt start.
      in general, i think , rather than sticking with players, wenger should reward those that produce and bench those that have bad games.
      that will encourage competition and performance.
      giroud stank: so he shouldnt start.
      give sanchez a chance at CF

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  16. Adhi_gunner

    Szczesny
    Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
    Flamini, Ramsey
    Oxlade, Cazorla, Podolski
    Alexis

    I no wenger wont choose 3 out of the above lineup. wilshere,giroud/sanogo WHY -_-

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  17. B.R.94

    ………………..Szczesny……………
    .debuchy…cham…kosc….monreal
    …………………flamini……………..
    .Ox…..ramsey…wilshere…..santi.
    …………………alexis……………….
    Second half:
    Giroud in , wilshere out

    ……………..Giroud……………
    alexis………..santi………….ox
    ……….flamini…ramsey………

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  18. kanaka

    Sz
    Deb – Kos – Per – Mon
    Calum – Rambo
    Alexis – Ozil – Campbell/Ox
    Giroud

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  19. Wilshegz

    Why is everyone calling Monreal? Really? Did you all forget what happened the last time Monreal faced Lukaku?

    Szczesny
    Debuchy-Per-Kosc-Flamini
    Chambers-Ramsey
    Ox-Ozil-Campbell
    Alexis.

    A team with NO weakpoint.

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  20. Enygma

    If there is anyone who should have come back early for pre season training,it should have been Podolski.He is fighting for a starting berth and did not do much in Brazil.But he was also on holiday for four weeks!

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  21. lupe

    Szczesney
    debuchy mertasacker koscielny monreal
    flamini ramsey
    campbell cazorla chamberlain
    sanchez
    speed and creativity. Campbell would want to prove himself

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