Posted on December 21, 2017 by ADMIN

Which Arsenal team should Wenger pick to get revenge on Liverpool?

Tomorrow’s game is extremely important to Arsenal as Liverpool are just one point ahead and keeping us out of the Top Four, so a win is imperative. We lost our game at Anfield by 4-0 and Wenger is very keen for us to get revenge for that (as well as the points!) He said: “When you have such a long career as I have, you have some defeats unfortunately that hurt you for the rest of your life. I believe what is interesting in football is you always have a time to make up for it.

“When you can put things right, do it. So let’s focus on what is in front of us and turn up on Friday night with a completely different performance.”

So it is yet another must win game for the Gunners, and with Liverpool playing great football, Wenger must be very careful with his team selection. He has been rotating a lot of Arsenal players during this congested Christmas period, and we still have a rough few weeks ahead of us with two games every week, and the boss will have to shuffle the pack for the crucial visit of Liverpool tomorrow. We have already lost Ramsey and Giroud to injuries and Wenger is trying hard not to overwork the players he has left.

Wenger has been tinkering with his formations as well lately, so he was asked if he would reveal the tactics for Friday’s game, but he obviously didn’t give away any clues. “I believe that Liverpool is very good going forward so you need overall a good defensive performance,” he said.

“I have to analyse that well and you have to guess a little bit who will play [for Liverpool]. It is not always the same – it depends on their personnel.

“They have plenty of offensive players and, looking at them recently, they have changed a lot their teams so it is difficult to guess. But I will try to see what I do. For me, the most important thing is we turn up with a positive performance. We have been strong at home and it is important we continue to dictate our game at home.”

One big plus is that Shkrodan Mustafi is back to strengthen our back three and I expect the boss to stick to his 3-4-3 defensive formation and try and hit the Reds fast on the counter-attack. Well, we can’t give anything away to Klopp either, but which team do you think the boss should play to give us the best chance of beating Liverpool?

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25 thoughts on “Which Arsenal team should Wenger pick to get revenge on Liverpool?

  1. Mitch Connor

    I don’t look at it as revenge. They didn’t do anything wrong. They kicked our behinds 4-0. Also I have a soft spot for Liverpool. We both hate United lol

    It’s going to be tough but hopefully not painful like our last match.

    I will be happy with a win and satisfied with a hard fought draw. Liverpool are a good team and Salah was one of the top signings of the season. I didn’t think he would make as huge of an impact as he has been making. Fantastic signing. We made good signings in Kolsanic and Lacazette but we aren’t any better overall over last season.

    1. Ivan

      In fairness I hate Livrpool as I am of an age where I grew up with them winning everything every year and didn’t they rub it in.

  2. gotanidea

    Sanchez, Wilshere and Ozil could be motivated to show their capabilities in front of a top manager like Klopp. I think Wenger would also use the 4-1-2-2-1 formation, to control the midfield by using five central midfielders.

    Ospina has better reflex than Cech, so he is more suitable to protect the goal from Mane and Salah. Hence I would like to see:

    Ospina
    Niles Mustafi Monreal Kolasinac
    Coquelin
    Wilshere Ozil
    Iwobi Sanchez
    Lacazette

  3. jon fox

    Sanchez should not play, for selfishness and anti -team playing style. Time and time again eleven inferior players playing for each other as a team beat better elevens playing for themselves. Witness Bristol City beating United this week as a recent example. Not that our players overall are inferior to Liverpool but the best TEAM rather than individuals will win. That cannot then include Sanchez, who needs a slap quite frankly. Most Gooners, me included, now loathe him even though we admit he was great player during his first three seasons here. I loathe Wenger equally for being so stupid as to keep him when he clearly wanted out. To be clear , I do not loathe him for wanting to leave, since he has high ambition , which he is never going to achieve with us BUT loathe him because he is still picking up huge wages by using Walcottitis disease; not trying. IF YOU PICK UP A HUGE PAY CHEQUE – AND YOU HAVE THE CHOICE TO REFUSE IF YOU WISH – you must work flat out or you are a fraud and a wage thief.

    1. Mobella

      Everything you said about Sanchez is the way i feel about him. I can believe he managed to fool a lot of people here and Wenger in thinking he loves footballer and will not down tool. I’m agree seeing constantly picked by Wenger despite not giving his all.

  4. kev

    Cech
    Debuchy Koscielny Chambers Kolasinac
    Coquelin
    Wilshere Niles
    Ozil Sanchez
    Lacazette
    We need to use a 4-3-3 formation to hold this Liverpool team.Xhaka must not play as he’ll be overrun and Coquelin must come in because he can defend.Vellerin should not play because he af times gives away the ball too cheaply and his crosses are poor even though his speed would’ve been useful.
    Monreal should also not start as he has no CB qualities though a very consistent player.He looks lost playing in a four back as a CB.The guy wipl be overrun nark my words.Chambers has a point to prove and should be given the chance to prove himsrlf against Liverpool and not average opposition.

    1. Midkemma

      Kos played on the left side of CB alongside Per, he makes the ideal choice for left sided CB with Chambers performing on the right side… With Chambers having most experience on the right side of CB.

      Coquelin offers nothing going forward and was also hurt midweek.

      Xhaka isn’t a DM so why not play someone else as a DM and allow Xhaka more of the role he played at Gladbach?
      AMN could be a fine DM for the liverpool game, he has the energy and pace to cover counter attacks, he isn’t so easy to read that players know he will always pass the ball but he could run past them.
      Pace isn’t everything as well, if it matters so much then put Bellerin or Theo there… and as soon as you think of that you realise pace isn’t everything 😛

      Passing moves the ball faster than you can run with it.
      Xhaka is good with long passes, so is Wilshere…

      Liverpool WILL hit us with pace, when they do they will leave gaps behind, a long pass can exploit that faster than trying to run into them from deep and allowing Liverpool to get back and organise a def.

      If we can be solid at the back and hit them with long balls, get that 1st goal…. Liverpool would be forced to come out and attack us more and it starts to remove the counter threat, we keep a good def line and our 3 CM play with the ball ahead of them and we could get a few past liverpool while they try to equalise.

      I would be saying AMN for RB but I agree with you Debuchy deserves the chance after playing well, he has played VERY well last couple times I’ve watched him and he has earnt his chance. I hope he gets it.

      1. Gworm

        Wasn’t it Coquelin’s long ball which led to the goal against West Ham? That wasn’t nothing going forward.

  5. Nayr

    i dont get why we are going for thomas lemar as an alexis sanchez replacement and not going for riyad mahrez.

    mahrez quick,more of a goal threat,deadly on set pieces,actually wants to play for arsenal,epl experience.

    mahrez > lemar

  6. Jim wall

    ……………………………. Cheq………………………….
    Bellerin………. Kos…. Mustafa…… Sead.

    ………………………… Coq………………………….
    ……………A.M.N…………….willshire………….
    …………… Lacazzette……. Sanchez

    1. Jim wall

      Sorry…………
      ……………………….. Cheq……………………..
      Bellerin……. Kos….. Mustafa…… Sead

      ……………………coq…………………….
      ………..AMN……………..willshire
      ………………….. Ozil………………….
      …….. Lacazzette………. Sanchez…

  7. Midkemma

    For me, go 433 again but only 1 AM with 3 CF.

    Debuchy/Chambers/Kos/Sead
    AMN/Xhaka/Wilshere
    Ozil
    Lacazette/Eddie N.

    Debuchy and Chambers done very well and IMO deserve to be called into the 1st team, Kos and Sead are kinda obvious choices.
    AMN gets the nod in his preferred CM role and will be expected to show energy in defending counter attacks. Also Gladbach fans said the best way to get Xhaka performing is alongside a DM and not played as one so this does that.

    For the attack, I think young Eddie and dropping Alexis will be unexpected, Alexis form has dropped and I do think Alexis should be dropped for poor form and why not give our exciting young CF a chance at the big stage? I do think we should be looking towards Eddie as a Giroud replacement in the long run so go for it kid.

    1. jon fox

      Nketiah against Liverpool? Are you mad? Based on what apart from those two goals against “mighty” Norwich. Most of us like the idea of youngsters coming through the club but not when they are way out of their depth. Sorry but wrong thinking and I am glad you don’t pick the team. Mind you, I would be even more glad if Wenger didn’t pick it either.

  8. Robin Vanpayslip

    Ospina

    Chambers Holding Mustafi Kolasinac

    Maitland-Niles Wilshere

    Welbeck Ozil Nelson

    Lacazette

  9. Abiola

    My team as thus:
    ………………Cheq…………………..
    ……….Kos…….Mustafi……..Holding………
    Debuchy………………………………….Kolas
    …………..Xhaka………………..Wishere………
    ………………….Ozil…………………….
    Welbeck…………….Lacasette………………

    SUB @ 65 Mins together:
    Sanchez
    Walcot

  10. Maks

    Ospina
    Debuchy – Kos – CB (we didnt buy) – Monreal
    CDM (we didnt buy) – Wilshere – Kolasinac
    Ozil
    Walcott – Lacazette

    (Cech, Mustafi, Holding, Iwobi, Welbeck, Niles, Nelson)
    Alexis? polishing for sale in the doggy hair salon
    (cos he wouldnt go anywhere else)

  11. summerbreez

    not sure of how are the players that played Tuesday it could back fire but on their performance from Tuesday i would pick the same back 4
    debuchy chambers holding sead
    mitland niles ozil wilshire welbeck
    lacazett
    akpom
    but would bring in belerine and elexis in the second half to induce pace into the match with Xhaka belerine for debuchy elexis for akpom and xhaka for welbeck

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