Official Arsenal line-up for the visit to Southampton

Well I am very surprised that Wenger has stuck with Welbeck as centre-forward when we have to play so many games in such a short space of time, but I guess that Southampton v Arsenal is a must-win for the Gunners so let’s hope Le Boss knows what he is doing…

There are little surprises in the rest of the side, and Alexis and Ozil are kept faith with, despite looking out of sorts at the weekend.

There is still no place for Bellerin, with the Ox staying as wing-back, I guess that Wenger has this philosophy of ‘not changing a winning side’. But I would have expected a little bit more rotation to be honest.

Anyway, here is Wenger’s confirmed line-up for St Marys this evening….

Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal, Ox, Ramsey, Xhaka, Gibbs, Ozil, Alexis, Welbeck

It looks like a very safe choice for Wenger, but will it be enough to beat a team at a ground that we haven’t won at since the time of the Invincibles?



  1. Gavana says:

    Yes we can! This is the season of breaking hoodoo, First Spurs finishing above Arsenal under Wenger, secondly Wenger beating Morinho in an EPL game and Arsenal finishing below 4th under Wenger!

  2. ArseOverTit says:

    “Let’s hope Le Boss knows what he is doing…”

    Made me laugh!

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Made me Laugh too….

      & We are talking bout a Potato Head who hasn’t known what’s he’s doing for more than 13yrs now

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Kos must be really injured then ?? It’s a bit of a gamble replacing him with Mustafi, he was in bad form before getting injured, I would have preferred Gabby instead.

    Wenger is a muppet for risking the two other players who supposedly had knocks/ slight injuries ( Xhaka & Welbeck) if they break down early in the first half then that will fork up his accustomed late,late substitutes of Bellerin, Giroud and Coq lol

    Good luck lads.. Don’t even think about bottling this one ?

  4. Goonerboy says:

    The defence doesn’t make me confident without Kos
    Is Mustafi completely match fit?? Wish the boys good luck..

  5. Muffdiver wants change...not for arsenal...for.the vending machine, I'm thirsty as f### says:

    Possession with no penetration when u have ozil an sanchez


  6. TH14atl says:

    Well would you look at that. The OX gets a little run of games, does well, and then immediately gets injured. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. I believe I had that.

    Also, Alexis looks completely disinterested. Isn’t trying to run in behind, isn’t trying to take people on. Drops deep, passes sideways, walks.

  7. Break-on-through says:

    Need Alexis to spark to life, Ozil needs to penetrate, and Welbz needs to make some clever runs.

    Great ducking and dodging by Ozil must say, say he was great you’re it.

    1. galen says:

      Ozil did everything to mess it up. Any half decent player would have atleast shoot on target and have a penalty. scared little girl jump to safe his life.

  8. RSH says:

    backpass kings

  9. Goonerboy says:

    Very uninspiring display, here is hoping for a better second half!!

  10. i think you have to win despite of ozil and Sanchez they those not make them available inside the box

  11. Invincibles49 says:

    Replace Gibbs/Monreal with Walcott and get back to the 2 man defense formation. For an opposition already sitting so deep and trying to only counter, 3 man defense is counter productive.

  12. BeastPanda says:

    Dude watching this first half was like watching a 5 second video for 45 minutes. Backward, side ways, no movement upfront. players pass the ball then stand still to receive the ball which does not make sense to me at all. just pass and move forwards ffs. how hard is that? so bored and annoyed of this team I just don’t want to watch anymore. better off watching real madrid vs Athletico that this.

    1. vinie2000 says:

      And we will have 2 more years of this crap football no even European competition assured. Get of the bench and shout in the touchline for god sake..Inspire this players like Conte or Klopp do. They need to know someone in the touch line is mad crazy..I really do not understand Monreal – gibbs on left. we lack penetration as at least having bellerin up the field is the different matter.Take one of them OFF and bring Theo so the attack has more presence.we got wing backs but we are playing narrow in the centre ..You get 8 millions a year to find a quick solution. He will only bring his beloved OG when going usual.

  13. Krish says:

    Look sorry but if we want to improve as a team first sell all those injury-wrecked talents.. no matter how talented they are.. the best player doesnt bring anything if he is injured every time he is needed.. e.g. cazorla we depended too much on him, but he is the only one who we should keep even though he is injury prone.. sell wilshere, ox etc. no matter how talented they are..

  14. GunnerJack says:

    Not sure the new tactic – boring the opposition to death – is going to work. Even the match commentator wishes he was elsewhere.

  15. Goonerboy says:

    @ Krish…

    That’s spot on, Ronaldo and Messi won’t be legends if there are always injured despite their talents….

  16. The real Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Boring but acceptable.

  17. they make them self available what happen goals let other players pass the ball to them inside the box simple

  18. And they want him to leave the club…

  19. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Finally. alexis has got his 20th PL goal

  20. Krish says:

    sanchez should stop with this pathetic trait that he always whines when gibbs or anybody else didnt pass to him..

  21. John0711 says:

    Sanchez on a bad run 20 PL goals
    Ozil on a bad run ? Where’s he gone

    Guess who wants to stay and who has lots of clubs after him

  22. really look at bellerin defender very poor can’t believe people keep saying he is world class

    1. gmv8 says:

      He’s almost given away another goal again through losing the ball… leave him on the bench until he gets a haircut … he seems to think he’s Zico now with his 70’s haircut … I would prefer him to play like Zico and look like Mr Bean, rather than the other way around …

  23. JJT says:

    Well done Arsenal! You have done what needed to be done tonight. 3 more to go COYG!!!

  24. RSH says:

    Decent enough performance. Alexis’ moment gave us the match. Still don’t see Liverpool slipping up with just two games, even though they struggle against lower opposition. Stoke away up next for us

  25. Drayton says:

    Cech finally showing us something. Man of the Match for me. Huge clean sheet without Koscielny. 3 more points. All the pressure is on Liverpool. Can West Ham do us another favor?

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