CONFIRMED Arsenal team to face Ostersund – Four at the back?

So here we go with Arsenal v Ostersund, and we all know Wenger is going to make many changes from the first leg, especially after seeing how much better we were than them in Minus 4 degrees on a plastic pitch.

Okay so here is the team I’m predicting….

Ospina
Chambers  Mertesacker  Kolasinac
Nelson  Wilshere Elneny  Maitland-Niles
Reine-Adelaide Mkhitaryan
Welbeck

And the team that Wenger picked is….

I am very surprised that Wenger is going with four at the back, unless he thinks it is two centre-backs and two wingers. I see no reason why we shouldn’t go for goals…

Updated: February 22, 2018 — 7:07 pm

138 Comments

  1. At last a team chosen for the occasion by Arsene Wenger with which i agree entirely.

    1. Anyone know a site to stream the game tonight?

          1. Try this site -> Ronaldo7. net

      1. Just go away and dont even start to watch the game.

  2. Not too bad…. 2 headless chickens though… ?

  3. I am stunned Wenger’s risking Wilshere, with a final on Sunday. Would it also not make sense to rest Bellerin with Sunday in mind? Other than those two, I like the lineup.

    1. Agree totally.
      Bellerin is our ONLY RB.Cant believe we are risking him.
      With Ramsey doubtful for Sunday why is Jack being risked.
      We could have played AMN in the centre and Eddie up front to keep Jack fresh.
      Let’s kill this game off early and get Hector and Jack off at Half Time

      1. Yep.
        Im curious what Wenger is planning
        Kolsanic is fine
        But Wilshere, Bellerin and Mkhitaryan should be starting on Sunday
        There is a risk of injury but also being too tired. Especially Wilshere who is too injury prone
        And as you said Ramsey is doubtful. Without Wilshere and Ramsey we are in trouble
        Also Chambers has experience at RB. Why risk Bellerin and why not replace Debuchy in Jan.

        Very worried

        1. Mkhitaryan is cup tied, so i take that back. Totally forgot
          Thanks Phil lol

  4. Micky will have a hand in four goals tonight. COYG!

  5. Thats stronger than i thought
    No complaints this time as long as nobody gets injured.
    But it is a big risk. I hope nobody gets injured or too tired to start the Final (ie Bellerin, Wilshere and Mkhitaryan)
    But i hope we score early so that Wenger can sub Wilshere, Bellerin and Mkhitaryan
    I will be well upset if these 3 don’t start in 3 days time because we need our best team to beat Man City. I hope Wenger is not thinking about resting these 3 in next match

    Anyway, 5-0
    COYG

    1. DONT PEOPLE REALISE MIKKI IS CUP-TIED FOR SUNDAY AND WONT BE PLAYING

      1. Oh. Im sorry
        I didn’t realise
        Thanks for correcting me
        I take back everything i said about Mkhitaryan lol ??

  6. I reckon Bellerin will be subbed off at some point. Wilshere likely too.

  7. Big fool, René is on loan at angers

  8. Arsenal 11 – 0
    Wellbeck 5 goals

  9. the team cant have all u21 playing…need a few seniors to guide and lead them

  10. Why won’t they cross the bloody ball?
    Kalasinac and Welbz have both had chances to cross but turn back wtf.

    1. Thats one of our problems. We don’t cross as much as we should do

  11. Come on score please
    Atalanta leading 1-0 interesting
    I really want us to score early so that we can rest Wilshere and Bellerin

  12. Arsenal corner and ended back with the Arsenal keeper. WHAT is that all about?

  13. Swap their manager for ours, NOW.
    Every time we get within 18 yards of the byline we go backwards, it’s pissing me off!

  14. Have Arsenal woken up yet????

  15. Get Kalasinac off now for f++Ks sake, he is crap.

    1. They’re all crap tonight ?

  16. a lot of people thought I was crazy when I said i want Sanchez and ozil to leave because they are average player look at Sanchez now ozil got away. very smart he stayed

  17. Hahaha

  18. not surprising sort of expected..

  19. Says it all really..

  20. a moment of silence for those dat tot we will win d game with dis skyblue kit…

    1. actually why are we – as the hometeam – playing in that ugly piece of cloth??

  21. Anyone who believes arsenal can win the Europa league are more deluded than Wenger.

  22. Unbelievable 0-2

    Words fail me

    1. I think Tony Adams “paper bag” quote is quite accurate

  23. …you couldn’t think this one up – what a shambolic comedy of errors – clearly we’ve no belly for a fight (yet again)… diabolic display.

  24. This is pure dung. I really hope the sweds get another to see weegor’s face.

  25. once i saw d kit i knw d outcome…. another defeat

  26. Whatever the final score and I assume we will get through in the end the quality of the squad after 10 years of the delusional fossil taking us backwards is pitiful …europa cup to champions league in our dreams

  27. This is misery

  28. This isn’t looking good…..

  29. No salary for any of them and start with that clueless manager

  30. I dont even want to win if we continue to play like this. Just how can you watch your self in the mirrow and not realise that you are simple out of touch with reality.

  31. This defence wouldn’t get onto a Sunday league team.

  32. Need to score quickly before things get to hot

  33. I bet AFC prep was a little kick about and some table tennis followed-up with some kick-out game with some rolling around and laughter. I guess there is a reason why some of these players aren’t starters. AFC walked out already thinking game done . . . .

  34. well well well whats going on Wenger your team is loosing
    0-2 where is the authority in Arssenal ? I am nor surprise
    the way you are planing and give the players incentive and confidence
    Arsenal is playing to nothing Wenger Out

  35. Crapping myself everytime they attack

  36. Osterlunds are last place in their division
    Whatever the score my hats ? off to them
    This really shows how bad our bench is and of course our Manager too

  37. Clueless and being out classed by a bunch of amatures

  38. all looking disinterested and strolling lol

  39. Remember when we thought Kolesinac was good?

    1. You can’t judge him on one match where he plays with reserves. He is a good player

  40. Jesus if we lose this…… then lose Sunday ?
    It’s bad enough watching this but listening to Robbie Savage commentating ?

  41. welbeck is done. i will take sema over welbeck anytime anyday

  42. Bellerin cant even make a simple pass

  43. Looks like season well and truly over. Bit early this year.

  44. Up a man and still slow as an over 50 year old pub team . . .

  45. That has to be Wenger out the door by this monday if hes loses this then loses again Sundays Final, 0-3 up & we think its over, was only HT, JOB HALF DONE!!

  46. Where captain Jack doesnt know how to make a simple shoot towars the goal. sigh

  47. What a Sunday league team I’m watching dreadful.
    No creativity no.awareness at dm and defense childlike.
    No.ozil mustafi kos monreal and Ramsey = shocking

  48. I am enjoying this – come on, admit you are enjoying this.
    I am willing Oster what ever the f**k they are called to win this.
    Arsenal are garbage and do not deserve anything except the laughter and embarrassment of being the biggest joke in world football.
    I don’t want Wenger to leave – I want him to get hit by a bus…
    Anything so I never have to see or hear him again…

  49. We don’t even look like scoring……

    1. Who is going to score? Monreal isn’t on the pitch!

  50. Lord help our team through the following difficult times. At least during these times of wenger and kroenke.

  51. Get that Niles off ta fkuc. NEVER seen worse. My goodness.

    1. far from being a reliable cdm. poor distribution and passing. too casual with possession and doesnt pressure anyone

      1. you lot were all saying he was better than xhaka and should be played in his natural position at CDM. You can now see that he isn’t half the player xhaka is and can only get into the team in a different position e.g LB
        Others have also been saying that chambers and Holding should be played. now you can see how truly poor these English boys are.

        1. you lot? nah i never said that. i dont even rate kolasinac as a good defender. you lot were the one saying he was the best signing of the seaon and best lb in the pl. you can now see his positional awareness is lacking and he isnt half the player monreal is.

  52. League – GONE (long ago)
    FA Cup – GONE
    Top 4 – GONE
    Europa – GONE & FINAL LOST??

    Nothing else for Wenger to be at Arsenal for. Luis Enrique In you come!!

  53. Watch the match people. Wilshere is looking for someone to make a run off the ball but he is surrounded by lazy c##s.

  54. if Wenger is an honourable man he will resign tonight. This performance is shameful.

    1. He is no way a honourable man . He has told lies for years. He has took the supporters as fools. He has the arrogance of Napoleon and the charisma of a tree. Honour? Never had and never will have.

  55. Ďoes holding know he’s a cb? Positional madness.

  56. getting smoked at home by a team i cant spell, oh my, this exemplifies our issue, we can play brilliant w these assets, but all too often we totally suck, thats on the manager…

  57. Jesus man, i am seriously thinking about giving up on watching football, just playing on my own, but forgetting about wachting it. This is depressing overload.

    1. no sh*t brother, ran home fr work to see this, rather work

  58. @redb10
    Well spotted then he needs to get vocal and start barking orders, he is the captain tonight.

  59. i miss the thumbs up/down, gave you a sense what the general thought was, just saying…

    1. You need a silly gimmick to work that one out?

  60. Exactly how long do we have to put up with that idiot in charge?
    How much embarrassment do the fans of this club have to put up with before someone finally puts him out to pasture?
    Just what exactly is Josh Kroenke doing about this?
    All I can say is this
    COME ON OSTERSUNDS FK !!!!!!

  61. Don’t worry though we’ve xhaka on the bench!!
    Please let Nelson and wilock get on asap

  62. Welbeck isn’t good enough for the arsnole… I hope I’m not sounding like an ingrate

  63. Östersund finnished fifth in the swedish Allsvenskan they are a good team not to be understimated. That being said we should wreck them but seeing chambers holding elneny and bloody iwobi on the pitch and not to forget welbeck i knew this wasgonna be a horror story

  64. Worst ever performance

  65. Wouldn’t hurt for some fans to turn up at the Emirates mind it sums up the state of our club 5000 Swedish fans are much louder.

  66. What’s the difference between a fat chick and an Arsenal striker? A: Even a fat chick scores every once in a while!

  67. Miki has hit the ground running, not!!

  68. All of the fossil lovers have gone quiet … Mark my word though when we qualify …and we will … they will be back with their drug induced football logic and half baked histories to remind us that we still have a shot at CL qualification 4th place and the league cup under the greatest manager who has ever lived … Sad bunch of so called fans

  69. Wenger playing with too many (CAMs) even to the point of playing them as wingers leaves us with no creativity on the wings. You can not caress the Ball in the middle and still want to do same on the wing, you have to be more direct in style on the wings. I don’t know what Wenger is thinking

  70. Imagine that. All we had to do was defend and pick them off on the break. We didn’t even need to score. Now look. Why were we playing so high up the pitch for the 1st goal. Imagine if they had scored that penalty in the 1st leg. Jeeeez Wenger has to go like next 24 hours. Someone sack him plz. He can’t even do the basics. THIS IS PUB F*$^!!! PUB FOOTBALL!!

  71. Arsenal will win it in the second half.
    Napoli are out. Villarreal are going out
    Dortmund on the way out.
    Only Lazio Athletico Zenit
    Atalanta and Leipzig left.
    Arsenal should win the Europa now.
    Also Arsenal are now raging hot underdogs for the carabao Cup.
    Reckon Arsenal will win the Carabao now.
    Meaning Wenger will get an extension 🙁

  72. No shape, no leadership, no spirit, no manager.
    Losing to a pub team. Actually that is doing a disservice to Östersunds, they are organised, got two wide wingers and a definite game plan. They knew our fullbacks are weak and are exploiting the situation. Their manager knows what he is doing, ours does not.

  73. Fair play big man!!!

  74. Nice. Bellerin is doing his job good in here. To show how srry they are, they need to score more. hehe.

  75. Thanks Kolsanic
    More please

  76. Can’t believe Welbeck lost that opportunity

  77. saed kolasinac showing a bit of passion – …well done

  78. Well taken by Kalasinac.

  79. So we signed 2 players but don’t we look weaker now without ox and theo

  80. Hats what happens after a half time rocket

  81. Our lack of fight and physicality tonight can you imagine how bad it would be in the championship rough and tumble

  82. No wonder we are 27 points behind in the league. We are awful.

  83. Josh Kroenke here for three months
    Three months the season remaining.
    God I hope they do the honourable thing and remove Wenger..
    The man is so passed his best its not even a joke anymore.
    Should have gone after we lost the CL final against Barcelona…

    1. Supporters of Arsenal have been saying that for years.

  84. Every time the ball goes to our defence I dung myself.

  85. Supporters of Arsenal have been saying that for years.

  86. Who are the home team here?

  87. Rather than our defenders keeping on passing back to Ospina and him just hoofing it out, why don’t the defenders just launch it.

  88. At least half of this team have to be let go in the summer but without a new manager we are going nowhere that’s a fact

  89. serious question, could welbeck score from 6 yards out and an empty net?

  90. if gervinho & welbeck both shot from 3 yards from goal, into an empty goal, who would miss by the most?

  91. We could do with giroud to hold up the ball 🙂

  92. Jack wheelchair is pathetic

  93. Anything wrong with Wilsjphere tonight? Awful! The worst I have seen him in Arsenal shirt this season. He Can’t seem to get enything right at the moment .

  94. Wheelchair off and rightly so.

  95. They are enjoying themselves clearly the better team another goal and it gets interesting

  96. Take chambers off and put a block of ice on.

  97. Do we ever play well in this kit? Actually do we ever play well……?

  98. The following should never feature for Arsenal again:

    Iwobi
    Chambers
    Holding
    Welbeck

    Wilshere and Miki have been rubbish

    AFC is dead

    1. I thought Mimi has tried



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