Arsenal confirmed team for crunch Spurs tie

The confirmed teams are out for today’s North London Derby, without any surprises.

Laurent Koscielny has been given the go-ahead to start the crunch tie, giving us a huge boost as we look to build on our recent upturn in form.

Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin have been overlooked as they have been since the recent switch to the newly-favoured 3-4-2-1 formation, and they have nothing to complain about considering we have 100% win rate in the new system.

Is this the right team to take on Spurs? Can our 100% record under the new system continue it’s run?

Pat J

116 Comments

  1. Cpt zim says:

    Well we have lost with Ramsey starting.

    Move ox central and play Bellerin on right.

    More pace and ox can at least hold a ball better than Wengers Son.

    ?⚽

    1. Kedar Damle says:

      Ox should be on Right or left… He can more productive there only… I think Bellerin Should have started on Left instead of Gibbs…. And Welbeck should have been in starting line up instead of Giroud…

  2. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Utd drawing,
    City losing 2-1 at the moment.
    Chelsea winning 2-0
    The favours are in Arsenals favour lol, whilst the spuds will be feeling a little deflated with their chances of catching Chelsea.

    Psychologically, its in Arsenals favour but we never seem to take advantage of the favours that have been favoured to us.

    ?we love you favours, we dooooo?
    COYG-Bottlers ?⚪️?

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      FT
      Midd 2-2 City
      Eve 0-3 Chel

  3. mcgunner says:

    This is the first of 2 big games if we win both we have a very good chance of finishing 3rd COYG

    1. Cpt zim says:

      And miss out on Wengers 4th place trophy, never.

    2. Javier says:

      you are dreaming

  4. Disturbance says:

    Arsene will crumble it again. This is his biggest test and when he bottles it, he should be sacked!

  5. Charlie-Nick says:

    COYG
    Please,please Arsenal…big performance today!

  6. Rkw says:

    This guys love affair with Ramsey need serious psychological attention … It will be all about whether ozil and ox show up today … If not it’s difficult to see where enough goals will come from ..as don’t think Sanchez can do this one alone ..optimistically 2 – 2 but more likely 3 -1 … Either way should not be enough to save wenger

  7. Break-on-through says:

    Wonder why he dropped Holding, I thought he might have rested him last time out. We had a problem with set pieces I thought the reason for the change was to help deal with that too. We are back two basically having two CB’s and Giroud maybe Xhaka to deal with tall players and aerial threat. Unless he’s thinking Monreal would get skinned out on the wing.

    1. Cpt zim says:

      Where tf is welbeck

  8. citrenoogeht says:

    Looking at that team, begs the question how terrible does Ramsey have to be before Wenger leaves him on the bench?

    1. Cpt zim says:

      Ramsey is ? why wish Barca would just take him.

  9. Cpt zim says:

    Lol almost behind

  10. Cpt zim says:

    Almost 2-0 already, spurs owning our ass

  11. Cpt zim says:

    City n utd got penalties for that

  12. Rkw says:

    It’s 30 minutes in to the game do we know where our centre forward is?

  13. John0711 says:

    Ozil fans please watch him, he is so lazy. I don’t expect a tackle but I do expect hard work

    1. ger burke says:

      was ozil playing today , missed that i did.

  14. Cpt zim says:

    Wow lucky

  15. Dennis the Menace says:

    get ready for a royal @$$ whipping friends

  16. Cpt zim says:

    Any game changers on bench?

    Where is Lucas, that guy impressed when ever he played.

    1. Javier says:

      he is injured

  17. Rkw says:

    Complete domination in the middle … Ramsey Xhaka are just two average for top club

  18. Cpt zim says:

    Well I bet on a 3-0 Spurs win, so it looking good so far.

    1. mcgunner says:

      What a joke Cheering for spuds to beat arsenal we have a chance 2 move up the table. .

      1. Cpt zim says:

        Im cheering for Arsenal, but I can bet against them, its the smart thing to do you idiot.

  19. Cpt zim says:

    Elneny should play in place of Ramsey, and I must say, stupid Wenger playing both xhaka and ramsey, either ramsey and coq or coq and elneny.

    Or coq n ox with bellerin wb

    1. Charlie-Nick says:

      Elneny is useless

      1. Cpt zim says:

        And Ramsey is god I suppose

        1. Charlie-Nick says:

          He’s better than Elneny anyway doofus

  20. wongon says:

    We are poor

  21. Cpt zim says:

    Wenger out

  22. Javier says:

    Mediocrity will continue to be the norm with Wenger in charge.

  23. Vanpayslip is hood ornaments/junkies win awards in my tournaments says:

    Half an hour without conceding. Wenger is a genius

  24. lcebox says:

    Why Giroud and not Welbeck
    Giroud isnt pressing enough and we need it get him off. dam.

    1. Vanpayslip is hood ornaments/junkies win awards in my tournaments says:

      Depends on which rumours you listen to

  25. Cpt zim says:

    Wish Spurs would buy Xhaka n Ramsey

  26. Rkw says:

    Ramsey should be in a circus not a football team

  27. Cpt zim says:

    Ramsey must go back to amateur football

  28. Rkw says:

    The one positive from that half .. We could be three down

  29. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Well at least we didnt let in any goals in first half

  30. lord wafflebury says:

    Hate to admit but imo ramsey has been our best player ! As for ozil….take him off, bring on bellerin and move ox up…they are playing on arsenals right side weakness as ozil too lazy to defend…strolling about again as if hes on daddys yacht.

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      Yeah, I hate that you admitted it too ?? Ramsey is always a liability, he nearly scored an own goal lol well, he gave away a needless corner towards the end of the first half… Basically, I just don’t like the w@nker! Is that a crime? ?

  31. lcebox says:

    Just not Natural Spuds playing better than us no matter what form.
    Spurs showing the weakness of the formation by getting down the wings with ease slight tweaks and maybe we will get a win which after todays results i cant help feel it might be our day.

  32. Elliot says:

    Tbh, I’d take a draw. It’s not good by any means but I would probably commit suicide if tottenham wins the league.

  33. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Take off Ramsey, Gibbs & Giroud and bring on Welbeck,Holding and Walcott. Holding into CB and move Monreal to the wing.

  34. TH14atl says:

    We just miss cazorla so much.

    1. lcebox says:

      We do but we’re Arsenal we should have cover but he is the class act in our midfield when u look at the others form atm.

  35. Cpt zim says:

    Ozil must come off n Ox can take.his position with Bellerin.
    Welbz for OG

  36. Disturbance says:

    Arsene is joking with Welbeck… Ozil and Giroud need to be taken off. Welbs and Theo on.

  37. Ronny says:

    And this is with no dumbell,(beast), Danny rose and kyle walker. Our squad just looks so mid table at least the back 3 looks slightly less leaky.
    Subs for spurs 2nd half may win this one.
    Personally giroud must come off and with sanchez and ozil up there we need either walcott or welbeck running off the spurs back line. I think pace is needed to get away from vertonghen and Alderwereild.

  38. Cpt zim says:

    Cech only player to turn up

  39. RSH says:

    ramsey has been one of our better players yet everyones attacking him… strange.

    1. Rkw says:

      Please go back to supporting leyton orient … Your understanding of football is worse than the idiot delusional one currently wrecking this club

      1. RSH says:

        well you showed me.

  40. Ronny says:

    Yep I can’t really remeber us being able to play keep ball well…….forever. cazorla gave us that.
    He along with ozil and sanchez could unlock teams.
    Oh for busquets, modric, vidal, we need to drop off Ramsey at the local charity shop and buy a mid 20’s midfield maestro. Pains me to say it but cesc would of done it.

  41. Vanpayslip is hood ornaments/junkies win awards in my tournaments says:

    Only positive so far is that Giroud is probably going to do some serious damage to a spud fan is row Z

  42. Charlie-Nick says:

    IT….IS….HAPPENING…..AGAIN……

  43. Disturbance says:

    Wenger out please!

  44. Cpt zim says:

    Lol we a joke

  45. Cpt zim says:

    Wenger out pleasr

  46. Tim says:

    Just waiting for the Spurs goal. It’s inevitable.

  47. Cpt zim says:

    See Kane wss right to think about future and not Arsenal as he knew we a push over.

  48. gmv8 says:

    Joke … can we fight for the shirt please?

  49. Vanpayslip is hood ornaments/junkies win awards in my tournaments says:

    Lol

  50. Ronny says:

    Oops that’s that then!?
    Europe League anyone?

  51. gmv8 says:

    Bring Flamini back…

    1. Charlie-Nick says:

      no need…we’ve got Xhaka….

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

    Finally tested
    Finally rested

    Both Manchester clubs drop points

    We blow it

    1. RSH says:

      it’s just top 4 anyways. Not a trophy.

  53. RSH says:

    not shocking. this is a team that didn’t deserve to beat leicester even.

  54. mrgotyourbanana says:

    This Arsenal team is a total shambles… Tf was Wenger thinking leaving Giroud on??

  55. Rkw says:

    Collapse … WEnger must announce now he is leaving at end of season … A ffing disgrace .as for the idiot Ramsey lovers on this site am sick of em … their understanding of football beggars belief … Mind frizzled by 4th place junkiedom … They are a disgrace to real fans if this club

  56. gmv8 says:

    Kane hung his leg out … no penalty

  57. msty says:

    54 mint 0-0, 58 mint 2-0….. typical arsenal

  58. Bob2 says:

    Gabriel… Useless… Another one of Wengers rubbish signings…

  59. RSH says:

    sanchez is not nearly as threatening in this formation.

    1. Sanchez is not nearly the player he was before the Liverpool game…..

  60. Vanpayslip is hood ornaments/junkies win awards in my tournaments says:

    Wenger actually gets paid for this!

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      ?Olayyy Olay ,Olayyy Olay ?
      Wenger, Out Out Out ???

  61. mark says:

    We are soft, leaderless and ever so slightly pathetic to watch as our fake ‘top club’ status slowly crumbles around us.

    It’s like teams smell our weakness and punish everything we do wrong.

    Soft penalty though..

  62. Juhi McLovin says:

    Harry Kane will eclipse Thierry Henrys goal record in 8 seasons. Probably will do it in less games as well. Unbelievable how low one dictator can sink this club.

  63. Javier says:

    Mediocrity will continue to be the norm with Wenger in charge.

    My prediction are correct!! thumbs up

    Wenger out!!!! Spurs 2 Arsenal ladies 0

  64. Reddb10 says:

    It’s disgusting to watch, especially when you take into account what we paid for ozil and xhaka.

    1. RSH says:

      Ozil is a lost cause, another game he has done absolutely nothing. Xhaka would be better under a better manager. Most of our squad is hopeless under current manager.

      1. Bob2 says:

        Why would Xhaka be better? We ran 10 km less than spurs today… Xhaka is not athletic enough for the premiership…

  65. frustrated gunner says:

    better run

  66. Cpt zim says:

    I bet for 3-0, so hoping for another Spur goal.

    Some arsenal fan might as well benefit frim this garbage.

    1. Charlie-Nick says:

      do u know any Arsenal fans ?

  67. Ramsey, Giroud, Gabriel,WENGER and we expect to win what a joke mid table team at best

  68. Douglas says:

    Another loss 2day & this one is even more painful because we are losing to our bitter rival. Arsenal is gone 4 sure.

  69. Rkw says:

    Utterly outclassed …need to start from scratch after a lost decade of wenger’s delusions … Only 5 max 6 of this team to be retained … Do the owners and board care though .lol perhaps the revenue loss will be awake up call ….

  70. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Turned off! ? I hate watching the Spuds celebrating against us ?
    We were only deluding ourselves into thinking that we could get something out of this game lol
    Our destiny was already written before kickoff, what with City & Utd dropping points… Because we simply never, ever take advantage of that!

  71. gmv8 says:

    A spud filter on the commentary wouldn’t go amiss….

  72. RSH says:

    this scoreline without Cech… 10-0

  73. ras911 says:

    Is anybody reallly surprised lol

    1. RSH says:

      losses dont effect me anymore, it’s the norm. I don’t think anyone besides some of our fans gave us any chance today. We’ve been terrible for so long now.

  74. Kiko says:

    Enough of these players! It sickens me to see some of them wearing our shirt…

  75. Charlie-Nick says:

    Shame that we should play so badly on Wenger’s last derby….

    1. RSH says:

      not his last derby. He’s already signed a new contract. They’re just waiting for the summer to announce it once the anger goes down and there is little Arsenal fans can do about it.

      1. Charlie-Nick says:

        nah…they wouldn’t do that to us……..?

        would they?

        1. RSH says:

          lol, these owners would quite literally milk us for money if they could.

          1. Charlie-Nick says:

            I suspect big demo next week. Enuff is enuff.

            1. RSH says:

              lets hope so. The higherups just have no shame. Wenger has no shame. Should’ve announced he was leaving so the team could try to give him a strong sendoff instead of this nonsense. So much uncertainty and anger around the entire organization now.

  76. Rkw says:

    Girouds dominant performance has come yo an end … Utterly pathetic

  77. gmv8 says:

    Their first goal was keystone cops defending … nothing to do with Cech…

  78. Rkw says:

    Just seeing the whippet in an arsenal shirt makes me sick

  79. Vanpayslip is hood ornaments/junkies win awards in my tournaments says:

    Wenger: “I live the attitude of this team”

    Yeah that is the problem, Arsene. You are the only one.

  80. ramterta says:

    can this season end already.We have been poor and tottenham should have had more goals

    1. gmv8 says:

      Embarrassing … you are right, they should’ve … we seemed to have no pride at all, Walcott was the worst continually losing the ball .. don’t know what was up with Ramsey one moment he was reasonable the next atrocious. AS seemed to give up after one of Ramsey’s passes to him was completely off target, yet he himself was culpable of losing the ball. Their best opportunities they seemed to miss, and their goals was a mixture of keystone cop defending by us, and Kane hanging out a leg. If we had a bit more pride and belief, we could’ve easily won that … it’s up to the manage to instill that in the players.

  81. Douglas says:

    Arsenal has been humbled by Tottenham once again, sorry 4 Arsene Wenger cos the players let him down big time.

  82. ramterta says:

    I assure you that the club has burnt to the ground.
    Lets hope there will be redemption one day.
    Poor grown ups are being tutored by children

  83. SGgunner says:

    Some time ago remember people saying hoping spurs got 2nd cos we always above them now there are 2nd but…..

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