Arsenal team news – predicted lineup from the media and blogs

Arsenal team news – what lineup does the media think Freddie will go with?

Last time out against Brighton I was not at all sure what team Freddie Ljungberg would pick. However, it seems that there is now a better understanding of what sort of team the Swede is likely to put out.

The 42-year-old has already said he is looking towards the senior players and so it is unlikely there will be too many youngsters sent out against the Hammers tonight.

So, you would have thought there would be a general consensus among the media and blogs. Well, not quite but there is still some agreement.

The Express

Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Aubameyang, Ozil, Martinelli, Lacazette.

Evening Standard

Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Holding, Tierney; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

The Guardian

Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Sokratis, Tierney; Torreira, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang.

The Independent

Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Holding, Tierney, Guendouzi, Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Red London

Leno, Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Tierney, Guendouzi, Torreira, Xhaka, Pepe, Aubameyang, Martinelli.

So, it seems that most think that Pepe will start, same with Tierney, however, there is not so much consensus on Lacazette with a couple feeling that Martinelli will replace him. Guedouzi is also set to start and Holding could be set for a recall.

Even though there is no unanimity you can see that there is a hardcore of players that most media do agree on.

16 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    I thought Holding is injured?

    1. Andrew abah says:

      he’s back from injury

    2. Gunner23 says:

      HE IS UNAVAILABLE. SO ALL THIS LINEUPS ARE NOT POSSIBLE,

      I THINK OR MORE LIKE I WISH WE PLAY LIKE THIS,
      LENO, BELLERIN, CHAMBERS, LUIZ, TIERNEY, TORREIRA, XHAKA, OZIL, PEPE, LACA, AUBA.

  2. Counsel says:

    Damaged beyond repair already no cup trophy no top4.The season is over for me we had not prepared well kept repeating the same mistakes in this unforgiving league. Forget everything and think about proper changes and massive improvement of this squad.But for cloud cuckoo landers dream on! No sane man can expect arsenal to finish top4 this team is a wreckage

  3. Illiterate says:

    Much better team selection if you ask me… Now only hoping that Ljungberg selects the exact team.

    If the defence still gives us problems tonight then id like Ljungberg to try and get Koscielny back, till the end of the season though coupled with Vincent Kompany and probably Gabriel Paulista.

    Those three cant be any worse then what we already have… Just my opinion

    1. Gunner23 says:

      I WOULD RATHER PLAY SOMEONE FROM THE ACADEMY, A YOUNG GUN WOULD PLAY WITH HIS LIFE ON THE LINE TO KEEP HIS PLACE.

  4. Rkw says:

    Attack,is the only form of defence with the squad we have … If this guy can only think of a team with xhaka in it then the sooner he goes the better …

  5. Benjamin Fullick says:

    I think with no decent defensive midfielders we should go with a back 5 and allow Tierney and Bellerin to bomb forward. I would prefer Chambers and Holding in the back three with Luiz. Dump Xaka and Ozil on the bench (probably go with Willock and Torriera in the middle). Let Aube, Laca and Pepe roam around up/swap positions up front.

  6. Le Coq Monster says:

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  7. S.J says:

    Aubameyang…

    Martinelli, Lacazette, Pepe…

    Guendouzi, Torreira…

    Tierney, Luiz, Chambers, Bellerin…

    Leno.

    1. Yemith says:

      The best of all

  8. Will says:

    I’d be tempted to go 4-3-3 with Guendouzi, Xhaka and Torreira all starting and Auba in the centre flanked by Martinelli and Pepe.

    Back 4 of Tieney, Sok, Chambers and Bellerin. Really don’t want Luiz anywhere near the team at the minute. He has been awful.

  9. We need Martineli in our squad the young man is clinical on target, has pace and he defends.

  10. SAGooner says:

    Thank goodness no Luiz!! Mych better lineup.

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