Arsenal to make at least FOUR changes for Hull clash

It is vital that Arsene Wenger gets Arsenal off to a winning start when club football gets back underway after this current round of international friendly games and Euro qualifiers are finished. And the Gunners have a great chance to get our season up and running properly because the Premier League game on Saturday is a home tie with Hull City.

No disrespect to Steve Bruce and his players, as they did give Arsenal a real fright in the FA cup final in May, but this should be a comfortable win for us. For various reasons, however, it will probably be a much changed Arsenal side that lines up at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

Because Alexis Sanchez is likely to play the full 90 minutes for Chile in the early hours of tomorrow morning before flying to England from South America, I think that Wenger will not start the Chilean forward. And the way Oxlade-Chamberlain has been finding his form and influencing games for club and country, I expect the Englishman to start on the right instead of Alexis.

Mesut Ozil is injured and Calum Chambers is suspended, so those two will have to be replaced and I think the players to come in will be Hector Bellerin and Lukas Podolski, who is gagging to play more, allowing Santi Cazorla to operate in the number 10 role. And if Wenger had any doubt about whether to stick with the more defensive Flamini instead of bringing Arteta back, surely the performances of Wilshere for England will have convinced the Frenchman to go with the more creative Arteta.

This is how I see Arsenal’s starting XI:

Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs
Arteta, Wilshere
Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski

What do you think Gooners?

Tags Bellerin Chamberlain Podolski


  1. SUNNY13 says:

    Yes Absolutely. That should be the team for me…I would like to see Veteran Rosisky at some point in the second half if the game is already won.
    Jack and OX are in good form form England and they must be our main weapon.
    Also would like to see how Cazorla play at Center.

    1. IceBergKamp10 says:

      Waiting for walcott !!!
      Maybe can come off the bench.
      He’s unfairly judged by fans & media alike imo.

      1. almostawinner says:

        hope Pod will actually run this time.
        hate to see him like this.
        dislike wenger for letting pod’s skills rot, and now his attitude too.

        1. karansagar says:




    2. atid says:

      Rosicky has confirmed he has picked up an injury, whilst koscielny is also a major doubt. Arteta is another week away. So thats 3 of that x1 that might be unavailable.

  2. sheun99 says:

    Where do you leave sanchez, or u forgot him?

  3. ArnSam says:

    Always hyping english players

  4. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    “Arsenal to score at least FOUR goals in Hull clash” is the title I would like to see

    1. davidnz says:

      “Arsenal hammer Hull 7-0 ”
      after the game would be
      a better title πŸ™‚

  5. 007 says:

    Wow so refreshing to see Theo, Serge, and Monereal back in training. Wonder what has happened to Diaby though.

    Theo as well as Serge have to play for the under 21’s for a couple of matches and slowly be introduced to the main team as they have been out for a long time. We wouldn’t want them to get injured on there return and God forbid if Theo picked up the injury he had it might end his career definitely.

    Atleast we have something to smile about, our new Doctor must be working all we have to do now is identify the main source of the injuries and cap them from there!!!

    1. Drew says:

      yeah all these injuries are freakin irritatin. glad to see theo and serge back in action not forgetting arteta. i would actually like to see Wilshire play as DM and Roza @ 10 just for one game to really see if Jack can transform his game.
      Yes we need a proper DM but wenger doesnt lol

  6. davidnz says:

    Would not hurt to spell Sanchez.
    But if we lose with 42 mill Ozil
    out and 32 mill Sanchez on the
    bench the sh#t would hit the fan.

    1. SaveArsenal says:

      Seriously when does the shit ever hit the fan at Arsenal?
      Any other manager would have been sacked long ago for some of the defeats we suffered but Wenger slopes along being average and nothing is said or done.
      The extent of Arsenal fans anger is to be slightly outraged over a pint but we collectively do sweet fa to make change happen at the club.

      Even if we lose 4-0 the shit won’t hit the fan, Wengerism will continue.

      1. DaveJay says:

        What garbage – how many managers would’ve been sacked for a consistent top 4 finish for more than a decade and a half?

  7. davidnz says:

    Arsenal’s run of winnable
    EPL fixtures up til Dec 31.
    Hull Sunderland Burnley Swansea
    MAN UTD (H) WBA Southampton
    Stoke Newcastle LIVERPOOL (A)
    QPR Westham. 12 games 12 wins.
    Let’s do it!!!

    1. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

      Agree friend, no draws, no lossing.

  8. Ronny331 says:

    We really have some win able fixtures coming up, going to be interesting to see how the team copes with all the injuries, let’s hope and pray we don’t pick up any more. Even with theo and serge removed from the list we are still second in the injury table with 8 injured, only Newcastle have more on 9. I wonder if wenger will use campbell any time in the future for me its campbell or poldi on the lw.

  9. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    Why is arsenal still using nike balls in training?? Didn’t Puma give us balls in the sponsorship?? πŸ™ πŸ™
    Or is wenger peny pinching even on balls?? πŸ™ πŸ™ Does he have balls?? Does Arsenal have balls??
    It seems we lack balls and thats why we cant win the league πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    Someone should give us balls, not just any balls, good world class balls
    Both fans and players need balls.

    1. davidnz says:

      Ha ha ha.
      Ballistic πŸ™‚

  10. dan says:

    This match is not a give me hull made some decent signings and can cause us plenty of problems its a game we could easily loose if we are not 100% on our game yeh this comment will get plenty of thumbs down but be warned this wont be easy!

    1. jaweant says:

      I agree. Diame has been amazing followed by Jelavic. Most importantly, they seem confidant and hungry. We need to come out on fire and keep them on they’re heels.

  11. ger burke says:

    what do i think ? , i think bob that you must be desperate to see your name in red over the most amount of stupid articles on here , and that is a big thing to do . where do you come up with these rivetting reads my man . the amount of knowledge you have shown is remarkable . and then you proceeded to pick the team for saturday as if nobody else was able to do same . my cat could pick the arsenal team as it stands . you are a closet writer sir , not a good one by any means . i wonder do you get paid by the word or by the article . or is it just for the glory to see your name in lights hahahahahaha.

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