Arsenal v Spurs Confirmed Teams – Arteta plays – Ozil back on wing

“You enjoy it after the game if you win,”

“You feel suddenly on the Monday before the game that something has changed and you wonder first of all what has changed. Of course it’s the tension before the derby.

“Before you have the tension and you have the focus to prepare and to give your team the best chances to win the game. That’s what you focus on. Satisfaction comes with the feeling that you have done a good job so let’s do a good job first.”

says Arsene Wenger.

All Arsenal fans just love beating Tottenham every year, and this should be no exception. Obviously Wenger had no interest at all in winning the League Cup which is why he made TEN changes from the easy Aston Villa win to rest our top players for this much-more-important clash.

But with our top players available and the defence only needing to worry about Adebayor or Soldado, then I really can’t see this being any less than a massacre in Arsenal’s favour….

Okay here is the starting line-up:

Szczesny,
Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs,
Wilshere, Arteta, Ramsey,
Chamberlain, Ozil,
Welbeck

Wenger has picked Arteta ahead of Flamini. He is least likely to pick up any cards, but we can also be happy that Mertesacker and Gibbs are now fit enough to make the team. I’m not sure about Ozil being pushed out to the wing again. It seems Wenger is determined to get him to play better out of position. And why is Sanchez back on the bench? Has Wenger decided that he can’t play with Ozil?

Well the stage is set, all we have to do now is watch the goals go in and go out and celebrate afterwards.

COME ON YOU GOONERS!!!!

Tags Arteta Ozil tottenham

288 Comments

  1. Brada b says:

    2 injuries in 1st half o wow!! Its not looking good

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Oops! The cock has penetrated us.

    2. KickAssFan says:

      Imagine someone like Carvalho or Wanyama as our DM. Falmini is just all about bragging.

    3. KickAssFan says:

      #Goal!!! Give me that cock! Gotta kill it!!!

  2. dboy says:

    F#ck Wenger. He should just have brought on Sanchez. Bring Ozil to middle switch Ox to left Sanchez on right.

  3. LoCkAy says:

    We won have any players left for Galatassaray !!!

  4. Ronny331 says:

    Half time, 2 subs already!

  5. REiGN says:

    I seriously think someone really cursed us with injuries.

    1. juhislihis says:

      Cursed? There is no curse. The fauult lies at training system. There’s no other excuse. Either the players are overplayed or trained improperly.

  6. reddb10 says:

    our medical team are a F####g disgrace. stupid injuries every year and yet they still have a job. sack the lot of them.

  7. LoCkAy says:

    Campbell and Rosicky cannot get a game because the Deluded one always plays the same team.
    Not surprising they have performed poorly against Southampton…!!
    They need game time!

    Tony Colbert still around?

  8. RSH says:

    One word: AVERAGE

  9. juhislihis says:

    Arsene Wengers actions are ruining Arsenal.

    Arteta out I predict 1 month. Ramsey at least 3 months. Giroud out for 5 months. Don’t know where Nacho is.

    And our cover for Arteta is the king of injuries Diaby.

    1. dboy says:

      Our cover for Arteta came on Already.

      1. juhislihis says:

        Yeah and Diaby will cover for him. Therefore Diaby is the indirect cover for Arteta.

        Now that Ramsey is out I guess its up to 17-year old Zelalem to step up and do wonders.

        1. dboy says:

          K. Got you mate. It’s ridiculous that we did not sign a DM.

  10. chimchimgiroud says:

    Earliest subs wenger has ever made
    So annoyed about ramseys injury, im blaming it on wenger aha

  11. jibber says:

    I just think it’s weird not play sanchez.
    and not to insist on playing a midfield trio that DOES NOT have good chemistry.
    Wenger, you’re not building on what we have last season, nor are you taking 1 step back to go 2 steps forward, your taking the team apart without selling anyone….that’s remarkably insane that he’s able to do that.

    1. jibber says:

      *and insist on playing…

      so mad, can’t type.

  12. Ronny331 says:

    And already this year the Arsenal bubble is slowly bursting, Wenger you continue to insult us fans with your c*ap tactical decisions, poor formations and lack of adequate spending 🙁

  13. LoCkAy says:

    The new physio (the American guy) said he will need a full year to work with the team…
    He also said that the methods used were “prehistorical” !!!!

    But guess what? Tony Colbert (our fat physio) still involve just because he is one of Wenger b*tch and a close collaborator…!!

  14. van_Al says:

    Wenger stupidity is killing Arsenal…now that Ramsey is out i wonder what will he do? Keep playing ozil on the wing until he gets tired of itand go to bayer…you worthless piece of crap
    #pissed #wenger out

    1. marky958 says:

      Wenger is finished! AFC needs a new era, new manager, fitness regime and medical staff.

  15. John Legend says:

    Two injuries in the first half already says alot. Alot is wrong with our fitness trainings, medical staff and our match preparations.

  16. admin says:

    What change can Wenger make in the 75th minute now?

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Well, now I don’t care Wenger’s religion but he just has to pray no more injury should befall any of our players.

    2. Mick The Gooner says:

      Used all three subs now.

  17. RSH says:

    Mertesacker has been such a liability. Nobody has yet to step up so far besides Koscielny as usual. And the injuries, unsurprising. Happens every season. Players who come to Arsenal magically become injury prone. Think another inquiry needs to be done because the first one was s*it apparently.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @RSH
      And it’s obvious they’re targeting Mert, and wearing him down slowly but surely. Watch when they sub, they’re going to put even more pressure on him…

  18. LoCkAy says:

    You look at the situation and, as an Arsenal fan, you realise that we can forget about major trophies.
    We just don’t have the tools, squad, manager and everything around to make it happen…!!

  19. KickAssFan says:

    Giroud is good, but Well-baked is much better and the goals will be coming for him pretty soon.

  20. haywill says:

    spurs look angry now 🙁 🙁 🙁
    im afraid 🙁 🙁

  21. LoCkAy says:

    Another coach would make the most of this squad.
    The weakest link has been and will always be Arsene Wenger.

  22. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Again Ozil was most of the first half wide, at the begining in the middle he was quite impressive but then he slowly moved to the right

  23. LoCkAy says:

    That’s Debuchy, Giroud, Arteta, Monreal, Ramsey, Diaby (yes, I included him because he is useless) and Walcott…!!
    You wonder!!!

  24. marky958 says:

    The spuds will come out fighting knowing we stuffed with injuries and Wenger is fkg SHIT!!

  25. GOONSTER says:

    Mertesacker has been a complete liability this season. He just seems to be so so slow, it’s easy to run past him, he can’t close down, he can’t defend high balls for a big guy like him…

  26. AussieGOONER says:

    Goodbye season Goodbye EPL Goodbye Fa cup Goodbye UCL

    Hello 4th spot 🙂

    WEngerout medicalteamout artetaout ramseyout giroudout nachoout debucyout shitnabryout and fk the rest useless cuuu**8nts no pride

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Our delivery from corners has been awful this season. Need some practice on the training ground.

  27. Twig says:

    Wow. Arsenal making a sub in the first half. Nice for a change 😉

  28. th14 says:

    If spurs were half decent on the counter we’d be loosing by atleast 2 goals.
    And why doesnt chamberlain make any f*cking runs, he wants the ball to feet too much and hes not the only one, thats why we always pass it around for ever. And according to wenger this team is balanced…

  29. Ronny331 says:

    @admin. None as I suspect Wilshire will be subbed at half time. Then knowing our luck Ox will get a 2nd yellow and be off. Wenger is a f*cking idiot, I’ve really had it with him, he’s ruining our beloved club and rubbishing the memories I have of sides and performances gone by.
    He’s made us average, we are the wealthiest average side around!! 🙁

  30. Wonder says:

    I will never understand Wenger!

  31. jibber says:

    mertesacker is obviously slower than he is last season, he definitely can do better, and needs to do better.

    but knowing that you have such a slow defender in squad, and STILL not play Ramsey deeper to do more covering is what kills it.
    Ozil not performing is not his position however, i can see that he’s being more hard working and playing a bit better, but we’re playing as if we SHOULD NOT use any width.

    EVERYONE just plays the shortest pass….then what’s the point of having players like Ozil who has the vision to allow us play wider?

    no wonder arteta lost his long passes….
    this isn’t tiki taka, this is just everyone running to the ball….like primary school boys playing.

    if the energy on the field doesn’t translate back into some meaningful movement and attacking, then what’s the use of playing more midfield engines anyway!?

    Wenger? have you REALLY lost it?

  32. GOONSTER says:

    Arteta is a far smarted and better defensive player than Flamini… Flamini is just an accident waiting to happen..

  33. Twig says:

    Have a feeling we’ll regret not subbing off Wilshere now… He has a knock and a yellow…

  34. john0711 says:

    Wenger seems to just want to make the point he’s the boss

    Leaves out our best player Sanchez
    And plays ozil wide

    This is the worst totenham team for years and we’ve been poor

  35. GOONSTER says:

    Wilshere over does it and gets us in trouble sometimes..

  36. Ronny331 says:

    @nygunner. Everyone will target Mert all season, it’s well published that he’s shocking!
    Arsene if you think some of these players are good enough for Arsenal your an idiot, simples!

  37. LoCkAy says:

    Can someone kick a descent corner ????

  38. LoCkAy says:

    This is one of the poorest Spurs team ever…
    We should do better !!!!

  39. Ronny331 says:

    #wesoldthewrongcb!
    Come back TV5 all is forgiven!

  40. blondin says:

    Mert and Arteta must be released-we lost so many points because of those two.

  41. Mertinho says:

    F*CK FLAMINI USELESS C*NT

  42. LoCkAy says:

    F*cking GK!!!!!!
    Wait for the player to get out of the 16 meters !!!!

  43. Invincibles49 says:

    Corner kick man..not a single deceent one till now!!

  44. Mick The Gooner says:

    THAT is why you need a proper DM. Not a useless one.

  45. haywill says:

    oh flamini 🙁

  46. Ronny331 says:

    Why is it we’ve bought Sanchez and Welbeck but seem worse than last year?
    Poor individual performances? Mert, Arteta and Flamini a year older and slower? Wenger trying to play his favourties together? Ozil out of position?
    If I was a player I would be quietly thinking what the hell is the boss thinking? he’s lost it!

  47. medvet says:

    and for that we need a DM………..

  48. blondin says:

    Will be lucky to finish 4th

  49. REiGN says:

    Biggest face palm ever!!!!!

  50. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Yeah and we keep playing slow as f*k

  51. dboy says:

    That’s what F#cking happens when you think Flamini is a DM.

  52. LoCkAy says:

    Et Voila !!!
    This is one of the worse Spurs teams in years !!

    I bet you we get a slap with Man United !!!

  53. juhislihis says:

    Great DM planning Wenger.

    There performs our DM for the next few months.

  54. Ronny331 says:

    Wenger out, there I said it!!!!
    Inquest on Monday please!

  55. LoCkAy says:

    We are just here to reinvigorate the failing teams in the league….!!

  56. REiGN says:

    I swear to god, spurs would be relegated if it weren’t for lloris.

    1. reddb10 says:

      i swear to god arsenal would win everything if it weren’t for wenger

  57. LoCkAy says:

    We should have crushed this Spurs team !!!!

  58. xhafeezx says:

    Where’s all the spuds joke..??? Seem quiet

  59. reddb10 says:

    When wenger bought back flamini the judas we had fools who made out we had just got the messiah. when we lost cesc and went and got arteta at the last minute it was as if we got the best thing since sliced bread. They are both s##t and the stubborn one needs to go and get a proper DM or he can go as well.
    this is just disgusting

  60. dboy says:

    You don’t know what you doing!!
    You don’t know what you doing!!!

  61. dboy says:

    What would we do without Kos?

  62. Ronny331 says:

    I could cry, FA Cup win, Charity shield win and now this. WTF have you done to us Arsene? devoid of confidence, composure and skill, we are losing against the worst Spurs side ever.
    Get shopping in January or don’t bother coming into work you prat!

  63. sam-afc says:

    We let a player called chadli score….. Says it all really

  64. john0711 says:

    Why are you all surprised

    The manger has lost it show your disappointment at the games

    Flamini looks so slow, so does at Arteta and don’t even talk about Mert,

    And we want to buy smallling ???? WTF

  65. Brada b says:

    #FACK AW

  66. LoCkAy says:

    Pocchetino just shows total desire and passion on the side line.
    Our manager is on the bench thinking about the “fat” check at the end of each week !!!

    Wenger was never a “proper” football player, he has no clue… He is finished, he “died” in 2006.
    Now we have a clown !!!

  67. Brada b says:

    It’s about fackin time #17

  68. LoCkAy says:

    Wenger is a fack, a total con artist on a undeserved wage…!!

    Come on Sanchez… Change the course of the game !

  69. ras911 says:

    The spuds will just sit back and defend great…. can’t believe this. We are not losing to the spurs at home!!!!

  70. marky958 says:

    Can’t wait for Wenger’s excuses at the end, gonna be laughable as our board and squad!. Bring on Usmanov and put him in charge, kroenke is a money grabbing c??t!

  71. LoCkAy says:

    Wenger feels confident as we have £173millions in cash reserve… That’s his legacy and work… That is it !!
    Check out Wenger on the bench getting agitated lol
    He is not even credible as a moaner !!

  72. REiGN says:

    Wth? 80%possesion and we’re a goal down typical. Ain’t no way are we losing our unbeaten run at home against spuds!!!!

  73. Ronny331 says:

    No wonder our best players historically want to leave, we are the laughing stock of the PL.
    I wonder if Kos get’s angry with Wenger and his partner in crime? He’s cool I never see him shouting at Per, I would!!

  74. reddb10 says:

    ozil could score three own goals and wenger would still play him.

  75. Ronny331 says:

    Here we go Aaron Lennon running at Per, good luck then!

  76. LoCkAy says:

    Are they working anything in training ????

  77. dboy says:

    F#ck Wenger. Come on you gunners!!!

  78. Mick The Gooner says:

    Corners are becoming a real annoyance to me – why is our delivery so poor? And why are there only TWO Arsenal players in the box?

  79. LoCkAy says:

    We will be, again, the laughing joke of the BPL… Thanks to Wenger making us an ass of the League!!!

    I wonder what would be the excuses this time !!!

    WE JUST CANNOT GO ON LIKE THAT, SEASON AFTER SEASON… IT IS TIRING AND FRUSTRATING… !!
    THAT FRENCH GUY IS A JOKE.
    WE ARE SO GOOD WE GIVE THE SPURS SOME CONFIDENCE !!!

  80. Invincibles49 says:

    Where is the fu*king killing instinct..bunch of cows!!

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      This is what happens when your first choice striker is Danny Welbeck.

      1. Mick The Gooner says:

        See what I mean? Pmc’s goal, Welbeck completely missed the ball from 3 yards out.

  81. LoCkAy says:

    WHEN MOURINHO HAS 2 INJURIES HE BRINGS ON 2 SUPER STARS…
    I UNDERSTAND SOMETIMES WHY HE SAYS WENGER IS A FAILURE !!

    WE JUST DO NOT HAVE THE TOOLS.
    WE AR SO SLOW WITH THE BALL…!!!

  82. LoCkAy says:

    The team is at the image of the manager… WEAK !±

  83. LoCkAy says:

    Where is “his” Diaby?
    Our new DM !!
    F*cking laughable !!

  84. marky958 says:

    Useless bunch of c??ts and Wenger made them that way fkg joke of a club! Richest shareholder in the UK and not allowed on the board.

  85. van_Al says:

    Mertesacker what a joke! He wouldn’t even be a starter for crystal Palace, yet he is Wenger’s favorite player…arsenal is so depressing 🙁
    WENNNGER OUT!! Enough of this nonsense

  86. LoCkAy says:

    It should have the same line up that played Aston Villa.
    The game would have been finished now.

  87. Ronny331 says:

    @Lockay. Working in training? too busy tweeting, and on FB and Instagram.
    Also posing for the Arsenal photographer, god I’m angry, team of weak kids and old men.

  88. LoCkAy says:

    Well done Chambers… Nice try !

  89. LoCkAy says:

    F8cking lucky…

    GGOOOOOAAAALLLLL !!

  90. Brada b says:

    Oxxxxxxxx goallllll

  91. Sumo says:

    Ox fcum u spurs

  92. Mertinho says:

    YES! And OMG! Chambers what a strike…

  93. Invincibles49 says:

    Talk about turning even sh#t to gold. We make every fking team look so good.

  94. LoCkAy says:

    1-1
    Down to the players, the players ONLY.
    Check out Wenger !!!
    How annoying? When we could won this !!

  95. Ronny331 says:

    Ox bails out the senile one, thank god.
    Now for the fans go and win it!

  96. Hellhound says:

    total LOL at the knee jerk reactions above, how old are all of you? this is football! it’s a rollercoaster, instant wenger out spam and no faith in our team. shame on you COYG’s!

    1. Brada b says:

      Still #FACK AW

      1. Hellhound says:

        its like a 4 year old child’s reaction to not getting their own way, Girouds shit, gets injured bring back Giroud, Ozils shit , scores , he’s the best, Ad nauseum for Wilshere, Ramsey, Walcott cazorla,we lose = Wenger out , we win Wenger is ok, like all the doomsday brigade have any idea how to run a football club.
        Support the team, we have been spoilt by the invincibles , i swear people think we should win every single game all the time. It’s football it doesn’t happen, especially in the best and most competitive league in the world.

    2. john0711 says:

      Wenger out even if we win his selections and the way he builds the team up is a joke

  97. LoCkAy says:

    Come on a descent corner !

  98. LoCkAy says:

    Come on 20 mins left …
    LET’S DO THIS SH*T.

    STRANGE, SINCE WILSHERE IS GONE WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING BETTER !!!

  99. LoCkAy says:

    OZIL IS ON FIRE !!

  100. KickAssFan says:

    #KaBull

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