CONFIRMED Arsenal side to face Basel

So Arsenal are half going for it tonight with a side that is more than good enough to beat the Swiss Champions, and I am just a little surprised at how many first team players Wenger has chosen to start the match.

So here is his decision. Do you think he has picked the right players for such an inconsequestional game?

Here is the confirmed line up….

Ospina, Gabriel, Holding, Koscielny, Gibbs; Xhaka, Ramsey; Iwobi, Ozil, Lucas; Sanchez

Subs: Cech, Monreal, Mustafi, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Giroud

What do you think? Is this the sensible team to choose, considering that we are already qualified and have nothing to gain from the match?



  1. John Legend says:

    Alexis my only concern.

    1. Krish says:

      i think wenger is right with the statement that sometimes stopping a player in form is more dangerous than resting him and anyway a worldclass player would want to play in any game with prestige (EPL or UCL) to better the stats ^^

  2. Koss says:

    not bad, i think big players like sanchez would really want to play in every champions league match so wenger had to play them. COYG

  3. Ramterta says:

    chances of winning this game are very slim because of this fringe lineup.
    I hope we win but basel look to edge us out

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  4. Godswill says:

    Am okay with the selection, especially Holding and Lucas. It’s a win.

  5. Juhi McLovin says:


  6. ras911 says:

    Good finish by Perez and again Sanchez pulling the strings

  7. Twig says:

    I’ve always said Lucas needs to be played with the big boys!

    1. Charlie Nick says:

      Hope he has a good 90mins….while saying that, I could have scored that…

      1. Charlie Nick says:

        …and that!! lol

        1. Juhi McLovin says:

          Possibly, but as a LW, would’ve you been there as a Johnny on the spot?

          1. Charlie Nick says:

            Nah, I’ve tweaked my hamstring, so probably wouldn’t have been risked…

          2. Juhi McLovin says:

            You whut mate? You injured? You got Arsenal potential!

  8. ras911 says:

    PEREZZ!!!!!! Gibbs-Perez looking good so far

  9. Juhi McLovin says:


  10. Krish says:


  11. goonerbri says:

    to all those aob’s. Holding? 2 Mill, future Arsenal legend. Perez? just banged 2 in, in a position walcott has been playing all season and never get in those positions. Eye for talent is exceptional.

  12. DennisTheMenace says:

    Ludogorets please hold on

  13. NY_Gunner says:

    Whats up with our midfield?

  14. Twig says:

    Ozil looking unusually sharp…

    1. Vlad says:


      1. Twig says:

        Yes. He seems more aggressive than usual. Ozil usually plays at soft easy pace you know? 🙂

  15. Krish says:

    both chances were created by good view and passing of özil even if he doesnt have a lot of assists his play is really defense splitting

  16. Charlie Nick says:

    Oh, well taken!

  17. Juhi McLovin says:

    HAT TRICK!!!!

  18. ras911 says:

    Perez Ha-trick!!!!!!

  19. RSH says:

    Walcott right now ??

    1. Trudeau says:

      This is exactly what Theo needs. Pressure from the Ox. Pressure from Lucas. Sink or swim.

  20. Charlie Nick says:

    Amazing ball from Alexis

  21. RSH says:

    The movement and passing today is insane! Ozil and Sanchez have been amazing

  22. Juhi McLovin says:


  23. ras911 says:

    Glad Iwobi scored, it’s been a while for him

  24. ras911 says:

    That free-kick by Sanchez goood loorddddd

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  26. Quophi says:

    Ludogorets are back on top… !!!!!

  27. RSH says:

    Nice goal there’s Basel. Holding been good today but lesson learned there

  28. Juhi McLovin says:


  29. Quophi says:

    Please ludogorets we promise ozil will not humiliate you again

  30. NY_Gunner says:

    And we TOP the group…YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!

  31. PaddyGooner says:

    When is the draw. We probably get Bayern knowing our luck

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Doesn’t matter who we get. We have to turn up in order to get somethin…

  32. doggydgunner says:

    Lucas Perez proved me wrong today with a hattrick, what a game. Arsenal on top of the group & im so happy, onto the next stage. I believe we are gonna do well this in the champions league this season. COYG….

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