Confirmed Arsenal team for crunch Ostersund Europa League Match – Weak or not?

It is absolutely crucial that Arsenal get a great result tonight to take back to the Emirates but we cannot assume that it will be a pushover. Ostersund may not have a great history, in fact the club has been around for even less time than Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal, but they have achieved great things from very humble beginnings, and they have not lost one game at home yet in this competition. It is expected to be minus 10 tonight so Arsenal will have a very frosty reception!

So this is the team that Wenger has chosen, in the absence of Ramsey, Wilshere, Koscielny, Lacazette and Aubameyang.

So Wenger has gone with an attacking formation of 4-2-4 and we have AMN and Elneny, with Iwobi, Ozil, Mkhi and Welbeck going for goals.

We have Xhaka and Kolasinac on the bench to hopefully aid our attacking line-up if they are struggling, but more important for me is the prescence of Nketiah on the bench if Welbeck is not quite as ready as Wenger thinks he is!


  1. tatgooner says:

    they could just have tweeted ozil alone.
    I dont see anybody else.

  2. tatgooner says:

    if we loose to ostriches wengger needs to be chased away with a broomstick.
    He is becoming a parasite

    1. Ayo says:


    2. MW supporter says:

      We didn’t lose, get over it, move on.

  3. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    FA Cup all over again

    1. Sue says:

      At least BFG ain’t playing ?

  4. GB says:

    Hopefully Niles is playing DM by the look of it.

  5. McLov says:

    Not a really strong like up.

    Iwobi, Welbeck, Elnenu all relegation team material and this is our only chance for CL.


    1. tatgooner says:

      Stop playing favourites because they are african players,they are not alone.
      mustafi chambers ospina also belong with them.
      Mikki belllerin monreal are all too overrated

      1. McLov says:

        Whut? Welbeck is not African and Iwobis been living almost all his life in England.

        Stop racist thinking.

      2. Glen Ringkøbing Jensen says:

        @tatgooner – I don’t care if Iwobi is black, white , yellow or red. I don’t want him to play because he is shit! That’s the only reason!

  6. Johanese S. Nyumah says:

    why Wenger is benching key player

  7. gotanidea says:

    Sooo…. 4-2-3-1?

    Bellerin Chambers Mustafi Monreal
    Niles Elneny
    Mkhitaryan Ozil Iwobi

    Or 4-3-3?

    Bellerin Chambers Mustafi Monreal
    Elneny Ozil
    Mkhitaryan Welbeck Iwobi

    Why doesn’t Kolasinac start?

    1. GB says:

      Because he’s not very good?

      1. ALBERTOGUNNER says:

        because he has been misplacing all his passes?

  8. bran911 says:

    One positive, Niles playing in the middle.. let’s see how he can handle that position

  9. Ayo says:

    Arsenal are playing Ostersunds in the Europa League tonight. If you’ve not heard of them before, they’re a small club from North London.

    1. GB says:

      Ha ha ha best comment for bloody ages !

    2. bran911 says:


    3. Sue says:

      ???????? Ayo!!!

      1. sfgunner says:

        thumbs up!

        1. MW supporter says:

          So now we’re congratulating spud supporters, for taking the pi.s new level of shite has been reached well done.

  10. Grandad says:

    Great news Xhaka does not start and AMN in midfield role.Looks a well balanced side.Let’s hope Mustafi has one of his better games.

    1. gotanidea says:

      No way… Xhaka is Arsenal’s Toni Kroos

      1. RSH says:

        i pray that was sarcasm.

  11. Innit says:

    Could be worse.
    Anyway, all i want is a win
    A draw won’t be a disaster but let’s face it we need a win after Spurs loss and heading into City

  12. Break-on-through says:

    He’s gotta be a nacho man!!! Are you watching spuds, lol!

  13. Break-on-through says:

    2, dream start, that’s the stuff boyz.

  14. sfgunner says:

    what is it about these arsenal teams that show brilliance and dominance then have periods of utter crap, the spurs match was an example, 10” of getting dominated in an even weighted match

  15. Sue says:

    Welbz has been pretty awful

  16. stubill says:

    Are you watching Tottenham, Liverpool and City, this is how you beat top top European sides.

    1. GB says:

      Having a laugh or just sad?

  17. Avenger says:

    Let me see 2 goals one the Ostersund goalkeeper mistake the second their
    own goal Arsenal offence inoperative for a 75 % possession in the first half.

  18. Innit says:

    We are doing better then i thought we would do.
    Thanks Ozil
    Welbeck makes me miss Aubameyang and Lacazette.
    I hope Dortmund don’t qualify so that Aubameyang can play for us. So far they are losing by one goal

    1. Innit says:

      Damn 2-2. Typed too soon

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