THe only real concern that I have for Arsenal today in our Premier League away game at Sunderland is the central midfield area. With David Moyes and the Black Cats on a terrible run of form and the Gunners the opposite I think we are all expecting a rearguard action from the home team who would surely be delighted with a point.
So in order to break them down we could do with as much creativity as possible and that is why the continued absenSanti Cazorla from the squad is a concern. Arsene Wenger has at least got the bonus of having Aaron Ramsey fit again but he is clearly a bit worried about the Welshman’s match sharpness so Ramsey starts on the bench and Mohamed Elneny starts with FRancis Coquelin in the middle.
Also on the nech is Olivier Giroud and Wenger has either erred on the side of caution with Theo Walcott or the flying forward did not pass his fitness test as he is not in the squad at all. Oxlade-Chamberlain comes in with Iwobi on the other side of Alexis Sanchez. The only other change, again due to injury concerns, is KIeran Gibbs coming in for Nacho Monreal at left back.
Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Iwobi
Subs: Gabriel, Ramsey, Giroud, Ospina, Holding, Jenkinson, Maitland-Niles.
Will this somewhat depleted Gunners line-up still have enough to beat the EPL’s bottom club? Let’s hope so. COYG!
Piece of Shi* injuries. Cazorla was supposed to be back for this match. Same long lingering injuries and false news to appease fans.. Hate it..
But still gotta support the team. COYG..
iwobi and ox together is scary.
Alexis is the Man 🙂
This Sunderland team are looking dirty. Surely one of them will get sent off if they carry on.
I like that our defence is pretty steady,
Fighting over the ball in the Sunderland penalty box!
We mustscore again soon!
and Giroud is the Woman..
I hate to blow my own trumpet but my predicted line-up was spot on! I hope my predicted score is as well…..
Well done 🙂 lol
Hopefully it will get us 3 points
Have a bloody shot!
Iwobi’s movement is brilliant
77% possession in last 10 minutes. Use it!
Elneny is a reserve player … Lateral lateral lateral … May as well put Ramsey on … Iwobi needs a year in the championship to progress … Gibbs still doesn’t convince … Game should be over instead a tight second period
Let’s hope they start converting in the second half. I’m starting to get frustrated.
This team is surely not convincing that much,
Ps I thought carzola, Walcott and monreal were suppose to be in this game? What happened???
They were all carrying knocks and were doubtful.
No need to risk them in this, is there?
We are always worse without Cazorla. And Walcott is our top scorer!
Bring them on for last half hour please Arsene
I dunno what sub would make the midfield more solid, elneny ain’t doing the job well.
Come on Arsenal. Get the bloody ball in the bloody back of the bloody net!
Come on…..score another to ease our nerves
Elneny is a danger to this team
No Xhaka, no Cazorla, who else can he play?
Coquelin can’t shoot!
Take iwobi off a waste of space
I’m getting worried now. It’s too open. Crap shot from the Ox
How old iwobi? Runs around like a pensioner
This team has no hope no hope of winning EPL …
We get denied a certain penalty then give one away!
To be fair, I don’t think the ref could really see it and the rule is that you have to be 100% sure.
F%&/% S&%$%& BO&%$%&
The goal finally came for sunderland
I blame this on wenger why can’t he see iwobi and ox unable to perform must he sub after 70mins?
We can blame ref all day long … Not the problem with arsenal fc
i was told sunderland stadium is called stadium of lights.judging from the referees decisions i see the lights are not functioning..
I know we haven’t played well, but surely there must be questions around Martin Atkinson, it was the same sort of foul in the penalty area, but much more of a foul by Sunderland.
they were nothing alike…
I don’t know how they could get more similar …. both hands on the shoulder with more force applied to Alexs
I miss Cazorla 🙁
But too many negative comments
The match isn’t over yet
We can still pull out a win 🙂
Plenty of time
As i was typing we scored
Well taken giroud
and F U giru haters
Wenger should have used him last week
Elneny is just a worse version of Arteta !
You obviously don’t remember Arteta at the end.
U obviously forgot how bad Arteta was last season ! How everyone was complaining abt his back & side passing !
What? I was implying that all Arteta did was side and back pass but also didn’t attempt any long shots and didn’t have the strength or tackling ability or pace to be a DMF so worse than Elneny at then end.
That was exactly what Elneny was , his passes are mostly side & back passes , his only tackle was a foul , he was either out run or hardly made any effort to run for the ball first , his absolutely lack of creativity makes him an even worse player than Arteta !
@Admin what was your score line prediction?
Now I am happy 🙂
Lets hold on a few more minutes and this will be an excellent win
Away wins are always excellent
Actually all wins make me happy 🙂
Another one 🙂
Wow, what happened!
Is Giroud that much of a difference?
Alexis and Giroud are both 1 away from a hattrick
When we play direct n fast we unstoppable
Where are all those with negative minds,for me Elneny is trying his best,you can’t expect him to play like Cazorla
Soooooooooooooooooooooo happy 🙂
3 goals within 7 minutes
What a game this was
4-1 up away. The weekend is shaping up!
Could be top tomorrow night!
What a game this is. Funny score line
So much negativity Jesus! Isn’t this El nino’s first or second EPL start all season? Give him time to settle and enjoy this amazing away win
Giroud scores 2 goals in his first two touches… hahaha, who expected that?
Alexis with Giroud was going to make our strike force much more lethal, as they make up for each others deficiencies – Giroud always seems to need a rest as well, when he’s played a lot of games, he goes off the boil.
What a difference in the second half!
Will Giroud start next week?