Confirmed Arsenal team to beat West Ham today – No PEA

So Arsenal will play Arsene Wenger’s third-last home game against West Ham United, and I fully expect the Gunners to win all three convincingly – starting with a big scoreline against David Moyes defensive line-up.

Although all the talk from Wenger and Gazidis has been about promoting youth in the future, I still think Wenger will take no chances and go for an attacking line-up. Many of the first team had a breather last week and don’t play again til Thursday, so this is the team I predicted in my Preview…

Cech,
Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal,
Xhaka, Wilshere, Elneny
Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette

And here is the team that our departing manager has decided on…

He is definitely giving game time to players certain to start on Thursday, so that is why PEA is on the bench and Welbeck and Lacazette lead the line. Ospina is in goal for the same reason…

Ramsey must be fitter than Wilshere but I doubt he will play the whole game, and Iwobi!!!
Where the hell is Ozil? Not on his hols again is he?

75 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Why no Auba & why Iwobi AGAIN??????

    1. Vanpayslip, Esq - Founder of Iwobi out of Arsenal Trust says:

      Iwobi has ruined my Sunday

      1. Eddie Hoyte says:

        Idiots you’d rather he start Ozil and risk him right? And the hate you’ve got for Iwobi is pure.. Just shut up!! support the team snd stop picking on players!! Wait till next season to see how they perform under another coach.
        You guys are too toxic i swear

        1. Sue says:

          Sorry i forgot Iwobi is amazing ?

        2. Godswill says:

          I don’t think Iwobi is the one leaking the goals. We’ve scoring but conceding stupidly.

        3. Sue says:

          Oh Eddie what a great game your man Iwobi is having…..he is absolute ?

        4. Vanpayslip, Esq - Founder of Iwobi out of Arsenal Trust says:

          Eddie, glad Iwobi is proving you right ???

    2. Invisible says:

      Now auba will score

  2. Sue says:

    I hope Mustafi is up for it as Arnautovic is on fire at the minute

  3. Neil says:

    So that’s the line up for semi final.. makes sense they play today and get I sync for Thurs..
    My prediction.. Auba off the bench at 70 mins to grab a hat trick once defenders are wilting in this heat !
    I hope everyone can now come together and support Arsenal and Wenger for these last few matches at home.

  4. AndersS says:

    Interesting.
    Can only assume AW is trying to have more or less the same team playing on Thursday. Otherwise I can’t see, why Aubameyang should be on the bench.

    1. Sue says:

      So Iwobi will play against Atletico? Oh f f s

      1. Admin says:

        No Ozil will be back. wenger doesn’t want to risk an injury…

        1. Sue says:

          Thank God for that!!

        2. Godswill says:

          Admin as if you are Wenger.

          1. Admin says:

            I might be!

      2. AndersS says:

        Iwobi and Ospina could be just the 2, that won’t start Thursday (berring injuries). But taht is just my guess.

  5. pires says:

    why not Start Auba? Lacazette could be injured ahead of thursday

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      hes trying to build team coordination and communication….

      the same players playing week in and out, will communicate and coordinate better

      just like Barca where most players have been playing together since 16yo

      1. AndersS says:

        But if that is the case, it is the first time, he has used that recipe. Interesting it happens now.

        1. John Ibrahim says:

          not the first time…many managers use it as well

          besides theres nothing to play for in the league

  6. John Wick says:

    I heard ozil is ill.. come on he’s been ill at least 10 times since January the man must have a very weak immune system ? aubameyang benched? Just proves what’s wrong at arsenal! Roll on next season.

    1. Sue says:

      Maybe he’s in Turkey??

  7. qone says:

    it would have been better that he left now. is iwobi his son? gooner = for ever

  8. ThirdManJW says:

    Good to see Wenger still messing things up! Haha. For all those fans that were so sad on Friday, I think today’s team selection is a timely reminder as to why change has been desperately needed for years!

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      please explain why the team selection is a mess up? making things up?

      Wenger has already explain hes will be field a side that will be playing in the semis

      Team work is build by playing games together…..

      1. ThirdManJW says:

        Ramsey, and Kos are very injury prone. If Laca gets injured, we have NO ONE to play upfront against Atletico. Monreal has probably been our best player this season, why risk him as well?

        Don’t mind Xhaka, and Mustafi starting, because hopefully Wenger will FINALLY do the right thing and drop them against Atletico.

        1. John Ibrahim says:

          game fitness for some players….and build team work

        2. Max says:

          How Ramsey is laying today and with Wenger still our manager I am more and more afraid for the Atletico games. Ramsey made 4 errors in 1st 15 min, and he is nowhere to be seen except infront of a goal.
          Wenger IS out! Ramsey to follow…
          and Mustafi, Xaka and a crew

  9. RSH says:

    Lacazette needs gametime before Thursday so I understand why he starts over Aubameyang. A lot of changes, but we also have some players out. Lets just hope no injuries and a good result.

  10. John0711 says:

    Mustafi and Xhaka are two of the main reasons Wenger is leaving

  11. Footballistrivial says:

    Mustafi is really good when it comes to last ditch challenges, but his positioning and man marking is reminiscent of a schoolboy.

    1. Ackshay says:

      Exactly he is a reactive defender like kos was in his early years, he needs someone to manage him on the field. We need a defender who organise the defense, who goes in to tackle who stays back, checking the offside line. Its either kos or mustafi and a commanding defenders next to them.
      Kos and mustafi are kamikaze defenders they go all in, its excellent when they are both having a good match but horrible when one is not in form.

  12. Rkw says:

    Wish the man well but this team is why he had to go ..

  13. John0711 says:

    Very surprised to see empty seats

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      its kroneke out now

      1. John0711 says:

        That’s not going to happen he’s make no too much money

  14. John0711 says:

    Welbeck ??good luck at your new club

    1. Rkw says:

      And mustafi and xhaka and elneny and Ramsey and Iwobi … Sell these 6 buy two quality midfield players with these funds … Add new funds to Buy 2 quality defenders and new guy should be able to do something

  15. Sue says:

    Get Iwobi off…. bloody useless

    1. John0711 says:

      Sue there’s a few where are useless
      Iwobi
      Mustafi
      Welbeck
      Elneny although he’s better than the other 3

      1. Sue says:

        Haven’t created anything….. real poor first half

      2. Innit says:

        Welbeck is NOT ususeless.
        Are Welbecks goals useless?
        Is his good work rate useless?
        Is his speed useless?
        If he was useless he wouldn’t be scoring any goals

        Do you want a Top striker behind Lacazette and Aubameyang? Should we fill our bench with world class players?

        1. John0711 says:

          Welbecks goals yea he’s prolific ?do you watch games and see his missed chances

          I mean I bet Utd wish they still had him

          He wouldn’t play so many games for any other top 6 side

    2. Rkw says:

      I watch this guy and ask how could any half way decent manager play this guy week in week out .. Shocker

  16. Ackshay says:

    No creative midfielder is killing our whole system, we need a young creative players who can come off the bench or starts when doing rotation. We also need a skilled dribbling attacking like sane instead of Iwobi who started as a mazy dribbler and risk taker now a boring sideway passer.

    1. RSH says:

      hope elneny doesnt miss world cup. Assuming he wont be playing again this season for us at least

  17. Hadnuff says:

    Falling asleep watching this dross…bring in the new manager asap!

    1. Lol! I swear I slept too and woke up in the last 5 minutes. Sigh, what a boring game.

  18. Sue says:

    We don’t even look like scoring!!! Awful first half…

    1. John0711 says:

      I guarantee it will prob hit welbeck on the back of his s head and fly in

      1. Sue says:

        That wouldn’t surprise me! Or ricochet off his knee cap to assist someone ?

  19. John Ibrahim says:

    Missing Ozil and Mkhi

    at least theres Ramsay a little improvement in terms of creativity compare to last week game vs Newcastle

    1. Rkw says:

      Please. … They have dominated midfield

  20. Muff diver says:

    Players all week .
    “Will show our thanks . Our performances will give u send off you deserve boss ..”
    This it is it ?
    Second half do better u cow nipples ….
    Extract the milk from the zipple …
    Milk David moyes

    Win this

  21. Kenyanfan says:

    To be sincere, iwobi, welbeck,lucazete and mustafi, aiiii.no way..xhaka, no complain. nice accurate forward long passes

  22. Okiror says:

    WAS THE ASSISTANT REEF CELEBRATING WITH WENGER?

  23. Ackshay says:

    We have improved considerablely in set-pieces especially corners this season. This was a beautiful combination goal with mustafi and koscielny making fake runs for monreal.
    If we rediscover our beautiful attacking football back next season and kept this new found danger in set-pieces. We will have a good attacking threat.
    Now can we get this defense sorted.

  24. Muff diver says:

    Needed to react to lanzini an Hernandez double subs
    Did nothing

    It was coming

  25. Rkw says:

    If we can get anything north of 20m for bellerin … Should sell him

    1. Babasola says:

      This Hatred is too much
      he’s not playing well presently but we’ve all see him do way much better

  26. Rkw says:

    And anything north of ten bob for Iwobi

  27. John Ibrahim says:

    without ozil we dont have a playmaker to create scoring chances

    1. Kedar91 says:

      And when we have Ozil then you guys says Ozil is useless….

      1. John Ibrahim says:

        ozil is good and creating chances for both sides because he doesnt defend and pressure opponents players

  28. Waal2waal says:

    …we did well today – wins breed confidence, simple as….

  29. Babasola says:

    Welbeck Is My Man Of The Match

    1. John0711 says:

      What game r u watching

  30. Waal2waal says:

    …GET IN!!!! LACAZETTE!!!!

    1. RSH says:

      just what the doctor ordered

      1. Waal2waal says:

        total annihilation.

  31. Rkw says:

    Happy for laca as it boosts confidence …. But Iwobi off auba on made a massive difference … So why not from the start … Unfathomable

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