Confirmed Arsenal team to play Vorskla in Kiev tonight – Very strong line-up

Well we were all expecting to see all our Arsenal youngsters lining up for tonights game against Vorskla, but Unai Emery has surprised us all again by putting out a very strong team…

But at least we will see Willock, Smith-Rowe and Eddie Nketiah combining up front….

So hwere is Emery’s confirmed choice….


  1. st sass says:

    are you sure this is a strong arsenal side, anyway I still believe they can get the job done.

  2. Xxnofx says:

    I think this was the team most of us thought would play or there abouts ,but why does it look like AMN will be playing left back again I really don’t get that tbh he’s good enough to play centrally everyone can see it ,wenger was the same always playing the best young talent we had as wing backs

  3. Uchman says:

    The team is strong enough to get the job done, jekinson @ cb? Let’s c how it goes?nketiah leading the line in an European tournament is a good one for him, he has to show us that he’s ready to stake the 3rd striker’s role, since welbeck might not play for us again

    1. Trudeau says:

      I still think Jenkinson’s future lies at CB. Just not with Arsenal.

  4. Victoria Concordia Crescit says:

    Great decision by Emery to leave the big guns at home, Sunday is the one that matters ?? #COYG. It’s beyond delightful to have a normal manager these days

  5. RSH says:

    with the schedule we have its understandable. hope some young guns take their shot

  6. It’s an ok team and am happy because the big guns are being saved for Tottenham. ION I just remembered there was a time our first choice keeper was Almunia, 2nd Fabianski and 3rd Vito Mannone. Ha ha. Honestly our goalkeepers were a joke.

    1. Sue says:

      To me Almunia always looked like he was on something ?

      1. ken1945 says:

        And yet we still finished in the top four and qualified for CL.
        How did we do it year after year after year???
        Oh I know, they were all rubbish, cowards, had no coaching, no plan B, 75th minute substitutions and were all favourites of the now resigned manager ???
        3-0 up with six teenagers finishing the game, what a future Emery has inherited.

        1. jon fox says:


          1. ken1945 says:

            Jon, so pleased that was the only correction you wanted to point out.
            I should have also pointed out that the starting eleven, apart from lich, were all inherited.
            Six teenagers on the field at the end of the game!!!
            Emery sure knows great youngsters when he sees them, could it be possible that the club doesn’t need the money we all thought it required?
            With Emery’s coaching skills, the world could be our oyster thanks to the great insight of others.

  7. AndersS says:

    What strong side and what surprise. This is 11 players, that shouldn’t start on Sunday, so it is a second string 11.

  8. sauce NY says:

    I hope El Neny plays CB with Holding and Jenkinson plays LB, Lichsteiner RB, and NILES CM

  9. Break-on-through says:

    Yeahhhh!!! Smithy Boy!

  10. Mandiba says:

    Goal Smith Rowe

    Nice move by EN hoping to see him score today

  11. Break-on-through says:

    Nice one, Ramsey, goal!!!!

    Upset that he didn’t let Nketiah have it though.

    This is a stronger line-up than I expected, after seeing who traveled.

    Come on you Arsenal, am enjoying it all the same.

    1. Sue says:

      Come on!!!!! ?

      1. Gily says:

        Yeah Sue impressive!
        3 now.
        Counting numbers with them.

    1. Gily says:

      Seems the boys are really feeling at home despite the war tension.
      Not surprising because they are the ARSENAL????

  12. Break-on-through says:

    Willock, great stuff, nice finish!!!

  13. Snowden says:

    You have to feel sorry for Chec. After the career he has had. now playing second fiddle midweek 2500ks from home in – 12C. Temperature.

  14. Sue says:

    So with Holding playing tonight.. it’s got to be Sokratis & Mustafi on Sunday??

    1. ken1945 says:

      Hope not Sue, Holding for Mustafi for me, but your thoughts make sense!

  15. Break-on-through says:

    Smithy on the Rampage!!!!!!!!

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  16. Break-on-through says:

    Very good performance against a side who play regularly together. Some stand out performances, our defending was good, took our chances, and it was good to get a look at some of these lads. Guendouzi looked really good, defensively and passing the ball on, all round he looked impressive. Willock looked good. Smithy looks to have goals and creativity in him, so that’s great. We don’t have many goals from midfield in the first team, unless Auba plays wide, there doesn’t look to be too many. So we could do with Smith Rowe ramping up on things. Nketiah disappointed me, he didn’t look sharp, like he wanted it enough. A bit lacklustre by him, his finishing looked weak. He made a few intelligent runs, but unimpressive overall. They done well as a team all the same, nice performance.

    1. jon fox says:

      Agree on Nketiah. He needs to add two stone at least of muscle as he is built like a 15 year old skinny teenager. Some skill there but miles from PREM STANDARD AS YET. SMITH-ROWE AND WILLOCK LOOK REALLY GOOD PLAYERS AND E S-R IS ALREADY BUILT LIKE A PROPER MAN AT ONLY 18. Power in body strength is so vital. Hard to judge team perf properly as the opposition were so awful.

    2. RSH says:

      he seemed to rush everything. I think he also knows he’s better than he was today.

  17. ken1945 says:

    Well done to the players and the manager.
    Perfect team selection, perfect game and perfect outcome.
    What a great group of youngsters we have and they have kept the run going for Sunday.
    Just got to worry about Mike Dean and his biased refereeing.

    1. Sue says:

      Yes Ken… if we don’t ‘concede’ a penalty and finish the game with 11 men.. I’ll be absolutely gobsmacked

    2. jon fox says:

      Are you saying Mike Dean is a cheat , as if you are, that is quite some charge Ken?

      1. ken1945 says:

        Well Jon, I recall that his crucial refereeing decisions, when we had Gabriel sent off against Chelsea, were reviewed and overturned.
        It also saw Diego banned after the ref had “missed” the incident.
        Of course we lost the three points and Dein was refereeing another premier league game the next set of fixtures.
        Then again, I remember his jump of joy when the spuds scored against us, hardly the actions of an independent referee wouldn’t you say?
        Biased and cheat have different dictionary explainations and as a simple layman I view the pgmo as a complete bunch of legal crooks, much like our bankers and most politicians.
        That’s my opinion, so what’s yours?

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