The teams are out for this today’s Super Sunday clash between Arsenal and Leicester at the Emirates, with the Gunners hoping to take fourth spot back off of Manchester United.
The Red Devils beat Tottenham in a showstopper yesterday to send Ralf Rangnick’s side above us in the table, with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing all three of his side’s goals in the 3-2 win, and we will be keen to take back fourth with a win today
We were already aware that Takehiro Tomiyasu as a doubt for today’s match, while Emile Smith Rowe was also struggling to get back to 100%, so it is no shock that the latter only finds a place on the bench.
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🇫🇷 Lacazette up front
🇬🇭 Partey holds the midfield
🇵🇹 Cedric on the right
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— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 13, 2022
Should Arteta have made some changes given we take on Liverpool in midweek? What are your predictions for today’s clash after seeing the XI?
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Arteta discusses Leicester, injury news, home fans and the race for Top Four
unchanged, as to be expected…no excuse not to take the game to a team who played mid-week and who don’t have Vardy available and Tielemans is on the bench
Good lineup,I expect nothing but 3points
I think Iheanacho, Albrighton, Maddison and Pereira will gang up on Tierney. Pereira would likely be Leicester’s most dangerous winger, because he’s so skillful
Rodgers surely knows our left side is weaker than the right one, since it consists of Tierney, Xhaka and Martinelli. I hope Arteta and the players realize Rodgers’ game plan
Rodgers the bus driver would most likely have instructed his players to sit back in the first half and wait to attack our left wing
I understand Thieny on the left could be weak sometimes; but not Matinelli and Xhaka. Besides, Thieny has been less adventurous upfront now our days so he should be able to defend well. My worry is C Soars who is often cut out of position. I hope Odegard, Matinelli, Saka and Lacazette can press tiredlessly to cause problems for Leceister City defenders and give Arsenal a chance of winning the Match. I see a slim victory in today’s match.
I predicted a 2 – 0 win for Arsenal, as long as Xhaka and Tierney can defend well
Absolutely disgusted watching chelsea being gifted yet another win by the corrupt ref.
Only saw the absolutely brilliant goal. What did I miss?
Blatant pen for newcastle and red card for chelsea
Cheers didn’t know that as just got in.
I would give Penalty for the shirt pull by Chalobah but I’m sure different Referees will have different opinions.
It was terrible, these guys are spoiling this penalty is too blatant
Lets go boysssssss
Would like to have seen Tavares and Pepe start ,but I suppose don’t change a winning side .
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Victory for the gunners.
Why should he make changes? This is easier for us to win while a full strength squad does not guarantee victory against Liverpool. I’d accept a draw against Pool.
Let’s win this first and think of what comes next.
Let’s goooooo finally get to enjoy a game fully instead of listening on the radio at work! Going for 6-2 Arsenal just got a feeling it’s going to be one of those games, if going head over heart 3-1. Ode and Saka to light things up, also Laca to finally find the net too he deserves a goal!
Angusssssssss Laca has found the net like you predicted!
Come on Arsenal 💪
Unchanged team. C’mon Gabriel M and Martin Odegaard.
I think Martinelli has the pace and tackling skill that are required for tracking back to foil the opposition’s team players plan from succeeding to do us a havoc. In this our home match against Leicester today I think Arteta should instruct Martinelli and Saka to be tracking back when necessary they should to offer exta defensive cover for Arsenal in the match in team defending.
Yesssssssssssssss! Great start!
We’re having a Partey!!!!
based on LC’s piss-poor set piece defending, we should be looking for corners at every chance…good to see Partey contribute from a goal-scoring capacity
I spoke to soon
Average at best
Tremendous start by arsenal. See that bit of gamesmanship by leicester feigning injury so Rodgers can get some quick instructions, that is what we need to learn to get to Liverpool/mcity level, The dark arts
shame Partey’s effort hit the woodwork, considering his struggles from distance…one thing that could really help propel us forward, is if we could find a way to score more from distance, like in our last match
that might have been White’s best defensive challenge this season…just wish they had spaced themselves a bit better on the counter
Odeggard/Saka Telepathic link is just out of this world. Getting annoyed by Martinelli selfishness.
Support is amazing today, really wish I was there been awhile.
White and Ramsdale were great
Leicester’s one-two passes were very good. I think we need to man-mark Harvey Barnes
Martinelli is getting too selfish, and can’t lacazzette score again.
Need a second goal boyssss and after that need to put on that defensive gear we had against Liverpool in the Carabao cup..
It was an eventful half totally entertaining for the neutral. Cedric on the right is a concern, we need to be clinical in front of goal
Maybe bring on pepe but we need to get more of a grip on the game and stop Leicester having all the possession. Definitely need a second
Betting on ESR to do his usual supersub thing for the 2nd goal.
Arteta is being too cautious with this game, giving them too much respect.
Didn’t expect us to be sitting back so deep as early as the 25th min.
The boys need to come out guns blazing in the second half.
Shut up and enjoy the win…
Arteta is being too cautious with this game, giving them too much respect.
Didn’t expect us to be sitting back so deep as early as the 25th min.
The boys need to come out guns blazing in the second half.
totally in agreement…our possession numbers in the last 10+ minutes of the half was rather pathetic
Best game for Partey…Xhaka toooo slow to react, to anything
Partey deserves to have at least 2 goals on the night thus far
“wouldn’t call it a clear and obvious error” he literally saves it with his hand.
How can this not be a red card?
has to be
yellow is correct technically.
Var is a joke or whoever is doing it as you only needed one look but fair play to the ref
Passing it on to the ref was weird. If it hit the hand, it’s a pen it’s not a subjective one.
Odegard is so good.
Such a steal.
Lazy by Bukayo though
Walking all over Leicester in term of pressing and intensity.
Just look at the team now and the togetherness, the connection with the fans. Can’t talk about that togetherness and attitude of this current squad without mentioning Arteta’s role in building a squad with those traits both the signings and those who have been let go. Top job.
Yes only need to improve our game management to become a contender if we continue like this.
Na, we need more goal threat (a lot will come naturally from martinelli and Saka imo) and much more squad depth. Losing one or two players from any of several positions would hurt us a lot still, I think.
Ode’s is doing it.
look at that, wow.
Just started watching 10 mins ago….why on earth did MA take so long to sub Saka off? Really stupid to risk our best player by leaving him on an extra 5 mins when he’s clearly struggling.
seriously always negative, basically a parody now.
Can you not read, that’s when I started watching. You may be short sighted but I’d prefer our best player to be protected where possible.
So you don’t think Saka should’ve been taken off as a precaution as soon as possible?
I can read, you started watching 10 mins ago, you then took a dig at arteta. Negative. Leave it there because i’ve a few.
had a few*
2 different accounts?
Don’t be a coward, answer the question. So you don’t think Saka should’ve been taken off as a precaution as soon as possible?
It’s literally my real name and the figure by the side of it shows it the same email. I don’t intend to post with my surname but sometimes i click the wrong autofill. Whats your real name?
considering your general disposition on here, you would be wise to never point the “parody” finger at anyone
name something I was wrong about this season then?
you always miss that but i was right from ode to ramsdale to this season to when you called me a wannabe super fan because I said 5th was nailed on and united aren’t as bulletproof as people make out. Pray tell other repeatedly negative voice.
I wasn’t being negative today, but I doubt you would notice, as you generally don’t read the comments that are made, you simply make assumptions based on the namesake involved…I offered honest commentary on both sides of the equation, when they fit the circumstances…as for you being never wrong, you obviously didn’t read my response the last time you thought you could one-up me, as I provided a lengthy list of your posting missteps over the years…btw the score today wasn’t 6-2(lol)
Your comments in order
“unchanged, as to be expected…no excuse not to take the game to a team who played mid-week and who don’t have Vardy available and Tielemans is on the bench”
Set us up to fail, no excuse other team bad, if we win expected.
“based on LC’s piss-poor set piece defending, we should be looking for corners at every chance…good to see Partey contribute from a goal-scoring capacity”
Not winning on merit LC are poor and if we don’t take advantage woe betide.
“shame Partey’s effort hit the woodwork, considering his struggles from distance…one thing that could really help propel us forward, is if we could find a way to score more from distance, like in our last match”
We lack goals from range, if we didn’t propel us forward. Partey is guilty. Fun fact Partey’s career conversion rate from range is significantly above average. People don’t score from range very often, the best dont get close to 10% the average is 2. Nothing he’s done suggests otherwise, he’s still above average not enough games in a season for that to play out statisically.
“totally in agreement…our possession numbers in the last 10+ minutes of the half was rather pathetic”
1-0 up half time your take was pathetic… real positive wording right?
“Partey deserves to have at least 2 goals on the night thus far” Fair but not particularly positive, neutral.
“LC really looked like a bottom-half club today, partly due to what we did to stymie them when they actually looked like competing and partly due to the players who were unavailable for them…regardless, the 3 points were deserved and hopefully a clean sheet to boot
I did like a few things I saw out there, like (1) the movement off the ball at times, as there appears to be a longer leash being placed upon our forward-thinking players regarding their ability to roam a bit more, (2) the fact that Ode took up some more central positions at periods throughout the match, which is crucial to keep defenses honest, and (3) that we’ve dedicated more players in and around the box, especially when it’s clear that the opposing team hasn’t got the guile to counter effectively…it will be interesting to see if these types of tactical adjustments are on offer against Pool mid-week”
Downplaying the quality of leicester but there were SOME things you saw from us that we alright but not enough.
Explain when you were positive? Seriously
Also I do read all the time it’s how I have your number every time. I don’t comment all the time because work gets in the way but i do read. Thought that would be obvious by now.
I can’t even fathom why someone would go to such lengths to prove nothing except that you’re a pathetically simple “human”…btw your cutting and pasting exercise doesn’t prove that you originally read what I posted or that you actually understood the intent of my offerings…I’ve said nothing that wouldn’t have crossed the minds of any intelligent longtime observer of the game or this club
my first comment spoke directly to the reality of the situation, as no one could dispute the fact that they would be missing a few very crucial players, one that’s had a lot of success against us, and that they had played a mid-week affair…furthermore, they’re presently in the bottom half of the table, thusly there should have been no reason for us to not take all 3 points, especially at home
as to my second post, LC are the worst this season when it comes to set pieces, so I simply remarked that we should attack them in positions on the field which would either lead to goal-scoring opportunities or more set pieces
in regards to your 3rd example, Partey, whom I’m a huge fan of, has struggled mightily when it comes to his shooting from distance, which is well-documented; in fact, he even admitted to this fact himself, so maybe you should try scolding him you tw**…of course, I wasn’t referring to his record throughout his career, of which I’m well-aware, I was just speaking to his time here in North London
in your 4th statement, you actually had the balls to include something that you had deemed as “neutral” or not positive enough for your liking, which suggests that you’re so entitled that you actually believe you should have a say in the way in which others see the world around them…good luck with that my little simple Simon
finally, you’re such a sociopath that you actually spent the rest of the time documenting several positive statements I stated, including my positive takes on the day’s events, yet you had the unmitigated gall to follow this list with a comment about how nothing I offered up was positive whatsoever…strangely this provided me with some solace, as it’s now clear to me that not only do you not read other people’s comments before you chime in with your usual derisive nonsense, you don’t read what you write, which makes me somewhat jealous in that sometimes I wish I could wonder through life in an oblivious fashion, a state that you’ve undoubtedly mastered
Also insert whatever word here you.
“brilliant is a bit of an overstatement, albeit his contributions have been greatly appreciated…I would suspect that since that position has been so unsettled for several years that expectations have naturally lowered”
“Not what is needed at this club, at this time”
“God I hope someone writes an in-depth article that provides a scathing critique of this tragically poor transfer window, considering it’s the most we have EVER spent during a singular window…in fact it’s more than we’ve ever spent in a single calendar year EVER…we’re the masters of setting records during the last decade, unfortunately NONE OF THEM are for positive achievements…what a clueless, tone deaf, underwhelmingly poor off-season…for those who are new to the fanbase, get used to this feeling of utter frustration, as this is what this club is all about since arriving at this hex of a stadium”
“you seem to really like, albeit inappropriately, to use the word “we” when discussing club-related issues, almost like there was a secret meeting where you and other like-minded fans determined that “we” wanted Ode back, which is clearly just your passive aggressive way of disregarding all those well-intentioned and cerebral supporters who were never impressed with the notion of this player coming here in the first place, especially with assurances that saw ESR shoehorned out wide, let alone interested in our club allocating considerable funds to bring this rather slow-footed and timid player, who doesn’t seem to solve any of our secondary scoring issues, back into the fold on a permanent basis…just saying”
“Welcome to Arsenal, home of the “big boys” sloppy seconds and table scraps”
“Angus, I already addressed your ridiculous cherry-picking statistical wet dream…whenever you want to compare apples to apples, which doesn’t seem to be in your wheelhouse, let me know…I’m starting to think that you don’t actually watch the games, but instead just watch the highlights”
On an ode article and responding to me saying 5th this season. Jog on, mug. Your done.
“So true, once again Nivo…I was just thinking how underwhelming this transfer season has been, especially considering it has been the most expensive singular window since our arrival at the Emirates…of course I like the depth pieces in Nuno and Lokonga, but only Arsenal could spend north of 100M without creating any real buzz and not even PROPERLY addressing our most pressing NEEDS…it’s so Arteta, as even his windows are as boring and ineffectual as his tactics…it reminds me, for some reason, of the summer when we only got Cech, when we had everything to play”
“I don’t personally think he has the kind of tools that could lift a team to such a degree, unlike some misguided sycophants who made Bergkamp comparisons the other day, but if his arrival, along with promises I believe were made to ESR, before re-signing, results in a fundamental shift in offensive zone tactics, that could be the best case scenario, from a silver lining standpoint”
If i ever pulled up your direct responses to me it would get embarrassing.
Also our just adding comment so mobile buries it. Nobody wants to read the thin comments, Pathetic.
Will finally add Partey is not struggling from distance. Only talking heads suggest that so the fact you do tells me everything I need to know. Your irrelevant. I’ll still reply to you when the record needs to be set straight but you don’t matter. you talk nonsense 90% of the time. Team will go strength to strength regardless and you can get annoyed about that privately. Ooh!
You’ve been objectively wrong on all major subjects you discussed but I need to learm
I often ignore those negative folks. Only if they were as critical of themselves the way they are of Arteta, they would have achieved more in life.
My Man of the Match is Partey, but Odegaard comes close too. He is so influential, akin to Bernardo Silva but might be overlooked as he is not a stat padder. He makes the team tick.
I thought it was Ode by far – brilliant today and he’s getting better with every game – but agree partey was also really good.
Well done to the team and the gaffer! What was the penalty for?
Hand ball – may have been unfortunate but 100% correct as the ball was travelling towards goal. Soyuncu got booked for it but thought it should either have been red if intentional or just a penalty
LC really looked like a bottom-half club today, partly due to what we did to stymie them when they actually looked like competing and partly due to the players who were unavailable for them…regardless, the 3 points were deserved and hopefully a clean sheet to boot
I did like a few things I saw out there, like (1) the movement off the ball at times, as there appears to be a longer leash being placed upon our forward-thinking players regarding their ability to roam a bit more, (2) the fact that Ode took up some more central positions at periods throughout the match, which is crucial to keep defenses honest, and (3) that we’ve dedicated more players in and around the box, especially when it’s clear that the opposing team hasn’t got the guile to counter effectively…it will be interesting to see if these types of tactical adjustments are on offer against Pool mid-week
Massive win – needed that because the upcoming fixtures are tough
Another good weekend. Enjoy till liverpool game..this young team is still learning. Stay humble and down to earth and the most important things always think positive.. 🙏😁🙏
@ Davi. I agree with you that Odegaard deserves to be the man-of-the-match. I chose Partey because of his goal, which was crucial to our win. He would have easily scored a hat-trick today.
Odegaard only needs to add scoring to his game. If he improves his scoring, he would walk home with the Man-of-the-match winner award every other week like Messi in his prime.
He is that influential given with the way this Arsenal team plays. Every move begins with him. I love the fact we are becoming less dependent on Saka as our attackers are sharing the scoring burden among themselves and are becoming unpredictable.
Leicester were bang average but the second half was a much better showing from Arsenal. Odegaard is mustard. The nuts.
It became easy and Leicester had no fight. Dodgy in second half of the first half but otherwise a composed performance
Saka is my captain for my fantasy football this week. As much i want to be positive, honestly saka game today is below average. And now i was watching kevin campbell always angry voice and face in my tv.
Lol enjoy the game why dragging Mr. Kit’s name here. People can have different opinions right? Also, if I remember correctly Mr. Kit was one of MA’s staunch supporters until he lost faith. So naturally would take time for him to regain it.
Big win. Lack of comment means the negative army have nothing. Crowd was fantastic and for the 1st time in a long time I can’t wait to go back to the emirates. As aside i got in major arguments over eboue. Sacked off the emirates ever since before i sacked off away but either way so so proud,) Big up the singing fans in the stadium today, legends.