CONFIRMED Arsenal team to take on Watford

So we are back on the domestic front again as Arsenal take on Watford at the Emirates. There are a few injuries to contend with but here is the team that I picked earlier

Cech
Chambers  Koscielny  Mustafi  Maitland-Niles
Xhaka Wilshere  Ramsey
Mkhitaryan  Ozil
Aubameyang

And here is the official team that Wenger chose to face Watford….

Cech,
Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac,
Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil,
Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Aubameyang.

Arsenal.com are saying that Koscielny and Ramsey are being rested, and Wenger has gone for Holding instead of Chambers at centre-back, but as Chambers suffered from cramp on Thursday it is probably a sensible precaution.

Iwobi and Elneny chosen instead of Ramsey and Wilshere? I wonder if that another precaution or Wilshere’s absence is anything to do with him speaking publicly about refusing to sign his contract?

This team should be more than enough for Arsenal to knock the cojones out of Watford, and I want to see our 1000th EPL goal, and Cech’s 200th clean sheet. It’s about bloody time!

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63 Comments

  1. citrenoogeht says:

    Wenger is playing a dangerous game. In resting players he has to find the balance that will make us strong enough to win or at least be competitive. However I feel that this team is beatable. If we lose then we risk losing the momentum of confidence gained by the Milan win.

  2. muffdiver says:

    no kos jack ramsey chmabers
    hes going all out for europa league
    my guess he wins it he sees out contract
    he doesnt he leaves in the summer

    ivans comments today too…hmmmmmm

    both teams to score – cant call the result
    on paper our starting 11 is miles ahead of watford
    but u never know
    – how many fans will be in the stadium?

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      this is our 6th game in 17 days…

      im pretty sure if you are a player you will be burn out…

      icey bath everyday doesnt mean…one can recuperate 100%

    2. jon fox says:

      The club will announce the usual lie of 58 or 59 thousand. Hoping for an almost empty stadium , as that will alarm KROENKE more than anything else. Hit the monster in his grotesque pocket.

  3. Arseneout says:

    wenger said we are an attacking team right? why he is starting with xhaka and elneny? it seams more defensive. I don’t care really and hope we will loose ✌?

    1. jon fox says:

      Well said!

    2. Dee23 says:

      We are winning and I’m happy. I hope we win this game.

      Some fans here tickle me. They complain when we drop out the top 4 but they want us to lose games that could potentially get us back in the top 4 providing other teams drop points. SMH

      Wenger won’t be sacked just because we have a poor season so you might aswell support your team regardless and if he moves on it’s a bonus. The cherry on the cake.

      I would like for us to go on a winning streak, finish 4th, win Europa and then say bye to Wenger at the end of the season. Better than us losing games and he stays any way. I’m tired of Arsenal being the butt of the joke.

  4. Sue says:

    Ffs Iwobi???? Oh come on……

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      6th game in 17 days….players are human need a rest too

      1. GunnerJack says:

        I make it the 6th time in 1.7 days you have told us this.

  5. Kenneth Noel says:

    Get it right admin
    Cech,
    Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac,
    Xhaka, Elneny,
    Mkhitaryan, ozil Iwobi,
    Aubameyang

  6. John Ibrahim says:

    wenger does not have a choice in resting players

    this is the boys 6th game in 17 days….

    they are pretty burn out

    icey bath everyday….

    if you have played a sport you will know

    konstantin might as well get ready his article

    1. Me says:

      Players are burnt out.
      Poor girls..

      1. John Ibrahim says:

        not everyone is super human like you…

        you definitely never play a sport before

        1. GunnerJack says:

          Wow – a John Ibrahim post without the words ‘6th game in 17…’ blah blah blah. FFS WE KNOW! And we don’t freakin’ care!!!!!!!

    2. AndersS says:

      Well, not many players have given 100% in the matches before Milan. Proper training would have been harder than what they used in those matches. Bad excuse already.

  7. jon fox says:

    I am thrilled he has picked a weaker team as I want us thrashed every game UNTIL his sacking is achieved. I will not be a humbug and pretend like so many on here do, that they are happy for him to remain by winning the Europa. Oh, we will get past a bloody awful ACMilan and then, the first decent team we meet, OUT WE GO. And then bingo, HE IS SACKED . CANT WAIT. Counting down the hours now!

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      its very obvious u have never play a sport b4….

      some of these players do need a rest…

      this is our 6th game in 17 days….

      the players have been having icey bath everyday…

      not everyone of them could recuperate fast

      1. jon fox says:

        You arrogant know all. You are quite wrong too. These players have been resting all season , in the main. Real work is an alien concept to them and this arrogant damaging manager too. Stop making excuses for faint hearts!

        1. Krish says:

          LOOOOL the irony.. everybody knows you are the most arrogant on here.. even though you dont even seem that clever

          1. jon fox says:

            Well, clever people don’t seem clever to stupid people, so if the caps fits…..!

    2. Dee23 says:

      That’s smart?

  8. Godswill says:

    Hope we win but this man is a joke.
    Resting the key players for which game?
    They can play today and on Thur.
    Does he mean none of those playing today will play on Thursday?
    Shameful.
    Just hope we win.

  9. Footballistrivial says:

    Ramsey, Wilshere, and Ozil in the same team!!! If Watford decide to press and bully us then it will be another tough game. When will Wenger realise the need for balance and play some wingers, and a defensive midfielders ffs. Even if we win today it will not change the fact that for consistent results a team needs balance, and Wenger just doesn’t think that it’s important.

    1. Footballistrivial says:

      Oops I misread. But yeah that other team will be played when all are fit. Today’s team looks okay except that we still need proper wingers and a DM.

    2. Jan says:

      No Ramsey..hes off…Jack on the bench.

  10. Slickrick the ruler says:

    Stop this bull about resting players we squaddies get up and go every day tabbing for miles on end or days I the peanuts we get paid wish someone would tell to have a rest

  11. Rkw says:

    Who knows … Could click and given that watford are a below average EPL team we could run away with it … Or the opposite… But that’s the point we are simply a mid table outfit where any result is possible … That’s wenger’s legacy and why he needs to go preferably now but for sure at end of season …

  12. AndersS says:

    Stadium looks no more than half full – great.
    Hopefully another nail in Wenger’s coffin.

  13. sfgunner says:

    looks quite empty

  14. Eat Pie says:

    Iwobi only 2 goals this season, definitely not good enough not even for a relegation team.

  15. Eat Pie says:

    Is Lacazette injured?

  16. Eat Pie says:

    Elneny our most creative player lol

  17. Rkw says:

    8m quid a year and he can’t see how utterly average iwobi is .. shocking

  18. WiserthanWenger says:

    I don’t think any EPL manager wants Iwobi except senile Wenger ! Can’t he see how useless Iwobi is ???

  19. Gilo says:

    These boys are playing as if we have 4 goals..???

    1. Dee23 says:

      Well we did get 3?

  20. Rkw says:

    Half that exposed how much maitland Niles needs to improve if he is to start for a top epl team … absurdly lethargic

  21. Muff diver says:

    Elneny having excellent game
    Iwobi….well …not so much

  22. WiserthanWenger says:

    I m sick of watching Iwobi these days ! He doesn’t even make an effort , other than losing the ball , passing the ball to the opp players , he offers nothing !

  23. GanjaMan says:

    Jesus is Iwobi trying to match Alexis for most turnovers in that position? So frustrating…

  24. Adam Criniti says:

    Miki is quality but he and Iwobi have been so careless on the ball in the first half.

    Speaking of Iwobi, dude needs to be loaned out to a Championship squad ASAFP, has no business featuring for Arsenal or any other EPL squad.

    Solid halfs for Ozil, El Neny and Mustafi

    Like MN but he needs to develop a little edge to his game, a tad bit casual on the ball at times in the first half.

    WTS Wenger Out

    1. jon fox says:

      Why bother loaning out a useless player like Iwobi. Just get rid of him. PERMANENTLY!

  25. Rkw says:

    They r completely dominating but the fossil and his lumbering side kick just sit there like a couple of pensioners waiting for the 69 bus …

  26. sfgunner says:

    eff you troy deeny

  27. Rkw says:

    Like I sad maitlnd niles should be learning his trade at Brentford … law of averages Czech had to save one eventually but a good save nonetheless and critical

  28. bran911 says:

    Today is a good day, Cech saving his 1st penalty for Arsenal, who would have thought?

  29. Ackshay says:

    Grab my balls deeney cause you dnt have any. Finally cech saves a penalty.

  30. Sandeep says:

    Czech saved penalty.woow

  31. Adam Criniti says:

    Mustafi BY FAR MOTM

    1. sfgunner says:

      thumbs up

  32. Rkw says:

    Happy for Miki … best player .. seems the swap worked out better for us

  33. someone says:

    Mustafi where were you dude !!

  34. Gily says:

    Cech’s first career penalty save! I’m I wrong?

    1. Gily says:

      Desperately wants his 200th clean sheet tonight

    2. Admin says:

      First for Arsenal….

  35. sfgunner says:

    el neny looks good today, just saying, some peach passes

    1. AndersS says:

      Mustafi, Elneny & Cech our best players today

  36. Adam Criniti says:

    Wilshere is just plain bad

  37. Gily says:

    Congratulations to Peter Cech on his 200th clean sheet finally.

  38. Avenger says:

    Looks like Wenger got the message my God Finally 2 games won in a row
    now that his future is a stake he is acting with a half stadium empty

  39. jon fox says:

    What actual crowd do we think was there? Not the lie given out but the actual truth. I reckon 32000 and around 12000 at final whistle. This will scare Kroenke and is the best way to force Wenger out.

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