CONFIRMED Arsenal XI for West Ham Carabao Cup clash

Arsene Wenger has already let the Arsenal fans know that he is not making this quarter-final Carabao Cup clash against West Ham any more of a priority than he normally does, and is planning to play a mixture of youth and fringe players even though this competition is probably our best chance of a trophy this season.

The good news for us Gooners is that David Moyes has a weakened squad to choose from as well and after an intense run of games is likely to rest a few key players also, so with Arsenal having a deeper and strobnger squad there is a good chance that our weakened team will be good enough to get through.

Ospina
Debuchy, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac
Coquelin, Elneny, Willock
Walcott, Giroud, Welbeck

Subs: Macey, Sheaf, DaSilva, Reine-Adelaide, Nelson, Akpom, Nketiah

To be fair to the boss, I reckon this is a pretty strong side and with a crucial Premier League game against Liverpool coming in just a few days he has little choice but to rotate. Lanzini’s ban for simulation on top of quite a few injury problems foe West Ham surely makes Arsenal strong favourites.

As long as the senior players like Giroud and Walcott do their bit this should be a win for Arsenal and a place in the semi-final. COYG!

Bob.

28 Comments

  1. John says:

    What does Akron have to do to play?…..he should have been in Welbeck’s place…….good luck gunners……

    1. gotanidea says:

      Welbeck > Walcott and Akpom.

      1. McLovin says:

        And Welbeck couldnt finish his dinner… sad times for Gooners..

        1. Muff diver says:

          I remember sadder times
          This one Christmas all I wanted was Jake the snake and a thundercats sword…
          I got biker mice from Mars ..

          I’m fine now …
          Just don’t wanna talk about it …

          -arsene wenger, four four two interview

          1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

            Bruv, if memory reminds me right, themat snake was dangerous.

            But Leo is still a legend

      2. ALBERTOGUNNER says:

        at the beginning of the season Welbeck was playing good, but now… he looks stiff, heavy

        1. gotanidea says:

          Just wait for the real Welbeck, people. He is tall, quick, strong and pretty skillful. He could be Arsenal’s Mbappe if he has more guts to dribble past the opponents.

          1. Muff diver says:

            He said arsenals mbappe loool

            And I’m Eminem’s ghostwriter

      3. Alkali says:

        combined

    2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Go and read up n Welbeck!

    3. Sue says:

      Akpom’s crap

  2. Eat Pie says:

    Welbeck is so average I fall asleep during his highlight real on YouTube.

    The only person YouTube can’t make look like Messi is Welbeck.

    1. McLovin says:

      Wow, harsh,words. Even Gervinho can be made look good on YouTube.

      1. Sue says:

        His hair or forehead ??

    2. Sue says:

      Eat Pie did you wake up to see the goal?? ?

  3. amb98 says:

    Am worried that Kolasinac playing today means that Ainsley will start against Liverpool. I like Maitland-Niles and he has played well in the last 2 games but it’s one thing to play well against teams that park the bus and haven’t challenged him defensively and it’s another thing to play well up against Salah, the in form player in the league. Really worried that Liverpool will target him, especially as Alexis doesn’t seem like he’ll be bothered to defend.

    1. McLovin says:

      If Wenger has any sense at all, he will sub Kola after 45 mins.

  4. Roachie says:

    Any chance of Nelson starting a game??

  5. Jadon Spirit says:

    I’m sad to say that… Walcott is Arsenal’s all time most useless player. 11yrs at Arsenal, can’t control, can’t dribble, can’t pass, can’t cross. Doesn’t have sense either. It’s only Wenger who can keep such a player for 11 Seasons.

    1. Muff diver says:

      However welbeck…

      Arsenals mbappe as I always said

      😉

  6. Avenger says:

    first half 56 backwards passes
    Arsenal 62 side passes
    6 shots 1 goal

    1. Sue says:

      If we play like that friday we’ll get slaughtered

      1. muffdiver says:

        if or when… 😉

  7. SuperClaes says:

    Job done but dissapointed with Debuchy and El Neny..

    My pluses goes to Chambers and Wilock! Have to say well played!

    Big minus definetely injury to Giroud:(

    Lets bring down the Reds on Friday!

  8. Avenger says:

    Arsebnal 1 West Ham 0
    Boring game
    Arsenal reduced to 108 Backward passes
    104 sideways passes
    8 shots to nowhere Walcott lost one alone
    Boring game

    Boring game

    1. The Analyzer says:

      You sound sad that Arsenal advanced to the semis, playing second string squad. What a sorry fan you are.

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