Confirmed Official Arsenal team at Brighton – All out attack!”

Guessing which Arsenal starting XI that Arsene wenger will pick on any given day is like playing Russian Roulette nowadays, he seems to chop and change as he is desperately trying to find a winning combination, but I bit the bullet (geddit!) and predicted this team earlier in my Brighton v Arsenal Preview….

Cech
Bellerin  Chambers Mustafi  Koscielny  Kolasinac
Xhaka Ramsey
Welbeck Ozil
Aubameyang

So let us compare that with Arsene Wenger’s confirmed XI…

Čech.
Chambers, Koscielny, Mustafi, Kolasinac.
Wilshere, Xhaka, Iwobi.
Mkhitaryan, Özil.
Aubameyang.

A very attacking choice I think. With our defence in disarray, it is no wonder that Wenger is going to set up to score more than our opponents. Hopefully Aubameyang will get a lot more service with Iwobi, Wilshere, Mkhitaryan and Ozil doing the providing. Brighton will defend in numbers so it seems to be the sensible thing to do…

it is also telling that Bellerin is put on the bench after playing all of every single League game this season. Has wenger had enough or does the Spaniard just need a rest??

Just as an aside, I found this tweet from Brighton which I thought was quite amusing….

110 Comments

  1. Eat Pie says:

    Good luck Brighton, please add another mail in Wenger’s coffin.

    Hope we win, but if we lose I hope it is 5-0.

    1. Eat Pie says:

      Predictions guys?

      I think 0-0

      1. Muff diver says:

        Ur better eating muff mate .

        Ur prediction lasted less than 7 minutes

    2. gotanidea says:

      He wouldn’t go even if he loses to Brighton, so better pray we win today

      Let’s see Xhaka as DM again, will he improve? And let’s hope Iwobi can suddenly shift his gear to become Arsenal’s Mbappe

  2. John Legend says:

    I hope we win but ugly. I hope for a bad game with a lucky win

  3. Godswill says:

    Trying to find his team as if he is just coming in.
    We will win but it is time for him to leave.

  4. ayodeji says:

    Brighton good luck today ,attack and tried to get the first goal surely Arsenal and Wonger will collapse,

  5. Sue says:

    Chambers & Iwobi ?????

    1. Gab says:

      chambers and Iwobi did not play the last game which Arsenal still lost.

      1. Sue says:

        Desperate times with them in the side

  6. bran911 says:

    If we win this, AKBs will come back to this group all guns blazing, coz they’ve been quiet for a while now

    1. Sue says:

      Very big if!!!!

    2. Highbury44 says:

      So when Wenger leaves and a new manager is appt do you honestly believe that season we will be title challenges.It will take years and a shed load of money which the new manager won’t be getting and in any case Man City with all their monies will dominant football for years.So just accept Arsenal in the short term will not be winning anything other than the occasion cup.Just like now

      1. bran911 says:

        Whatever the case, coz AKBs have been worshipping this old failure in the expense of our beloved club, so he better leave no matter who comes and how long it takes for us to win something, the biggest fraud in football history has to leave

    3. Disturbance says:

      Win/draw or Lose Wenger needs to go ASAP, but this won’t happen. I don’t wanna know what will happen against Milan…

  7. Tatgooner says:

    Lets hope this is the final nail in wengers coffin

  8. McLov says:

    1-1, we will get owned in the first half.

    Then score a scrappy equalizer and after Wenger will come out saying how we showed character, mental strength etc.

  9. Me says:

    Although I want Wenger gone I do feel sympathy for him – his players have let him down terribly this season and last.
    When the new manager comes in I hope many of them will be shipped out – if you cannot fight for the club in thick or thin you have no business playing for a top club like Arsenal and we are a top club even if our position does not reflect this at the moment…

  10. Gavana says:

    I want Brighton to win and our luck in the last 16 of European football will complete to realize what have been craving for!
    Wenger out!

  11. GoonAR says:

    3 – 2 Arsenal I think our attack is too much

  12. jonfox says:

    Amid all this gloom , I have a different take on it entirely. The certainty of Wengers sacking moves ever closer and THAT is a prime reason to rejoice. I fully accept that he has left the cupboard bare and demotivated so the new man has a herculean task to even begin the repair job. I hope for a crushing defeat today at Brighton but now the team is announced , my prediction of a draw made yesterday, is that I now think we will win. But I am sure the sacking is very close, irrespective of todays game. Possibly as soon as the morning after we exit the Europa to AC Milan, please God!

  13. I turned the whole world down to be here with you says:

    I saw Iwobi on the team sheet. Time to write this one off

    1. Sue says:

      Thank you!! Not just me that doesn’t rate Iwobi!!

  14. Dennis says:

    So goodbye Ramsey and Bellerin as the tabloids are saying

    1. Break-on-through says:

      Rested for Milan, Ozil and Mkhit aren’t the type that need rest, Auba is suspended.

  15. Elliot says:

    Interesting how ramsey isnt even on the bench? People are saying he’s the one who leaked this “meeting”… Good! The football isnt interesting but at least the drama is! Is he still not fit???

    1. Break-on-through says:

      I hope it wasn’t him, whoever leaked that info gave no consideration to Arsenal nor Koscielny, it was a low blow and not easily forgivable.

  16. Break-on-through says:

    Would prefer Niles at right back than Chambers. Niles must be better right back than left, and he played there even though we have two international left backs. That move out wide stunts any momentum CC’s been making. At this moment CC was our most in form CB.

  17. Ackshay says:

    Another stupid decision from the deluded one, chambers who struggles against pacy players against izquierdo or gross is sending him to get slaughtered. Dont be hard on chambers if he has a bad day.
    Ramsey has disappeared after wenger put him not fully fit vs city. I guarantee you this pathetic looking squad would look much better with hard manager like conte or simeone.

  18. Finally! Donkey Bellerin BENCHED! Xhaka next…?

  19. Eat Pie says:

    Where is Lacazette?

    1. Sue says:

      He’s injured hello

  20. Wibble says:

    We’ve got this!

    COYG!

    Brighton 1 Arsenal 5

    1. Wibble says:

      OK, maybe Brighton 5 Arsenal 1

  21. Elliot says:

    WHAT THE F&!K.

  22. Sue says:

    FFS HERE WE GO AGAIN

    1. Waal2waal says:

      …the defence play with fear – Kos’ reported crying didn’t help either. they’ll all want some now…

      1. Sue says:

        Well at least he showed some emotion… rest of them couldn’t give a s**t

        1. Waal2waal says:

          iv literally went to iron my shirt – came back to 2 – 0 …

        2. Waal2waal says:

          i literally went to iron my shirt – came back to 2-0 … wonderful innit (not)

  23. Wibble says:

    That’s the Brighton goal I predicted. Now for Arsenal’s 5.

  24. Eat Pie says:

    Brighton looking like Barca

    1. Muff diver says:

      Yeah yeah
      Why do all teams play like barca against us etc

      Cos we are pony mate .

    2. Sue says:

      EVERY team look like Barca against us

  25. Sue says:

    Thought Dunk scored own goals…. but no not against us

  26. Break-on-through says:

    It’s difficult watching my team these days, you’d need to one of those dudes that hires out a dominatrix to appreciate this Arsenal.

    1. Sue says:

      It’s torture

  27. AndersS says:

    If Brighton get 2-0 up, will we see a total collapse again?

  28. Sue says:

    Is it too much to ask just to sit down & watch your team play some good football & actually win a game for once?? Every f*****g week it’s the same s**t…… I am so p****d off with… sorry for the swearing… arsenal give me tourettes

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      The sad thing is that there is too much Arsenal on tv so I am obliged to watch this nonsense and then I have a season ticket so have to go and watch this **** in person too.

      1. Sue says:

        I’m going to the Watford game (Not got a season ticket) I can honestly say… I really don’t want to go

  29. Eat Pie says:

    Really pathetic

  30. Eat Pie says:

    Ozil the only one even trying.

    Probably wondering why he signed extension

  31. GoonAR says:

    Really Cech?

    1. Sue says:

      He’s such a donkey 100k a week he’s on!!!!

  32. rkw says:

    there is no ffing football on show … 10 years of this fossilised moron and this is how it ens … he hass to go

  33. WiserthanWenger says:

    Useless Iwobi kept getting robbed off the ball ! He never ever attempted any defensive work & nvr contribution in attack ! Only stand & run around ! He is the 1st one who should be kicked out of Arsenal !

  34. Billy says:

    FFS 2-0 down. I give up

  35. Sue says:

    I said at work on Friday we’d make Glenn Murray look like Messi

    1. bran911 says:

      I remember such a comment mate, and the prophecy is fulfilled. Is this comedy now? Don’t see anything called football from arsenal

  36. Muff diver says:

    He’s just sat there

    GET UP WENGER

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      if he got up every time his players ****ed up he wouldn’t have any knees left.

  37. Eat Pie says:

    Well I hoped it ends 5-0.
    And Milan win 5-0
    And Wenger gets sacked

    1. Wolf says:

      He should go today and give us a chance against milan under someone else’s leadership. With Wenger we already know we’re going to lose so what’s the point he staying beyond today???

      The mans got no shame

  38. Sandeep says:

    Such a shame our player even can’t pass simple passes,players like rosciky can do no look pass.

  39. INTERNATIONALARSENAL says:

    Yes good, I hope they score five more…Wenger out

  40. Sue says:

    F**k this… I’m putting the darts on… at least Gerwyn Price is good at his job

  41. rkw says:

    iwobi and footballer should not be used in same sentence

  42. Coldzero says:

    2-0 bloody dreadful!

    This team is doing a Chelsea or Leicester and wants rid of the clueless one I think.

  43. Nothing changed says:

    when we lost against City someone did an “objective’ analysis of City’s budget vs ours. I wonder what today’s analysis is going to say Brighton must have a budget one-tenth of ours.

    1. AndersS says:

      What about Östersunds budget compared to ours?

    2. INTERNATIONALARSENAL says:

      Good point.

  44. AndersS says:

    Wenger has already released his comments on the game:

    We controlled the game very we, untill Brighton scored their first goal, which was clearly a free-kick against our goalkeeper.
    We had good overall performance, but we didn’t get the result we wanted. We have to focus on the next game, and we will assess the situation after the season.
    My god….. will it ever end

  45. Greg says:

    Arsenal are making briton look like barcelona! What a sorry bunch!???

  46. Ronny says:

    So will he be sacked after this game?
    Kos giving the ball mustafi not marking his man……is this intentional? Or are we really this bad due to confidence?
    And everyone said sanchez was the bad apple dragging us back….hmmmm

  47. Bur says:

    Yehoooo hear we go again, humiliation!!!

  48. jonfox says:

    Two – nil down now. Sacked in the morning!

    1. Muff diver says:

      More like extension

      He’s here for another 3 years

  49. Waal2waal says:

    our defence is an utter and complete mess… pitiful

  50. Ronny says:

    @cold zero
    Agree I never thought we’d do a Chelsea or Leicester but we’ve got to be……..this is not confidence this is lack of effort!
    Someone from inside had instigated a “Wenger out” strategy.
    So keep losing will Wenger see the 10 games and europa out?

  51. Mertinho says:

    Arsene Mugabe Out!
    Kim Jong Wenger Out!
    Arsene Hitler Out!
    Arsene Stalin Out!
    Arsene Mussolini Out!
    Saddam Wenger Out!
    Arsene Gaddafi Out!

    Wenger will finally join the list of outed dictators! Good ridance you old ignorant pri*k

    1. jonfox says:

      How much I hate people who sit on the fence! And why no Genghis Khan Wenger! I actually think Wenger is a great manager. He is great at managing to pay his credit card balance, great at paying the gas bill, great at finding his own way home, great at brushing his teeth, less than great at doing his jacket zip up, but hey, we can’t have everything can we. After all, AS he only earns £9 million a year, we can’t expect him to manage our club properly too. His other accomplishments are GREAT! Especially his great ability to con so many fans for the last decade!

  52. rkw says:

    this is the worst 40 minutes i have ever watched from an arsenal team … wenger should quit at half time

  53. J GOON says:

    Cech (Past it, sorry Petr but your not world class)
    Bellerin (not been good for about a year now)
    Chambers (brighton tearing him a new one)
    Mustafi (cant defend or play the ball)
    Koscielny (Past it, sorry Kos but you used to be great)
    Kolasinac (bundesliga team of the year last season, could be good but the rest of the defence is shocking)
    Xhaka (not a cdm, not really a midfielder, what does he do?)
    Wilshere ( why do we have 3 playmaker midfielders on the field and no wingers?)
    Mkhitaryan, ( why do we have 3 playmaker midfielders on the field and no wingers?)
    Ozil, ( why do we have 3 playmaker midfielders on the field and no wingers?)
    Iwobi, (dont know what he does or gives to our team)
    Aubameyang (Looks like he is full of regret!)

    Watching arsenal this season has been painful to say the least. Cant even pass it anymore which used to get us out of defensive frailties.

    No joke, Brighton could be 4 up by now.

    Does make me wonder what having giroud playing with auba could have brung.

    Arsene and Bould have sat there, with no tactical nouse for the past games. Brighton were probably expecting the 3 points today!

    Arsene Out/ Bould out. Massive clear out of all the dross we have accumulated. rebuild.

  54. Break-on-through says:

    Yaaaaaaaaggghhhhhhh hooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

  55. Ronny says:

    I’m long past caring about humiliation @ bur
    Keep it like this but…..when oh when will someone on the board pipe up?!
    Been counters they all are they know nothing about football but lots about money hence wenget having free reign but with mislintat and others Wenger is needed less now than ever!

    At least auba just scored!

  56. Ronny says:

    Who thinks it was a good move selling coquelin now? The only dm player we’ve had for years.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      Do you think Coquelin could have saved this season. It’s better that we have room for players to arrive in summer, two new CM’s, spend about forty-fifty mil on the right one rather than watching Coquelin without Cazorla.

      1. Jan says:

        Exactly

  57. Ronny says:

    @sandeep
    ‘No look pass’ do you really buy into that cr*p?!
    Stupid waste of neck energy when players that forcefully looking the other way. A no look pass to me is like ozil plays when he’s on form he plays the ball to a player in his peripheral vision.

  58. reddb10 says:

    now we know why some of the players were happy to see sanchez go. He probably laid into them for being a lazy bunch of useless c###s

  59. rkw says:

    8m quid a year to a man who doesnt understand the basics of football … nice if u can get it

  60. rkw says:

    take xhaka off before he is sent off … he is useless anyway

  61. Break-on-through says:

    Iwobi you weak little girl.

  62. Adam Criniti says:

    AFC have for years been a well deserved punch line by pundits and haters throughout the EPL, but my oh my what an absolute abomination the club is at the present moment.

    Historic lows for the number of consecutive losses on tge road.
    30 points(And counting) behind oil City
    Consecutive years without Champions League football
    Highest EPL finish in the history of Wengers tenure at the club
    Lockeroom unrest between players and now with the coaching staff.

    I just can’t fathom being one of the Kroenkes or members of the board and sitting by idly as the future of the club is crumbling before there eyes.

    This is Leeds United and Aston Villa Part 2.

  63. Alatari Douglas says:

    Arsenal are low on confidence no doubt about it. The coach needs to leave the club asap. Nothing motivates the players anymore.

  64. rkw says:

    iwobi … just flog him to anyone willing to take him off our hands he is pathetic

  65. rkw says:

    why keep xhaka on why … you idiotic fossil of a manager

  66. Waal2waal says:

    …the grim reaper has to be near …

  67. GoonAR says:

    We need to unite around a new manager what else needs to happen for you to resign you dinosaur?

    1. GoonAR says:

      WENGER OUT

  68. ayodeji says:

    Wenger Out

  69. Gavana says:

    The next win for Arsenal will come on 15th April against Newcastle!
    Coz Watford, stoke and Southampton are very hard to beat! OMG! where shall we be in the table by then?

  70. Gavana says:

    Brighton, PLeeeeease don’t mess up! PLeeease!

  71. ayodeji says:

    Wenger will come and say the best way to respond is our next match ,and we will show that on the pitch

  72. Bur says:

    Get that dose out ta fcuk

  73. ayodeji says:

    We can not be relegated but we may not make the first half of the table

  74. ayodeji says:

    Good job Brighton ,keep it up

  75. Arsene Out says:

    Happy to loose every game left as long as it convinces Stan to get rid of Arsene.

    Arsene, who if he had any honor, any sense of responsibility, any love for Arsenal, would have quit a long time ago.

  76. jonfox says:

    Fabulous result for us. Will Wenger be sacked in the morning? Today? Or will he limp on til ACMilan knock us out? If the club don’t sack him by then at the latest, they are clearly intent on suicide. I will be very interested to see the ACTUAL crowd against Watford, IF he is not sacked already. They MUST put Bould in temporary charge, NOW, until the permanent manager is installed.

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