CONFIRMED official Arsenal team to face BATE tonight

We were told by Arsene Wenger to expect an experienced line up tonight and we certainly have that, and it looks like we are going to be going to be going for goals.

This was my predicted line-up earlier….

Debuchy, Mertesacker, Holding
Chambers, Coquelin, Elneny, Maitland-Niles
Walcott, Wilshere, Giroud

And this is the confirmed team….

Well that is nearly exactly what I predicted, but I also said that I expected Welbeck to play at some point, and Wenger has actually picked him to start as well. But who would have predicted him to replace Mertesacker!

You can always expect a surprise from Wenger…


  1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Why did Arsene cross the road?

    So that he wouldn’t have to make a signing.

    Ok so glad o got your attention. Look this is the ‘real’ Arsenal team. Ever since Wenger has started ‘spending big’ he has lost the club’s identity. Glad Wilshere, Walcott and Hiroud can show us what our attacking prowess is really about.

    1. Guneal says:

      What a *itch you’ve become payslip.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        He’s not a snitch, he’s just saying what everyone else is thinking.

      2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        Harsh. Much crying into my pillow anticipated tonight. Thanks for ruining my self confidence.

    2. neil says:

      good to note that playera from our first team from just 1- 2 years ago are part of our 2nd squad… Coquelin Walcott Wilshere Giroud Debuchy welbeck etc.. shows how stronv the squad are.. we just need 2 more world class players in 1st team to compete… one at defence and the other at CDM..

  2. GB says:

    Is that 433?

    1. gotanidea says:

      It’s the usual and shaky 4-2-3-1, with Wilshere in Ozil’s position (central attacking midfielder) and Welbeck in Sanchez’s position (inverted left winger).

      1. GB says:

        No, it’s 433

  3. jon fox says:

    I approve of playing the extra forward in place of MERTS. BATE ARE A POOR SIDE AND WE WILL GO AT THEM WITH THIS ELEVEN. I really expect a comfortable win by several goals. FAMOUS LAST WORDS!

  4. the barrel says:

    Not Giroud and Debuchy please. Welbeck should have started ahead of Giroud

    1. GB says:

      What you on? Welbz is playing!

  5. Alkali says:

    Walcott was born offside ??

  6. GB says:

    Who was dissing Debuchy. Great goal!

  7. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    What did the sharpener say to the pencil?

    You’re looking sharp!

    Ok so glad o got your attention. Sorry for using humour. Why is Debuchy not a starter? Shows what is goi faring for our club!

  8. GB says:

    Walcott getting stuck in. Good to see.

    1. muffdiver says:

      gosh sit down already , have a biscuit man

      1. GB says:

        I had two, they didn’t help.

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  9. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    How dare anybody try to hurt Debuchy!!!!!!

    1. Declan says:

      How very dare they!

  10. Rkw says:

    That wenger cant work wildhire in to first team is indicative of how clueless the man is ..,

  11. Wilshere on fire tonight! Looks like he is gunning for a first team spot!

  12. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    What’s the difference between Scrooge and Wenger?

    Scrooge spent some money in the end

    Ok so I have your attention now. Sorrr for using a joke to do so. Why doesn’t Walcott start every game? He is obviously a star!

  13. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    How dare they try to hurt Wilshere!!!!

  14. Robin Vanpayslip says:


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