I cannot help but feel a little bit sorry for our centre forward Olivier Giroud, who gets more than his fair share of criticism from fans of Arsenal and the France national team, despite his record being pretty good. He does a good job for us and was a big part of the Gunners winning the last two games against Ludogorets Razgrad and Sunderland but once again he finds himself on the bench today for the visit of Tottenham.
The Frenchman may well have a big part to play in this north London derby but I cannot blame Arsene Wenger for leaving him out of the starting line-up, because the return to fitness of the in form England forward Theo Walcott allows Arsenal to go back to the system and formation that has looked so good this season, with Alexis Sancjez through the middle.
Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal
Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Ramsey, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud.
The other major team news is that Wenger has gone with Xhaka instead of Ramsey in central midfield, with Cazorla still not ready, while Momnreal and Gibbs are both in the squad with the Spaniard getting the nod.
The news from the spuds is that Kane does start up front and they are clearly hoping to stifle our attacking flair with Dembele, Dier and Wanyame all starting in midfield. Will they be able to do that? Will Kane continue his good record against Arsenal?
Or will this game go by current form and finish in three more points for the Gunners?
Love this team..come you gunners!!!
I smell blood…
I smell dead people lol
Solid line up, good bench.. Let’s do this boys!
Wenger seems to be getting it right this season..if it was before, he would start Ramsey but he’s gone with our winning team..and he’s been making early changes this season… whoop spurs!!! COYG!!
Coquelin mode: On
go boys … smash them
I hope Xhaka doesn’t go and get himself a red card.
Ramsy is important,
Xhaka has no skills and slow
Let’s beat these spuds
Well we look zuzpect
Suspect, pro spelling
Spurs starting well:-(
Going to be a gd game win or lose
Wish Cazorla was playing
i guess iwobi is a bit overwhelmed by the situation 🙁
Not enjoying this one, nails being bitten!
boys are starting to comeback…
iwobi has GOT to do better…
Come on Iwobi that was an open pass to Ozil!
poor finishing and bad decision making from him so far… Occasion is definitely getting to him.
We are back. Back again, watch spuds cause arsenal back arsenal back
Iwobi taking too long on ball, he needs to decide quicker.
Wish perez was available, but ox must step up
OX has done well in the past games he started. He’s ready to come in for Iwobi I think
damn, great strike from Walcott. so close
Off all the things that pump up the team, Goal Post Strike Sound is right next to a goal scored.
hahahaa i ll take that1 GOAAALLLLLLLL
one more assist from ozil … now attack on weimar … looks vulnerable
Yes yes yes yyyyyyyeeeeeessssddd
Ozil assisting Spurs lol
What a man, doesn’t mind assisting the enemy.
Now I see why Monreal got skinned in earlier games, Iwobi is a defensive liability and he’s been poor going forward so far as well. Wish Perez was available but the Ox has to take his chance now because Iwobi has been fading since the Chelsea game…
We’re scoring too many lucky goals, that one was offside beside being own goal.
Need a professional second half now. One more for good measure but I’ll take winning by the own goal.
IWOBI LOOKS OUT OF CONFIDENCE AND CANT WIN A BALL WHEN DEFENDING!!I THINK ONE PLAYER WHO COULD OUR ATTACKING PLAYER MORE FLUID AND ALSO SUPPORTING LB PROPERLY IS WELBECK,HE IS FAST,STRONG AND CAN DEFEND WELL THAN IWOBI……
unleash the ox in place of iwobi
Urgh.. Dembele has been a pain all game
What would be your reaction when spurs scores?!
What a stupid penalty to concede, no danger at all
Arsene please take Iwobi off, yes he not at fault for goal, butchers been poor in defence and attack.
unnecessary challenge… and I swear we never save penalties. C’mon, lets get back in this…
Take Iwobi OFFFFF!
ozil really is from another planet, I trust no one else more with the ball under pressure.
Guys OG or Ox??????
Pace or crosses n hold up
All Spurs at the moment
Lol I bet it Ramsey
ugh… you’re right. why???
Ramsey for Xhaka and OG for Iwobi
coq off rambo on …. we are going for the win guys
too attacking. Ramsey nor Xhaka are the most discipline players. Coq has been great so far, made a lot of interceptions.
Jip Aaron Wenger getting ready to replace Iwobi
RAmbo for Coquelin? That must be a mistake?
No nails left
WTF coq off, omg wtf
The subs make perfect sense, we have to win so Coq off makes sense. Walcott and Iwobi had decent games but should have both scored
Please arsenal please just hold on for draw
Damn, Wenger got some big old man balls
We coming we coming for you
who are those two a$$holes on star sports constantly commentating in favor of spuds
Lol BT as well
Lol Ramsey wasting good field position again
hasn’t scored from any of his hollywood balls in years. Needs to cut it out his game, look for a pass. These final 10 minutes are disappointing. We have almost all attacking players yet were not banging on their goal like a home team should.
Wow. We escaped there
This is the main issue with Chambo and Rambo though, too many misplaced passes and poor control at times
and that’s why Iwobi usually keeps his place. Poor finishing but at least he doesn’t completely ruin attacks and kill the momentum. I should’ve just been Giroud subbed on first and Iwobi off.
Ye I’ll take the draw
and then it’s a Mourinho team up next… we know how those games go. November curse is back
ox blowing away his chances of becoming a regular 11
Omg what ox doing
Ozil sanchez coq showed up today
Spurs becoming our bogey team, on track to do invincible
Great game at least, unfortunately we ll have to settle with the draw and Clattenburg made good calls all around
The difference 2 points make from 1st to 3rd. If Liverpool win then it’s 4th. This is why you win your home games and not keep throwing points away.
We needed Santi and Lucas for this one…
we always need Santi