Official Arsenal team and preview for West Ham – BFG a sub

Arsene Wenger has made a couple of changes to the Arsenal team that managed to fight back twice against Man City on Sunday to earn a draw, but the idea that our club captain Per Mertesacker may be in for a first game of the season due to the Koscielny achilles injury is on hold, even though his height and aerial ability would have been a factor in stopping Andy Carroll.

For now it is anyway, but the big German is on the subs bench so he could still feature if Gabriel or Mustafi come off for any reason. One of the team changes was forced on the manager as David Ospina was ruled out, apparently with a back problem picked up in the City game, so Martinez comes in and hopefully his extra four inches of height on the Colombian will come in handy.

Bellerin, Mustafi, Gabriel, Monreal
Elneny, Xhaka
Walcott, Ozil, Alexis

Subs: Macey, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Giroud

The other change is in central midfield with the combative Coquelin missing out and not even making the bench, to be replaced by Elneny who will hopefully combine well with Xhaka to control the game. The attacking side of the Arsenal team is the same and the likes of Ozil, Welbeck and Walcott really need to step up and help Alexis Sanchez because we are in dire need of a win. Will we get it?



  1. khangunners says:

    The defence worries me. Gabriel is easily bullied by huge players so carrol can be a problem. Hope arsenal turn up today hve really missed the free flowing entertainment from my arsenal. I need a convincing win and not a win where we just scrap through. Although ill take that running hehe.

  2. Gooner Craig says:

    I’d have Alexis up top, Welbz on the wing instead. I’d also start Ox ahead of Elneny.

    It’s annoying that soon as Ozil comes back we revert back to 4231 from 433, I feel that is our best formation atm. Without Cazorla and his creativity we been struggling to dominate possession like usual! An extra man in midfield would’ve help fortify us.

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    The biggest surprise for me is Ramsey’s on the bench ?
    Wenger’s obviously not well.

  4. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Hopefully tonight will be the start for fourth place glory ???
    Come on you Gunners.. And Swansea,Bournemouth & Chelsea ?

    1. arsenalfan1 says:

      Having Sanchez must give us a chance!

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Chelsea, Swansea and Bournemouth are all one nil up at the moment lol

  5. 200 million to revamp arsenal squad so we can compete with Bayern Munich Chelsea and Real Madrid and Barcelona ozil 40 Campbell 10 Ramsey 30 Wolcott 30 bellerin 50 Jack 30 coquelin 10 debuchy 5 m jenkinson 5m akpon 5m szcesny10 m new replacement William cavalho Alexandre lacazette are lukaku ricardo Rodriguez ousmane dembele and a right winger who can take on defender make crosses inside the box on can shoot. this is my starting 11 lacazette Center new left winger Sanchez number ten position dembele right winger William xhaka. an the defender. mustafi left back Rodriguez right back holding koscielny pairing

    1. rkw says:

      Hope there are some chinese investors still out there coz nobody with a sense of football would be paying 60 m for Walcott and Ramsey … I’d take 20m ….

  6. Twig says:

    Expecting an upset 🙂

    1. davidnz says:

      Me too a big upset.
      Arsenal 9 Hamsters 2
      🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. Already we can see the probably with arsenal team we need two natural winger who stay wide pull defender out of position there’s no space for our midfielder to run into

  8. That is a penalty but you arsenal fans want to tell me that jenkinson is not better than bellerin what does Wolcott do to contribute to the build-up play if if Wolcott is a starter i only blame wenger for I’ve faith inferior players because you can do nothing with players like Wolcott

    1. Admin says:

      You Arsenal fans???? Who do you support then?

  9. Ugabooga says:

    Wow game is boring.

    Sleep or watch this poop.

    Watch it will probably put me to sleep faster.

  10. davidnz says:

    Chelsea lead City 1-0
    Swansea lead Spurs 1-0
    Top 4 coming up for Arsenal.
    3 year contract extension for Arsene 🙂

  11. davidnz says:

    Liverpool 0 Bournemouth 1 🙂
    Top 4 Arsenal
    Contract signing time 🙂

  12. Arsenal_Girl says:

    There are goals in all the PL matches, except ours

  13. Ugabooga says:

    Monreal must teach Bellerin how to cross

  14. Ugabooga says:

    Really, has Bellerin ever made a cross ?

    I honestly cant recall one ever.

  15. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    I have some paint drying on the wall. It is getting upset i keep on checking for arsenal

  16. rkw says:

    Walcott is the biggest fraud in top flight football … How the hell did we end up with this hapless whippet … Just not enough quality in this team …

  17. Fatboy Gooney says:

    ?? Wasteful Arsenal, it would be unforgivable if the other games results finish as they are (at the moment) and we fail to win tonight.?

  18. Fatboy Gooney says:

    ?Zilllllllllll ⚽️

  19. Ugabooga says:

    Walcott always there, sell him

  20. davidnz says:

    Arsenal lead 2-0.
    Top 4 and 3 year contract 🙂

  21. Break-on-through says:

    Elneny has looked better alongside Xhaka than Coquelin.

    Ozil has put some effort towards getting in front of players rather than strolling behind.

    Martinez has not been too busy so far but glad to see a keeper not flapping.

  22. Ugabooga says:

    So someone is announcing a new contract in the morning.

  23. Tidan2 says:

    In what world is that not a penalty and a second yellow????? That’s two blatant penalties not called for us this match now.

  24. Ronny331 says:

    Firstly we won yey 🙂
    Secondly bfg is back available to save us hoorah,(NOT).
    Thirdly wenget to announce contract in the morning.
    Lastly how the fook can spurs score 3 goals in about 4 or 5 minutes? Shocking Swansea shocking.

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