Official Arsenal team and preview of FA cup final

Arsene Wenger has responded to the brilliant performance and hat-trick of the Arsenal and England international speedster Theo Walcott against West Brom last week by giving him a place in the starting line up as the Gunners prepae for a second FA cup final at Wembley in the space of a year.

Not only has Theo got the nod but he keeps his position as centre forward with Olivier Giroud having to make do with a place on the subs bench. With the Big Frenchman are Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and David Ospina who also miss out, as does the Ox who is at least fit enough to make the squad.

Wenger has kept with his recent formation of Ramsey, Cazorla and Ozil and I assume that the Welshman will be playing on the right again although there is usually plenty of interchange between the creative players. Coquelin keeps his place which is a good idea as our opponents have plenty of danger in their own team, although their pacy front man Gabriel Agbonlahor only makes the bench.

Szczesny
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Cazorla, Coquelin
Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis
Walcott

subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Chamberlain, Giroud

What we do not want is a repeat of the shaky start against Hull City in last season´s final but I think Arsenal should be more composed this time and we should be set to round the season off in style. COYG!

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123 Comments

  1. Honest Opinion says:

    Good Team Selection.3-1 to Us.

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Good one indeed. Thank you, Arsene.

      1. KickAssFan says:

        Disclaimer: Whatever I do or say after the game, after we must have won, I’m not to be held responsible.

        1. KickAssFan says:

          F***k it, bitches!!!!!!! Stay hopeful!!!

    2. seancali says:

      I’m scared, have a bad feeling

      1. seancali says:

        schezney and per starting is a big mistake. We needed Gabriel and ospina, plus I think giroud would have given us a different option up front. I’m scared as fuuuk

        1. seancali says:

          Ramsey is pure shiiiiiit,I hope he leaves for good,I’m tired of him

          1. seancali says:

            Take Theo with you Ramsey.

            1. seancali says:

              Theo is shiiiiiit,he missed an open goal

              1. luvdaguns says:

                take a sedative bro, we are ripping em, only a matter of time, Merts been solid,

                1. seancali says:

                  Yeah but Ramsey has been very poor,very poor…Theo has been OK after the goal,he missed an open goal but made up for it with the goal.

                2. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

                  seancali, ever consider suicide ?

      2. KickAssFan says:

        LOl! Chill, amigo!!!

        1. KickAssFan says:

          F***k it, Ramsey is handsome. He could be mistaken for me, just that I’m much taller. #winks

    3. SoOpa AeoN says:

      MY GOD!…….. Bob!……. “Wiolshere”? Slaughtering at its best L()L

    4. SoOpa AeoN says:

      msg to all haters of walcott………..HIDE UR UGLY HEADS

  2. juhislihis says:

    Good lineup, although would’ve wanted Ramsey to be our CM or super sub rather than on the right wing..

    COME ON BOYS, lets make it twice in a row and BECOME THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB IN THE HISTORY OF FA CUP! COYG!!

  3. Mick The Gooner says:

    Come on Arsenal!!!!!

  4. vijaygunner says:

    theo and szczesny ?! now that’s bold. lets crush em!!!!!!!

  5. Mesut O-chill says:

    Came 1.5 hours early to an Arsenal bar in Chicago and it was already packed with Gooners. COYG lets defend our title let’s bring this trophy home!

  6. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Villa 1 Arsenal 0 Benteke!!

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      hafiz……… U belong in the psychiatric ward

  7. andyarsenal05 says:

    Wtf!! This is to much man.

  8. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Goal Benteke!!!!

  9. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Walcott is poor….we need a wc striker next season to lead our attack

    1. luvdaguns says:

      really?

    2. Big Gun says:

      Eat your words boy

  10. blondin says:

    gotta play aggressively and score couple goals early.
    Would be nice to have someone instead of Mert,and maybe make sense to have Giroud instead of Ozil.

  11. SoOpa AeoN says:

    MY GOD!…….. Bob!……. “Wiolshere”? Slaughtering at its best L()L

  12. blondin says:

    yellow?this freaking liberalism not to give card yearly to the best player

  13. arsenalman365 says:

    People may not like this, but Ospina may not have went to that ball or flap at it and let Benteke score. Szczesny is far more convincing collecting balls with his 6 foot 6 height.

  14. Justsoccerfan says:

    I don’t why Mert keep pump high ball up, we are playing Walcott not Giroud.

  15. Justsoccerfan says:

    I like Ramsey energy but he need to keep his composure and he will become WC.

    1. arsenalman365 says:

      Composure is one of the best parts of Ramsey’s game! Imo to be WC he just needs to stay fit.

      1. Justsoccerfan says:

        I meant if he don’t rush his shot or pass, he will be my WC player.

  16. Mick The Gooner says:

    Should be 2-0 up, but we’re at least making chances and performing well.

  17. Justsoccerfan says:

    Why suddenly villa defend become so good?

  18. luvdaguns says:

    ozil looks brilliant today, even tracking back…

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      Ozil is a world class player what he does with the ball is magical. I just wish more fans could since it

  19. seancali says:

    Theo is useless, how did he miss that chance???

    1. Big Gun says:

      Feeling like a mug right about now? Lol

      1. juhislihis says:

        Yeah, get the fudge off here you plastic mug

        1. seancali says:

          He missed an open goal, how did he missed that???we could have been three or four goals up if it wasn’t for Theo and ramsey

          1. seancali says:

            Ozil motm

    2. jib says:

      Theo just shut you the f*ck up. You’ve been shooting your mouth off since kickoff, I doubt we’ll be hearing from you for the rest of the match. A fan should support his team. But plastic is as plastic does.

  20. fred cowardly says:

    I kind of wish we had Giroud in there as an experienced striker but nevertheless we are still looking good.

    I’m impressed by Szczesny. He looks confident
    Obviously Alexis, Cazorla, Ozil look awesome

    Awesome save by Hart and Villa defense look strong.

    Anyway it’s just a matter of time for a breakthrough

    1. fred cowardly says:

      Sorry meant Given not Hart lol

  21. Justsoccerfan says:

    F*cling mert, giving pressure to the goali by passing back when there is a opponent near him.

  22. Arsenal 1st Knight. says:

    People are you guys this center referee come with his cards .. GIVE VILLA THE DAM F*K**G CARD REF.

  23. blondin says:

    schezny,mert and ozil out-ospina,Gibbs,giroud in

    1. fred cowardly says:

      What match are you watching?
      Just curious

    2. Arsenal 1st Knight. says:

      I’m sure his is view this match at the back side of his television set…

      1. pubgooner says:

        or the backside of his wife..

  24. Justsoccerfan says:

    Whatever the outcome of the match result, I am proud of the team, they really show it on the pitch.

  25. ras911 says:

    GOAAAAAAAAALLL!!! THEEOOOOO!!!!

  26. fred cowardly says:

    WALCOTT!!!!!!!!
    GOAL!!!!!!!

  27. Justsoccerfan says:

    Yes one goal lead into 2nd half is a good time.

  28. luvdaguns says:

    theo decision brilliant! 4 goals, 130 minutes!

  29. Justsoccerfan says:

    That what a CF do, scored goal.

  30. faza says:

    Danny Murphy: “I don’t think Theo is very comfortable on his left foot”
    (15 seconds later)
    Danny Murphy: “Its a great finish!…..on his weaker foot”

    What great banter!!!

    COYG!!!!!!!

    1. arsenalman365 says:

      Sanchez is all right foot. Walcott is quite strong on his weak side.

  31. fred cowardly says:

    I had a feeling that shot would go in because Walcott was well open and he is a good finisher especially when he is open

    I hope this starts a goal rush for us. A good lead will ease our nerves 🙂

  32. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    #Mancrush

  33. Justsoccerfan says:

    Fu*k how come ozil can see carzola before the camera got him.

  34. Big Gun says:

    All you Walcott haters eat my socks! HAHA

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      I hope “socks” was not a misspelling.

  35. Justsoccerfan says:

    Villa defensive is good today if not we will be at least 3 up.

    1. Mesut O-chill says:

      Tends to happen when teams play against us. Need at least 2 more goals in the second

  36. juhislihis says:

    All our players have been impressive, even Sczcesny! Come on boys, keep it up, little tighter on the finish and bury this game already! I’m ready to party let’s do it!!!

  37. vijaygunner says:

    next goal koscielny surely? he’s scored very decisive goals in every last game of the season.

  38. FloppyFanny says:

    I am coming watching Ozil. So good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Control please, we may think this is Arsenalxxx.com.

  39. Dennis says:

    This is the ozil from Madrid, i can’t believe what I’m seeing

  40. mike1977 says:

    Need a goal early in 2nd half and Villa will have to come out and try to score. Gonna be so open to counter attack after that. I’m predicting 4-0

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Official prophet !

      1. SoOpa AeoN says:

        Mike…… U Wiz! *shell shocked!*

  41. FloppyFanny says:

    Ozil for President.

  42. Mick The Gooner says:

    Villa have to press us for an equaliser now. Look who they’re facing when we break – Özil, who is on it today. Walcott, the pace is frightening. Alexis, no comment.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Mick The Gooner
      They put on Gabby, then it gets tougher…

  43. John Legend says:

    We look composed so far, as well as being patient for the right opening. We have been rewarded, I hope we are able to keep our calm until the end.

  44. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

    The play against Arsenal mode:
    Hold on till halftime.
    Try to get one counter for a score.
    We have seen that too often.

  45. seancali says:

    Ozil motm

  46. ras911 says:

    what agoaalllll!!!!

  47. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    OMFG

  48. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

    Alexis Sanchez baby !

  49. fred cowardly says:

    Alexis STUNNER!!!!!!!!
    GOAL!!!!!!!!

    I think I just crapped in My underwear but I Don’t care

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Wet wipes !

  50. luvdaguns says:

    every Gunner on that pitch playing great, trophy drought officially over…

  51. fred cowardly says:

    Seriously, that was a beauty by Alexis
    Walcott’s was good too but Alexis’s goal is goal of the match so far.

    More Goals please 🙂

  52. luvdaguns says:

    walcott driving the defense crazy

  53. Demwan Jones says:

    Goallllllll, mertesacker

  54. luvdaguns says:

    to all you mert haters, enjoy!

  55. Justsoccerfan says:

    Never imagine mert will be the scorer. KOS maybe but mert.

  56. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

    Makasaka !

  57. fred cowardly says:

    BFG!!!!!!!!

    I still want more goals
    This is soooooo enjoyable right now
    🙂
    3-0

  58. Justsoccerfan says:

    He scored with his shoulder, well done captain.

  59. vijaygunner says:

    didn’t know if it was a shirt pull on koscielny or he started celebrating after per scored

  60. Sumo says:

    Enjoying the game.

  61. Justsoccerfan says:

    How I wish sanchez got a small injury after this game that rule him out of the Copa America.

  62. fred cowardly says:

    Come on Giroud
    Add to the goals

  63. luvdaguns says:

    i think so far this season its arsenal 11, Villa 0

  64. Justsoccerfan says:

    I don’t know why ozil was sub, I think he was disappointed, he want to score today.

  65. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Holy shit. Giroud just turned a player. Timmeh has issues.

  66. ARSENAL GAME IS SO DEADLY WITH FAST STRIKERS….. MOUUUUAAAAACK

  67. Justsoccerfan says:

    The substitution kill the game.

  68. jp says:

    penalty my ass, the ball bounced out of play so should have been a goal kick anyways.

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      Robson is a twit

  69. Justsoccerfan says:

    Is the first time I don’t want wenger to make sub, so nice to watch.

  70. Bigvalbowski says:

    Hes scored some great goals this year but GIROUD should NEVER EVER be 1st choice striker for Arsenal next season.

  71. fred cowardly says:

    Thank you Alexis
    Not just for today but all season
    Workhorse

  72. ras911 says:

    CHAMMPIOOONNSS CHAMMPIIIONNNNS

  73. ras911 says:

    GIROOUUUUDDDDD WHAT A BEAUTYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. fred cowardly says:

    GIROUD!!!!!!!!

  75. FloppyFanny says:

    One user called 4 nil

  76. fred cowardly says:

    Giroud made it look such a casual looking goal lol

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @fred cowardly
      He’s the King of tap ins…LOL

  77. RWRW says:

    Absolutely brilliant performance from all. OH TO BE A GOONER!!

  78. Dennis says:

    wow wow wow… what a moment!! ozil MOTM for me!

  79. Mk2013 says:

    Well done gunners

  80. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

    If you don’t like Giroud’s hair, you are a just a hater!

  81. NY_Gunner says:

    I FKN LOVE THESE GUYS….

  82. seancali says:

    Giroud scored a world class goal,great job Olivier…. Well done. We are the champs…Chelsea here we come for the community shield

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