Official Arsenal team and preview of Man United clash

Today is a big day for Arsenal and potentially a pivotal one in this Premier League season, as whoever wins the game will head into the international break with great belief and in a very good position to challenge the leage leaders Man City for the title of champions.

The Gunners need to bounce back after another damaging defeat in the Champions League but we do have that excellent five goal performance at Leicester City last weekend to give us belief and encouragement. There are no real surprises in the team Arsene Wenger has picked, with Ramsey keeping his place on the right and Theo Walcott chosen over Olivier Giroud to lead the line of our attack.

Cech
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Monreal
Cazorla, Coquelin
Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez
Walcott

Subs: Debuchy, Gibbs, Giroud, Ospina, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chambers, Campbell.

That is a pretty strong bench but hopefully Wenger will not have to turn to it in adversity. There are likely to be some key battles at the Emirates today, with the pace and movement of Walcott up against the makeshift United back line one that we need to go in our favour.

Van Gaal has gone for two holding midfielders in Carrick and Schweinsteiger and we may need to be very patient to break them down. What we must not do is flood forward and leave ourselves open to a counter attack. Can Arsenal get our game management right and bag three vital points against the old enemy?

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151 Comments

  1. Charlie Nick says:

    What does Schweinsteiger have to do to get booked ?

  2. gmv8 says:

    We’re giving the ball away far too easily … don’t like it – we’re inviting pressure and a goal.

  3. sirjake says:

    How can you keep Ramsey and take Ozil off? dont”t get it.

    1. luvdaguns says:

      i guess for his defensive qualities

    2. Charlie Nick says:

      who do you think might be better defensive midfielder at this stage? smh

  4. luvdaguns says:

    giroud looks slower then mert after watching theo…

  5. Charlie Nick says:

    OG usually scores when he comes on late….

    1. luvdaguns says:

      and when we dont need it

      1. Charlie Nick says:

        Always need another goal

  6. Charlie Nick says:

    Come on OG…that was a pass back

  7. Just_Trolling says:

    Good win, great end to weekend

  8. Just_Trolling says:

    United are so lucky oh my word

  9. arsenalkid1970 says:

    Great win but big shame that A S went of with groin problem

  10. Gigi2 says:

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  11. Gigi2 says:

    Well….I m not the one to say I told you so…wait …ya I am..
    I told you so several times here…lvg isn’t that good a tactician. Barza dropped of ucl with him….krul was his KY secret keeper in WC. …

    And on top of that my little paper on the top left of my tv just had one mistake….it said 3-1 but man ur didn’t score LOOOOOLL

  12. tegh7 says:

    Firstly, vastly improved performance. Additionally, a much need win.
    Nevertheless, this represents a Win to nowhere, wenger out; it’s just that straightforward! I refused to be sucked into the misfortune of the blinkered. Like the saying goes, water will find it’s level in the abundance of time.

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