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?

Tags Ramsey Walcott Wenger

151 Comments

  1. fullmetalalc says:

    Ashley young in defense for them against Alexis Sanchez by the looks of it. Show some fighting spirit! COYG

    1. Disturbance says:

      Wenger will blow it once again. Walcott as a CF? We are predictable again…

      1. Lethal Prince 9 says:

        Predictable for scoring goals… yes

      2. Zulu-boy-SA says:

        I see you a hold up play junkie

      3. RSH says:

        Remember we have to score to beat United. Giroud only useful as a sub.

      4. Godswill says:

        Where is this RSH of an idiot? You made me to miss the two goals when I was trying to respond to your negativity. Thank you Ozil, for Sanchez, always ever.

        1. Lethal Prince 9 says:

          HAHAHAHHAHAH
          Alexis Sanchez the beast

  2. Fatboy Gooney says:

    If we score first we will win,
    If we don’t ….
    Then drop your prawn sandwich and head to the exit,
    It’s gonna be one of those days… again!

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      Hahaha
      we scored 1st and won ?
      I hope that you Enjoyed your prawn sandwich ?

  3. Koss says:

    Fingers crossed. Hope we come up with something spectacular against utd. COYG

  4. NY_Gunner says:

    We got this…COYG

  5. Ks-Gunner says:

    Smart Wenger, he is clrearly trying to outsmart the manure manager with tactical changes. LOL. Off seing the match with some manure mates, I hope that i will be the one who will walk off happy from the match in the end. COYG.

    1. rpk says:

      R u happy?!

  6. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    They are having Carrick and Schweinsteiger, not sure they got the required energy in midfield… but loads of experience…. Ramsey has to play defensive to help Hector, infact everyone has to play their defensive roles has well.

    Not going down without a fight.
    COYG

  7. RSH says:

    mistake starting Ozil. Doesn’t turn up in these games.

    1. Krish says:

      you look stupid now ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. Charlie Nick says:

    COYG
    A 3-0 win puts us second top….no harm in hoping

    1. Samiora says:

      You got it right mate. COYG?

  9. Robertthegooner says:

    My preference is Ramsey not to play RW but hopefully he will have a good match.

    Otherwise happy with team

    Most important are key attackers Alexis, Walcott and Ozil are starting

    Defense, Gk, DM and b2b are good, but Mert and Gabs need to work extra hard without Koscielny

  10. Enny says:

    common walcot, get us the goals. coyg

  11. antiwenger says:

    Mental block.see us not turning up

    1. RSH says:

      its just one of those fixtures we don’t win. And there’s nothing to suggest that will change today. Praying that I’m proven wrong today.

      1. Godswill says:

        Admin, why can’t you ban this idiot? He’s irritating us Arsenal fans & supporters. Am feeling gooooooood.

    2. psytripps says:

      Anti wenger or anti Arsenal
      Eat you words

  12. Charlie Nick says:

    Well said Thierry – time for Arsenal PLAYERS to man up and ‘answer the call’
    100% commitment, 100% concentration needed.
    We need this result bad, no stupid mistakes, no sendings off, and we’ll win.

  13. Twig says:

    Predictions

    Walcott to score a first half goal (as usual) and quiet in second half
    Ozil to be annonymous
    Ramsey to be ineffective
    Monreal to be solid
    Sanchez to be unplayable
    Martial to make Wenger regret calling him a “winger type”
    Rooney to have his best game of the season (he loves Arsenal that much)

    1. Lethal Prince 9 says:

      So 1-1 draw as well??

    2. luvdaguns says:

      i say ozil scores!

      1. rpk says:

        U r right….!!!

    3. DaveJay says:

      Blaaaahhhhhhhhhh

  14. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Utd to win by 1 goal

    1. Charlie Nick says:

      Depart with thy negativity

  15. mr.brightside says:

    Iยดm pretty sure I wont be able to see the whole game, I feel arsenal will be an embarassement.

    1. rpk says:

      Not arsenal..!! But ….

  16. Just_Trolling says:

    Good luck today.

    Hope for the best and no embarrassing result.

    Hope all players perform and we have an entertaining game, which we win of course.

  17. Just_Trolling says:

    We always start like this, why can’t we maintain this for 90 minutes?

  18. Charlie Nick says:

    Alexis………….so good Aresenal!

  19. Just_Trolling says:

    1-0 whooohoooohooo

  20. Okayblack says:

    If we will win, it will mean the players will push for it, will definitely not gonna be Wenger’s tactics cos he’s got none.
    COYG, go for it!!!!!
    Whatever the result, Wenger needs to be changed. Wenger Out, Wenger Out, Wenger /Giroud Out!!!!!!

  21. Charlie Nick says:

    2-0………..Ozilllllllllllllllllllll

  22. mr.brightside says:

    wow wtf ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Just_Trolling says:

    2-0 wtf yes

  24. Charlie Nick says:

    This is the real Arsenal….haha all you doubters

  25. GoonAR says:

    Alexis Cruyff…

    2-0 WOO HOO

  26. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    Ozil to hide again…. ??

  27. nygooner says:

    OMFG!!!!!

  28. RWRW says:

    I CANT BELIEVE IT HAHAHAHAHAHA

  29. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    LOL 2-0 already,……

  30. Just_Trolling says:

    1 goal and 1 assist

    Why is Ozil hiding again what a waste of 40 mil

    1. Lethal Prince 9 says:

      He can’t finish it……

    2. Lethal Prince 9 says:

      Not the world class players…. THINK THAT AGAIN

      1. Godswill says:

        Manure fans, where is Mata? Mata > Ozil hmmm, My friend, not when Manure play Arsenal.

  31. Seetsuma says:

    7 minutes, 1 assists, 1 goal. Ozil is here today.

    1. Just_Trolling says:

      Lets hope they keep it up and dont go into their shell.

      This is the thing with tjis team, in 5 minutes they can rip best teams apart, but they dont di it every game.

  32. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Martial can still destroy us….

    Few years back we led 3 nil and drew 4 all with newcastle

    1. Just_Trolling says:

      Didnt we lead 4-0

      1. Charlie Nick says:

        haha…depressing AND wrong

    2. Seetsuma says:

      A few yew years ago we had the likes of Santos, Squallici, Bendtner and Gervinho in the squad…

  33. luvdaguns says:

    6-0, to much speed for manure,

  34. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    WHATEVER… We GOONERS are enjoying it now… Don’t spoil our mood

  35. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Word on the street utd to win 3-2

  36. Charlie Nick says:

    Repeat: A 3-0 win puts us second top……..

  37. luvdaguns says:

    ozil & alexis on track, now need ramsey to get out of that slump, theo speed just changes the whole machine, creates nightmares to defend, fits our scheme,

  38. papacini says:

    now that’s reaponse.!c.o.y.g

  39. Thats what I am talking about.

  40. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Martial is very dangerous….its a matter of time he scores if our defense are not careful

  41. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    Swansea 1-0 Spurs
    Happy times

  42. Charlie Nick says:

    Pick that one out of the onion bag!!!!!!

  43. luvdaguns says:

    un freaking believable!

  44. Just_Trolling says:

    What a finish

    On fire

  45. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    Sanchez for Ballon d’Or

  46. papacini says:

    Sanchez!!!!!!!!!! I’m so loving my team…..disgusted I told ya

  47. Charlie Nick says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but although we’re 3-0 up , I’m worried about Martial.

    Haha…has he touched the ball yet??

  48. RWRW says:

    AM I DREAMING??????

    1. nygooner says:

      you and me both mate… amazing so far

      1. Godswill says:

        DON’T EVER WAKE ME UP FROM THIS DREAM. OOH, MY HEAD HIGH AS ARSENAL FAN. WHEN LAST DID I FEEL LIKE THIS/

  49. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    Our roars have increased tremendously

    1. nygooner says:

      getting goosebumps

  50. northbankgooner says:

    @ Brada b I hope you are watching & supporting like a proper fan & not a plastic!

  51. Seetsuma says:

    When’s the last time a gunner scored a hat trick in back to back league matches? I think Sanchez wants to change that!

  52. luvdaguns says:

    damn i am glad i recorded this, cmon need more! LVG was so effin arrogant in the pre match interview, I hope we rub it in thier face!

  53. Just_Trolling says:

    Le Coq what a DM

  54. Just_Trolling says:

    Resorting to long balls lol

  55. Hafiz Rahman says:

    We must be very tight on.Martial…..

    Hes very dangerous….only player that can led utd come.back

  56. Charlie Nick says:

    Ozil-Sanchez masterclass so far

  57. Just_Trolling says:

    Oooooh Cazorla

  58. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Wenger still out!….he can leave on top after this game

  59. fullmetalalc says:

    Wow what a goal! Absolutely stunning game so far!!

  60. Mick The Gooner says:

    Keep going! We have an 8-2 to repay lads!

    And also, all those Chelsea fanboys, tell me Hazard is better than Sanchez now!

  61. luvdaguns says:

    ozil playing on another level today,

  62. arsenalvienna says:

    where are the people who want mertesacker out of the starting lineup?
    per rules!

  63. Just_Trolling says:

    Bellerin struggling, but Caz there to help, team effort keep it up guys

  64. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Time for us to park the bus….defend

    1. luvdaguns says:

      i prefer to keep pressure on, man utd can not get pocession, make a statement, ruin manures season, park the bus at 75″

  65. Just_Trolling says:

    Ref just realised he a Man u fan

    1. Just_Trolling says:

      And they not wearing red today

  66. Just_Trolling says:

    What a miss Ramsey 4-0

  67. Hafiz Rahman says:

    We need to park the bus and defend

  68. Robertthegooner says:

    Ozil said his goal is to score more this season. I hope it’s a start of many.

    Alexis and Ozil are proving their World Class status this afternoon

    COYG

  69. luvdaguns says:

    theo!!! track, tackle, then make a run!

  70. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    Walcott doing the defensive work…. but needs to stay calm… taking his shots earlier

  71. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    World Class Cech

  72. Mick The Gooner says:

    And Tottenham are losing too, by a Harry Kane own goal to make it extra sweet.

  73. luvdaguns says:

    beautiful save,

  74. GOONSTER says:

    Good half.. Keep it up..

  75. vijaygunner says:

    fellaini to come on after the break and united will play hoofball with that walking tree.

    1. RWRW says:

      Lol Good call!!

  76. InternationalArsenal says:

    Come on guys, please score more goals. Sanchez love you man .

  77. Twig says:

    Theo has been unplayable. Hope Sanchez gets a hat trick.

    1. Charlie Nick says:

      He will do if Ozil keeps playing beautiful passes to him….

  78. Charlie Nick says:

    2 bad fouls by Sweinsteiger but ref did nothing…idiot officials

  79. papacini says:

    fellaini and Valencia….. hmn to block both Sanchez n ozil

  80. Raja Danish says:

    Loving ? it after a long while that arsenal are playing so beautifully brilliantly total dominating Man Utd Alexis is just pure class coyg!!!!?

  81. Just_Trolling says:

    We cant defend for 45 min, we must still play and not take risks.

  82. Just_Trolling says:

    Give a yellow ref

  83. sirjake says:

    Anthony Taylor is it? yeah!!!

    1. Just_Trolling says:

      How does coq get yellow, but Ramsey was fouled on edge and nothing

  84. Just_Trolling says:

    Come on ozil

  85. sirjake says:

    Take Ramsey off Arsene, what is he doing on the pitch?

  86. luvdaguns says:

    theo playing w alexi energy!

  87. Just_Trolling says:

    How are we only leading by 3?

    Could be 5 or 6 we could of scored.

    Never the less good response by players so far.

  88. sirjake says:

    Arsene, please take your lover boy off!!

  89. Leader says:

    Hi Admin, comments are not updating.

  90. Just_Trolling says:

    I think OG must come on to counter set pieces (fellani).
    Walcott can go wing

  91. luvdaguns says:

    le Coq the Roq!

  92. Charlie Nick says:

    Anthony Taylor trying his best…baldy tw@t

  93. sirjake says:

    Now what ref?

  94. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    World Class Cech again……..

  95. Just_Trolling says:

    Peter what a save again, WC keeper we got now.

  96. luvdaguns says:

    chelskie missing czech yet?

  97. Charlie Nick says:

    Fellaini = Ugly Thug

  98. Just_Trolling says:

    Arrrrg almost another

  99. Just_Trolling says:

    Hope ox has no lapses in defence

    1. luvdaguns says:

      thinking same thing

  100. luvdaguns says:

    best ozil match yet, hats off! defense has been brilliant, ozil so humble

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