Official Arsenal team and preview of Watford away

Arsenal are hoping that the players can pick up nicely from where we left off in the Premier League a couple of weeks ago with the thrashing of our big Premier League rivals Manchester United. Arsene Wenger suggested that the excellent international break enjoyed by the various Gunners was helped by their club form and so hopefully that will happen in the same way for us at Watford today.

THe Arsenal team almost picks itself these days, or at least it does in the Premier League which is our clear priority target. And due to the importance of Alexis Sanchez and his amazing physical condition, Wenger has decided against giving him a rest just a few days after he returned from international duty with Chile in South America. Koscielny is back at the heart of our defence as well after passing a late fitness test.

There is a surprise on the subs bench though, with young Matt Macey the back up keeper, so I assume that there is some problem with David Ospina. Apart from that, however, the Arsenal boss has good options from the bench, with Giroud, the Ox and Arteta as well as plenty of defensive cover.

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

Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Chambers, Debuchy, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

Tags Alexis Koscielny Walcott

82 Comments

  1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Watford 0 – Arsenal 6

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      still can’t figure out where GabrieL is…………. He best not be found in the physioroom……….Hmm just saying!

      1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        He’s in the future trying to break Messi out of prison for tax evasion.

        #Scofield

      2. muffdiver says:

        its hard being gabriel at arsenal
        an lucio at fc goa ..at the same time

        seriously is no-one seeing the likeness…have i missed something??

      3. proffetic says:

        Disbelief, where is Gabriel ? Not on bench, if he is injured why are we not told. If he isn’t why is he not playing instead of Mertesacker. Otherwise what should he do to claim his place alongside Kos.

      4. ahappygunner says:

        He had a minor operation

  2. muffdiver says:

    so alexis plays…is he human? i need verification….is it true he ran from chile to udinese barefoot…what a man

    we need to win just to keep up with money bags manchester

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      I heard he did keepy uppys at the Arsenal talent show and it lasted 86 hours

    2. Twig says:

      He’s human. And he might break down today and we’ll all blame Wenger πŸ™‚

      1. muffdiver says:

        if youve just jinxed us twig…i will find you

  3. arsenalkid1970 says:

    Not good playing A S

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Tell me that again after you watch him score 4 goals today

    2. AlmiR says:

      I agree, not good for Watford

  4. AlmiR says:

    Damn Vardy scored 9 goals in 9 matches, what a form, maybe Wenger should consider signing him in january

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @AlmiR
      But anytime someone mentions poaching either the Championship or League 1 for their best players they’re laughed at…
      Vardy has a serious engine on him, as well as a mean shot. But to some he wouldn’t be considered “top, top, top, top, top, top” talent…Go figure.

      1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        To be fair Wenger did buy two players with an engine last year which were Sanchez and Wellbeck.

        Not saying Wellbeck is better but Wenger can’t realistically buy a third player of exactly the same type particularly when he thinks Ox is out on the wing for the foreseeable future.

        1. bhagalpuri says:

          the problem lies in fact that most fans see only name and fame of player Jamie vardy would have been a good backup player to have considering our luck with injuries and it is not always about the transfer fee or name remember falcao robinho mutu schevshenko etc etc about engine vardy had an amazing engine and modern game always require hard workers in team how many times u have seen ox tracking back he carelessly loses ball at dangerous positions very often

  5. Tyno says:

    This is not confidence from you lot. It’s simply arrogance and lack of respect.
    As a Gooner, I’m always hopeful of a win but not this way.

    1. muffdiver says:

      …do i cancel the bus parade from holloway rd to watford junction due at 8pm tonight?

  6. Twig says:

    I recently asked if “Chuba Akpom is killing it in the championship”. I learned today that he accidentally knocked down the referee, LoL

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Twig
      He had a good run last season. Seems to be stuck at the moment. I still think he’s a force, once he gets going…

    2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Accidentally?

  7. Koss the Boss says:

    Good strong line up this evening for Arsenal. Concentrating in the league is a must well done wenger! Lets hope for a clean sheet and a great display from our gooners… COYG!!

    1. muffdiver says:

      greg… is that you?

  8. Sam, need a striker says:

    where is Gab? it’s time for him to play with Kos …

  9. papacini says:

    2-0 to d arsenal….ya gunners ya

  10. vijaygunner says:

    Where’s gabriel?!

    1. bhagalpuri says:

      went to Costa cafe to settle his account with grandfather that thug of jose

  11. Twig says:

    Every commentator raves about isolating Mertesacker alone with speedy attackers as a way of getting to Arsenal. But it never happens πŸ˜‰

  12. Twig says:

    Double Koscielny’s wages Wenger!

  13. GunningSoulman says:

    Its time Ramsey scores again

  14. bhagalpuri says:

    all other won today it is extremely important to get those 3 pts coyg

  15. bhagalpuri says:

    all others won today it is extremely important to get those 3 pts coyg

  16. bhagalpuri says:

    what is flagman doing that was extrembely close bad luck wallcott

  17. GunningSoulman says:

    Everyones alwYs raving bout koss…but he can be hit n miss.

    1. GOONSTER says:

      Yes he can be. But he is our best defender..

  18. bhagalpuri says:

    ohh Laurent only if u can take some aggression from gabriel but what an outstanding defender our defence looks best in the league considering ageing Cahill terry company and it seems there best days are past

  19. Krish says:

    Aaron Ramsey is just playing brilliantly πŸ˜€

  20. Dennis says:

    what did i say? you press & play compact against arsenal and they suffer. Like sir alex said in his book, we found out arsenal’s style of play in ’05

    1. bhagalpuri says:

      now what u want to say every team suffers when pressed as it hinders their natural play just watch Barcelona vs atletico mad or Bilbao they may win but game is tight as it is EPL not laliga so finding rhythm after 2 weeks may take some time so just don’t jump to conclusion before the completion of match

    2. Budd says:

      Didn’t really worked today, is it? It takes a huge amount of energy to do that.

    3. themadhurata says:

      teams press and they tire in the second half. they play like a cup final and they go on a losing streak.

      better to play like Leicester and lose 5-2 then Liverpool and get a 0-0.

  21. GunningSoulman says:

    Wtf ramsey?

  22. rkw says:

    Where’s that idiot budd guy with his talk of Ramsey being pure class .,, the guy is average and like all average players sometimes he has good spells sometimes awful this season he is awful and the fact that wenger has to start him is all I need to know about his inability to create a winning team … Same goes for Walcott and merteshaker …45 minutes of dire football

  23. papacini says:

    I just keep saying leave Ramsey in d midfield or on d bench and use a proper winger.and its no diss against ramsey

    1. G-Rude says:

      Ramsey is a great player. He is just lacking confidence in front of goal at the moment.

  24. vijaygunner says:

    Its a former spurs keeper, c’mon lets rip em a new one!!!!

  25. antonioro says:

    Replace Ramsey ASAP-he is frustrated and he’s getting a red card very soon.He’s embarrasing himself chasing Watford players all over the pitch.He’s done for today.Why we cannot play the young Adelaide on right wing?He’s far better than Ramsey,on pair with Martial.

  26. gunnerman8701 says:

    Y are we always seeing the worst when we are not winning but quick to start praising everyone with one good game. I think they are playing okay considering it’s an away game and they are freaking playing against another 11 human beings. I just think Ramsey feels the need to make a point and should rather calm down and it will come to him. I feel very comfortable knowing we got Cech between the sticks. I feel it’s a game we will take all 3 points if we try to be clinical in the second half. Loving this team’s style of play. Ozil is freaking awesome!!!!!

  27. GOONSTER says:

    Again it shows, give us space and time on the ball, don’t rough us up and we will look world beaters… But play high intensity football against us then see us panic and look like pansies..

    United gaves us so much time and space in that first half, we took advantage.. Our players are so technically good which should mean them being comfortable on the ball under pressure, but they all go into panic mode with a bit of pressure..

    So frustrating..

    smh

  28. G-Rude says:

    This is Watford’s fifth League game at home in the Premier League, and every single one has been 0-0 at half-time.
    Keep calm we will come out firing in the second half

  29. Koss the Boss says:

    Not a great 1st half! Ramsey should of had 2 tbh… better 2nd half hopefully

  30. Ronny331 says:

    Mertesacker Sh*te! Where’s gabriel? injured?

  31. GOONSTER says:

    Kossy has had a mare game, all panic…

  32. bhagalpuri says:

    we need to bring in giroud

  33. bhagalpuri says:

    bring in ox and giroud

  34. Jimbeam says:

    Same sh#t different day – we are unable to put two good games together.

  35. Ronny331 says:

    Yellow now for Lurchesacker! awful excuse of an athlete.

  36. bhagalpuri says:

    take off walcott

  37. GOONSTER says:

    Giroud is on now watch our game get better and more convincing.

  38. muffdiver says:

    yesssssssssssssssssssss

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Muff related or are you watching the game?

      1. muffdiver says:

        what so while im knee deep in muff i grab my phone go on justarsenal, an type yesssss?
        damn payslip, im i that bad????

        1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

          The fact that you need to ask shows you have a problem

  39. bhagalpuri says:

    finally the boy is at it again this guy just can’t stop whooaoaoao

  40. GunningSoulman says:

    This is 42million gets u…killer passes at any time

  41. BabyPlease says:

    Listen Baby Please
    God help us if Alexis gets injured

  42. bhagalpuri says:

    what I told bring girou it was an off day for wally anyway ozillwill killllll

  43. Ronny331 says:

    And breath! Thanks Giroud, now close this game out.

  44. GunningSoulman says:

    Finally Rambo….I slagged u off so much.
    Happy for him.

  45. RWRW says:

    GET ALEXIS OFF AND PUT HIM IN A BATH!!

  46. GunningSoulman says:

    Yhhhhhhhh

  47. Tyno says:

    And finally…

  48. gunnerman8701 says:

    Why do people freaking complain? I am having a very good day. The Springboks won the Rugby game earlier and My Gunners are playing well. Why do we have negative comments here. I say (#dontliketoswear).

    ADMIN COMMENT Then don’t okay????

  49. Ronny331 says:

    And 3 great to see ramsey on the scoresheet! 2 ahead lof MU on GD now πŸ™‚

  50. Tidan2 says:

    surely that was a penalty????? Just because we are 3-0 up doesn’t mean both Gomez and the defender didn’t take out Sanchez after he touched the ball (and still almost kept it in).

  51. gunnerman8701 says:

    Why do people freaking complain? I am having a very good day. The Springboks won the Rugby game earlier and My Gunners are playing well. Why do we have negative comments here. I say f*** all haters (#dontliketoswear).

  52. gunnerman8701 says:

    Sanchez is a beast!!!!!

  53. seaneverdries says:

    A. SΓ‘nchez 62′
    O. Giroud 68′
    A. Ramsey 74′
    my boys are amazing…
    What a match?

  54. AlmiR says:

    Ozil assist master, finnaly top with Silva both have 6 assists

  55. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    It just occurred to me : Most of the fans are impatient and overreacting..

    1. gunnerman8701 says:

      I said the same thing and I got thumbed down

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