Official Arsenal team for Swansea City clash

The big question for Arsenal fans ahead of this Premier League clash with our recent bogey team Swansea City was how Arsene Wenger and the players would deal with the injury problems that have suddenly left the Gunners looking very stretched, especially going forwards.

The boss has gone for Joel Campbell in the right forward position and hopefully the young Costa Rican striker will use this chance to show what he can do, as he does regularly for his national team. With Giroud, Alexis, Ozil and Cazorla all in good form and with the ability to hurt any team, Campbell should have chances to prove that he can be a Premier League star.

He will have to be on the ball defensively as well and he and Hector Bellerin have a big jon on their hands to keep the Swansea winger Montero quiet. Remember how many problems he caused Calum Chambers down that flank last season.

Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Coquelin, Cazorla
Campbell, Ozil, Sanchez

Subs: Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Chambers, Iwobi, Macey.

THere is not a great deal of attacking threat sitting on the Arsenal bench so we could really do with the starting line up starting well and taking this game away from the home team before it starts to get near the end. And of course it goes without saying that we really do not want to see any more Gunners picking up an injury.

Tags Campbell Giroud


  1. Twig says:

    6 of Arsenal’s 7 substitutes are “defensive” players. That is, there’s no one to bring off the bench to change the game. Brilliant.

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Well Walcott, Ox, Wilshere, Ramsey, Rosicky and Welbeck are all injured. We don’t really have any other options…

    2. Flamini our 2nd striker,no?

    3. come on,.da bench team z fake

    4. BabyPlease says:

      That is a good point
      I didn’t realise that.
      But as Koscielny, Flamini, Bellerin have shown in the past, even defenders can score

      So everyone needs to step up and play well.

  2. ArsenalGenes says:

    No Gabriel??? Why Wenger Why?

    1. Budd says:

      He’s not even on the bench so I assume he’s sick.

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Should have went to spec savers!
        My know it all … wenger wanna be friend ??

        1. Budd says:

          Your point being?

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    The subs bench is looking rather sad and depleted,
    I suppose the game plan will be to go one nil up and then take off Sanchez, Ozil and Giroud! And defend like crazy? ?

    1. ArsenalGenes says:

      I would change defend like crazy to ‘like chelsea’ haha.. Oh wait..

  4. Krish says:

    Happy to see Campbell and nothing that could be done about the bench, all (about 6-7) of our injured players are for the front postitions, there is nothing you could do about it. Its impossible to play the starting players and in the front 4 and having 6 of the backup injured and having a strong bench for the offensive… the squad limit is 25 and i think we have filled 24 slots, and if we have bought a player on the level of ox welbeck, it wouldnt be ideal when they are all fit i understand that wenger didnt want a player on that niveau for that we have campbell with potential
    or of course one can argue that we could have sold players like wilshere or ox or walcott or ramsey who attract injuries (i dont like to say injury prone ^^) and bought less injury prone (:P) players but i would have absolutely hated it to see even one them leaving.. we are the arsenal not city or chelsea or madrid who just throw good talented players out who represent the club and identify themselves with us, we.. well atleast wenger and some fans, believe in our players and squad

  5. Fatboy Gooney says:

    MoaningHO sacked!! ???
    Chelsea 1
    Liverpool 3

    1. Gigi2 says:

      In all honesty I wish he won’t be sacked.
      As for the result I D wish for a draw. Always in big clashes of our title rivals I wish for a draw .
      But I can’t deny this score puts a smile on my face

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      what sort of draw my friend?…………A loss for moanino can’t taste any sweeter on my palate

      1. Gigi2 says:

        The sort of draw in which each of our title rivals take one point instead of one taking 3…?

        As i said in the post ypibreplied. ..I am all smiles feelings wise. But in terms of objective thoughts it’s always better that all of them lose points and that’s possible when they meet and draw

  6. Mick The Gooner says:

    Seems Chelsea really are a lower mid-table side now.

  7. DKR.Gunner says:

    Good luck gunners. COYG!!

  8. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Relegation awaits some team……… L()L

  9. HA559 says:

    Normal one > special one

  10. HA559 says:

    Joel won’t get a better chance than this. Play well and he starts vs Bayern as well, if not maybe Gibbs will slot at LW and Sanchez at RW against Bayern.

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      I’d rather Bellerin RW, Sanchez LW and Debuchy RB

  11. Tyno says:

    How hast the mighty fallen?

  12. BabyPlease says:

    Listen Baby Please

    Look, if you think about it 10 out of 11 players are regulars and Campbell will work hard to prove himself. So don’t be negative. Have some faith in our team. We can win

    We also have an excellent away record. That should not change with one change hopefully

    Does anyone know the Chelsea/Liverpool score :-‘)

  13. Twig says:

    Joel Campbell looking in good shape so far. A good cross and a good block…

    1. Krish says:

      and a good shot 😀

  14. Sack-Wenger says:

    Defensively Joel looks very good.
    Something for Wenger to think about for Bayern game.

  15. Tyno says:

    Millions of eyes on Joel.

    1. Sack-Wenger says:

      Yeah and really want him to do well and fight for a starting spot.

  16. Sack-Wenger says:

    You see mert, oh my word, he owes Chech and Bellerin

  17. Sack-Wenger says:

    Campbell looks like he showed up today, watchout ox and Ramsey.
    When all fit we really will have a selection problem, good times.

  18. Twig says:

    Joel Campbell holding the ball up very well…

  19. Sack-Wenger says:

    We look sloppy, only Joel seems to have shown up.

    OG no what a miss

  20. rkw says:

    say what u like about klopp but unlike the pensioner he really knows how to motivate players

  21. Sack-Wenger says:

    Does Montero only turn up against us?

  22. Ks-Gunner says:

    tough game

  23. In a game where theo was needed.

  24. Can we get Joel through the middle?

  25. Ks-Gunner says:

    dont pass to giroud but keep on shooting joel

  26. Ks-Gunner says:

    retard handballs the ball


  28. rkw says:

    merteshaker is a walking liability… wenger really is clueless

  29. Sack-Wenger says:

    Gonna watch the rugby final, this game is depressing.
    Hopebfor the bedt I shall.

  30. rkw says:

    utterly outclassed by a mid table team

    1. Sack-Wenger says:

      This is what happens with us, from dispatching UTD & Bayern to this.
      Maybe it fatigue.

  31. Sack-Wenger says:

    Whats up with Sanchez, hope it just an off day.

  32. Ks-Gunner says:

    go back to the second french leuage

  33. Swansea are so good in the challenge, they just bully us off any 50/50s.

  34. Sanchez took a break and came back flat.

  35. rkw says:

    disgrace to the shirt

  36. Ks-Gunner says:

    I have no idea how we can win thig game. By now we should be losing. Some lucky goal and park the buss would have done the job.

  37. rkw says:

    only encouraging thing in that half is that it cant get worse…swansea should have this game in the bag…so wenger had better get them motivated…campbell had his moments but nothing to work with really

  38. Ks-Gunner says:

    Merti needs to stay behind bec Gomis will outpower him and outrun him with ease.Comon Arsenal, show some fighting spirit

  39. SoOpa AeoN says:

    very foolish of OG to hold unto that ball for so long for em to make a rash tackle on him……… Totally inexperienced

  40. muffdiver says:

    Damn missus made me miss this for some bs haloween event with her family.

    What am i missing???
    Dammit this is agony.

    Feels like i havent ate or something.


  41. Tyno says:

    What a difference a player can make! (Walcott – Speed)

  42. BabyPlease says:

    Wenger really needs to give a good talk to the team to make them perforM better during second half

    COYG baby please score

  43. rkw says:

    needs to give campbell a bit more licence to roam try to work of giroud a little … need to get ozill on the ball… bring on gebriel

  44. Ks-Gunner says:

    Put sanchez up front, ozil on the left, santi in the middle, and sub off for Giroud for flamini as a dm.

  45. ras911 says:


  46. Ks-Gunner says:

    f$%^$ my internt connection haahha

  47. rkw says:

    basic!!! good movement from giroud

  48. Tyno says:

    Did you see what Giroud did to Mert? Was as if he knew it was coming there

    1. Krish says:

      yeah it was almost psychic the understanding of giroud and ozil respectively girouds sense for the flight of the ball

  49. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Na na na na na na……….

  50. ras911 says:

    What a player Bellerin is turning into

  51. Krish says:

    OT rkw and ks-gunner probably have a pretty miserable life, considering how pessimistic and negative they are

    1. rkw says:

      u mean u enjoyed the first half….must be brain dead mate …what happened last year here?

      1. Krish says:

        well i can still stay happy/calm with one underpar HALF where it stands 0:0
        but i understand that you can’t do that if you turn into hardcore hate mode in 45 min lol.. i feel for u.. really

        1. rkw says:

          Uhhh have wanted wenger gone for 5 years not 45 mins even as u junkies keep saying just a little more of the wenger smack please and it will be ok just a little more please I need just a little and will be ok … So let’s see if your habit will persist … I feel for all people who have had to go through cold turkey every year i really do … But who knows this year you might still hit the big high … If we bring in isco in January I think u might even be right … otherwise ud better start stocking up on the morphine ASAP

  52. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    So all the Giroud haters and doubters. That goal was a SLAP to your face.
    No offense.

  53. BabyPlease says:

    Giroud baby please

  54. Campbell with Sanchez’s energy today.

  55. vince says:

    are we practicing set pieces finally? awesome!

  56. rkw says:

    sanchez definitely not himself

  57. Ks-Gunner says:

    comon sanchez. a goal from him now

  58. Ks-Gunner says:


  59. ras911 says:


  60. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Ligue 2 in da house

  61. Krish says:

    lol the french duo strikes again

  62. rkw says:

    brilliant from kos our third higest goal scorer now?

  63. ras911 says:


  64. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Oh no he didnt

    Oh yes he did

  65. rkw says:

    only messi has more assists than ozil in europe over last three years… guy is pure class

  66. G-Rude says:

    Silly Stat
    Oxlade Chamberlain – 8 League appearances – ZERO goals
    joel_campbell ONE App – ONE goal (so far)

    1. Go on and mock one of ours.

  67. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    Norwich holding Man City

  68. Krish says:


  69. RWRW says:

    FCUK!!!!! CITY GONE 2-1 UP

  70. Sack-Wenger says:

    You cant skip watching Arsenal for a second cause goals are Boom, Boom, BOOM.

    Cant believe I missed it for the rugby.

  71. seaneverdries says:

    This is why Wenger is better than Van Goat (Man U)

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