Official Arsenal team news v MK Dons with official live stream

This game against MK Dons may only be friendly but it will still be important to Mikel Arteta, we know he will take it seriously and expect his players to do so as well. We all remember his reaction in the games before the restart.

It should also be noted that the community Shield is just a few days away and no doubt Arteta will use this game to judge as best as he can the match fitness of certain players.

Personally I am looking forward to the game and seeing the players back in action.

Starting XI: Leno; Cedric, Saliba, Holding, Tierney, Elneny, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Saka, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Bench: Macey, Ballard, McGuinness, Bola, Azeez, Cottrell, Olayinka, Oyegoke, Willock, Lewis, Nelson, Smith Rowe, John Jules

What do you think of the starting XI to face the MK Dons? Let us know in the comments below.

The game can be watched live on youtube here

Also, if you go to the official Arsenal website here you will be able to watch it live.

JustArsenal match preview here

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  1. Sue says:

    Saliba 🀩 COYG

  2. gotanidea says:

    I hope this is a sign of Maitland-Niles’s decision to stay. He’s so good in one-on-one situations and Arsenal need more duel winners like Maitland-Niles

    ……………………… Leno
    Soares . Saliba . Holding . Tierney
    …………………….. Elneny
    ………… Niles …………. Xhaka
    Saka ………………………………….. Aubameyang
    ……………………… Nketiah

    I also wish Nketiah could improve his game as a false nine, to replace Lacazette if he leaves. Looking forward to see Smith-Rowe and Nelson as well

    1. Sue says:

      Ainsley was the last player I was expecting to see in the line up, GAI!!

      1. gotanidea says:

        Yup, I hope he changes his mind after starting for this match. I think he wants a pay raise and more games

        1. Skills1000 says:

          Gotanidea, we have a chance next season. Looking forward to Seeing Saliba play.
          I like Arteta for a reason. He gives everyone an opportunity. I have forgotten we have Elneny in the squad. Maybe he can take his chances

          1. gotanidea says:

            I like how they play in this match

    2. Dan says:

      With friendly yes..but they are players who have bern given 100% chances and failed to impress…they should be sold or keep them on loan …Arteta shoukd get his First Eleven like those days of Patrick Viera …Henery..Seaman etc Picking here and thier disorganises Players hence loose confidence within themselves

  3. The Deluded One says:

    Well, if AMN is playing it looks unlikely he is about to be sold. Why would he or Arsenal risk an injury just before a sale?

    Lets hope AMN stays and has a great game in central midfield.

    1. Declan says:

      So why is Elneny playing then?
      Shop window for both maybe?

      1. The Deluded One says:

        @Declan You have a point there. I was perhaps putting too much hope into it.

      2. Dan says:

        Am also cofused? I wonder why OZIL is not appearing !!!!!!! Ozil is a key player..if he was fielded last season..AUBEMYOUNG would have taken a golden boot. THERE IS NO CONNECTOR IN THIS TEAM .

        1. Lenohappy says:

          Dan please tell me you are joking

  4. Okiror says:

    Any link for watching Martin, the official site is misbehaving as u know alot of traffic might be there

    1. Sue says:

      It’s normally alright… YouTube….

      1. Okiror says:

        The uploader made the video unavailable in my country

        1. Sue says:

          Have you tried Hesgoal?

          1. Okiror says:

            It usually works wen Martin sends but I don’t know how to access now

        2. Val says:

          do you have a VPN? you can watch it on aswel

  5. Sue says:

    Harry ‘Do you know who I am’ Maguire has been found guilty of three offences!!

    1. arie82 says:

      The greek holiday accident?

  6. The Deluded One says:

    Holy! What is the sentence?

    1. Sue says:

      Not sure atm… probably get a fine? Can’t see him being jailed, can you??!!

  7. The Deluded One says:

    @Sue Well, it would be a surprise. Quite serious charges though. Have not clue about the Greek legal system though.

    1. sanmi.marvellous says:

      Since Papastapoulous is still with us (Arsenal), I guess he can help you about Greek laws.

  8. Samson says:

    Five Nigerians? Maybe the youth system practically is made up of 40%nigerians

  9. Sue says:

    Nice goal!!

  10. Val says:

    yep nice goal for elneny.
    I’m as shocked as most to see AMN in the line up
    but i must say watching Saliba with his new trim looks like Kompany 10 years ago XD

  11. Val says:

    nice goal for Eddie aswel

  12. MrLucky says:

    Was really hoping that we would be playing with a back 4.. Good goals though

    1. Val says:

      until we get that holding midfielder, i doubt we’ll play with a back 4

    2. Howard says:

      MA msy rather sacrifice Bellerin gor AMN
      I can see AMN staying

  13. Howard says:

    MA may sacrifice Bellerin for AMN.
    AMN might be staying afterall

    1. MrLucky says:

      I hope so. Rate AMN more than Bellerin and at 22, still has time to improve. Also think we can get more money from Bellerin’s sale than AMN’s

  14. gotanidea says:

    Tierney is playing well as left CB. I like his attacking movements and I hope Gabriel Magalhaes has that attacking mind as well

  15. Kev82 says:

    Rob holding πŸ₯΄

    1. Sue says:


      1. Kev82 says:

        How bad was that Sue ? Taxi for holding πŸ˜‚

        1. Sue says:

          My chin is still on the floor πŸ˜‚

          1. Val says:

            great finish tho πŸ˜‚

          2. Kev82 says:

            Hell of a goal just the wrong net πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Aubameyang is still in holiday mode πŸ˜›

          3. Kev82 says:

            Sue Saliba looks comfortably on the ball the same can’t be said about the other 200 CBs we have apart from Luiz πŸ˜‚

          4. Kev82 says:


  16. Nickerless Bender says:

    Don’t think Aubi won Kenobi is coming out for the second half. He just gave the armband to xhaka lake.

    Why do I have this feeling that we will be playing three at the back next season.

    Saliba Luiz Gabi/Mari

    1. Nickerless Bender says:

      Xhaka Laka 😁

  17. Sue says:

    Yeah, he looks alright, Kev!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 200!!

    1. Kev82 says:

      Must be his first game since February πŸ˜„ haha I doubt we’ll be looking at anymore CBs this window Sue 😜 announcement tomorrow ? πŸ˜‚

      1. Sue says:

        I seriously doubt it, Kev πŸ˜‚

        1. Kev82 says:

          Haha Aubameyang will be retired before they make an announcement Sue πŸ˜›

          1. Sue says:

            πŸ˜‚ I reckon he’s exhausted, he’s spent the last fortnight searching for a pen!!

          2. Sue says:

            Premier league darts now, Kev…. Price lost πŸ₯Ί

          3. Kev82 says:

            Haha you may be right Sue πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Hazza dropped from the squad, I’m surprised he was chosen he’s useless πŸ˜‚ to who Sue ? I didn’t know that was back on πŸ€”

          4. Sue says:

            And so he should be dropped, Kev!! You’re right – he is crap!!
            He lost to Aspinall 😩😩😩

          5. Kev82 says:

            Haha 80 million Leicester got the deal of a lifetime Sue πŸ˜‚ I bet utd won’t drop him though they have justify paying an insane amount of money on him πŸ˜‚ he bottled it tonight then Sue ? 😧. I just bit my tongue left it bleeding I’m in pain lol

          6. Sue says:

            Oh no 😱 were you doing an Azpilicueta πŸ‘…

          7. Kev82 says:

            Sue I’ll give you 10 points for spelling his name 🀣 I’ll learn not to chomp my tongue next time πŸ€ͺ so when do you think Arsenal will announce Messi ? πŸ˜†

          8. Sue says:

            Haha!! Announce?! We don’t do things like that, Kev πŸ˜‚

          9. Kev82 says:

            Haha no we just announce old deals that are already done Sue πŸ˜‚ what does your daughter think of man city’s transfer business ? Kouilbaly next maybe ?

  18. Nickerless Bender says:

    Whats going on with Nelsons and ESR socks? And has Nelsons shorts shrank in the wash 🀣

  19. Rory johnson says:

    Messi just announced he wants to leave barca 😯😳

    1. Dan kit says:

      To old for Arsenal Rory

      1. Rory johnson says:

        Lmfao!! Well played sir I literally spat my coffee over my screen lol

      2. Kev82 says:

        We don’t need Messi anyway Dan we have McGuiness what a header lol

        1. Dan kit says:

          Mcguiness -per mertesacker

          1. Kev82 says:

            Haha Mertesacker πŸ˜‚

          2. Dan kit says:

            He looked just like him when he scored that goal

          3. Kev82 says:

            He’s about his height too Dan πŸ˜‚

        2. Gily says:

          I can’t remember the last time our player hit a headed goal so hard. That was top class definitely.

      3. RSH says:

        Nope, we have Pepe. And Reiss as backup. Pepe can lead us to UCL in the next few years if we are patient. Why get Messi? You guys gotta think long-term.

        1. Rory johnson says:

          Know one said anything about him coming to us lol, it’s just news worthy, and on what planet would messi ever come to arsenal anyway lol

          1. Lenohappy says:

            Rory Johnson, It’s been reported that he could leave for free, there’s a clause in his contract that allows him to leave for free at the end of every season.

          2. RSH says:

            theyre saying that clause has expired so doubt he’ll leave on the free. Also, you forget we are in Europa league and Stan is our owner. And Messi is moving to win UCL again and not go to a mismanaged club. So we are ruled out in almost every aspect.

          3. RSH says:

            i took that way too seriously lmao

          4. Rory johnson says:

            Lmao RSH 🀣🀣

      4. Lenohappy says:

        Lol Messi too old for arsenal LMFAOπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„.

  20. Dan kit says:

    Great goal from Mertesacker

  21. MrLucky says:

    I had really high hopes for Nelson (still do) but he needs to step his game up. He’s been playing awful today and looks so uninterested. Maybe he needs a loan away to be able to get a full season of regular first team football.

    Cottrell on the other hand looks promising in possession. Can’t wait to see him play in midfield

  22. Sue says:

    Not a bad run out… scoring all 5 goals 😜

    1. Gily says:


      Yeah Holding momentarily forgtt it was
      his own goal postπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      1. Sue says:

        That’s for sure, Gily…. and what a ripper it was!!! 🀣

        1. Gily says:

          The 2 headed goals were top class really – stupid Holding in a reverse post thoughπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          1. Sue says:


  23. Sean M says:

    Smith Rowe looking brilliant. I’d love to see him in a midfield three carrying the ball through. Kierney’s a worldie. Liked the look of John-Jules, Azeez and McGuinness.

    Nelson could probably do with a loan to a prem team and Holding…dear oh dear.

    Hard to judge individuals cos of all the changes but I’d love to see a few of these playing with the first team.

    Hope AMN stays!

  24. Val says:

    what a unit that Mcguiness is right? i must admit, when i see him come on i was like is BFG coming on? but what a header by the big guy!
    one to keep an eye on for the future will be Cottrell, at 16 he looked pretty decent today

  25. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    But I hope Mcguiness, alias the new BFG won’t be rhinoceros for Arsenal.

  26. Deckji watt says:

    Grt, at was amazing

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