Official Arsenal team to face Barcelona and live stream update

As expected Arsenal have put out as strong a team as they could from the travelling squad.

This will be a strong test for the much-maligned Arsenal defence though the likes of Lionel Messi are not expected to feature despite being named in their squad.

It is good to see Ozil back but no place as of yet for Kolasinac following their harrowing ordeal at the hands of car jackers.

Lucas Torreira starts on the bench and Joe Willock retains his place in the middle of the park.

Anyway, this is the team that Unai Emery is starting with.

The game is live on pay-tv channel Premier Sports TV and kicks off at 19.00 UK time.

Links will be put in the comments where to watch the game live and free so keep checking in.

Also, if you go to the official Arsenal website you will be able to get live commentary text


    1. Thanks for the link, Admin

      Cool gangsta picture of Auba and I’m looking forward to see how Nelson plays tonight

    1. Just hope we don’t start the Premier League on a bad note. I’m I the only one uncomfortable with Chambers as CB? Still think Mustafi will do better if he’s under less pressure.

      1. I feel that in the CB spot Mustafi is indeed slightly better than Chambers. His tackling is definitely better and positioning at least marginally, but both are prone to marking errors and Mustafi to other kinds of errors. I truly feel that if Kos goes, we should loan a CB from the EPL unless Mavropanos gains trust of Emery (and regular fitness).

        Maybe Chambers can surprise us, though, like Holding last year?

    2. I don’t think Emery would use Chambers as a CB in Newcastle. Perhaps Mustafi would start

      Maybe Ozil would also be replaced by Ceballos

    3. We’ll see if Lacazette is fit. If not, the front three will look very different. Shame that is the best defense we have.

  1. Expecting a good outing from the lads.
    Willock will only beam with more confidence as he features more in the starting line up.

  2. I have no idea why Mkhitaryan continues to be picked.Particularly when Ozil is also on the pitch.Surely Guendouzi,Ceballos or Torreira should be picked in preference.Once again Emery seems to have difficulty recognising his best options
    At the same time not taking Pepe to allow him some introductory game time is nothing short of negligence.
    Arsenal have a tough series of opening games and if we dont see any defined improvement in tactical approach and team selection then the writing has to be on the wall!

    1. @Joel
      I am sure that you don’t have a coaching badge, do you ?

      Winning against Barcelona in an ordinary glorified friendly match is not a guarantee of 3 points against Toon Armies next week.

  3. It is good to have chambers fielded today against barca let him be skinned and that will be the end of him in the proper starting x1,only fit for the carabao cup

    1. Chambers has been decent so far. Only thing is his positioning/marking lacks confidence a bit of nous. Also, Barca’s attack has been really weak in the first half.

      It’s Xhaka in the team that worries me more. He’s been abysmal.

  4. Ozil jogging around as usuall. 25mins gone not a sniff of him. Willock outperforming so far.

        1. Haha you proud Sue ? Dybala to utd is off the utd fans were bragging all week the galactico dream 3 Alexis, Dybala and Rashford ?

          1. I’m dreading another season of amateur defending Sue ? we’re doomed! Spent most the 2nd half parking the bus against Barcelona u15s

          2. I must admit, Kev… a couple of them did look really young (younger than my son ?)
            I’m trying to stay optimistic for next Sunday ??

          3. It was like a bloody youth club against men lol I don’t understand why some arsenal fans think Chambers is a quality player Sue maybe after tonight they will see what we’ve been saying! I’ve ran out of words for Mustafi ?

          4. Yeah Sue I’ll be shocked and angry if we don’t replace Mustafi this week ? so have you watched child’s play yet ???

          5. A busy few days coming up, I hope ??
            No not yet, been too busy watching Orange is the new black ? I will get round to it & if it’s that good, I may consider changing my name to Chucky ?

          6. Uncle Chucky ? I’ve never seen it Sue is it any good ? Yes no excuses from Arsenal or the board as to why they couldn’t find a better defender than Mustafi or Sokratis ? we’ve been rubbish all pre season ?

          7. Hahaha love it ? it’s spot on, Kev.. just binged the final season ? now going from the start again ?
            So what would your preferred line up be for Sunday? And no you can’t include Gunnersaurus!

          8. God, I don’t know Sue Wilock should get a start I reckon along with Martinelli not that impressed with Nelson tbh. Watching it all over again ? bad as me ? haha well it wasn’t my love for Liverpool for saying it it’s just frustration for Wenger staying so long and us missing out on targets and declining along the way ?

          9. Did you watch the shield earlier? I did, while biting my nails & watching from between my fingers!!!
            Well, Kev.. Unai has a new look, maybe he’ll have new tactics to go with it ?
            So I’ve missed out on tickets to the Burnley game over the weekend & I’m pi**ed!!! ?

          10. How Sue I thought you and your son were going? He must be saving them for the new season because we haven’t changed at all ? I saw the last 5 mins and pen shootout on my phone ? I wouldn’t know that’s not why I wanna watch it ???

          11. Michelle Keegan, by any chance? ??
            My bloody account won’t let me assign a ticket to my son, why after all this time?!!! Be phoning them tomorrow as soon as!! Stressed out or what!!!!
            Surely with UE’s glasses he can see how bad our defence is?!!!

          12. What does it say and what membership have you got ? Red member ? Haha he might need thicker glasses Sue ? haha well she is appealing not too sure about her acting though ?

          13. Yes, Red. Just says he hasn’t got the correct attributes for that game… don’t understand why.. as I’ll be paying adult prices! Not had problems before ?
            Haha got a funny feeling you’ll be watching it at least twice, once to drool.. second to actually watch & take it in ?

          14. That’s weird he’s what 12 ? With Mustafi in the team they should be begging you to have tickets on the house ? haha drool ? women with dark hair and big brown eyes my weakness ? new creepshow coming out this year won’t be as good as the old one though ?

          15. Well hopefully it’ll be sorted tomorrow, Kev.. I should demand 2 tickets for the stress I’ve had all over the weekend ?
            He’s 13 when we play Liverpool
            Is it a film or series? I loved the 2nd film ?

          16. Did you hear Tierney could be sidelined for 2 months Sue? tbh I would pass up on him at least until January and bring in a CB and RB ?

          17. Haha tell them your lawyers are on the case ? don’t worry you’ll get sorted out ? is that the one with the oil slick on the lake ? It’s a film Sue but 80s remakes are tough to do ?

          18. Yes the oil slick. When I have a Chinese, I think of it ?? I’ll look on YouTube in a minute..
            Yes 2 months is a bummer & that might not be guaranteed, if he has a setback!
            I saw Newcastle beat St Etienne yesterday. Saliba played & Debuchy scored!! ?

          19. Yeah I remember it now the Indian statue comes to life and kills the 3 men who robbed the store ? haha yeah a Chinese would remind you of that ? against his former club ? was Saliba any good ? Yeah we should abandon ship and go for Philip max has a 15 mil release clause ?

          20. I didn’t watch it, but there were some positive tweets about him – he looked solid, he’ll be great for us, why did we loan him back etc ? –
            Well we’ll be engrossed in Sky Sports all day on Thursday, praying!! ?

          21. I read we had to ? every 15 mins I’m going on Google checking arsenal news as though something is about to happen ? if we don’t buy anyone and keep Mustafi Xhaka and Mkh it’s been a horrible window ?

          22. Emery reckons one signing or nobody ? tbh Sue I think we need 3 signings and it’s shocking that we haven’t off loaded anyone including elneny ? well let’s hope when I get back from work there will be some development ? have a good day Sue hope you get your tickets sorted ?

  5. ..Ozil’s assist – Auba doing what he does best …say what you will but our offence is something to be proud of. Pity the same cannot be said of our haphazard defence (at least not yet).

    *Ozil will have so many options this coming campaign. Just like every season (and despite all our past woes) I’m a believer #COYG

    1. Excellent observation.

      Mkhi and Xhaka have been atrocious.
      Nelson either leaves it someone else to do something – Monreal, for instance – or tries to shoot – curl it in the far corner. Mediocre so far.

      Continually impressed by Willock. I think Willock, Guendouzi, and Ceballos should all be picked ahead of Xhaka.

      And AMN is improving defensively. He’ll be a good enough option as a RB (even if I feel he could be a box-to-box player).

  6. Our midfielder 3 against newcastle should be Xhaka Mkhitaryan and Ceballos ozil is just too lazy

  7. Why is text commentaries on the match not run on this important Arsenal site of JustArsenal?

    36 minutes into the match, bang! There the ball went into the roof of 8arca net by Aubameyang off Ozil assistance.

    1. We provide you with links to free streams and we will be having text commentary once the premier league season kicks off

  8. Gotta be happy for our young guns – says a lot when one minute you’re playing in the french lower leagues the next your playing at Nou Camp stadium – let’s hope these gunners grow with the experience. I expect A-MN to be put under more pressure this 2nd half – I have 2-0 win and a 1-1 draw.

  9. Arsenal defence is indeed a time bomb

    Can explode at any time just like Niles have exploded to give barca Ann equaliser.
    What a shame!

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