Official Arsenal team to face Dundalk – loads of changes from Arteta

Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways this evening after a disappointing loss at home to Leicester City at the weekend and they could not have asked for an easier task.

No disrespect to Dundalk but this is a game that Arsenal should win comfortably, however, that does not mean that they can be complacent.

That said, a convincing win tonight would set them up nicely for the Premier Legaue clash at the weekend against Man Utd.

What do you think to this team line up, will it deliver the convi9ncing win that most of us are surely expecting?

Leave us your comments below and maybe predict the score at the same time.

Links to streams 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 here you will be able to get live commentary text and radio.

JustArsenal predicted line up (for comparison) here
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    1. That may convince him to stay Sue! And we may get a chance to see how good the guy is and if he can transition from the U 23 to the senior team!
      Best wishes to Alex for his debut! Also gutted ESR didn’t make it…

  1. Mustafi and Kola in defense in God we trust,they should be the ones saying no disrespect I’ll rather have played partey at centre back

    1. Emile Smith-Rowe wonโ€™t be involved tonight. Arsenal hope heโ€™ll be fit and available for next weekโ€™s game against Molde.

    2. He is still being eased in and he is young and he is having difficulty with the English language since you know he only speaks english..and i also think a relative of his died a few months back so he is not in a good state of mind…you know the usual excuses created for our coach..

  2. Essentially a reserve eleven and probably wise with Man Utd in just three days time. Should be enough to win and I will not expect fireworks with a reserve team out.

    I say a whole reserve team, as I would not choose any , not even one, of these as our best team Never rated Xhaka and still don’t, unlike some foolish revisionists! Pepe is not my first choice either.

    1. Not quite true, as I WOULD play AMN as our regular first Prem choice RB. Can’t stand Bellerin, as he has no defensive nous whatever.

  3. Unless he is injured,I am surprised ESR is not at least on the bench.With respect to Dundalk, if he is not considered good enough to face them, why is he not out on loan?

  4. I’ve been waiting to see Nelson play again and I hope Arteta wouldn’t force Elneny or Willock to play on the right side

    1. Personally, I feel like we shouldn’t drop the Leicester tactics. We created 11 chances from them. Why change now? Just keep going and fix what’s wrong.

      1. That tactic is similar to Klopp’s 4-3-3, but we don’t have forwards who can hold the ball well like Firmino, Salah and Mane. Bergkamp used to do the hold-up play well as a CAM, but we don’t have a CAM who’s as strong and as tall as him

        1. Practice makes perfect bro. Our players should learn what the coach requires rather than force him to keep changing. That’s the meaning of an identity. We best keep at one thing till we perfect it.

    1. We play man u in three days so why the hell would we put out a full strength side against an irish team?? Would he pretty moronic.

          1. uhhh … its a comment on the shallowness of our squad as much as arteta`s managerial qualities … those will be tested on sunday where another loss will leave us where we were a year ago … that said difficult to believe that saliba or ozil werent good enough to get in with this bunch of mediocraties …

          1. Me too! I know he isn’t immune to criticism, but we gotta believe in him and support him and accept that he can make mistakes as he is still a rookie manager.

  5. We should have started Balogun instead, and see what he’s made of, at least maybe that will convince him to sign a new contract.

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      Hopefully Iโ€™m not laughing too soon๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  6. LOL Nketiah and Lacazette get the ball at feet in promising positions and lose possesion, and people blame the midfielders for not creating chances.

  7. Wow. What re we not going to see in football. An ant that’s royal just beat d Spud ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. My God

  8. We are seeing some good football, but just as I say it the corner hits the side netting๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. Lacazette will never be in that Nketiah position, have always said it Nketiah is average but I still prefer his goalscoring ability to Lacazette.

    1. How would you define the position from which he scored against fulham? How about the one against liverpool?

    1. Lack of very sharp cutting edge is hampering Arsenal, but I feel sorry for the Dundalk.
      Nonetheless let the smoldering continue in the second half. I hope I’m not wicked?

  10. Slept through 35 minutes of the first half. Unless Balogun comes on at HT, just gonna sleep for real. Night gooners ๐Ÿ˜ด

  11. Pepe is still ridiculously lacking intelligence and the opposition is awful. This match is like an entertaining parody though

    Willock, Nelson and Soares were the standout performers in the first half

    1. Pepe looks like a broken Mercedez. Still classy but runs like a suzuki . He’s had some classy touches and juicy nice vision, but then , I don’t think he’s beaten a single player on the dribble, and that corner kick will make a fail reel. That shot before the Willock goal looked like the effort of a man who knows what he should be able to do but can’t explain why he’s failing. It felt forced and desperate. I however think that’s a good sign. If he’s not happy with himself , he should be working to improve. win win.

      1. I don’t think he’s smart enough to improve. He kept losing the ball and his crosses/ corners were awful

        Nelson, Saka and Martinelli will be better competitors for Willian

  12. Good to see Patrick Vieira and Nice are dominating the game tonight. The people in that city need something to cheer on after the terrorist attack and the lockdown

  13. Haven’t seen much from Runa but I think he oozes confidence.
    I hope he can bring out the best of Leno.
    Somehow,I want him tested more in the second half๐Ÿ˜†

  14. Pepe should use his right foot more, lol. That was a great shot. Alex looks good to be backup for the season and challenge Leno (atleast here.)

    1. Very poor again as a team but a couple of individual performances. We should be hammering teams like this. Kolasinac would pass back on the opposition goal line. Nothing really positive to say crap really, I hope arteta can lift the team by Sunday because I fear for us against man United

      1. You’re sure you watched the game mate? The back passes started in the 85th minute when we had nothing to loose anymore.

    1. Mine would be willock. Nelson gets points chalked off for poor vison. He comes close second though.

  15. Taking what we saw of Balogun today(if those were not his instructions) he likes conservative press, and doesn’t come deep that often. A guy who likes to run in behind. A little different from Eddie who aggressively charges in.

    1. He struck me as a little reserved today. I’m guessing that was debut jitters. Hope we have a dead rubber at the end of the group stage where we can have a proper view of him.

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