Official Arsenal team to face West Ham – very strong line up

Arsenal will be looking to gain their second consecutive win this evening against West Ham and return to the top of the Premier League.

It has been a great week for the Gunners with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing a new contract and three points against the Hammers will be the cherry on top of the cake.

This is the team that Arteta has gone with and it looks formidable, I cannot see anything than another comprehensive win for the lads this evening.

Do you like the team that Arteta has selected for the game against West Ham tonight?

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

JustArsenal match preview here

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  1. Dani 🙂 COYG 👌👍 Who’s up for a front flip celebration?! I certainly am!
    Oh and Wilf just scored – you beauty!!

          1. I nearly fainted, Dan!! It’s unheard of – the opposition getting a pen at OT!!!
            Ayew should never take one again!

    1. We or so RUBBISH it out now should av sold him he’s always injured now got the tank in the defence looks like 2-1 west ham because we lack players of the bench to change the game

    2. We or so bad loserpool or going to kill us next week we sold the wrong keeper and we need the 2 midfielders we or link with can’t be arsed to say the names because it won’t happen

  2. All that abuse I got for saying we had as good a team as man u lol 🤣🤣 they will be exposed this year especially if they dont get a ludicrous amount of pens like last year!! Very imbalanced team.

    1. Spot on, Rory!! I bet Fergie nearly choked on his whiskey when Zaha scored his 2nd!! Let’s hope we add to this crazy, but very entertaining day in the PL…COYG

      1. Hahaha aye fergie will be raging!! Aye great day for the football sue, hope we put in a solid shift today I’m very confident of it!! 4-1 Is my guess, Auba double, saka and willian to get one each 🤞🤞🤞

  3. OT
    I know its all Zaha today but man this crystal palace side is super balanced even with a midfielder defending.

    And also their forward,i think his name is Ayew,has a superb first touch.

    1. Like the line up with only the DM position a worry though it’s a big one … interested to see how ceballos and saka connect with the front three … as the mancunians showed though there is no room for complacency

    1. Just saw the news. I’m gutted honestly. SK to replace him. Let’s pray there’s no blunder left in his secret pouch.


    1. Capm down mate, it’s a strong lineup…How does it look weak?
      Who would’ve made it stronger?
      Pepe and Elneny?

  4. I’m hoping Tierney’s injury ain’t serious and he’ll be available next week. Can’t have Kolasinac against Liverpool.
    Hoping for a huge win today

  5. Taking out Tierney was a precaution.
    Not serious, he had a tight hip during warm up.
    Arteta avoiding risk.
    We need get into this game because we’re struggling to settle down

  6. Until we sell xhaka we will have a weak midfield … it’s so obvious I just don’t know what arteta is thinking .. slow backward looking untalented

    1. Here we go again… Xhaka is the one making us sloppy and slow? Or your agenda just want to make deny the fact that the whole team have been sloppy so far

      1. The guy is not just sloppy but negative and talentless as well .. no one else demonstrates all three at same time … no one

  7. Well we have been horrid up to the point we scored giving away possession over a dozen times. Hopefully they will wake up now.

  8. Tierney injury is disturbing our left side since kolasinac doesn’t suit the role. Gabriel looking very dominant in the air will help fix our weakness in cross and set pieces.

    1. Which game have been watching, Gabi has already made few mistakes in air. Went under the ball atleats 3 times. He looks shaky in air, hopefully as he settles more that will be irradiated.

      1. I meant more his physical qualities. His mistakes are mostly due to the epl high pace and a normal hesitation and fear of mistakes by a new signing.

  9. We need to sign Auaro at any cost, we have no creativity at all from mid. Ceballos back to his poor self again. A team spoiled with creativity in middle of park for ages, has one of the worst artistic and creative midfield.

    1. I think he will grow into the game. Today the whole team looked sleepy in the first 20 mins. Although I agree with you that more creativity from the mid is necessary.

    2. That’s the problem with having only 2 midfielders and only 1 of them being creative, we struggle when they are not having a good game. Not to mention ceballos is not consistent.

  10. The inability to pass to a team mate is really starting to annoy me now and ffs stop passing back all the time

    1. Very very poor the worse performance for a while and again we have conceded a goal because we cant pass to each other
      Celballos and xhaka have been absolutely piss poor. I still think we will win but this again shows of our short comings as a team

      1. I agree, they have been. Mikel to get the hairdryer out, wait does he even have one?? 😜
        Didn’t expect this type of performance at home!! Wakey wakey Arsenal…..

  11. What the fcuk does xhaka do … he backs off when anyone runs at him He adds no control in middle and nothing going forward … when will arteta learn … hopeless half of football… wake up call after the euphoria of beating worst team in league

  12. Pretty poor first half ,that midfield is the weak point this week ,Ceballos and Xhaka look awful today .
    I can’t remember seeing so many misplaced passes .

  13. Awful first half, backwards and sideways passing, very lackluster performance! Definitely need both Partey and Aouar!

  14. Send Ceballos back to Madrid , complete useless. Giving the ball away and does not provide anything in attack. Now you see why MA is after auro then partey. This midfield needs creativity not more defensive minded players who play side to side or back passes most of the time. I fail to understand what some fans see in Ceballos the stats and when ever I see him show nothing. Madrid don’t want to keep him. Some ppl here wanted us to sign him on permanent basis. He is 2-3 games a season kind of player…for me not enough quality.

    1. Ceballos was good as a deep-lying playmaker, but his best position is CAM

      Getting another CM like Aouar or Partey would likely not solve the penetration problem. We need an impact player like a towering target man for super sub

  15. A lot of misunderstandings. I wonder if they underestimate West Ham and slacked off for a few days

    I think Magalhaes should’ve been able to cut the cross to Antonio. He made some nerve-wracking moments again today

  16. So many bad passes in 45 minutes it’s embarrassing. Just sloppy, as if beating Fulham meant we were unbeatable. If we drop points here, it will hurt considering the poor poor opposition

  17. Yes we were sloppy in the pass but west ham had plenty warnings at 0-0. auba should of been through but pass was overhit. Laca should of had a chance but poor 1st touch. Bellerin should of been through but made the wrong run. Saka should of been through but went too early. After all of that half time and its 1-1. Still plenty of goals in this for us, especially when the passing improves. 5-1 arsenal :p

  18. Kolasinac is our biggest problem but you have to say we are giving the ball away too cheaply. Too much backward play again. Xhaka looks average again. West Ham deserve the goal. Typical Arsenal assuming they have the right to win without having to put in 100%!

  19. it’s not xhaka or ceballos,

    the Wings and Wingbacks are not attacking wide enough… leave little to no room for the MF

    put Pepe or AMN on

      1. i think we need a change of pace in the course of the attack… our rhythm is too predictable.. too much wenger ball

  20. We been poor all over the pitch never had control of the game and West Ham got there rewards need to live up big time second half thinks this puts everything into perspective we are million miles away from challenging for premier league and even to 4!!

  21. Perhaps this was the game to bring back Ozil?

    He would certainly cut down the back passes and would create more than Ceballos at the moment..

    Still, we agree that MA knows what he’s doing and I expect some changes at half time, including AMN for Kolasinac.

    Predict a 3-1 win and an outrage at my initial suggestion 😂

  22. Arsenal could easily have been 2 goals down. There is too much misplaced passes, and Ceballos traveling a lot.
    Kola kept running back instead of stopping his man. What are we going to do with this panicky guy?

  23. What is Saka doing in that team exactly???

    3-4-3 formation is for cowards. Its only relevant when playing counter attacking football against the big guns.

    I just cannot fathom the reason for our coach to implement such tactics

  24. So triple h theme song before now stone cold Steve Austin theme. Bet it’s sokratis who choose the song 😂😂😂

  25. Kolasinac looking to better his Record for the number of passbacks in a game. The sooner he goes the sooner we move FORWARD.

  26. We can’t get enough players in to the box … it’s a constant weakness .. yes arteta has improved cohesion defensively .. but if he can’t solve that it’s 6th place at best

  27. You see this is actually why we can’t stick to 3-4-3.
    Arteta knows this, it’s why he’s chasing Aouar first.
    This team lacks creativity, and you can’t be playing 3-4-3 against small teams, though I still see us winning this one.
    Just can’t stick with this formation long term

    1. It’s not about formation… it’s about players…
      Antonio Conte won PL with this formation itself..
      We don’t have players to suit any formation..

  28. I think the 3 nil scoreline at Fulham overshadowed the problem in this team. Why are we playing negative football for God’s sake? Why back-side ways-passes all the time. Kolasinac is the worst player in Arsenal team atm, no talent, always jittery, can’t defend, can’t cross nor make correct forward pass.
    Saka has been infected with sane virus affecting Nelson – lacking confidence and stamina. Holding should just go to Newcastle, Saliba can’t be worse.
    Xhaka can’t make quick forward pass, can’t run with the ball, too slow in thinking. Bellerin can’t cross to save his life. Call me negative but I’m not enjoying this Arteta football. We need ball carrying midfielder asap!

  29. If this isn’t an advert for buying quality ASAP I don’t know what is needed… arteta needs to be honest with management about his squad and stop making stupid positive noises about average players

      1. It’s not about thr goal when ever the ball is in the air you will never have confident that Martinez gives and Leno still spills shots and i have come to live with that

  30. I guess Ceballos is having a hard time in that midfield. Even with time on the ball, he cant seem to pick out runs. I think Saka and Ceballos are rusty.

  31. Haven’t changed my mind about laca aube dont need both that means sell laca to buy what we need .. if the greedy yank is u willing to invest

  32. West Ham is exactly doing same thing which we did against City in FA Cup…
    Sit back and hit them on counter…
    We play good against stronger side because Arteta has taught how to sit back and absorb the pressure and hit opponent on counter
    But when it’s come to lower side then roles gets reversed and we are not good enough to unlock the defence when they sit deep…

  33. Kolasinac is not the quality needed. You can see the difference Tierny makes when he’s in the team. Also, Xhaka has been fairly poor this game, he doesn’t look confident at all today.

      1. What else has Ceballos done in this game?. Certainly hasn’t created anything that I noticed – let’s see what MA noticed shall we?

        1. See mumu! He saved us from conceding and almost immediately created the assist. What else do I need from my midfielder? He his far better than O…!

    1. It would appear not at all but we’ve managed to eke out a hard-fought win, off the back of some sustained pressure. The squad was slightly rotated too, so onwards and upwards. Let’s see if the rest of the league can keep pace with us!!**

      ** Over to you Spurs, Manchester, Chelsea et al

        1. Given tonight’s display, unless they make astute tactical/transfer changes, I don’t think Chelsea will make the top 4. I reckon top 4 (in no particular order) will be Arsenal, Liverpool, City and Everton or possibly Leicester. A lot of pundits don’t fancy our chances but we’ve been steadily improving. Transfer window isn’t over yet, there’s still time to bring in some reinforcements

  34. We have to be ready for nervy wins like these. Even very succesful teams have these kind of wins once in a while.

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