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.
🚨 Two changes from last weekend…
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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.
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JustArsenal predicted line up (for comparison) here
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Dani 🙂 COYG 👌👍 Who’s up for a front flip celebration?! I certainly am!
Oh and Wilf just scored – you beauty!!
Roy Hodgson 2, PE teacher 0 😂
🤣🤣🤣 love it!!
Penalty wasn’t ment to go to place 😂
Even more shocking that he let them take it again
I nearly fainted, Dan!! It’s unheard of – the opposition getting a pen at OT!!!
Ayew should never take one again!
God this so crap same old arsenal waste of time
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
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
It’s an attacking line-up. I just hope Moyes hasn’t figured out Arteta’s tricks yet
Is Willian playing as a number 10!?
Nope. Same as last week. Saka replaces Ainsley.
I think he’ll play as RW again, in 3-4-3
2-0 winning to US.
Attacking lineup, hopefully, 3 points in the bag and a clean sheet. COYG!
How I wish we bought Zaha instead of Pepe. Pepe at 72m Hmmmm Sanllehi.
Seems MA is playing 4 3 3 today
No… 3-4-3 with Saka replacing AMN
That’s the change only…
He certainly had a good one against his old side. 👍👍
I love elneny in the midfield likewise ceballos 😒
Wilf has done it again!!! Hell yeah!!! 👌
You beat me to it Lol.
😆 I’m loving it!! Any chance of that Zaha loan?! Please?! 🙂
He needs to go to a bigger club.
No disrespect to Palace but he’s wasted in a mid-table club.
He is indeed… if I’d had my way, he’d be in our colours!!
I am waiting eagerly for our dear pundits what they will say
Strong attacking line up. Zaha just scored again.
Honestly expect us to rout them 4+ winning margin!
Van de Beek is wishing he’d stayed in Holland….. 😜
Hahaha…you cracked me up Sue….nice one
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.
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
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 🤞🤞🤞
Hope those realists will be real enough to apologise to you Rory😉😉
Haha not holding my breath pal!!
Unlike last season, Zaha seems determined to showcase himself to the big clubs in this season
For me it’s a traditional 442, an ambitious, brave, attacking and a bit risky. COYG
where can I stream this match?
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.
Just can’t take a penalty to save his life 😂
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
Ayew can hold up play like Zlatan… Love that guy.
If only he can score goals as well.
I had the game down as a 2-2 draw so
1-3 was blooming marvellous
Who will be first in the sack race?
Tierney injured 🤬
Just saw the news. I’m gutted honestly. SK to replace him. Let’s pray there’s no blunder left in his secret pouch.
Just said in the warm up…
Hope not a long lay off Sue. Honestly feels awful listening to that.
That was the last thing we wanted, Sid 😩
Link to live streaming?
The LAW starts. I also think Luiz should be in there for Tierney.
Tierney replaced by Kasinac
Let us pray
AMN should’ve replaced him instead
I dont like this line up. It looks weak. Not good enough
Capm down mate, it’s a strong lineup…How does it look weak?
Who would’ve made it stronger?
Pepe and Elneny?
How is Tierney injured..not again kola
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
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
Good to hear that!
Is it just me or our play looks slightly rushed today? Ceballos and Saka maybe slightly rusty.
We really are shaky today.
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
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
The guy is not just sloppy but negative and talentless as well .. no one else demonstrates all three at same time … no one
Rather sloppy so far….
It’s been 20 mins of embarrassing football…
His 50th goal, Sid 👏👏
Auba getting them FPL points💪💪
Really needed Laca on this kind of form.
Listening on the radio is purgatory
It sounds as though we are up against it
Spoke too soon!!!!
Well we have been horrid up to the point we scored giving away possession over a dozen times. Hopefully they will wake up now.
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.
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.
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.
Make it 4 times he has misjudged the airial ball.
That could have been penalty…
Crystal Palace got one like that…
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.
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.
Leno has been so lucky.
I’m already missing Martinez.
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.
The inability to pass to a team mate is really starting to annoy me now and ffs stop passing back all the time
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
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…..
Reminds me of Antonio’s goal against Chelsea last season.
Kolasinac is weak
MA should replace Kolasinac with AMN
He can’t defend and poor going forward
its been coming. We have been from bad to average
Get cebalos out
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
swiss xhaka good,arsenal xhaka crap
Not the greatest half, especially how it ended…. all to play for in the 2nd.. COYG
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 .
Our left side Is open season for west ham. That West ham cross was a beauty though.
agreed.. both Saka and Kola not doing any defending
Awful first half, backwards and sideways passing, very lackluster performance! Definitely need both Partey and Aouar!
We need Wout Weghorst to break West Ham’s bus, in case we can’t score through open play in second half
Gotanidea Definitely I would take Weghorst right now!
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.
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
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
My 4-0 prediction has gone horribly wrong!
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
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
15 million 4 holding wouldnt give 15 squid lol
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%!
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
Take Willian off for Pepe? I know Willian has not been that great but let’s not be hasty!
i think we need a change of pace in the course of the attack… our rhythm is too predictable.. too much wenger ball
We will pick up in the second half COYG
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!!
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 😂
Tbh I also hoped Ozil would play. Glad Ceballos got his act together at the right time.
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?
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
We will win we have more dances in this game😁
So triple h theme song before now stone cold Steve Austin theme. Bet it’s sokratis who choose the song 😂😂😂
Without a doubt 🤘😝
We need to play 4-4-2 with Saka and Willian as LW and RW and Lacazette m, Aubameyang as forwards ….
Gabriel having nightmare time against Antonio
At this point any kind of win will do. Just get the three points.
Saka off Pepe on … xhaka off wlbeny on
Kolasinac looking to better his Record for the number of passbacks in a game. The sooner he goes the sooner we move FORWARD.
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
Arteta Vs Moyes? Only one winner here 😉
Languid, sloppy, lackadaisical and all to slow in build up play. It looks like a training game.
Don’t think anyone had this in the prediction thread🤔
My 4-0 has already gone down the river
Wtf is arteta doing .., it’s not working .. make changes
It’s 2 In the midnight on clock and watching this 1-1
I understand bro. Have some work tomorrow, hoped for inspiration, sigh. But still the game not over yet.
I don’t care what anyone says, Lacazette is an average striker.
Willian and Ceballos seem to have some miscommunication.
Mikel needs to change things in midfield before we concede. Its not easy watching this display.
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
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..
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!
Still time, hopefully we get a win.
We say this in every game over the years…
We haven’t been worry free for single game over the years
Yeah, but still think we can eke out a win.
I guess this is what you get for ripping it out of United….
Not enjoying this at all….
Now Utd fans must be enjoying it..
Absolutely, Kedar 👍
Pepe has come on. Still think we can eke out a win.
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
West Ham Deserve something from this game
At this stage i will say we sold our better goolie.
It’s hard to see Leno changing
Dont think Leno could have done anything for their goal. I think the defence was a little shaky today.
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
I would fine every player a weeks wages for this crap. No team should be this bad
Thank you Lacazette
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.
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
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…
I have to watch leno spilling shots all season this will be a really long season
That was a little difficult though. Maybe Emi would have caught it, but very difficult.
Wait for final whistle..
They scored late in 1st half
Time wasting tactics, anyone?
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.
We let the better GK go
Very unfortunate we let EMI leave
Youth to the rescue
Pennywise has entered the field🤡🤡
Nice goal … take the points …but if this isn’t a wake up cal I don’t know what is
Anyone knows when crowd will be allowed to go to stadium??
Good tackle Ceballos, And that idiot pundit said we should drop Ceballos for Ozil
agreed.. ozil would never got that that ball
What else has Ceballos done in this game?. Certainly hasn’t created anything that I noticed – let’s see what MA noticed shall we?
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…!
Ceballos just saved us there
Can we get a goal from this last corner?
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
I hope spurs lose! Chelsea vs Liverpool gonna be a banger!
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
I’ve just wiped my brow….
We have to be ready for nervy wins like these. Even very succesful teams have these kind of wins once in a while.
just like pool last year.. this is our year !
That said, improvements are a must. Hopefully Bayer wont change their mind regarding our Bosnian Hulk.
I’ll book a flight for him tonight 😂
Well done, Sid… 👍👍 Mr Positivity 😉
Better than realism I suppose😂😂