Official Arsenal team to face Wolves – Auba down the middle

How many times have most of us said that this is a must-win game? Well, this one surely is because a loss will unleash so much negativity and vitriol from the fans that the pressure on Mikel Arteta could become unbearable.

Everything is about momentum these days, get a couple of wins under your belt and it could easily be the start of something good but another goalless game from the attackers and mistakes from the defence and things could easily go the other way.

This is the team that Arteta has gone with to build on the win over Molde midweek and finally kick start our season in the Premier League.

So, that is the team that Mikel Arteta has gone with. What do you think? Do you believe that Arteta has got it right and that is the team to pick up all three points this evening?

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

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251 Comments

    1. when a team isnt clinical enough in front of goal like arsenal its easier to get punish like this. am so sure none of our players could score likr the Pounce 2nd goal

      1. This performance is indefensible and I’m wondering if the players want arteta out because they are obviously not doing what he is asking but what ever the reason, what a load of shit this is and everyone who had a pop at me on Thursday you have got what you deserve

        1. Perry
          There is a big difference between posting negative comments before a game and after it is over
          And no I didn’t get what I deserve. I’m still an Arsenal supporter

    2. Kindly, can Arteta come forward and tell the fans what’s going on in the club. Since the team has been loosing even at home ground concercutively. We are getting tied now.

  1. I’ve lost sympathy for arteta .. I don’t think he has what it takes … leaving xhaka and willock on after half time was unconscionable… so let’s start looking for a proper manager now

    1. I’m disappointed- big time
      But who will come with the constraints laid down by the owner?
      My brother suggested Allardyce

  2. This is purely coaching issue not the players. This players need motivation and grit. They have the ability. They are just very relaxed.

    1. So we had 3 different coaches on this squad and they still have a shit mentality and hunger and it’s still the coach fault.

      1. Do you mean that this mentalilty is within the core of the team and ingrained, or it is just Arteta’ s fault?

  3. Is there not one mf player who can create a killer pass? This has happened slowly over years our midfield has just slowly left us…..wilshire, Ramsey, dribblers such as Iwobi and the Ox then of course there is ozil.
    We so so need a creative midfield maestro at least give AMN a shot at controlling the middle of the park.
    So poor and so worrying, worst for some time.

  4. Xhaka is quite simply awful. I dont get why managers seem unwilling to dip into our youth squad more also. Absolutely nothing to lose. Willian, Xhaka getting starts simply because they are older players. It’s not based on anything…

  5. I support arteta but he deserves every bit of criticism he gets with our awful form right now. Our attacking play is non existant.

  6. A disappointing game. The quality is not there. We dont have players who can dribble and move with the ball. Arteta better bring Jack wilshere and Ozil back.

  7. I still feel there is a deep rooted problem within the club. Our identity has gone. No pride or passion. No formation. No energy. This season is already over. It’s going to get worse again because the club are still rudderless, obviously!

      1. players giving up on him you say? i think its more like players giving up on themselves, 3managers already. even united is more fluid and cordinated

  8. We cant even beat midtable clubs now.If the owners dont take any step now then we are doomed to become a midtable club.

    1. Nearly every team we play are out classing Arsenal in almost every stat. Dribbles, shots, creative play.. you name it, Arsenal are first to nothing and second to everything!

  9. Is Arteta over-thinking?
    He has not been able to give these guys what they need to move forward.
    I trust him to eventually get things right but he needs to be very fast about it.
    Three straight home loses isn’t good for us.

    Does Auba look out of sorts or disinterested or just out of form? I’m confused!

  10. Is this poor confidence? Europa league fatigue? Or just all the players thrown in the towel?
    Feels like the pressure pressure press press enthusiasm the players initially bought into has worn thin and the bubbles burst, are they playing for Arteta now?
    Strange that weve spent money to improve the defence but money is spent on Partey who got injured and a two wingers who are proving very poor and not living up to expectations in Willian and Pepe. Then theres the kids in Joe, Reiss etc who are trying but the quality and consistency isnt there.
    Be interesting to see if ozil comes back in to the squad at January; I think fan pressure will bow demand it!
    Tsctiacally at the moment we are go king or overlap through wing back and cross it in. Oh how I miss ya playing sexy football.

    1. Love the term,but I’m sure we won’t be seeing from this manager and his definitely unsexy group of players. One of the commentators during the game mentioned that it takes Arsenal 50 odd passes for every shot on goal.

  11. Actually enjoyed this game more than previous four or five. At least there was some intent to attack. But what did anyone expect. As soon as I saw the starting midfield of Xhaka, Willocks Ceballos and William I was thinking bottom third ambition. William had a decent game but the other three were woeful. What is it about Xhaka. The good news was he would be on the way out and then Arteta comes in and tells everyone how important Xhaka will be to his future plans. Fatal. Is it a motivational ploy or plain dumb? The less said about Willocks the better. Maybe it’s because I don’t watch Europa League or League cup games but I’ve never seen anything promising in this kid at this level. There was a lot to learn from this game one of which is that whoever is responsible for signing players has been doing a miserable job. Wolves gave us another example of that. So much value for their bucks. Smart recruiting. Not like the crooks Gazadis left in charge at Arsenal.

    1. Willock was one of our best players tonight. what did others did better than him, especially in the second half

  12. I never comment on other teams but I’ve watched 3 teams this week who’s football I sat and admired – Leeds, Wolves and AFC Bloody Bournemouth !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How long before this lot down tools on Arteta – JUST LIKE THEY DID ON UNAI EMERY who we happened to sack exactly one year ago today.

    1. Gotta give you a thumbs up, A J.. all playing exciting football. Bournemouth are doing well, and how good has David Brooks been?
      It comes to something when you have to watch other teams, rather than your own, for decent and exciting football… sigh…. back in this position so soon!!

  13. I think it was too early for Arteta to be appointed a full manager. He has turned us into a laughing stock! He is becoming worse than Emery! Anyone who remembers Arteta’s playing style can see a mirror image of it in our team today: backwards and sideways passes and no forward passes. I feel Arteta should be saved from his misery and relieved of this burden he is carrying unless he starts winning games. It is not only the losses that are painful but equally the lack of spirit and character. We no longer have any identity to talk of. Some of the Wenger out fans must be wondering what has gone wrong. This is no longer Arsenal but David Moyes’ Everton which Arteta played for from 2005-2011. The trophies we have won with Arteta are the last to have unless Arteta changes his ways or he gets sacked! This is indeed a very sad moment for Arsenal! I feel sorry for Arteta ad our former player but if he can’ t improve the inevitable must happen.

  14. If Arteta wasnt our manager, Willock will not be the starter. Seriously, Willock is not EPL level. Why MA doest give AMN a run? Arteta line-ups based on who he likes, not based on who work hard in training. Ceballos, Xhaka cant do a thing. When we only scored goal and that goal.came from defender, it showed that Arsenal attacker is useless.

    Where is Saliba? Arteta just dont like Emery signing, as we can see with what happened to Gabriel Martinelli. The only players who want to win only defenders side, midfielders and attackers all useless.

  15. Kindly, can Arteta come forward and tell the fans what’s going on in the club. Since the team has been loosing even at home ground concercutively. We are getting tied now.

  16. I like Arteta and think we are lucky to have him but maybe we need something different or differing tactics at least at the moment.
    Got to wonder if his tough approach has bitten back Willian repremenaded for Dubai, Pepe told off, ozil and guendouzzi banished and even auba seems wrong and not his usual smiling self.
    I believe this squad and the club and badge unfortunately has come to represent weak body and mind a lot of this will be covid season blues and us believing we cant achieve before even stepping on the pitch.
    This looks like a group who have been impacted hugely by covid cases but nothings been reported.

  17. So has ozil and his social media ‘I’m still here!’ Mind games finally won over?
    You can imagine at times of hardship like now how the players feel about Mikel leaving ozil out when they could do with him.
    This apparent lack of effort or interest could be down to something this simple. Know things are bad when you yearn for Iwobi again! 🙁
    Personally I’d like to see a back four when Partey is back with the him to pair with AMN. Will never happen though.
    Our squad looks so thin and lacking any quality or engine. We could be in serious trouble before the next window or option to change the saaud lots of games coming over xmas.
    Not looking forward to the NLD 🙁

  18. Every transfer window, I watch has teams who finished above us strengthen their teams, while we consistently give the excuse of no money.
    At the end of the transfer window some of us knew this will happen, but we were accused of being pessimistic.
    There is no two ways about it, it is either you strengthen your team during the transfer window or you suffer the results of not strengthening.
    It would have cost Arsenal nothing to overhaul our midfield. We don’t even have a top class winger for our starting 11 not to talk of options on the bench. Our transfer businesses have been poor for years. Wenger defended this to the detriment of his career. It made Emery look worse than he was. So a rookie coach won’t change anything, if we don’t address how we recruit players

  19. Every transfer window, I watch has teams who finished above us strengthen their teams, while we consistently give the excuse of no money.
    At the end of the transfer window some of us knew this will happen, but we were accused of being pessimistic.
    There is no two ways about it, it is either you strengthen your team during the transfer window or you suffer the results of not strengthening.
    It would have cost Arsenal nothing to overhaul our midfield. We don’t even have a top class winger for our starting 11 not to talk of options on the bench. Our transfer businesses have been poor for years. Wenger defended this to the detriment of his career. It made Emery look worse than he was. So a rookie coach won’t change anything, if we don’t address how we recruit players

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