Official Confirmed Arsenal Team for Man City Clash

As expected Arsene Wenger has not made a lot of changes to the Arsenal team that lost at Everton on Tuesday, and he will be urging them to bounce back with a much improved performance.

This will be Wenger v Guardiola for the first time meeting in the Premier League, but Le Prof has faced the Spaniard many times in the Champions League, four times when he was at Barcelona and another four when he was in charge at Bayern Munich. (Guardiola Wins: 4, Wenger Wins: 2, Draws: 2). But the Premier League is a different kettle of fish and Wenger is looking forward to the increased competition, now that Conte and Pep have now arrived (and with Klopp at Liverpool of course). Wenger said: “I know it’s competitive and we’re surrounded by top-class managers but I want to win,”

“I think that the fight will be tighter and more difficult than ever and that we have an opportunity to prove that we can deal with the new competition.

“Of course, it stimulates everybody. We will see. It will be very open until the end I think.”

Well I know he said that on Friday but it’s not looking quite so open now with Chelsea a staggering 9 points clear this morning. But will it be Pep or Wenger that start clawing back the gap by the end of this afternoon?

Anyway over to todays confirmed Arsenal team…There is no room yet for Lucas Perez, who scored a hat-trick on his last start, or Olivier Giroud to start the game, And, in the only change from Tuesday, Alex Iwobi replaces the Ox after finally hitting form and scoring two goals in a week.

Cech
Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal
Xhaka, Coquelin
Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi
Sanchez

Come on you Gunners, let’s bounce back in style!

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118 Comments

  1. Wayne Barker says:

    Win or perish

    1. mezoafrika says:

      giroud should start for awobi, and alex on right. Would be beter team

  2. Hilz says:

    C’mon boys, we’ve got this. COYG!

  3. muda says:

    #COYG win this match, I don’t care how, just win it please. Thank you!

  4. Godswill says:

    Boys, nothing but a win is needed.
    You can do it.
    By any margin or any how, ugly, og, splendid, or referee.

  5. Ramterta says:

    lose and you are out

  6. HA559 says:

    Clichy and Sterling face Bellerin, I think Bellerin can get the better of them defensively against Sterling and offensively against Clichy. For me Bellerin will be the key player in this match.

    Their key player would be Toure, he can drive through the midfield phsyicallly with the ball like no one else in either side.

  7. citrenoogeht says:

    I would have swapped Ox for Walcott and Gibbs for Monreal.

  8. Fatboy Gooney says:

    I have been out of touch for a while, been busy touching myself ?
    I was pretty confident about us getting a result today but that was before I saw the line up.
    Anyways, I’ve gone for a halftime /full time bet:
    Half-time City, Full-time Arsenal @ 28/1
    God help us!

  9. mobaygunner says:

    Dont let me down boys be brave be strong and bring those points home..come on gunners!!!!!!!

  10. ras911 says:

    Goaaalllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Godswill says:

      Yes. Theo of new.
      Come on boys. Get this one and move on.
      COYG

  11. gmv8 says:

    Now don’t pull back ….. BBBBUUUURRRYYYYYY TTTTTHHEEEMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. luvdaguns says:

    bellerin pure class, what a build up, alexi find theo, theo in the right place, sweeeeet!

  13. luvdaguns says:

    gabriel needs to have his best match today, he worries me the most on that pitch

  14. gmv8 says:

    For Gods sake, attack, don’t sit in

  15. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Bellerin looks like Jesus

  16. gmv8 says:

    Getting worried that Walcott thinks he can go back to sleep after his goal….

  17. gmv8 says:

    Need to score some goals while they’re not at the races …..

  18. Justsoccerfan says:

    Sanchez want our players to press but more of our players are not as fit as him. For my observations our players only can play 15min pressing game.

  19. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Come on. Score another before half time

    1. Admin says:

      We need to keep a clean sheet! That is how we win the game…..

      1. gmv8 says:

        The point is we can’t play that game, we never have been able to in all the years I have been watching, if we do pull it off it is by luck rather than judgement.

      2. Juhi McLovin says:

        “If you score and manage to keep a clean sheet, then you’ll win”
        – Michael Owen

        1. gmv8 says:

          About the only thing Michael Owen’s said that turns out true … I guess he decided to play it safe …..

      3. gmv8 says:

        We are not a team that concentrates on being set up defensively like West Brom etc, Wenger doesn’t devote much time to that…

  20. gunnerman8701 says:

    It’s an away game and will be tricky. We have to attack, however should also defend with our lives. I rather have us win 0:1.

    1. Admin says:

      We are looking very dominant though. ….

  21. Justsoccerfan says:

    I just hope they don’t repeat Everton mistake.

  22. Justsoccerfan says:

    If we can stay at 0-1 I think we may nick this.

  23. Justsoccerfan says:

    Yes we didn’t concede before half time I got more confident we will win this game now.

  24. gmv8 says:

    What did I say???? We can’t play that game…. Seen it so many times before

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      Typical freaking Arsenal, same script year after effing year.

      Amazing how a new coach(Conte) can completely transform a teams mentality in half a premier season.

      Meanwhile at the Emirates…..

  25. Twig says:

    Petr Cech’s goal kicks though…

    1. bayjerkoff says:

      Cech gifted them that all the way

  26. gunnerman8701 says:

    Saw that coming. Might lose this game

  27. gmv8 says:

    I said that we should’ve taken advantage in the first half – got thumbed down …. Gary Neville’s saying that now … hindsight is a wonderful thing.

    1. gmv8 says:

      Time to wake up boys

  28. Justsoccerfan says:

    I said before how goal kick is so weak that very time fall for them and we like to keep doing it.

  29. Quophi says:

    Totally offside dat one

  30. gunnerman8701 says:

    Not impressed with the second hand. Too easy for City.

  31. Justsoccerfan says:

    Why after city swap their winger we can’t contain them?

  32. Ramterta says:

    now watch us lose the game

  33. gmv8 says:

    We can’t pass … giving the ball away, not pressuring them

  34. ras911 says:

    We are getting toyed with now.. i don’t know why it’s hard for us to clear our line quick. Losing the ball and Ozil has been invisible so far. Come on lads!

  35. gunnerman8701 says:

    We would have lost this game by a big margin had Aguero been on the pitch.

    1. Charlie Nick says:

      They wouldn’t have scored if Mustafi was on the pitch

  36. luvdaguns says:

    we are being dominated, ozil no where to be found, coqs passes terrible, lets hope ox changes this up,

  37. Charlie Nick says:

    Need to get hold of the ball and get passing going. Lost count of the balls we’ve given away.Hopefully Ox coming on will stretch them a bit

  38. Justsoccerfan says:

    Now I think most of us will be happy if we got a point.

    1. luvdaguns says:

      not expecting a point, but a point puts chelsea farther outta reach

      1. Justsoccerfan says:

        Oops not even a point.

  39. luvdaguns says:

    nice save

  40. Ramterta says:

    missing aguero fernandinho and gundogan yet they are playing as if they are from a different planet.
    We dont deserve anything tbf

  41. gmv8 says:

    What on Earth is Gabriel doing?

    1. luvdaguns says:

      he is a weak link, terrible

  42. gunnerman8701 says:

    Really stupid team

  43. gmv8 says:

    Pathetic

  44. Juhi McLovin says:

    We are a disgrace.

    Top 4 is the aim for the season.

  45. gunnerman8701 says:

    No title again

  46. Charlie Nick says:

    We may as well put Giroud on and try to go for it…

  47. Ddog says:

    what is this? what in gods name is this? I’m furious right now. We’ve shown city way too much repsect and they’ve punished us. Useless

  48. gmv8 says:

    How on earth is Sterling allowed to be on his own on the left wing???? They’ve been cutting out our space everywhere. IT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!!!!!

  49. luvdaguns says:

    how much is ozil demanding, pathetic match mesut, now what?

    1. JAmerican says:

      Exactly! But they’ll still his name over Alexis’.

      1. JAmerican says:

        Sing*

  50. gmv8 says:

    This is a sub par city team …. SUB PAR!!!! Apart from Mustafi and Cazorla, we are full strength

  51. Arsenal_Girl says:

    I’m depressed now

    We need to win this one. With a draw or a loss we will be too far away from Chelsea

    1. gunnerman8701 says:

      Chelsea will win the league. Arsenal will battle with Liverpool and United for 4th place.

  52. gunnerman8701 says:

    City will score again

  53. rkw says:

    Missed first half … In Strasbourg ironically birth place of the delusional one … No idea about first half but if this team finishes in top 4 will be shocked … Joke manager plus at least 4 players who should never be playing in a top flight team .., Walcott … The highest paid laziest least skillful player in world football … Iwobi … Monreal …. Gabriel … Can’t defend ozil anymore his lack of effort is appalling …

  54. JAmerican says:

    Told y’all in the Everton game that our wings are crap defensively. We have so many passengers on this team it’s sickening.

  55. gmv8 says:

    They are continuing to attack us when they’ve just scored…. we switched off, that’s the difference

  56. ras911 says:

    EL Neny??? Bring in Perez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. Charlie Nick says:

    How many half hearted tackles have they put in? Losing every one

  58. pneyi says:

    This team is a joke.. Wing play is zero.. Creativity is zero.. Ozil is a fraud for the hype he gets… We need another creative player as we can no longer have carzola most of the times ND clearly ozil is better of a supporting striker nt a playmaker. We need a playmaker..

  59. rkw says:

    2 1 down … Ox injured so let’s bring elneny on … Another master stroke from the 8 million quid man …. Couldnt make this guy up if I tried

    1. Charlie Nick says:

      Don’t feel you have to rush back from Strasbourg for us

  60. Four place is looking good enough at this point that if MANURE doesn’t finish strong another season we fell short

    1. Justsoccerfan says:

      Jose will very happy to kick us out of top 4, that will be his new year resolution.

  61. gunnerman8701 says:

    2 loses in a row

  62. luvdaguns says:

    midfield totally dominated,

  63. arsenal_canada says:

    Where is the passion? Effort? Pride? First half was good IMO, but the second has been god awful!

  64. Ddog says:

    the day we lost the title. And I am being melodramatic But It’s also true and everyone knows it.

    1. arsenal_canada says:

      That title race was awesome!!! Shame we won’t take part in it any further. The only person that deserves the money is Alexis. Ozil had done f all these last 2 matches, and he wants how much???

  65. Bob2 says:

    Second team in a week that were for the taking early on in a game and we bottled it.
    Now what idiot thinks we still have a chance of the league?

    1. reddb10 says:

      probably the same idiots who think we have a great manager

  66. gunnerman8701 says:

    Bottling company of London

  67. JAmerican says:

    Guardiola keeps bringing on offensive players because he knows we’re there for the taking.

  68. Ddog says:

    I mean……City are missing the spine of their team.

  69. Mustafa where are you??? he left our season seems over

  70. reddb10 says:

    maybe not in our lifetime, but one day we will have a manager who actually has a clue.

  71. gmv8 says:

    Score a goal …. go to sleep … concede two … wake up ….. and repeat….

  72. JAmerican says:

    The only way Arsenal will ever be a force is if we have 11 players with Alexis’ mentality.

  73. Spuds scored what a week

  74. Bob2 says:

    Am I the only one on here that thinks Xhaka is too slow for the premier league?

    1. BUR says:

      Plus 6 others on that team

  75. rkw says:

    Only way for arsenal to become a top team again is for wenger to leave … Ideally at Xmas … Even the 4th place junkies have gone quiet ..c’mon defend your delusional pusher

  76. gunnerman8701 says:

    And people wonder why pundits never consider AFC a title winning team. Chelsea came from finishing mid table and about to win the trophy again. We keep living on champions league appearances like it’s a trophy

    1. JAmerican says:

      Then you’ll have some come on here and say the WOB is out after every loss. WAKE UP!!!

  77. BUR says:

    Can’t believe what I am watching.

  78. Last one turn off the lights season over…. there’s always 2020

  79. JAmerican says:

    You want Alexis to extend with a team that participates instead of challenging.

  80. Justsoccerfan says:

    Guys don’t take it too hard anyway I don’t expect arsenal to win premier league so chill.

    Marry Christmas!!!!

  81. Ddog says:

    but dont worry, last 5 minutes Arsenal might try and play football now……unbelievable

  82. BUR says:

    Foul after foul my goodness. What is going on. Poor poor poor. It’s wengers time to get out . He has bought this crap.

  83. Bye Bye Sánchez….. what a train wreck we are

  84. Ugabooga says:

    Pathetic pathetic Arsenal, this can be our new chsnt

  85. gunnerman8701 says:

    Ozil is useless against big teams. Only bullies small teams.

  86. BUR says:

    What a load of rubbish, why do we pay good money for this manure.

  87. Ddog says:

    stupid overpaid useless so and so’s, there’s bombs in Alepo, the pounds gone to hell, there’s a housing crisis, and then i have to sit down watch these overpaid fools walk around a pitch. How dare they!

  88. disappointing, absolute disgust. Always losing points from winning positions. VERY DISAPOINTING

  89. rkw says:

    Only way to Get rid of delusional one is to boycott this failed club ..12 years is enough …. The junkies have gone quiet …Lets hear it from krish n bud n admin … What’s the excuse this time ?????

  90. why we don’t engage teams when we are winning only shows our weak mentality. ABSOLUTE RUBBISH. CALL ME PLASTIC FAN BUT THIS IS RUBBISH

  91. gmv8 says:

    Couldn’t believe what I was seeing … a conference team would’ve played better than us after we scored the goal. It was pathetic, no closing down, poor marking, poor passing, allowing them plenty of space while they allowed us none. I don’t mind losing if we put the effort in, but we simply didn’t – were they at a Christmas party last night? It looked like no one on the Arsenal team wanted to win that game after we scored the goal, apart from possibly Alexis and Cech – but even Alexis’ passing wasn’t great in the game.

  92. BUR says:

    Why would Sanchez and Ozil stay with a team of no hopers and a manager who has not got a clue. 4th if lucky this year again. So sick of this dung.

  93. gmv8 says:

    Bellerin was getting outpaced by de Bruyne? What is going on? I thought Bellerin was the fastest man on the pitch??????

  94. morfin443 says:

    So you guys are still watching arsenal matches.. aww sorry ok.. spare yourself this headache and be checking LiveScore or something after the match… u will feel better.. Wenger isn’t going to win anything with this team.. the earlier you realize that the better …

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