Official FA cup teams and preview of Man Utd v Arsenal

Okay Arsenal fans this it, the latest chance for the Gunners to take advantage of the struggles of our old enemy and get one over Manchester United. There is the small matter of a trip to Wembley for the FA cup semi-final as a prize as well.

Louis van Gaal has made just one change to his side, with Luke Shaw coming in for the banned Jonny Evans and Rojo moving from left back to the centre. So Di Maria and Fellaini keep their places and Falcao stays on the bench.

Arsene Wenger has been a lot more liberal with his team selection, making five changes to the Arsenal line up that beat QPR last week. It is no surprise to see the boss bring Danny Welbeck in, hoping to get some of that fgormer club effect from the England striker.

We already knew that Szczesny and Mertesacker were set to start, with the other two players coming in the Spanish left back Nacho Monreal and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in central midfield. Giroud drops to the bench so Ozil will be playing in one of the wide forward roles with Welbeck in the centre and Alexis on the other side. Cazorla moves back to his favoured CAM role.

Szvcesny
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Coquelin
Alezis, Chamberlain, Cazorla, Ozil
Welbeck

subs: Martinez, Chambers, Gibbs, Ramsey, Walcott, Akpom, Giroud

Tags Chamberlain Monreal welbeck

219 Comments

  1. GOONSTER says:

    FFS Welbeck hold onto the ball for once. Everytime the balls comes into him he loses it there and then.. smg

  2. I never thought I would say this, WENGER please bring GIROUD ASAP

  3. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

    Ozil out

  4. Hafiz Rahman says:

    its time to move on….We must look for a new manager in summer

    1. luvdaguns says:

      i agree, van gaal sux too,

  5. Mick The Gooner says:

    Wow he’s finally been booked. Miracles

  6. Mesut O-healed says:

    after 20 years, Fellaini finally receives a yellow

  7. Charlie Nick says:

    Dannnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  8. Mesut O-healed says:

    DAT GUY WELBZ

  9. luvdaguns says:

    welbeck haters, rejoice

  10. Mick The Gooner says:

    Welbeck celebrating against United? Haha

  11. BigWilli says:

    Szvcesny and sanchez r absolutly awful!

  12. fred cowardly says:

    Welbeck my son
    1-2

    GOAL

  13. CraigZWE says:

    Welbeck celebrate like crazy boy

  14. Gunman says:

    Okay Danny, you’ve redeemed yourself. Now let’s get the forward in who can hold up the ball please

  15. CraigZWE says:

    Come on please defend this lead please guys

  16. CANNOT BEEELLIIIEVVEE ITTT ONE MORE

  17. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

    Oh Danny Boy, the pipes are calling

  18. Hafiz Rahman says:

    welbeck sanchez sheezy and wenger needs to be released with the deadwoods

    1. Titi14 says:

      I have come to the conclusion that:
      1)you are Nameless in disguise

      2) You are a very sick old man

  19. CraigZWE says:

    No ref no don’t be stupid

  20. Charlie Nick says:

    Young is SUCH A CHEAT

  21. Mick The Gooner says:

    Wow. Alexis just completely burned Valencia. You know, the player FIFA said was the fastest in the world?

  22. luvdaguns says:

    bellerin is an accident waiting to happen

  23. Kay-Solo says:

    I don’t care Welbeck off please!

  24. Justsoccerfan says:

    That the problem with our defence, every time back pass to our goalie than our goal kick will go to them to easily attack us. Mert is alway so nervy.

  25. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

    Get Ozil out

  26. Gunman says:

    Good swap, Bellerin would have been sent off otherwise

  27. bayjerkoff says:

    Dat awesome moment wen dat guy scores against manutd

  28. Justsoccerfan says:

    Let park the train.

  29. Charlie Nick says:

    Monreal MOTM so far !!!

  30. POSSESION don’t let MANURE control the Ball….have some one seen OZIL???

  31. Justsoccerfan says:

    If we are going to defend all the way, is time to sub ozil.

  32. luvdaguns says:

    oh alexi you beauty,

  33. fred cowardly says:

    Oh boy, if Welbeck had missed that goal I would have smashed the TV lol

    Still only 1 goal lead.

    Lets score another one for a proper cushion

    COYG

    1. luvdaguns says:

      gervinho would have missed it wide,,, just saying

  34. fred cowardly says:

    Damn great chance for Cazorla but GREAT save by de Gea

  35. Justsoccerfan says:

    We should give Welbeck some credit cos if that chance go to Giroud, I dont think he got the pace to beat the goalie.

  36. RSH says:

    Omgg stop it

  37. Charlie Nick says:

    Haha …well done Ref

  38. Mick The Gooner says:

    If we lose this now..

  39. fred cowardly says:

    Ok 1-2 and United 10 men

    PLEASE don’t mess this up.

  40. Arsene=Arsenal says:

    thats why u need a goal keeper. keep u in the game. would any arsenal goalie saved that from cazorla??!!

  41. Justsoccerfan says:

    MU draw some top team with 10 man so we need 100% concentration.

  42. luvdaguns says:

    hey di maria, its not spain anymore, we better close out w them down a man!!!

  43. Arsene=Arsenal says:

    how many of us thinking arsenal gonna fxxk this up from this situation? thats the pathetic mind set we ve been made accustomed to

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Geez, are you still weeping ?

  44. GOONSTER says:

    They are down to 10 men and we are letting them run into space.

  45. Arsene=Arsenal says:

    gone are the years when we wud hv torn apart a 10men team.

    1. luvdaguns says:

      thats was united, at home on the ropes,

  46. CraigZWE says:

    We better see this through

  47. CraigZWE says:

    Our full backs must stay back, but we need 1 more goal guys, just 1

  48. CraigZWE says:

    Can’t we sub Schezza he makes me nervy

  49. gmv8 says:

    Why aren’t we controlling the game????????

  50. Arsene=Arsenal says:

    why the hell is our full backs bombarding now. why aint arsene shouting at them to stay back

  51. Charlie Nick says:

    Loving this ref

  52. CraigZWE says:

    What a great ref, top class official

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      he should referee the Chelsea games

  53. Arsene=Arsenal says:

    what an idiot januzaj. dont even know how to dive. thank god for once we hv a fair referee at old trafford

  54. CraigZWE says:

    We must control possession now, the old Arsenal way.

  55. Gunman says:

    Here’s an idea, let’s try and keep the ball lads!

  56. Arsene=Arsenal says:

    its nearing ferguson time…. hearts in my mouth

  57. CraigZWE says:

    Welbeck could be the difference hahaha pay back biatch

  58. CraigZWE says:

    5 minutes, is this Fergie time or what

  59. Justsoccerfan says:

    Why they always got extended injuries time.

    1. luvdaguns says:

      no kidding, 5″, no injuries?

  60. Hafiz Rahman says:

    we should have spend and sign the ref….

    Wenger still out!!

    1. themadhurata says:

      Not a good day for you Hafiz your team lost and lost to the better team. Di mari what a flop.

  61. CraigZWE says:

    How did we screw that up

  62. Arsene=Arsenal says:

    my god…what a goal keeper this guy is

  63. CraigZWE says:

    Wenger shouting what, but he still sitting

  64. CraigZWE says:

    Arsenal whoooooohoooooooooooooƶ

  65. luvdaguns says:

    proud to be a gunner!!!!!!!

  66. Justsoccerfan says:

    This is my most wonderful time being as a arsenal fan.

  67. Ronny331 says:

    Ibfeel like weve just won the cl, beat my most hated team on their patch finally! Great and strong refereeing with some luck going our way for a change. Could have had three or four if not for degea. Coyg.

  68. We played well, we are not perfect but darn today we were the BEST….nominate the whole team MenOTM…screw MANURE…..Welbeck there is someone watching for you up there well done lad.

  69. luvdaguns says:

    and the draw is….. bradford reading!!?,

  70. Bradford /Reading no way we can screw this one.

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