Official team news and preview of Liverpool v Arsenal

It did not take a lot of thought to work out what the Arsenal starting line-up for the Premier League away clash with Liverpool would be. As soon as we heard that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had passed a late fitness test yesterday, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal team almost picked itself.

Because of all the injury problems which have left the boss with little option in central midfield or the back four, Wenger has at least got two first choice full backs in Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy, with Calum Chambers set yto partner Mertesacker in the centre of our defence.

Their biggest task today will be to keep Raheem Sterling as quiet as possible as Brendan Rodgers keeps the youngster in the centre of his attack. He is also sticking with a back three with Sakho taking the place of LOvren on the left of his back line. The Arsenal front three of Alexis, Welbeck and Giroud should be able to give them a torrid time with Cazorla providing craft and guile behind them.

Flamini and the Ox have a big job today to stop Gerrard, Henderson, Lucas and Markovic from controlling the midfield but as long as they can cope with that, Arsenal should have a much better day than the last time we were here.

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286 Comments

  1. CraigZWE says:

    Wow we even throw ball away

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Air balls. Arsenal passes are ALL in the air. NO BALLS to feet.
      One set of passes to feet and Giroud scores.

      Ox running into traffic.

  2. medvet says:

    do we have substitutes?

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      ZONAL marking rules !!!!!!!

  3. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Poor game from alexis.

  4. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    Wenger you are a complete tit
    Bringing giroud off instead of wellbeck!!!
    Say no fukin more

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Giroud was very sick overnight. Wenger did the right thing.
      But ZONAL sucks, so blame Bould.

  5. Mick The Gooner says:

    Not sure that taking Giroud off is best. He’s fantastic at defending set pieces.

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Giroud and Per are the best we have at at heading balls out the box.
      I would have taken off Wellbeck.

      Campbell shows why is is NOT played. Wenger sent him on to mark Sterling and he does NOT get near Raheem.

  6. AussieGunner247 says:

    Bring On walcott pls- liverpool attacking – walcott pace

  7. CraigZWE says:

    Our passing is sh1t today

  8. GOONSTER says:

    The ox has done nothing all game instead of giving away the ball each time he gets it..

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      He’s only 21 and has been playing very well recently. He’s not doing great today but let’s not be too hard on him.

  9. Mesut O-grillz says:

    Good save by Woj

  10. CraigZWE says:

    We can still lose if our players don’t wake up

  11. luvdaguns says:

    Skrtel tries a bloody header

  12. Justsoccerfan says:

    No worry we will win this game. They can keep coming but I don’t think they going to score, mark my words.

  13. CraigZWE says:

    I can’t wait to see KJ’S ratings.

    Gibbs and Debucy only players deserving of more than a 6

  14. luvdaguns says:

    is that Flamini in a Borini kit?

    1. luvdaguns says:

      i guess it was!

    2. AYZAY says:

      Like u knew he was gonna do a flamini at the end, RED CARD

  15. AYZAY says:

    Campbell in

  16. dboy says:

    We need to park the bus. And counter with speed.

  17. Justsoccerfan says:

    Poor Campbell, either not on the bench or just few mins play, how he is going to gain the confident.

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Did Joel ever get close to Sterling ?

  18. Justsoccerfan says:

    Luck is shining on us. We are going to be the champion.

  19. Justsoccerfan says:

    9 mins of extra time, no worry they dominated for the whole match and we are winning so no worry.

  20. luvdaguns says:

    i dont like 9″ of defence, just dont feel rightCOYG

    1. Justsoccerfan says:

      No problem we have been defending the whole match, they just sh+). We are the champion.

      1. luvdaguns says:

        really?

    2. luvdaguns says:

      as i said, not a way to finish a match,

  21. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    Keystone cops

  22. CraigZWE says:

    How are we still winning?

    Even with 10 men they look better.

    But we will take it over a Man U loss any day

  23. CraigZWE says:

    Really wtf

  24. Mick The Gooner says:

    No one on the post? Oh come on…

  25. Mallu_Gooner says:

    Liverpool deserved a draw for our shit game

  26. Matt says:

    F*cking disgraceful, we can’t beat big teams ever, even with the extra man.

  27. vijaygunner says:

    well sh*t!

  28. dboy says:

    Well we draw
    Hopefully.

  29. Matt says:

    Same old Arsenal, Wenger out

  30. CraigZWE says:

    10 men out playing us. And 1 is injured.

    Just 3 minutes for Fck sake

  31. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    Liverpool deserve it.. We don’t deserve jack shit
    Our manager is the shits for making all the wrong subs..
    Kroenke – WENGER out!
    10 men….!!!!!!!!!!

  32. juhislihis says:

    F*ck this team, outplayed against 10 men. Thank you Wenger for this team of titans.

  33. captinweestain says:

    MERTSACKER DUCKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bring theo on.

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Dude, Per put some some last minute defense in there. Liverpool might have been up 3 or 4 without BFG’s long ass foot.

  34. GOONSTER says:

    They deserve it… I told you that Chambers guy is not a defender.. Look at all that space our players gave Skrtl

  35. Justsoccerfan says:

    Fcuk the ref, why send their player out.

  36. captinweestain says:

    Backing off in midfield 10 men down, were playing like pussie holes

  37. dboy says:

    Are we playing with ten man or Liverpool?

  38. luvdaguns says:

    why we dont play this way when we were up?

  39. juhislihis says:

    Where the f*ck was Gibbs? What the hell was he doing in that corner? Absolutely nothing.

  40. captinweestain says:

    Poldi woudve scored that>

  41. Justsoccerfan says:

    Wonder why when we down than we start to play.

  42. Matt says:

    F*cking pathetic, still can’t do anything against big teams, we are f*cking shit

  43. Ronny331 says:

    About right from us! We deserved no more than a point today 2 shots 2 goals, we’ve been cr*p today!

  44. mr lean says:

    What another poor away performance and no doubt Wenger will have his excuse book out already,shocking defending again !
    Wenger you are to blame again !

  45. ABK says:

    another fine mess

  46. captinweestain says:

    Shite

  47. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    Wenger will claim Liverpool is a hard place to come (which it is) but we played shite today and still lost a lead when they only had 10 men!!!
    Wenger you are a sad old fool and need to go now!

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