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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  1. ranger says:

    bad luck for podolski.

  2. mr.brightside says:

    We will concede the first goal, but we will will’ 2-1 COYG!!!
    I expect another good game from olivier

  3. blondin says:


  4. juhislihis says:

    Gutted that Podolski isn’t starting. Hasn’t he always scored against Lpool who chose very offensive lineup. No fullbacks, we must counter from the wings!

    Hopefully we will see super subs Podolski and Walcott get game time today as well! Walcott + Podolski + Sanchez = headers for Giroud.

    1. Twig says:

      Don’t worry. Podolski will come on in the 82nd minute.

  5. Cashleycol says:

    Aaaaaah, just saw Tottenham above US/Ars…. Wenger,, You owe it to us fans,,, beat Liverpool or you are a clueless sod…. Good Luck Gunners… Cant imagine Tots on top of us..It’s UNACCEPTABLE…

  6. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    For all those predicting an easy win..
    This isn’t going to be a walk in the park..

    Remember only Chelsea have won here in the league..

    We need the 3 points desperately but our inability to kill games off worries me.. Sunderland got a draw here last week so if we are beaten – what would that say about our team and manager..?
    I’d settle for a nervous 89 minutes with us nicking it last kick of the game..
    Couldnt handle another defeat..
    We need to start like we did against Newcastle and how liverpool did against us last season..
    All the players need to show the same desire as sanchez and we will be fine..
    Close optimistic victory 2-1

    1. vijaygunner says:

      astonvilla won it first

      1. phil-thompsons-nose says:

        Yes agree but my point being is that it won’t be easy..
        Saying that liverpool couldn’t score against sunderland or hull so theoretically we play our game and we should win..!

        Hope mertesacker isn’t only player left one on one with sterling.. Football suicide..

  7. Mick The Gooner says:

    Liverpool playing 3 at the back against Arsenal. That’s brave.

  8. fred cowardly says:

    Winning at Anfield is no easy task, but we are a better team and need to show it through hard work, passion, playing as a team unit

    Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool
    Sanchez x 2

  9. AYZAY says:

    We will win

  10. Sumo says:

    Just win already.

  11. arselonia says:

    As for me I will take any score line provided its a win and 3points for us…COYG….!

    Best of luck guys and our boys…common lest do it.

  12. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    Their defence is worse than ours..
    We need to exploit the weakness and pressure from the front!!

  13. Twig says:

    Nice formation. Liverpool are in for a very tough time. Ha ha 😀

  14. HA559 says:

    4-1 or 4-2 to Arsenal.

    Sanchez 2 goals, Cazorla one goal, Giroud one goal and Gerrard penalty goal.

    1. HA559 says:

      Sorry just meant the 4-1 above.

  15. TioMoses says:

    Man, we need to beat down on those bin dipping mugs, get some revenge for last year.

  16. CraigZWE says:

    Trouble already

  17. CraigZWE says:

    Free kick Fck

  18. Dennis says:

    why aren’t we sitting deep and counter attacking with our pacey players instead of ‘high pressing’???? ffs when will we learn…. sit DOWN and kill their pace!!

  19. CraigZWE says:

    Come on don’t just give it away

  20. Mick The Gooner says:

    hmm.. All my confidence in winning this game has gone already.

  21. CraigZWE says:

    We just need to ground our feet and control the game

  22. arselonia says:

    Guys any stream line I can’t. Use..nice one please.

    Thanks in anticipation

  23. CraigZWE says:

    We press and get exploited at the back by pace, teams press us and look uncomfortable

  24. arselonia says:

    Sorry I mean. Any stream link please

  25. CraigZWE says:

    Chambers must sit back, he is giving himself alot to do.

    Why is Bellerin not on bench?

  26. CraigZWE says:

    Sliced open like melted butter.

  27. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

    Flamini is not a footballer

  28. Matt says:

    Flamini is f*cking diabolical.

  29. GOONSTER says:

    This thug FLAMINI, what the hell is he doing in our team, he just puts us under pressure with his stupid over the top tackles so early in the game…

    Fcking hell.

  30. AYZAY says:

    What kinda game is this we playing

  31. AussieGunner247 says:

    If wenger wanted to play the game his playing now why would he play giroud who has no pace over welbz

  32. GOONSTER says:

    This is the problem with us in big games, we always start like little girls scared of the dark and then by the time we pull the finger out we are out of the game..

  33. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    We can’t string 2 passes together


  34. frogarsenal says:

    I’d like to see Chambers at DM in place of Flamini and Hector Bellerin at right back to help cover Sterling…

  35. Mick The Gooner says:

    Don’t seem to be at the races today.

  36. Mallu_Gooner says:

    Have we even touched the ball ?

  37. GOONSTER says:

    We are big game bottlers. We always get into our shells in each game, check us out right now, making liverpool look like Madrid,…

  38. CraigZWE says:

    Keep it guys

  39. reddb10 says:

    looking at how easy liverpool are dictating the game shows how bad it is at AFC.
    bringing back flamini was disrespect to all gooners especially when taking into account that he is he is rubbish.
    Mert is slower than mist.
    monreal is not PL material
    and arteta was only just above average when he was at everton

  40. AYZAY says:

    We are playing against 14 men, call the fa

  41. CraigZWE says:

    What Chambers doing

  42. dboy says:

    Liverpool 80% ball possession. Not looking good.

  43. GOONSTER says:

    We can’t seem to put 2 passes together.. smh

  44. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    We haven’t had a shot!!!

  45. CraigZWE says:

    Wtf is going on guys? this is almost unwatchable.
    Santi looks our best befender

  46. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    The space we are allowing Liverpool is nothing short of suicidal..
    We need to get a grip otherwise there’s only one outcome

  47. Mick The Gooner says:

    We aren’t pressing at all, or even marking. All we’re doing is running after the ball when Liverpool come towards us. No organisation whatsoever.

  48. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Is chamberlain Playing?

  49. CraigZWE says:

    How can we be pressed to sh1t, but we can’t apply same pressure

  50. GOONSTER says:

    Keep the fcking ball for 2 seconds.. We are second best to every 50/50 ball.

  51. Justsoccerfan says:

    No worry, we will win on the only shot on target and win the game.

  52. CraigZWE says:

    Wish we had Ozil, his calmness on the ball and ability to win freekicks

    1. reddb10 says:

      you must be joking. with the speed of this game ozil would look like he is in slow motion.

  53. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    Getting embarrassing guys…

  54. CraigZWE says:

    Schez just improved his goal to save ratio

  55. GOONSTER says:

    Chambers is an accident waiting to happen..

  56. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Lazy manager, lazy players.

  57. JAmerican says:

    Is it just me or are we playing incredibly slow. As if we already forgotten 5-1… I just hope this isn’t another Man Utd game where we lose to complete shite…

  58. CraigZWE says:

    That’s it Ox, wake the scourers up

  59. Justsoccerfan says:

    Don’t worry we will win by only shot on goal.

  60. CraigZWE says:

    If every team pressed us like this we would not cope.
    Just hope they tire out

  61. Justsoccerfan says:

    Come let guess when will be our first attempt?

  62. Mick The Gooner says:

    Mertesacker diving in 35 yards from goal.. What’s going on???

  63. CraigZWE says:

    Mert is a disaster he did not read that

  64. dboy says:

    That was a let off. We are not good at coming from behind.

  65. dboy says:

    Corner is a goal!!

  66. Justsoccerfan says:

    I am confident we will win by the only shot at goal and pool fans will heart break and we gooners will celebrate like a trophy win.

  67. reddb10 says:

    hopefully the idiots who moan about ramsey can now see how important his commitment and passion is to our midfield.

  68. Mick The Gooner says:

    Either Welbeck or Giroud has to come off, get Walcott on..

  69. CraigZWE says:

    We not supporting each other, we letting our guys be isolated with ball and then just make pass out of nothing

  70. Mesut O-grillz says:

    This is unfathomable. Lucky Vampire Suarez is not up there, he would be running circles around us

  71. GOONSTER says:

    Chambers is making me nervous on counter attack, he is so tentative and he is going to get us in trouble..

  72. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    Why are we playing like fannys???
    No rhythm and Flamini is going to cost us a chance to get all 3 points!!!!

    1. phil-thompsons-nose says:

      It was actually giroud ..

  73. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

    I can see red card …. Please Wenger take Flamini off

  74. Matt says:

    I’d have Coquelin over Flamini any day, no surprise we cannot keep the ball against a big team away.

  75. Brada b says:

    Wtf iz wrong wit flamini

  76. Mick The Gooner says:

    Liverpool are like us vs United.

  77. CraigZWE says:

    Fck are Arsenal players colour blind or just think we playing at home in red.

    Arsene please tell them at half time we wearing fckn yellow

  78. Mesut O-grillz says:

    The stupidity.

  79. Matt says:

    That was inevitable, we’re f*cking useless, time and time again against big teams.

  80. GOONSTER says:

    There you go.. smh

  81. Mallu_Gooner says:

    great play by giroud

  82. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

    Wrong pass from the lamppost and no cover whatsoever

  83. CraigZWE says:

    Game over, Fck this fckn Fck ********* ******* SH1T

  84. Mick The Gooner says:

    We don’t have a midfield. It’s as simple as that.. Nothing is linking our defence to our attack.

  85. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    F*ing shitheads.

  86. Mesut O-grillz says:

    Maybe this goal will wake our tattered team up

  87. juhislihis says:

    Pathetic Arsenal is back! Flamini is a useless t*at

    1. Mesut O-grillz says:

      useless enough to get that assist!!!!

    2. juhislihis says:

      Great answer to my critic Flamini!

      But please, take him off.. He’s a red about to happen.

  88. TioMoses says:

    Debuchy!!! YES BOYS!!!

    Pure momentum killer for Liverpool too!

  89. CraigZWE says:

    Debucy yesssssssssss you Fckn beaut

  90. Mallu_Gooner says:

    Thank GOD !!!

  91. Mesut O-grillz says:

    Yo we just scored from a set piece!!!!!!

  92. GOONSTER says:

    Cazorla, The OX, Flamini are letting the game run past them, where are they?

    1. juhislihis says:

      Flamini is making useless fouls in the midfield, Cazorla has dropped REALLY deep, OX runs there and about making misplaced passes. They need to get it together.. Liverpool is walking past them.

  93. mr lean says:

    Flamini is going to costs us the game by getting sent off,sub him now for the coq !

    Well done Debuchy great header !

  94. Justsoccerfan says:

    See we are going to win this game even we are scuk.

  95. Twig says:

    LoL @ Liverpool 😛

  96. CraigZWE says:

    Now they know they can concede, come get your heads right guys

  97. look at the bright side people ,the positive side plz.

  98. Bigvalbowski says:

    Get Lamppost out ffs

  99. AYZAY says:

    Screaming Debuchy ma nigga

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