Official teams and preview for Arsenal v Man United

Arsene Wenger must have been mightily relieved when the in form England striker Danny Welbeck passed his late fitness test and as expected, the Frenchman has stuck with the pacy and hard working front man instead of bringing back Olivier Giroud who has made an early return to fitness and is on the bench to face Manchester United today.

Louis van Gaal has had some good news of his own, with De Gea, Shaw and Di Maria all in the starting line up after their own injury concerns, but their back four still looks weak, and the Gunners will hope that it is the visitor’s defence rather than our own which is the most busy.

One surprise in the Arsenal line-up is that both our box to box midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere start, while the club captain Mikel Arteta also comes into the team after recovering from his little knock. So maybe Wenger is going for four midfielders in front of the Spaniard, with Alexis and the Ox offering pace and power on the flanks.

Szczesny
Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs
Arteta
Alexis, Ramsey, Wilshere, Chamberlain
Welbeck

subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Flamini, Rosicky, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud

There are plenty of attacking options on the bench for the Gunners, while United cannot really say the same and that could end ip making the difference, although we all hope that the result is sealed in our favour before that. But this could be a day when patience and nerves are the key factors. Come on Arsenal, you can do this!!

Tags Ramsey welbeck Wilshere

280 Comments

  1. davidnz says:

    Westham and Swansea lose.
    Amazing to think when
    Arsenal win today we go 4th!!
    With players coming back 2nd
    is on the cards even winners.
    Who needs players in January

    1. goldfish27 says:

      Wenger out

  2. Ronny331 says:

    Blooming DeGea keeping them in this.

  3. Ronny331 says:

    Come on cazorla!

  4. captinweestain says:

    ANOTHER FACCCCCCCCCCKING INJURY to a star player. WHAT THE F&CK!

  5. juhislihis says:

    We deserved this.

  6. Mick The Gooner says:

    Oh are you F’ing kidding me?

  7. Ronny331 says:

    And there it is, arsenal laughing stock again, Schez and Gibbs clowns!

    1. galaxygooner says:

      Szeczny is the worst goal keeper in the league .
      One keeper (De gea) keeps his team in the game, the other concedes from the first shot on target.

  8. abishek says:

    god hates us for sure…..

  9. captinweestain says:

    Game f^cking over

  10. Mesut O-grillz says:

    that would happen to us. that would.

  11. Ronny331 says:

    Fu*k it!!!!
    Schez your shi*e!
    Scez and Per not good enough.

  12. ras911 says:

    WOW! Perfect!!!! Jackie and Szez injured hahahaha oh lord whyyy

  13. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Haha. Karma Mr Wenger

  14. CraigZWE says:

    Schez, what a disaster.

    We need Ospina back

  15. captinweestain says:

    Now what WENGER, U WRINKLY CΒ£NT
    Chezza injured.

    Wake me up from this nightmare.

  16. Mick The Gooner says:

    We always seem to concede when it’s Ramsey that gives it away

    1. Mesut O-grillz says:

      fellaini was offsides. that didn’t help us either.

  17. lysander says:

    bye bye arsenal. enjoy your misery hahahah

  18. Demwan Jones says:

    Lol, own goal looks like arsenal players want wenger gone

  19. Ronny331 says:

    Arsenal how lucky are we? Beaten at the Emirates by the worst MU side in decades, surely not?
    #Wenger out πŸ™‚

    1. juhislihis says:

      Luck has nothing to do with. Wenger had his chance in the summer but failed to bring in players though he knew we need defensive players.

      Now Γ–zil is out, Cazorla terribly off form and Wilshere.. well wasting all our attacks.

  20. Tope says:

    COYG!!!!

  21. juhislihis says:

    Completely deserved.

    Szczesny injured. It’s good that we bought Ospina.. wait, who was already injured when we bought him is out until December/January.

  22. CraigZWE says:

    4 goals this weekend due to offsides

  23. captinweestain says:

    Broken ribs

  24. muffdiver says:

    we have 35 mins – come on lads get us a win-

    please

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      This is the type of situation where Giroud could be a good option

  25. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    We are such a crap team. Top team my ass

    1. captinweestain says:

      Were a top team with ZERO confidence.

    2. captinweestain says:

      This so painful to watch, i fee like crying.

  26. Ronny331 says:

    now only 1 available sub to bring on due to more injuries!!

  27. juhislihis says:

    Wenger, get the f*k out.

  28. CraigZWE says:

    Now we go gunho and concede more.

  29. Dennis says:

    hahahahahaha same old shaningans from this team, can’t even beat a battered UTD team. Van Gaal was right, welbeck is a 2nd string striker and yet there he is leading our line.

  30. Ronny331 says:

    Monreal at CB now we don’t have a 2nd keeper, well done Arsene lets buy an injured GK to replace Fabianski, (Kallstrom spring to mind?)

  31. haywill says:

    now all we need is a goal from di maria and a pk in stoppage time by rvp πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    and were done πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  32. Ronny331 says:

    Come on Boys!! Oh Sanchez! bloody DeGea again!

  33. Raja Danish says:

    Game over now cannot beat this very very very weak united team and never will be that’s it wenger your time is up you dictator now must leave you bastard leave arsenal tomorrow we are fed up with your excuses.

  34. Dennis says:

    Where’s the AKB crowd?

  35. Brada b says:

    Like I said win, loose or draw #FACK AW #wengerout

  36. dboy says:

    This game should’ve been won in first half.
    must say i was bored for first time watching a Arsenal Manu encounter. This team gooners, is not up to it. Thanks alot AW for doing great business in transfer window. And turning us into a deadly world class machine. I said it win or lose AW has to go.

  37. Ronny331 says:

    Only positive RVP who? Manu not one shot on target and their winning, how lucky are they and unlucky us πŸ™

    1. dboy says:

      Has nothing to with luck. It’s all about taking your chances.

  38. Usmanov says:

    Now Man U are smelling blood.

  39. Mick The Gooner says:

    Suicidal defending

  40. Tope says:

    Are you this dumb? The team is loosing and all you can write is”where are the akbs”. Go to the match venue and make yourself heard instead of hiding behind a computer

  41. Ronny331 says:

    Straight at the GK again!!

  42. sam-afc says:

    It gets harder and harder to watch arsenal

  43. Ronny331 says:

    Schez V an Injured DeGea, yes well?!
    Petr Cech please.

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      What has Szczesny done wrong?

  44. dboy says:

    We didn’t know how but we knew it was coming. There was no real urgency to put the game away. Similar to the Chelsea game. This team lacks killer instinct. So does the manager.

  45. davidnz says:

    Just have to stay positive.
    Three goals to win a glorious victory πŸ™‚
    Girouddddddddd

  46. Ronny331 says:

    @samafc. yep, sick of it!

  47. captinweestain says:

    Wonder what excuse Wenger will come up with, he know’s his time is up, he’s deluded if not.

  48. Justsoccerfan says:

    Btw did anyone see any wenger out banner?

  49. Dennis says:

    ffs where’s podolski

  50. CraigZWE says:

    Sanchez and Ozil will leave this summer, they not losers and that what Wenger building.

  51. john0711 says:

    This is where Wenger earns his 8 mil

  52. Dennis says:

    72 mins and no change in tactics, still going with an injured welbz (hamstring)

  53. john0711 says:

    I don’t think it is we are miles behind even Southampton

  54. Mesut O-grillz says:

    we are like chickens running headless out there. we don’t know what to do.

  55. GELE1 says:

    wenger out right now i dont want you

  56. captinweestain says:

    Disgusting

  57. juhislihis says:

    Let’s keep in mind we are playing against the defense of McNair, Blackett, Smalling, Young and Valencia.

    That’s right, 2 under 21’s, 2 wingers and Smalling. God help us.

  58. abishek says:

    Some body has to be made accountable for this. Manager, CEO, Players…..I don’t care. This is not acceptable.

  59. john0711 says:

    WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 75 mins for the sub OG

  60. Ronny331 says:

    Her comes the big man, NA NA Giroud! COYG!!!!

  61. Mesut O-grillz says:

    GIROUD THA GOD

  62. Mick The Gooner says:

    That hair… Giroud has been spending too much time with Debuchy.

  63. abishek says:

    King of hold up returns.lol

  64. sam-afc says:

    Wenger get up and remind the players we are losing. We’re all over the shop

  65. Usmanov says:

    Who or what do you blame for this game if turns out to be a defeat for us? I surely will blame luck. Because this is clearly following a trend!

    1. Usmanov says:

      I surely will NOT blame luck.

    2. captinweestain says:

      Wenger of course, same tactics same outcome = insanity

    3. john0711 says:

      Luck didn’t miss Wiltshire and welbeck chances

  66. haywill says:

    just to remind u guys… πŸ™ πŸ™
    were eighth πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    1. captinweestain says:

      I don’t care anymore, maybe not getting 4th will cause changes to my club, for the better.

  67. captinweestain says:

    Too late, wenger, sub won’t make any effect now.

  68. Ronny331 says:

    Is Cazorla on the pitch?

  69. Ronny331 says:

    God how many chances, at least get a draw cant bear a loss to a sh*t MU at home πŸ™

  70. Ronny331 says:

    Per get your ar*e back to goal, slow ar*e!

  71. GELE1 says:

    this is the worst man united team and we cant beat them at home
    our mnagaers is been paid 8 million a year for what it is joke
    fans also has to share the blame
    because we leave it late untill where we are now

  72. Dennis says:

    just so you guys know, 60% of the time when players get injured is because of fatigue where the brain stops sending support to the joints in the body causing injuries ranging from knee/ankles/feet you name it. If arsene had a continuous rotation policy as well as a big squad (we need 21 players, we have 16) the injuries would be far and few.

  73. Usmanov says:

    Bad day at the office????

    DAMN YOU HAFIZ RAHMAN!!!!!
    DAMN YOU!!!!

  74. Adienl says:

    Sanchez is clearly tired. Really tired.

  75. Ronny331 says:

    #Wengerout, win or lose.
    First loss at home since Villa last season, 8th in the table and 15 points from the top after just 12 games. Arsenal progressing? bo*ocks are we!

  76. abishek says:

    I am OUT…………

  77. Dennis says:

    game over!!!

  78. captinweestain says:

    “we don’t no what were doing”

  79. juhislihis says:

    Wenger out. Enough is enough.

  80. Ronny331 says:

    Man U poor team but mature, Arsenal NaΓ―ve, theres the 2nd!
    Wenger out now! disgrace how embarrassing.
    Yes Per wondering up the pitch again.

    What do you say tonight Wenger? JUST GO!

  81. davidnz says:

    Rooknee !!!

  82. highbury44 says:

    Few more defeats and Wenger will be out.Wenger out out out.We have to take the pain to get the gain

  83. captinweestain says:

    I feel like destroying something with my bare hands.

  84. Mesut O-grillz says:

    It’s always the same. some midfielder gives the ball away in the middle, the opposition gets a counter and they score

  85. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    WENGER OUT

  86. davidnz says:

    KJ’s ratings ?

    1. Mesut O-grillz says:

      Zeros across the board. Straight sh*t of a game.

  87. Ronny331 says:

    Wenger out banners being shown and confiscated by stewards, grr!
    Are we Newcastle now?

    #Wengerout!

    1. Usmanov says:

      Really? If that’s true then it’s a REAL SHAME. This really is a DICTATORSHIP REGIME!

  88. WiserthanWenger says:

    Wenger deserves this but Arsenal doesn’t deserves this !!

  89. CraigZWE says:

    No point coming onto this site tomorrow.

    Just going to be articles by admin in defence of Wenger.

    Actually might like to see this defence, could only be better than Arsenal

  90. Usmanov says:

    No Wenger Out banners yet?
    Arsenal fans are a rare breed.

  91. Adienl says:

    Mertesacker was jogging.
    He’s getting his salary so who cares?

  92. muffdiver says:

    speechless

  93. Ronny331 says:

    @captinweestain . Wenger?

    1. captinweestain says:

      What did i say about wenger?

    2. captinweestain says:

      Hhaah yeah, bitch slap him, he’s seems to be in a continuous tactic coma.

  94. rkw says:

    Back for one last farewell performance … Get the f****** loser out
    of this club NOW he is an embarrassment and he has turned this club in to an image of himself…. Shocking if anyone defends the man … The whole senior management is a disgrace and should follow …. Looking forward to a return with a proper manager at the helm

  95. Brada b says:

    #FACK AW ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fack fack fack get to fack out #Aw ffs wtf iz really happening ARSENAL ARE DOOMED !!!!

  96. captinweestain says:

    This is the first sages of wenger leaving i feel.
    See ya, thanks 4 all in the past, but goodbye.

  97. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    This is really bad. Wenger needs to take responsibility for this instead of shaking his head on the bench.

  98. CraigZWE says:

    Wenger out, what a crap team we have.

    We will be lucky to make top 4 this year, maybe we will pull a Utd and finish 7th

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