Official teams and preview of Anderlecht v Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has had a few key decisions to make over the last few days, but most of them are about how to ensure that Arsenal are stronger defensively than we have been of late. The attacking and creating side of the game has been pretty much okay, but we need to have that solid platform o build on to make sure that we beat Anderlecht tonight.

A win is a must if the Gunners are to keep the hopes of winning the group over Borussia Dortmund alive. So as expected the Frenchman has kept our most combative midfielder Mathieu Flamini in the starting line up. And having Aaron Ramsey back in the middle with the in form Jack Wilshere should also help to protect that back four.

The other big decision Wenger has made is to keep Monreal in the centre and use Chambers to replace Bellerin at right back. He has also resisted the pressure to play Lukas Podolski, with Santi Cazorla likely to start on the left. At least the German striker has made the bench this time.

Martinez
Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs
Flamini
Alexis, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla
Welbeck

subs: Huddart, Bellerin,Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Campbell, Podolski

We need a fast start and to make sure that it is the Anderlecht defence, not Arsenal’s, that is put under serious pressure. Come On You Gunners!!!!

subs

Tags Chambers Monreal Podolski

298 Comments

  1. Adienl says:

    Wenger, you need and deserve a vacation.
    Please vacate the manager spot.

    1. galaxygooner says:

      Arsenal needs a massive clear out . If arsene is not ready to do it , I think he needs to leave the stage for someone else to do it.
      I have never been part of the wenger out brigade but right now, I have about had it.
      New owners will do just as good.

    2. galaxygooner says:

      Wonder why the ball is zipping around faster? He substituted a certain player .

      1. galaxygooner says:

        We scored 1 min after this comment

  2. RWRW says:

    NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY WENGER NEEDS TO FCUKING GO!!!! THIS GAME SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHANGED AT HALF TIME!!!!!!!!

  3. medvet says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENGER, thanks for all….. now GTFO and take all the AKB with you…..

  4. Andrew AFC says:

    Our two CB were split again 🙁

  5. fred cowardly says:

    Well isn’t that lovely. Finally a goal and guess who ?

  6. mr lean says:

    F#ck off Wenger

  7. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    We deserved this.

    Wenger you are crap

    1. jackieboy says:

      We deserve better. We don’t deserve to endure Wengers failure.

  8. john0711 says:

    We all watch the games and after each mistake we all think, wenger will learn, but he won’t, why does he have to be so stubborn if he played Campbell and he fails it’s not his fault, if coz/Ozil play no 10 and fail it’s not his fault, but his reputation is gone, I really hope Monaco want him , I don’t enjoy watching us anymore , it’s not only about winning its about the way we play the game

    Oh and they score, who will wenger blame now ????,
    Prediction he won’t come out or will say the usual tripe , we showed commitment and focus, oh and it’s the refs fault

  9. GOONSTER says:

    We sack.. What the fck was that?

  10. Invincibles49 says:

    Well deserved !! We suck!! We dont deserve to take even a point from this. Kudos to Anderlecht.

  11. RWRW says:

    ONCE AGAIN MERTS FAULT!!!!

  12. Charlie Nick says:

    Monreal …..aaaarghhh …he should never have let that cross in

    1. Charlie Nick says:

      and Flamini is a fool too

  13. joeboy says:

    Same old shti! Crap defence and for some reason we just get pushed off the ball! Just so poor

  14. mr lean says:

    All the AKB come and defend this performance !

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Two thumbs down we must have some fans for other clubs on here.

  15. medvet says:

    and wilshere loses the ball again and again…..

  16. Adienl says:

    Clueless defending.
    These people are paid millions.
    Hahaahaaaa, some professionals they are!

  17. fred cowardly says:

    Shameful tactics by Wenger. Can’t say more than that.

  18. rkw says:

    thats it for me..until wenger leaves this once serious club we are not worth watching…he is an insult to fans who have been supporting this club for decades.. JUST GO

  19. Andrew AFC says:

    To little to late. Thanks

  20. SIK says:

    Why didn’t we bring in Chamberlain around the 60th minute mark?

  21. Invincibles49 says:

    Hahahahaha..75 min and subs..classic wenger .. Hahahahaha.

  22. mr lean says:

    Wenger should use some of his 8m to refund the Gooners who have travelled to Belgium to watch this sh#t performance.

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Evening mate I did say hello on the last page 🙂

      1. mr lean says:

        Sorry mate missed it,evening to you this is dire and embarrassing

  23. nygooner says:

    lmao our defending is utter garbage.

    1 – Mert needs to go. he’s only good in the air… runs like a snail
    2 – Wilshere needs to go see a shrink and simply revamp his entire game
    3 – we need a commanding, physical DM
    4 – we need a commanding, physical DM
    5 – points 3 and 4

  24. orvalentine says:

    Late substitution after conceded a goal, pathethic
    Happy birthday wenger? Isnt it your time to retire already?

  25. RWRW says:

    WHOEVER IS THUMBING DOWN COMMENTS ABOUT WENGER BEING SACKED- GO KILL YOURSELF!!

    HE NEEDS TO BE SACKED END OF DISCUSSION

    1. marky958 says:

      Too bloody right, but the AKB’s run the club you know! They love putting up with this shite,

    2. Adienl says:

      These are the sanctimonious people who are actually pussies, to be frank.

  26. john0711 says:

    Basic semi pro football, both your centre half get caught in front of the near post, it’s so bad we deserve nothing
    And we take a centre forward off when we 1-0 down

  27. ButtFlaps says:

    WHY!

  28. reddb10 says:

    man city and bayern interested in ozil and monaco want wenger. thats a double get out of jail free card. time for change at AFC and that would be a good start.

  29. Andrew AFC says:

    I really feel sorry for our supporters that have travelled to the game. Their money is worth more than this.

    1. reddb10 says:

      so true. the fans fill the stadium and follow the team all over europe but some fools still consider us glory hunters for wanting success.

  30. GOONSTER says:

    Where is Rosicky?

  31. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    We are sh*t

  32. Andrew AFC says:

    All I can say is FFS

  33. mr lean says:

    We are a joke at the back and one man is to blame

  34. Invincibles49 says:

    Hahahaha..we are insluting the name of EPL abroad.

    1. Adienl says:

      Liverpool will roger that

      1. Invincibles49 says:

        Shameful..i wont shed a single smile on this..we deserved to lose and we should have..fu#k you gibbs..

  35. medvet says:

    WOW, PATHETIC…………… i am speachless

    1. medvet says:

      speechlees

  36. Andrew AFC says:

    Go on Campbell show the boss he is deluded.

  37. Justsoccerfan says:

    Wow we are so lucky.

  38. joeboy says:

    See that! Ball comes off of the crossbar and mert just watched it go to the other player instead of trying to clear it…..useless the lot of them! Including our two bob manager!

  39. TioMoses says:

    Few observations so far:
    – Flamini doesn’t offer a whole lot of protection for the back 4, nor does he even really break up play much. Mostly see him chasing back after their midfield has got in behind us.

    – Monreal isn’t a centre back, feel a bit sorry for him playing there, he can’t do it.

    – Mertesacker isn’t as good as his supporters think he is. It’s becoming clearer every game that it is Koscielny who makes our back 4 look half decent, and Koscielny who covers Mertesacker’s weaknesses.

    – Wenger is very reactive with his substitutions. Waits until we have a problem or the damage is already done before he even thinks of making changes.

  40. joeboy says:

    Poor old sanchez must think iv left barca for this lot!

  41. Justsoccerfan says:

    No bad we got more possession.

  42. blondin says:

    Mert is MORTE-must be released.It is so obvious that he is useless-put him on transfer market and nobody will buy him.Where is our Italian goalie?Eisfeld?And several others?Money is spent and than you never see the guys?Bould looks completely withdrawn from the game.Just mess.Should of gotten Di Matteo or Mancini.

    1. joeboy says:

      The italian goalie was only on loan and eisfield got sold to fulham

    2. nygooner says:

      who thumbed you down? you speak the truth about Mert.

  43. jackieboy says:

    Wenger = C U Next Tuesday

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      🙂

  44. Andrew AFC says:

    At f-cking last

  45. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    This could easily be 3-0

    1. Justsoccerfan says:

      Luckily we are not playing with big team.

  46. Invincibles49 says:

    And the search for the perfect beautiful goal continues.

  47. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Hahaha @ Wenger not buying a defender

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      And being smug about it

  48. goldfish27 says:

    I said it they have scored Wenger y change welback n not whilshare.

  49. Andrew AFC says:

    They think it’s all over it’s know for Wenger.

    1. jackieboy says:

      You obviously don’t know our board members, they don’t sack Wenger when he loses, they give him a raise.

  50. john0711 says:

    I have to be honest I never thought it would be this bad

    1. nygooner says:

      My friend we are in a pit so deep

    2. goldfish27 says:

      Its not bad its worst brother………WENGER GET OUT N LOST

  51. TioMoses says:

    Very sad to see that after going 1-0 down, we haven’t woken up at all, in fact it is Anderlect who look more likely to score next…

  52. Brada b says:

    #FACK AW#FACK AW#FACK AW#FACK AW & o yea #FACK AW & who ever thumb me down #FACK u to! Mothe Cu*t

    1. Brada b says:

      MOTHER CONT!!

  53. Invincibles49 says:

    Its like we are leading the game lol.

  54. goldfish27 says:

    WEnger has killed arsenal Fc

    1. nygooner says:

      goldfish… all your posts are about your hate for AW… correct me if I am wrong, but it seems that you do not like him too much?

      1. goldfish27 says:

        Not a bit he has a loosing mentality and its costing Arsenal FC

  55. ras911 says:

    how fuc**ng sad is this.. Hull then Anderlecht. What happened to one of the biggest clubs in the world? We are now all worried and tense no matter who we play. how sad

  56. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Why the hell is wilshere still on the pitch

  57. mr lean says:

    Fa cup final win has only papered over some very large cracks which are reappearing

  58. abmalemu says:

    8 mil pound per year for this old useless manager… it’s really embarrassing

  59. medvet says:

    gibbs save the wenger ass

  60. ButtFlaps says:

    thankyou for Gibbbs!!!

  61. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Gibbs!

  62. RWRW says:

    YOU LUCKY FCUKER WENGER!!!! I STILL WANT YOU OUT YOU CNUT

    1. Brada b says:

      Get to fack out wenger good win boyz #FACK AW

  63. joeboy says:

    Well done the ox! Good goal

  64. DrWho says:

    Of course Wenger was unlucky with all these injuries, and of course the players have some responsibility but it is my view that wenger not buying Fabregas and thus offering him to Chelsea is was a criminal act and Wenger will regret it in the end of the season. Actually it is as bad as when he sold RVP to Manu. Finally I would say that Wenger insisting that Wilshere is world class player because maybe seeing something in him (during training session) is honestly being ridiculous and making a joke of him self. The bad news is Wenger is not going to go and in fact the board has decided to sack the fans instead…

  65. nygooner says:

    lmao kieran well done

    1. nygooner says:

      and chambers nice cross buddy

  66. abmalemu says:

    useless manager, he should have left years ago(2005) with honor…

  67. TioMoses says:

    BANG!!!!!!!!!

  68. ButtFlaps says:

    PODOLOSKI!!!!!!

  69. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    PODOLSKI

  70. mr lean says:

    Gibbs !

  71. Adienl says:

    I love Podolski.

  72. medvet says:

    lucky french b*astard

  73. Charlie Nick says:

    Hahahaha…..keep the faith losers

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Against a better team we would have been down and out.

      1. medvet says:

        go to suck wenger´s balls kido

        1. Charlie Nick says:

          @medvet…no thanks, not my thing

      2. Charlie Nick says:

        duhhhh……but who the f@ck cares? 2-1 away win!

  74. RWRW says:

    HOW LUCKY WE ARE!!!!!

  75. Andrew AFC says:

    Well done gibbs and Podolski this doesn’t change anything.

  76. john0711 says:

    How the f did we get out of that, Wengers ass has been saved

  77. mr lean says:

    He scores when he wants ! Poldi well done son

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      Wenger might listen to the supporters know.

  78. nygooner says:

    LMAO WHAT

  79. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Wenger is so f*ing lucky

  80. Tidan2 says:

    play Podolski, Campbell, and the Ox and there you go.

  81. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Wilshere off and Arsenal winning

    #YeahIsaidit

  82. Justsoccerfan says:

    The one that wenger got no faith of him, save his face.

  83. Invincibles49 says:

    Ohhhh fu#kkkk.. Wenger wins this game..fu#kkkk… I want that c#nt out…

  84. PaddyGooner says:

    Btw Khedira came on as a sub for Real.

  85. abmalemu says:

    the moment Wilshire left the pitch the team scored, please take a note the nutty professor so called manager

  86. Adienl says:

    Who do you think don’t deserve to be paid their wages today?
    We’ll give it to Sanchez.

  87. SIK says:

    We shouldn’t have won that, but I’ll take it

  88. fred cowardly says:

    The players saved Wengers behind

    1. Charlie Nick says:

      The players were total shite (apart from Sanchez at times) until last two mins. I thought Cazorla much worse than Wilshire, Monreal, Flamini…really really crap

  89. john0711 says:

    Did you see Sanchez when he left the field not happy !

    1. medvet says:

      you know why?, stubborn manager and pathetic perfonmance and tactics

  90. mr lean says:

    That’s a get out of jail result ! I’m off for a lie down well played Gibbs And poldi

  91. marky958 says:

    Lucky old Arsenal and fkg Wenger, that keep the AKBs happy

  92. Justsoccerfan says:

    Wenger: we show the spirit and determination to win the game.

    1. john0711 says:

      Lol your spot on

    2. medvet says:

      hahahahahhahahah, wheere are the sniper when are needed???
      GTFO wenger

    3. Tidan2 says:

      Except we didn’t, in fact, we were pathetic. The second we put Podolski, Campbell, Ox on all I wanted was for Ox, Sanchez and Campbell to make some direct runs towards the penalty area and it to somehow land at Podolski’s feet so that he could shoot.

      1. Tidan2 says:

        and of course I agree

  93. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Hahahahaha this is actually sad. I’m happy but there is no way anyone could condone that Wenger did the right thing with sub’s and we all of a sudden score twice.

  94. john0711 says:

    Again I’m thinking maybe wenger Will realise and play Campbell and Podolski with Ox in the next game, thumbs up yes thumbs down no

    1. Charlie Nick says:

      Can’t understand why he doesn’t start Ox

  95. Invincibles49 says:

    Brace yourself for Wenger’s praise of team’s character and determination. When will this old crook get humiliated agian..waiting for it.

  96. goldfish27 says:

    Whilshare changed n arsenal wins….Wenger leaves and Arsenal will Become great again

  97. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    So basically players that Wenger ignores made a difference for him when they come on as sub’s and his favorite’s let him down.

  98. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    I swear if Wenger uses the terms ‘togetherness’ or ‘united’ or ‘spirit’ then he deserves a wedgy

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      He said spirit. Give him a wedgy Sky Sports

  99. goldfish27 says:

    Wenger is Arsenal’s problem..1)poor team selection….2) poor tactics…3)Poor transfer policies…..4)poor player management…..Wenger ooohh Wenger I wish and pray for u to leave our beloved Arsenal Fc

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