Official teams and Preview of Arsenal at Leicester

After a slightly slow start to the season, Arsenal have a great chance to go into the international break just two points off the top of the Premier League with a win at newly promoted Leicester City. But Arsene Wenger still has a few injury concerns and a few selection issues to make.

The big team news is that the Frenchman has brought Yaya Sanogo back into the centre forward position to replace the injured Giroud, moving the Chile international Alexis Sanchez back out to the right. Wenger has also dropped Jack Wilshere and stuck with Santi Cazorla on the left, although Podolski, Campbell and Chamberlain are on the bench.

Szczesny
Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Flamini, Ramsey
Sanchez, Ozil, Cazorla
Sanogo

subs: Martinez, Chambers, Wilshere, Rosicky, Chamberlain, Campbell, Podolski

The bench looks a bit light defensively and I am surprised that Hector Bellerin is not on there, but the versatility of Chambers could be the reason for that. It looks like the Gunners are set up to control the ball and push Leicester back.

We certainly have the players to take all three points today, as long as we play to our strengths and do not let the home side get into their stride early on. Hopefully our young French striker can produce the sort of form that saw him score four goals against Benfica in pre-season and fire the Gunners above the spuds. COYG.

Tags Alexis Sanogo

411 Comments

  1. REiGN says:

    When the f###?! Is wenger gonna make a change?!?!

  2. GOONSTER says:

    Take off Ozil or Cazorla for The Ox…

    1. Kay-Solo says:

      Ox is such a plank with his wayward shots. Wilshere should have come on. Plays well in a scrappy game like this one.

  3. Mark Mywords says:

    Leicester bring on a fresh striker. Wenger seems happy with the result though.

  4. captinweestain says:

    Get him off

  5. Invincibles49 says:

    Wenger does not want to win the game. Why no subs till now ??? Is he still in the pre-season mode ??

    1. shuvo says:

      I wasted 90 min of my life by watching a crap match, sonago leading the front line is like watching goat in the bed with a pornstar!!!
      Having millions of money to spend we bring no stricker. We dnt deserve a point in that match.

    2. Kay-Solo says:

      He’s still at the copacabana beach!

  6. reddb10 says:

    GET A F$$$$$G SUB ON FFS

  7. RSH says:

    still no subs for us….

  8. RSH says:

    still no subs for us….

  9. marky958 says:

    us deluded Gooners conned again by Wenger and AFC! No way are we going to get the TROPHY 4th or have any chance of winning the Premier league with Wenger in charge!FACT!!!!!

  10. captinweestain says:

    faccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccck this!

  11. Mark Mywords says:

    Great dummy, Sanogo. Now, not even trying to score anymore!

  12. GOONSTER says:

    Ramsey been terrible for the start of the season..

  13. REiGN says:

    If we had a world class striker playing instead of saNOgo, we could’ve been 2-3 goals up.

    1. mezoafrika says:

      Ozil plays like hes witout blood, Carzola… mostly predictible, Sanogo… omg, he needs 2 seasson loans beafore first team, Nacho seems beter than last seasson, Debuchy good foward but sagna was beter defensive, anyway Chambers and Alex apsolute 5/5 degree,
      If we dont spend 25milion this night we ll probably end forth or five…. again…

  14. Invincibles49 says:

    Bring Jack and Ox. Take off Sanogo and Ozil/Cazorla. FFS Wenger make something happen. FFFFFSSSSS Clock is ticking.

  15. Brada b says:

    Jus finish rolling up my weed & still no facking subSMFH

  16. sam-afc says:

    Not able to watch the game, but looking at all your guys comments it’s not that great? Geez 😐

  17. Justsoccerfan says:

    Get use to it, Wenger only sub at 80 min onward.

  18. goonerretic says:

    i have the odd feeling Leicester will score again

    1. Brada b says:

      Disargree wit that comment

    2. Tyno says:

      Well, it’s an odd feeling.
      ODD you called it.

  19. Mark Mywords says:

    Wenger doesn’t seem bothered at all! WTF?

  20. Daedric_Lord says:

    90° campbell and ox will enter

  21. GOONSTER says:

    We are terrible.. Damn..

  22. Justsoccerfan says:

    Now I know why we got no depth and we like to buy player cos Wenger don’t need subs.

    1. Justsoccerfan says:

      Dont*

  23. gooner4ever says:

    Tell me, WHY, WHY no substitutions?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  24. Cartman says:

    Seriously, who is the best between Sanogo, Torres and Carroll?

    1. Mark Mywords says:

      I can’t get past his attempted dummy. What self-respecting striker tries a dummy in that kind of position?

  25. Kingbong10 says:

    Ozil and Cazorla can’t play together..Also Wenger said he’ll only buy quality that is better than what we have, How on earth is Remy worse than Sanogo? Not enjoying watching this lads.. Extremely worrying.

  26. captinweestain says:

    AT LAST

  27. juhislihis says:

    Cazorlas chance at CAM, result performance horrible as usual.

    ST, LW, CDM, CB short of challenging for major titles.

  28. Invincibles49 says:

    HAHAHAHAAH.. 75 min and here some subs. I predicted exactly the same time. 😀

  29. medvet says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    We do not need more signings, and you know why??? because wenger (the stubborn one) do not make a simple substitution …. i wonder, even know what meaning the word Substitution??

    1. captinweestain says:

      Why is you’re comment awaiting moderation ?

  30. joeboy says:

    Wengers classic line we will only but players who will improve the team or are better quality then sanogood, campbell and podolski…..erm surely that cant be hard to find strikers better then them you idiot! We havent played really well since pre season and struggling to score

  31. Bigvalbowski says:

    I dont possess an Economics degree like the Stubborn One but it seems the follwing could work. Whatcha think?

    OUT:
    Carzola 16M
    Poldi 12M
    Campbell 10M

    IN:
    Reus 25M
    Carvalho 22M
    Cavani 45M

    And no I dont play Fifa 2014 like most of you twats! Lol

    1. Ks-Gunner says:

      mother facker whats wrong with playing Fifa.

      1. captinweestain says:

        agreed

  32. Daedric_Lord says:

    yeah

  33. captinweestain says:

    Is wenger trying to burn players to the ground, injuries ?

  34. goonerretic says:

    These guys dont fear us at all.They are making attacking changes

  35. Charlie Nick says:

    Santi…you’re kidding yourself…even you must know you were crap

  36. RSH says:

    this is so pathetic. sorry. we have been horrible this season so far.

  37. RWRW says:

    I would fine Cazorla for walking off the fcuking pitch!! arrogant cnut

  38. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    The instruction manual says –

    Need a goal in the last 15? Unmuzzle Podolski and send him on

  39. Daedric_Lord says:

    ozil noooooooooooooo

  40. Matt says:

    Just made our last two subs and Ozil is injured…

  41. xhafeezx says:

    We should sign drinkwater..!!! Seriously drinkwater..

  42. captinweestain says:

    Ozil WANTS NO MORE PART OF THIS GAME, i don’t blame him.

  43. Ks-Gunner says:

    2 of our most dangerous players do get in the game only now in the 75mint. Score a goal Poldi. Do it right in-front of Odd farts Wengers face.

  44. GOONSTER says:

    The moment we make all the subs and Ozil goes down..

  45. medvet says:

    a St, Cb and Dm is a MUST, but we gonna use them???…. 75 min for take out saNogoals… hilarious… good one wenger

  46. goonerretic says:

    Our midfield is matched be newly promoted side..We didnt need Fabregas..We are great

  47. mortal says:

    arsene hates cambel, if I were him, I will ask for a loan.

  48. marky958 says:

    Wenger OUT!Wenger OUT!

  49. Matt says:

    We are just so poor.

  50. captinweestain says:

    I thought this would be easy, walk in the park.
    How wrong, cheers Wenger

    1. nygooner says:

      right?

  51. Ronny331 says:

    Utter rubbish,, ozil injured now.

  52. Mark Mywords says:

    And the clock goes “tiki taka”.

  53. goonerretic says:

    everybody still alive out there?

  54. REiGN says:

    Stay on your feet god dammit! Never go diving in when you’re short at the back.

  55. GunningSoulman says:

    Flamini is a dm who cant tackle….wow

  56. nygooner says:

    I am legitimately SCARED for our match with city in 2 weeks

  57. GOONSTER says:

    Wenger can’t stand Campbell..

  58. Charlie Nick says:

    Do we have to do everything at walking pace??

  59. RSH says:

    this is beyond embarrassing.

  60. rock88 says:

    Wenger ur stupid

  61. sam-afc says:

    I’m worried :/

  62. captinweestain says:

    Sorry to say this but chelski will rape us!

  63. Ronny331 says:

    Have all our players except sanchez forgotten how to play football? Mid table stuff today so poor. Tomorrow better bring some good news!!

  64. Invincibles49 says:

    Wenger in his post match conference : “Sanogo got 75 min. That is what the match was for. He needed it. We need to get him at full fitness.”

  65. isaaclys says:

    SERIOUSLY. WTF. WENGER.
    WTF.

    1. isaaclys says:

      sorry for cursing. But it really hurts deep in my heart to see my beloved team playing like this. More like.. ruined.

  66. RWRW says:

    WENGER OUT!!!

  67. medvet says:

    The only person who we must blame is wenger… and do not ask why….
    poor tactics, poor selection of player, late substitutions and ZERO signings…..
    Arsene do not know best… end off

  68. nygooner says:

    this is a sick joke… we are terrible. Why do I make fun of united when my own team is the same level of sh*t?

  69. captinweestain says:

    Just end this drivel pisstaking game, i’m hungry, sunday roast is gettin cold for this

  70. AussieGOONER says:

    fk we are shit top 4 our target wengerout we cant drop points agaist smaller team

  71. captinweestain says:

    Blow the whistle init

  72. RWRW says:

    I FCUKING HATE YOU WENGER YOU FRENCH THINK STREAK OF PIISS

  73. cardo87 says:

    24 attempts on goal. One goal. but we don’t need a striker. Managers get binned for less sins.

    1. cardo87 says:

      Thumbed down by a true gooner obviously. Vrrrrp

  74. Mark Mywords says:

    You can’t bring on a rusty Poldi in the 75th minute and expect him to have an impact. Well, that is unless you are Wenger.

  75. Cartman says:

    Screw you guys…..I’m going home

  76. captinweestain says:

    ha there mugging us off now

  77. jackieboy says:

    Seriously, what in the fu*k is wrong with this team?! Do they know that the season has started or are they still on their holidays. Muppets the lot of them.

  78. fezzo afc x says:

    Just so sick of everyone other then wenger seeing that we need a striker and he don’t want to sign one ! CNUT !!!

  79. gunnerman8701 says:

    And someone was making fun of spurs. They would have killed this game. We are very bais

  80. Invincibles49 says:

    The only bright spark today from Arsenal : Scez. Good game Lad 🙂

  81. Matt says:

    Well that was shit

  82. Ronny331 says:

    11 strangers that are waiting to get home to eat their roast dinners! P*ss poor!

  83. captinweestain says:

    I feel sick, puke over wnger face

  84. medvet says:

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK you wenger

  85. GOONSTER says:

    I swear we are going to get humiliated again by the likes of Liverpool, City and Chelsea..

    Ramsey has a bad game and the whole team look ordinary…

    smh

    1. mortal says:

      This isn’t the first time, since the beginning of the season.Ramsey seems to be off.

  86. Invincibles49 says:

    So Wenger has a 3 years contract! Hmmm.. Just sayin!

  87. rock88 says:

    Wenger” If Giroud was fit we would have won quadruple”.
    We have better strikers than Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez and Costa.

  88. mortal says:

    struggled to beat crystal palace, struggled to get a draw against everton and now struggling to get a draw(lower teams) when we meet city daz real trashing we gonna get.

  89. Mark Mywords says:

    It takes a special manager to fail this horribly. I hate Mourinho with a passion, but he is right about Wenger.

  90. baldyloxxx says:

    If we carry on line this, spurs will finish above us.

  91. GOONSTER says:

    We have so many world class midfielders and we did not need Cesc…

    smh.. This lot can’t create a jot..

  92. Ronny331 says:

    The start of another 49 unbeaten? Lmao. I dread playing spurs, pool, chelsea, mcity, swansea, villa……..in fact anyone at the moment, we need to wake the fook up!! No signings tmw and I’ll be pis*ed big time!

  93. Kay123 says:

    Leicter could have easily won this game with the better chances they’ve had

  94. Bigvalbowski says:

    No disrespect intended and I love me some Nachos from time 2 time but when Monreal is your best player on the pitch by FAR Arsenal is a mid table squad.

  95. Invincibles49 says:

    One thing i noticed : When our 7 players are in and around the box, one of our players gets a touch on his back, falls down, and instead of trying to win the ball back cries for a foul. Meanwhile Leicester are away and running on the counter as most of our players are around the box. Cazorla did it thrice i think.

  96. Invincibles49 says:

    When your goalkeeper is your best player in the match against a newly promoted side, it says a lot about you. LOL

    1. seancali says:

      Sanogo is a fking useless moran. Don’t ever want to see him in an Arsenal shirt again. We need a striker. We had the chance to sign Balotelli but Stupid wenger didn’t. fuk wenger and his tactics. SANOGO OUT NOW.

  97. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Fu*k Sanogo. He need’s a loan. We are not winning the league. We play like shi*t. Good job wenger. Keep Droping points against crap teams.

  98. GOONSTER says:

    We have Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Wilshere etc.. Fabregas is not needed.. Where would a world class player like fit in in our CL and EPL standard midfield?

    We can’t create a chance for a lollipop…

    smh

  99. marky958 says:

    Wenger lovers are to blame for AFC downfall, Wenger knows nothing about players or their positions, bloody zonal marking for fk sake! 4th in the league is our trophy nothing else, Champions league is a waste of energy and time, we’ll never win in with Wenger in charge! Our transfer policy is shit, yet we have the richest guy in Britain at our club and yet He’s not on the AFC board, its a fkg disgrace!

  100. NickTheYank says:

    Sanchez is an another world compared to the rest of them at the moment. Weren’t the FA cup and community shield supposed to have inspired them and given the confidence? Wenger wrists till 15 left. To bring on Ox and Podolski is a real head scratcher isn’t it. Even Arsene doesn’t seem to have any sense of urgency.

    Does anyone feel confident about the game against city in 2 weeks? I’m scared stupid it’s gonna end up like Chelsea last season.

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