Official teams and preview of Arsenal v QPR

There is a rare starter for Arsenal today in the shape of our Czech Republic international Tomas Rosicky. The move to bring the midfielder into the starting line-up is probably being forced on to the manager, but with Arsene Wenger still having to cope without almost every first choice central midfielder in the Gunners squad, the Frenchman is probably delighted that Rosicky has at least made himself available.

There is no Chamberlain, Ramsey, Arteta or Wilshere because Wenger seems to have spectacularly offended the god of football injuries somehow, so Cazorla and Rosicky will have to make sure that Mathieu Flamini is nit left too much on his own.

At least the Gunners are playing at home against a team we should easily beat in QPR. Hopefully that will mean that we are attacking almost constantly and the need to protect our back four will not be too much in evidence.

Szczesny
Debuchy, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs
Flamini, Rosicky, Cazorla
Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck

subs: Ospina, Bellerin, Chambers, Coquelin, Walcott, Podolski, Campbell

The in-form and prolific QPR striker Charlie Austin is clearly the danger man but we have plenty of those ourselves and as long as we take on this game with the right frame of mind, it should end up with three points and a lot happier time for Arsenal fans.

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120 Comments

  1. muffdiver says:

    goodbye prince poldi, wherever u go- all the best.

    mertesacker an flamini to be our rocks today…….cough

    1. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

      Flamini again and again …

      1. KickAssFan says:

        All hail the Rose!!!

        1. KickAssFan says:

          Monreal doing a better job as a CB than Granper Sacker.

    2. KickAssFan says:

      That awkward moment Flamini tries to dribble.

      1. muffdiver says:

        traore- once a gooner- always a gooner-
        thnaks armand-

        shame alexis is dealing with turkey withdrawal-

      2. KickAssFan says:

        Sanchez vindicates himself with an orgasmic header.

        1. galaxygooner says:

          Giroud red card. We have too many dumb players. Averagely, talentless and too big for their own shoes.

          1. KickAssFan says:

            Giroud acting like NY_Gunner: losing his temper unnecessarily.

    3. Wazzzimbo says:

      Dangit predicted Alexis 34th min goal, came at 36th

  2. Dan.M says:

    Hope you all had a very good Xmas

    Goners, names of any good streams ? Thanks in advance

    1. Wazzzimbo says:

      FirstRowSports is 90% of the time flawless.

  3. Matt says:

    Chamberlain supposedly injured now, more indication that our players are f*cking delicate nonces or Wenger’s training methods are shit

  4. Sumo says:

    Prediction
    4-1
    Sanchez 57′

  5. davidnz says:

    Expecting a high scoring game.
    Arsenal comfortably.
    Goal fest. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. fred cowardly says:

    Not comfortable with Monreal at CB but I am hoping he will prove me wrong and have a good game.

    Otherwise looks like a decent side, but still do not understand why Podolski is not given a chance to start

  7. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    It’s OK – it’s a world cup year

  8. juhislihis says:

    That was a lazy penalty

  9. davidnz says:

    Somebody will be hacked off
    they will not win the Huawei phone πŸ™‚
    Some one else will be happy.
    I have Cazorla thought he was the penalty taker now ?.
    Still time for another penalty πŸ™‚

  10. Mick The Gooner says:

    Rosicky is playing well

  11. muffdiver says:

    qpr are absolute sh*te away.

    easy win.

  12. Varun says:

    Ε΄onder why rosicky isn’t played enough. He already has created so many chances

  13. luvdaguns says:

    no kidding, rosicky has fresh legs, looks good,

  14. muffdiver says:

    remind me why rosicky was left out when he wasnt injured?

  15. dboy says:

    We need to take shots from edgr of the box. Rangers parking.

  16. Matt says:

    We have become really poor, I’d say we’re on the same level as Everton now.

    1. luvdaguns says:

      you’re spot on, really need Kos in back, Oz in middle and Theo up top, otherwise we seem to be a mid table squad… even arteta seems to spread the ball around better then flamini,

  17. Mick The Gooner says:

    Come on Arsenal.. Score. Can’t afford any mess ups.

  18. luvdaguns says:

    feels like one of those dayz, better not draw these guy! think the announcer just said tackled by nacho flamini…

  19. muffdiver says:

    qpr r so poor….wow

    1. CraigZWE says:

      And we can’t even score

    2. davidnz says:

      Arsenal should wear them down
      The goals are coming

  20. CraigZWE says:

    I sat here saying Carzola must take penalty and then Alexis misses.

    Rosiky and Carzola look our best players.

    Play Rosiky more Wenger

  21. Arsenaldivine says:

    Hi guys,
    Not watching the match right now. Relying on your commentary guys.
    Good lick to the Gunners.

    1. Arsenaldivine says:

      *luck*

  22. GOONSTER says:

    What the hell is Mertesacker doing pushing that high into the QPR RB position?

  23. CraigZWE says:

    QPR are playing rugby.

    You know why Chelsea get no injuries? The ref protects their players watched Westham game and it was evident

  24. juhislihis says:

    How Welbeck has been playing 5 seasons in BPL is beyond me.

    1. GOONSTER says:

      The guy is poor..

  25. CraigZWE says:

    Sanchez you beaut

  26. luvdaguns says:

    i just cant figure out wekbeck… something just dont click, thanks sanchez,

  27. muffdiver says:

    hahahaha

    who was marking sanchez- qpr are goinn downnnnnnn

    love u alexis – same as always

  28. luvdaguns says:

    beautiful creation Gibbs, excellent header placement Alexis

  29. CraigZWE says:

    When we put crosses in the box why do only ever have 1 player in there.

    Watching Chelsea they have 3 or 4.

    OG, Welbeck and someone else must make sure they move their asses

  30. Mick The Gooner says:

    Don’t sit off them. Go for the kill.

  31. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

    Come on Mert, grow up

  32. Brada b says:

    #IN17WETRUST! Coyg!!!

  33. CraigZWE says:

    Awww Rosiky and Carzola are playing really well together, almost put OG through

  34. dboy says:

    Game on. That should open the game up more. QPR need to come forward now.

  35. luvdaguns says:

    I must say, OG looking much better than last yr, seems to get into open spaces deeper in the box, i think up top w theo, assuming theo gets healthy, could be productive…

    1. Brada b says:

      Agreed!!!would really like to see theo on with sanchez still on the pitch!!

  36. Mick The Gooner says:

    Just curious, why was Mertesacker on the right wing at times during that half? As our only real centre back I’d rather he stayed put.

    1. GOONSTER says:

      I was saying the same. He got skinned earlier own when he was in qpr RB position, he then was square all body positioning wrong and a one two later qpr were in the clear for a counter..

  37. rpk says:

    Rosicky Rosicky Rosicky..!!!! We missed you..!

  38. HA559 says:

    Rosicky can turn out to be a deep lying playmaker, he doesn’t need to go forward to give throughball over the top.

  39. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Respective team talks:

    Redknapp: you lot need to Adam and Eve in yourselves and stop walking around like you’ve got a pair of Alan Whicker’s on. All I care about is getting my battle and money and heading down the battlecrusier so get your act together.

    Wenger: *tear drops down eye* wtf is mulled wine? *bursts into tears* it was warm. *Steve Bould steps in* Nacho and Per, try not to **** this up. Welbeck, not sure what your game is but try to do something useful. *Wenger gets up* Why would it be warm?

    1. Brada b says:

      Are u drunk?? Who cares abt redknapp & hiz team !!!

      1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

        Yes

  40. GOONSTER says:

    West Ham game on Sunday has been giving me a bad feeling all week.. Don’t know why..

    1. Brada b says:

      #alexsong!!!

  41. davidnz says:

    @Wazzzimbo
    Dangit predicted Alexis
    34th min goal, came at 36th.
    You got one hand on the Huawei mate.

    1. Wazzzimbo says:

      2 mins off, correct score so far – chuffed haha

  42. juhislihis says:

    Giroud you f’n donkey, play for the team you douche

    1. juhislihis says:

      3 match ban for the donkey kong, hopefully it won’t cost today.

  43. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

    Lovely show … Giroud … think he is Cr. Ronaldo or something

  44. muffdiver says:

    hahahaha

    wtf olly

    3 game break for you πŸ™‚

    enjoy your hols- donut

  45. Matt says:

    Giroud you f*ckin knob head. Looks like Theo’s starting at West Ham then!

  46. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Giroud you stupid donkey

  47. Me says:

    Well done Giroud for getting sent off.

    You can guarantee that one of those idiots will f**k it up.

    Last week it was Mertseacker

    This week its Giroud.

    Is there a competition at Arsenal to see who can be the biggest idiot ?

    Because if there is then Wenger is leading by a mile…

    1. muffdiver says:

      hahahaha

  48. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    The warmth embrace of capitulation – how I have missed you

  49. CraigZWE says:

    Now Welbeck will lead line against Westham and Southampton.

    Maybe this will mean Theo starts on Sunday

  50. luvdaguns says:

    thats what I get for finally praising Giroud, moron, now we have no OG for 3 games and of course Poldi gone…

  51. Mick The Gooner says:

    We’re not going to get the result…

  52. Me says:

    Just waiting for our weekly defensive capitulation.

    Its coming, you know it is…

  53. CraigZWE says:

    It’s not even that donkey Kong misses the next games, it’s that now everyone needs to exert more energy to get a result now with congested fixtures

  54. davidnz says:

    Poor old Olivier. Lol.

    1. muffdiver says:

      lol- what a guy. what-a-guy

  55. CraigZWE says:

    Wenger should bring on Coq for Welbeck, push Sanchez up top

  56. Mick The Gooner says:

    3 games in 10 days and now we have only Welbeck as a striker too..

  57. CraigZWE says:

    MOZART WHOOHOOO

  58. Mick The Gooner says:

    Good for Rosicky after having such a long time without a game.

  59. muffdiver says:

    wenger how do u feel about leavin tomas out

  60. Brada b says:

    #IN17WETRUST we trust good assist #sanchez! !!

  61. davidnz says:

    Might have to keep Podolski
    and Sanogo now.
    Campbell might get his chance.
    Theo Rambo Ozil Chamberlain coming back
    So plenty of options.

  62. ALEXIS 2 QPR 0

    Can somebody tell me why the DELUDED ONE has WELBECK playing instead of Podolski

  63. Mick The Gooner says:

    It’s not over yet..

  64. reddb10 says:

    all hail alexis sanchez if only we had one more player like him.

  65. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    Why wasn’t that ugly stupid lipped Ferdinand sent off for grabbing our stupid giroud around the neck???

  66. CraigZWE says:

    Sanchez is selfish sometimes, but I guess I wouldn’t want to pass to Welbeck either.

    Head scratch that

  67. BigWilli says:

    wenger waiting for 90th minute to bring poldi

  68. CraigZWE says:

    Why don’t we just play short corners, at least we will keep possession

  69. GOONSTER says:

    Cazorla and Rosicky have been brilliant in midfield.. Sanchez has been brilliant upfront..

  70. CraigZWE says:

    Not a penalty, ref is wrong.

    What a great dive

  71. Mick The Gooner says:

    Not a penalty..

  72. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

    no substitute unless they burn out … wenger out

  73. juhislihis says:

    The referees of PL are shocking.. He was right there to see it and gave it. What a f’n tool.

  74. jt says:

    I’m so tired of the premier league referees, every match there is at least one big decision that they get wrong

  75. CraigZWE says:

    Make a change Wenger, we creating chances why not bring on premier league best finisher “Poldolski”.

    And Le Coq

  76. rkw says:

    tired of watching the worst arsenal team i remember in a decade or more….the rahman guy is about right 5 more players to get back to being a top team…plus a new manager of course…

  77. CraigZWE says:

    Why is that not a penalty what the difference

  78. CraigZWE says:

    Not a penalty and Ferdinand should have seen red as well.

    It pisse# me off

    #######

  79. Matt says:

    Come on boys, let’s grind out a result at home, to QPR.

  80. Me says:

    Well done.

    The weekly defensive collapse begins.

    Giroud obviously has competition for idiot of the week with Debuchy.

    And to think they get paid Β£40000+ a week for this when so many a far more deserving.

    Makes me wants to throw up…

  81. CraigZWE says:

    Put 2 players to cover the right

  82. GOONSTER says:

    That’s the problem with Sanchez. He sometimes holds onto the ball too much.. Should know when to pass..

  83. Mick The Gooner says:

    Come on Arsenal.. Hold on..

  84. Time to seat WELBECK….I was young last time he scored a goal.

  85. medvet says:

    the zonal mark attack again….

    1. CraigZWE says:

      Again more crying

  86. GOONSTER says:

    Everyone ball watching there//

  87. Invincibles49 says:

    All i can see an old clown with a lanky crooked nose managing a circus in Emirates and putting on a great show. LOL.

    1. CraigZWE says:

      Haha haha crying from laughter

  88. CraigZWE says:

    We cannot just sit back
    We must push out

  89. CraigZWE says:

    πŸ™‚

  90. GOONSTER says:

    Fcking Giroud had gotten us into trouble..

  91. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Well that was a joke

  92. medvet says:

    thanks god for alexis and rosicky…

  93. Andrew AFC says:

    I hope you all have a great new year.

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