As expected, it is a much changed Arsenal starting line-up that Arsene Wenger has picked for the third round visit of Southampton in the Capital One Cup. The big news, though, and something that should put a smile on all of our faces, is the return of Abou Diaby, as the most unlucky Frenchman in football makes his first senior start in 19 months.
It is a decent looking side as well, reflecting the fact that Wenger now has a much stronger looking Arsenal squad to choose from. Joel Campbell, Alexis Sanchez and Lukas Podolski is certainly not too shabby looking a front line, while Rosicky and Wilshere alongside Diaby is a fairly strong looking midfield as well. It is the defence that looks a bit inexperienced and could be a weak link tonight.
Bellerin, Chambers, Hayden, Coquelin
Diaby, Wilshere, Rosicky
Alexis, Campbell, Podolski
subs: Martinez, Ajayi, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Chamberlain, Cazorla, Akpom
The Saints have kept a pretty strong line-up, as I expected, with the likes of Clyne, Fonte, Schneiderlin and Wanyama all starting, but if we get at them then I think our attacking talent could carry the day, whereas if we come under serious pressure, that unfamiliar and inexperienced back five could struggle. Good luck to the Colombian keeper on his Arsenal debut and Come On You Gunners!!
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i hope chambers comes off at half and that the ox and akpom get lots of minutes
I hope Alexis comes off too, we need him to be 100% for Spurs. Alexis and Campbell off at half time, Ajayi and Akpom in. COYG!!!!!!!!
naa…i’d rather campbell play the 90 because this is his chance to stake a (legitimate)claim on his position in the team,and it couldnt have come at a better time and opposition
Diaby leaves unscathed. Thanks to the Universe
My arsenal puma jacket is still in the laundry cant wear it now oh oh i feel incomplete watching the game now 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁
Where is your jersey son
I have only two arsenal jerseys the one is nike rvp 10 i dont wanna wear it nor burn it i just keep it in my closet 🙁 🙁
The other one is bendtner 23 🙁 🙁 🙁
How much you want for thhe bedtner Jersey ?
Its not for sale mate it was a present for my sixth birthday when i started watchin soccer and rvp the hero was still our captain and my mom often heard me yelling arsenal arsenal arsenal and she thought it would be a good idea to buy me an arsenal jersey but my mom didnt know soccer nor bendtner so when i get the gift i cried and she bought me a new one the rvp jersey the captain 😀 😀
But i also kept the bendtner one so got both 😀
I’m not you’re mate for a bit then
@haywill. Getting a Bendtner jersey when all other players are available is enough to make anyone cry 🙂
Sup, Haywill? What’s been happening man?
And it will be a good test for diaby to see if he can play that deeper role
Regarding diaby We are all hoping….
life begins at 40
Or in his case after 40 injuries….
Lol thats what I was getting at goon !
Klopp to replace van gaal, bad news for the gooners, i wanted him to take over from wenger in 3 years time. Hope it’s a romur and Klopp sees sence, that it’s a corrupt club, without the influence of fergie time and howard webb, and the rest.
Anyway enough talking about them bottom half scumbags
Team looks solid
clipty klopp the horse is a wengerite(HE LOVES HIM MORE THAN WE DO) through and through he wants a “PROJECT” not just somewhere where he can throw money around for short term gain and be told who to get and have the board buy players over his head like at old mordor atm. when the time is right he will know where his new home is at the emirates. COYG
Klopp to man u?
Someone sprinkle this punk with holy water
I an’t no punk, i like helicopters
Klopp is to Dortmund similar to what Wenger is to us. I doubt he’d leave any time soon especially for a team like United
Left lloks weak tbh, but 3 nil to us
So long we can outscore them a win is very possible with our attack line…#COYG
OT:You will be suprised to learn that Abou Diaby IS NOT the unluckiest frenchman ever…Jean Pierre Adams is OT(on topic):……COYG *whispering* “blow the saints* .That doesnt sound right lol
Ok so we have a very young defense and a relatively old attack/midfield, I’m actually pretty excited how this works out!
I am really looking forward to the Wilshere Diaby partnership, finally Diaby is back!!!! He honestly is one of my favourite players.. let’s hope he can get some games under his belt cause this is the season for him to show what he’s made of.
I must say that I would have liked to see Akpom make a start although we can be pleased with a start for Campbell.
That’s it for now
wenger is been brave starting chambers and hayden together and coquelin on the left, well i want to see all of them play well and hope this adds confidence to them.. i am also desperate to see campbell, diaby, podolski, bellerin and rosicky get a run in the team. Hoping for a 3-0 win
Campbell to score a hatrick
Anybody have a stream link? Can’t find one in English
I go with Wizizwig .tv
Which link on wiziwig do you use?
Click on football, and choose the link Arsenal game, then choose you’re flash
theres enough of them.
Got one! thanks!
Which one you use?
Anyone got one with english pundits and not alllah allah mkkkkruahhh lalla
Please, i can’t bare this muslim pundit tw*t, any english ones plese
It’s bear not bare, it’s please not plese, so teach yourself English before whining about wanting to listen to an English pundit.
Tony, my apologies if I judged you prematurely, and I am not offended as perceived. but found some references in his comments distaseful and filled with prejudice. Do we refer to English pundit’s as christian tw*t? No we don’t!
You are a sick person. Arsenal have thousands of muslim supporters and you think you being funny with your sick comments.
Sorry if that offended you, but i want to hear in EnglishN
othing racist in that, i don’t want to hear the pundit celebrate with the words BUM followed by allah.
Freedom of speach mate.
You insultt others and hide behind freedom of speech. So you won’t mind if I insult your loved ones and cry freedom of speech like you do. Grow up man, this is a football site which has no place for your freedom of speech, and if this is what you think it is, then we can all start swearing and mocking each others Gods then, Don’t you think?
What’s sick about wanting to hear English commentary if your part of the English speaking world why would you want to listen to a language you can’t understand
Also it doesn’t matter what faith you are there is only 1 god it doesn’t matter what you call him
And this is a football site not a place for free speech. No offence mate but that’s a stupid thing to say. So if this isn’t a place for free speech who on this site is going to tel us what we can write ? And you shouldn’t be replying because that is a form of free speech is it not?
Thank you tony, u called racist for anything these days.
I may ght of missed it but he didn’t call you racest.
Bearing that in mind mate the really wasn’t a need TT o take the p out of somebody else’s language was there
Tony, then find an English site yourself since nobody forces you to listen to a muslim pundit. The idiot WEESTAIN uses BOMB.MUSLIM, ALLAH in his posts. That is not free speech, but plain Stereotyping and the victim in this case just happened to be a muslim pundit that he stumbled upon. You have no understanding or respect for others and that’s why you jump on this free speech bandwagon also.
Chilli source on my please mate.
JOKE, get a grip, you calling me sick and idiot doesn’t make you the saint after all does it.
Both as bad as each other
I don’t understand or respect. Really? Do you know me? No! And yet your judging that itself is a lack of respect. So before you start being a keyboard warrior and wearing your fingers down to the bone maybe you should look at yourself before you start. I’m pretty sure I also told weestain he was wrong also sadly the world has got to the point where people get offended at anything somebody else says I’m not saying his right because he isn’t I just scrolled down and saw the bomb crap but peoples opinions are there own no matter how stupid or closed minded they might be. And you can’t change that so there’s no point getting offended by it is there rise
People, the arsenal match is on arsenal.com!
Thats only Audio I think
Audio only, as if Arsenal will let you watch the game for free, Stan would hit the roof!
I seriously think that arsene should resign if we lose this game i its only a mickey mouse cup buts its a silverware anyway and everyone likes mickey mouse 🙁 🙁 🙁
I do like mickey mouse ill pay a visit to disneyland this winter 🙂
Hy guys good late night here in pakistan its 11:40 pm now but i am still not sleeping yet but i will not be able to watch this match because there is no telecast of this match in pakistan so guys keep me update every single minute… Thanx my fellow and up gunners come on win this match … COYG!!!..
Hope all has a good game.
U can watch the game on day.to
Good news for all South africans Gunners fans the game is on SS6
Southampton doing well, imagaine if they had kept all there players
First save out the way 🙂 😉
Im nervous oh oh 🙁 🙁
Afobe scoing again! 🙂
Seriosly he is Mk dons main man (i know mk dons) but scoring against united, setting goals up he’s good man.
Wenger will probably leyt him go for free
Sanchez !! 🙂
Who was it the other day writing on JustArsenal that Arsenal did´nt have someone to take free kicks 😉
ABSOLUTE peach as well
Me….glad I was wrong!
1 nil to the Arsenal
3 goals from Sanchez and we are not even on form.
Walcott. Get in.
4 goals and 1 assist*
Wasn’t there a post about us not having a free kick taker the other day? There’s your answer! That was fantastic!
Oh Rosicky.. that was amateurish
Alexis what a goal
Classic goal by class player… ¤¤SaNcHeZ¤¤
The rustiness of Mozart. Lacking a little match sharpness. But no worries. Still 70 min to play. We will come out victorious.
Wenger out 🙁
Come on Arsenal
Does any one have a website to watch the game
WIZIZWIG but the pundit is a bomb loving muslim, i’m not racist.
vipboxam dot co then 🙁
found a link on there- its hardly hd but can hear commentary and visible enough.
VIPBOXAM DOT CO!!!! TRY THAT MY MATE GAVE IT TO ME I USED IT EVER SINCE!!! 😀 😀
You an idiot. Tell that to Ozil, Diaby, Sanogo and your arse will be kicked.You just A moron on this site insulting muslims and mocking Allah in an earlier post. This is a football site for fans of Arsenal from all religious back grounds, so show some respect WEE STAIN.
Don’t bring cloud daddy into this, it’s a football match i wanted to hear in english, i did say sorry to offend, but you insisted playing the race card, yawn. lifes too short dude.
You’re, i know you like you’re grammar 😉
How’s Diaby doing? my streams wont work.
It’s on arsenal.com
what a goallllll
wow – worldy
Fcuk. We arr losing. Come on boys. Pick it up. This is such a stronh team. Dont break my heart.
Deary deary me, on half time too!!
What an amazing goal, i can’t even be mad. What a shot by Clyne
At first sight looked like Ospina should’ve done better. Great shot but it ended up in the middle of the goal.
Ospina fird i say
Will Wenger ever see the importance of having a DM?
lol the goals had nothing to do with a DM. Diaby has played very well there so far.
Nonsense. The presence of the DM prevents the opposition from getting close to the goal and also gives your team more possession. When you have more possession the other team cannot score.
You cannot just judge it from the 10 seconds prior to the goal – goals don’t just come from a few seconds but rather the buildup in the many minutes prior. That is the short-sighted thinking of little children.
Are you really serious. This is the stuff you can read in any book of basic football tactics and strategy. It is not controversial. Have you ever coached before? Does not sound like it.
Of course you are right! A goal from a penalty is the fault of diaby and the screamer scored by clyne is also diabys fault!
You have no clue what you’re on about.
I’m on the fence, but have you ever heard of lead up play ?
Who have you coached mr expert? Toddlers?
Arsene has pretty much down rated the Capitol one cup and using cheap shit players including so ospina I think Arsene needs to readically see himself and ask what to do when they play Chelsea ……I thnk there is not interest if arsenal go to final then satisfied lose still satisfied and in the premier league just participate …..
its me or diaby looks soo fragile…
its u! your very intune with your feminine side.
oh an my sis and missus are discussing whether pelle is sexy…wish i lived alone
Good jb Giroud ain’t playin then, kick them out the room man, it’s arsenal time
Arsene has pretty much down rated the Capitol one cup and using cheap shit players including so ospina I think Arsene needs to radically see himself and ask what to do when they play Chelsea ……I thnk there is not interest if arsenal go to final then satisfied lose still satisfied and in the premier league just participate …..
We will Come back, Diaby looks good, he is definitely making a physical presence know on a few occasions.
Campbell does well when he runs at players.
Bellerin looking okay
I expect Wenger to make a few early subs whether winning or losing, Jack and Alexis must be fresh come Spurs
BBC say Campbells been quiet, if true Ox on for the second half?
u not watchin ron? missin a gd game
Some world class HOLD UP PLAY right now wouls be useful
Some world class HOLD UP PLAY right now would be useful
download app for android called streams, shows a lot of sport, quality decent that what I watching on, using last data.
There like 10 links for Arsenal match
Diaby has been playing so well, guessing the people saying otherwise aren’t able to watch it?
Exactly, they have no clue.
Diaby having a good game, keeping ball, great passing, winning arial duels, I thought to myself on a few occasions had any other player had the ball we would have lost possession.
How was that pass to Alexis in first few minutes that almost put him on goal.
No not watching 🙂 My pc and connection is playing up tonight. Not happy as wanted to see the young guns playing. Have to try and catch on Arsenal player tomorrow.
Also feel Ospina could have done better for 2nd goal, but who was the player that attacked ball and then just backed off completely allowing the shot.
You just don’t do that.
We don’t have a squad that can compete on three fronts let alone four… So this is a learning exercise ….and what we have learnt is that wenger f***** up again defensively in the window but we knew that… But also that poldi rosicky and Campbell won’t do it for us at top level …. That said Diaby looked ok and bellerin and coquellin were not bad
Need a defensive sub before it is too late.
Oh Well, I didn’t like the Capital one cup anyway. At least we can focus on the other 3 tournaments
Well done Southampton
@rkw. Not watching but you are spot on. Depth of squad at DM and defense is just way too thin, Arsene to blame.
Take Rosicky off! He’s waste of space at the moment!
Frankly, Arsenal look very poor just now – need a change to alter the game flow. But Wenger will never change things up before 70 minutes.
@muffdiver. Lmao the women discussing if a players sexy, my wife doesn’t even engage with that, she just down right hates me watching footy. Something to do with me watching any and every game I can I guess 🙂
All women are mental…Fact!
Arsenal shouldnt play without a 10
The defense looks terribly unorganized – need 1 veteran defender to come on.
Are we going to bring on an attacking change then or what!? Ox wenger?
At least Middlesborough have scored against Pool, something to smile about.
Hope Diaby gets through this game and makes a start in a pl game soon. Be good for the team and him personally.
Diaby off Santi on now get akpom and the ox on!
Sanchez has been by far the best player followed by bellerin and podolski
@Mohawk. Be careful what you wish for, Per Mt? 🙁
70 minutes gone by and Wenger makes his change. What a shock.
it seems Wenger values carling cup more than epl.. see how early he makes tactical subs yet in epl games he doesn’t
Arsenal have more talent on the pitch but no DM. Southampton have 2 talented DMs on the pitch – and they are winning. Coincidence? I think not so much.
We really need to stop losing games at home regardless of the competition or opposition… Eats me up inside
we only lost 4 home games last season… last home loss was Bayern
Southampton aren’t exactly Bayern are they?
yah but you’re overeacting like we lose at home all the time. It rarely happens.
You have a point but it’s still a shite feeling
This was our first loss
Final third gone missing AGAIN!
Come on guys, No goal from Open play is poor show!
Shane Long on for the Saints now, should test our make shift defence.
Same again alexis 😉
Shneiderlein is destroying our “sample” midfield…!!
Wislhere should have closed down Clyne before the shoot, but hey!, you don’t pay me enough!!
I don’t mind if we get kicked out… We don’t have the squad to win anything anyway, but surely not to compete in the BPL and 3 other cup trophies.
Think Alexis wants to wear pants, 80’s pants
@Mohawk. Spot on again! Wanyamma or Schneiderlin would do us.
I have to say it, but as of now, Arsenal deserve to lose – poor play all around. Ball retention is terrible.
This game shows again we still have a soft centre and this needs to change !
Rosicky will want to forget his day.
I am in shock. Need a goal and Wilshere just lazily passes forward to the opposition – horrible.
We shouldn’t be losing at home period!!!
Right we all know passing it into the net doesn’t work, so why are we still doing it, no titi no iceman
Hayden is lost.
Whens Theo back 🙁
On the positive side we can get some rest in the coming weeks for our players
Wenger must go!!! enough is enough already AFC fans, grow some and let’s get this man out of our beloved club. He’s watching this and he doesn’t care, this is a complete and utter embarrassment for a club in pot 1 in the Champions league with all the money/commercial deals to be losing to Southampton.
a league cup loss isnt the end of the world. even not a fan of wenger, but really…. oh well.
you must be a winner in your life
Have some ambition, what does that say about us a team that’s been in the Champions League for 17 years to lose at HOME to Southampton??? Seriously it may be the Capitol 1 Cup but that’s just unacceptable…
you really need to read what you write. you have no idea how wenger works do you? he uses these matches for youth and to give mins to players who havent played much. the fact you had any expectations for this match just shows theres no way you have followed arsenal for too long…
i just realized all the weirdos in life must support this club. Utd/city/chelsea would be throwing a fit if they lost a game aka the loss to leicester city. Van gaal’s job is on the line already!! wenger is been getting plummeted for 10 years and he’s still around.
ffs i’m going to go support city.. at least they win titles
See ya sad act, how plastic can you get lol
k bye. Utd/city/chelsea usually drop out every year in this competition as well and they dont care because their focus are on the EPL trophy and UCL trophy, which is where arsenals focus should be. Not a trophy made for smaller teams. Obviously you werent even a real fan if my comment made you switch team, lol. Dont come back please.
All I can hear is the Saints singing through my speakers…
Ox playing rb? Wtf is going on? Difference today saints playing key first team players and our stand ins not stepping up.
Arsenal out ,Wenger out !
Another night ruined, cheers the “mighty Arsenal”
Ball retention – horrible. Deserved loss.
That was Crap.. Just got in about 10 minutes ago and watched the closing moments, we look crap like we have been all season..
Wenger had better get this team fired up to defeat the scum from down the road on Saturday !
Serisouly the wrong tactics AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kebab time, wenger you’re making me fat u c&nt
Wenger era is over ….. another 3 years of disappointment
And by then Klopp will be at Madrid trust me.
I just don’t get these substitutions… Rosicky should have been substituted off. How many times did he give the ball away?? Podolski has just lost it, totally useless in the box. Makes no runs. Shocking performance… defence was very shaky