Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Sunderland

Arsene Wenger is clearly looking for an Arsenal win tonight over Sunderland, even though a point would be enough to make sure that we do not have to face the two legged Champions League play offs, barring a cricket score from Man United and a defeat at home to West Brom in our last game.

So there is no surprise to see that the Frenchman has selected a strong side tonight, although I am a bit surprised with a couple of his selections. Koscielny keeps his place despite having been suffering with a bit of illness this week, while it seemed a great chance to give Gabriel another taste of Premier League action.

The other one I did not expect was for the boss to drop Francis Coquelin. He is on the bench and it looks like Ramsey and Cazorla will play in central midfield. Jack Wilshere is given a start though but we will have to wait and see whether he or Mesut Ozil will play on the right flank. Jack I suspect. Kieran Gibbs comes in as well with Monreal on the bench.

Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs
Cazorla, Ramsey
Wilshere, Ozil, Alexis

subs: Szczesny, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott

It should be a good game tonight and hopefully a big win for the Gunners. A point will do though but a win will give us a chance of second place and keep the momentum going.

Tags Gibbs Wilshere


  1. Mesut O-chill says:

    Koscielny has been absolutely solid this match.

  2. Justsoccerfan says:

    Some time I also don’t know why Giroud is up there, just because there must be a CF in the line up.

  3. Mesut O-chill says:

    26 shots on goal. 26.

  4. galaxygooner says:

    Giroud Is a influence, no threat.

  5. Invincibles49 says:

    I would play Rosicky any day over that expensive lazy German !!!

  6. Justsoccerfan says:

    Come on let break Sunderland heart by win them in the injury time.

  7. Invincibles49 says:

    28 attempts and no goal!! And Wenger thinks he does not need a world class fujking striker !!!

  8. Justsoccerfan says:

    Fu*k Walcott is firing up. Wonder why he didn’t start?

  9. vijaygunner says:

    how come every average goal keeper is suddenly neuer when they play against us?!

  10. True.Gooner says:

    Diabolical game from the players and manager. Mtcheeeeeew

  11. GOONSTER says:

    Now I don’t want us to score.. Sunderland should stay in the league…

  12. Justsoccerfan says:

    Giroud is pissing me off.

  13. Mesut O-chill says:


  14. vijaygunner says:

    f**K that was pathetic!!!

  15. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Sack Wenger


  16. joeboy says:

    Just highlights our neec for width and a proper world class striker, not number twos or bench warmers!!!!

  17. Me says:

    Another crap result in another crap season to go with the ten crap seasons that went before it.

    And yet Wenger is still there drawing a f**king obscene pay cheque for being a specialist in failure.

    Mourinho is correct in everything he says about him.

    Mourinho adapts, changes things and wins things.

    Wenger just plods on with the same tired old tactics and achieves nothing..

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