Official teams and Preview of Arsenal v Swansea

Well it seems that despite all the pre-match talk about Arsene Wenger making a few changes to his Arsenal line-up for tonight’s home game in the Premier League, it turns out that the Frenchman is to stick with the same starting XI. That makes it five games in a row with the same side, something that Arsenal fans have not seen is some considerable time.

I hope this means that Aaron Ramsey is completely recovered from the knock he picked up as the Gunners produced an excellent winning display away to Hul City last Monday night and I am sure that the boss would not take any unnecessary risks. Whether Wenger decides to stick with the same system and formation remains to be seen because he could easily change around the roles of Ramsey, Cazorla and Ozil.

The Arsenal bench is very strong as well, including the likes of Wilshere, Walcott and Gibbs al hoping to get on to the pitch so as long as the Gunners go into this game with the right attitude and barring any major disaster, Arsenal should be celebrating the extension of our great current run and getting closer to securing a top three finish and strengthening our chances of coming second.

Ospina
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Coquelin, Cazorla
Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis
Giroud

subs: Szczesny, Gabriel, Gibbs, Flamini, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott

Swansea are starting with no recognised striker, a la Barcelona, and there is a lot of pace in their team so we need to adapt to this quickly. Or perhaps just start well and bang in lots of goals. COYG

Tags Ramsey Walcott Wilshere

160 Comments

  1. Ronny331 says:

    A very pacey swansea team tonight, glad bellerin is on montero he’s very quick! Coyg I expect a tough game arsenal to win 2-1 or 3-1.

  2. sevenitti says:

    Hah! Where’s my treat for predicting that exact lineup a day or two ago? πŸ˜›

    Swansea matches are statistically always hard, there’s no real reason but mentality why it is so. They should be beaten as easily as West Brom, Newcastle etc.

    I think we’ll win 2-1.

    1. CraigZWE says:

      Here boy, here boy come get it

  3. sanmi.marvellous says:

    arsenal 4-2 swansea.
    Giroud 18′
    Sanchez 29′
    Cazorla 56′
    Giroid 69′

  4. goonerwineverything says:

    we will win tonight no doubts at all am very chuffed with our end of season run lets drag it through to next season tooooooooooooooooooooooo lets send up the swans up the swannie

    also very pleased that the club are heavily investing in the hale end academy they are halfway through the project, gazidis has said a little while back that it should be completed by feb next year(that’s all the 4 new pitches reconfigured and relayed with state of the art turf) i have seen the plans online it looks like it will be state of the art what a great place to rear up our young gunners in, and it means that we can attract the worlds top young talent there.
    glad to see jonker is overseeing an very important time in the academies future make it a world class British talent producing factory in the arsenal way pure technical class champions in the next 20 years and beyond. coyg

  5. AlmiR says:

    Arsenal 8-0 Swansea, we need to have better goal difference than city

  6. Goonsquad8 says:

    I expect this game to be tough Swansea can get into Europe if results go there way but we will be victorious.

    2-1 to the gunners s

  7. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Wenger doing Fester Skank in PIC on BBC. Looks like he is confident

  8. davidnz says:

    Starting the same X1 is
    interesting. Would seem to
    indicate doubt about the
    quality of the 2nd tier .
    No English players start.
    Foreign legion again.

  9. CraigZWE says:

    Hope Ramsey is 100%
    Hope for a dominant display
    4-0 COYG

  10. luvdaguns says:

    On american TV pre game analysis, the question was, “is arsenal the 2nd best team in the EPL?” answer, “no doubt, and maybe the best team since January 1, if not for key injuries early in the season, they would have given chelsea a run for thier money” I fully agree, now lets go get 2nd and the FA silverware, we are back!

  11. CraigZWE says:

    Mesut opener

  12. CraigZWE says:

    Ramsey great stuff

  13. Mick The Gooner says:

    Need to attack down the left a bit more. We’re very one dimensional at the moment down the right wing.

  14. luvdaguns says:

    did not realize bellerin beat out theo as fastest 40 meter time on the squad, the guy can flat out run, dont think he will be sitting anytime soon

  15. Justsoccerfan says:

    From how the game now going, 1-0, I am happy.

  16. Justsoccerfan says:

    Just didn’t’ see the arsenal energy there.

  17. Ronny331 says:

    @justsoccerfan. Of course 1-0 would be fine, makes me laugh when deluded fans say 4-0. We need to get up the flanks more way too central.

  18. Demwan Jones says:

    These useless commentators are really pissing me off with their biased analysis. Stupid c*nts

  19. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    WTF! Where are free backheels?

  20. Justsoccerfan says:

    Don’t you think they pass the ball and close up player faster than us.

  21. CraigZWE says:

    At least Ozil is trying to make things happen

  22. luvdaguns says:

    the announcer confused bellerin w mertesacher? really?

  23. Justsoccerfan says:

    Waited till Monday than can see our gunners play but is game so slow.

  24. haywill says:

    what if we only finish 3rd πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  25. haywill says:

    and newcastle united dont get relegated πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    and barca won treble πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    1. luvdaguns says:

      big thumbs up on barca winning the treble!

      1. haywill says:

        madrin became hegemon after ozil had left i dont want barca become hegemon after alexis left πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  26. haywill says:

    alexis will be so disappointed πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  27. luvdaguns says:

    swansea dont even want to play, if alexi can get his touch on passing, may be a legend,

  28. rkw says:

    three quality players away from competing with the best….still. giroud ramsey no threat to well organised defence…and team still lacks necessary passion and effort on display in teams in last stages of CL…but its ok the prof knows best

    1. luvdaguns says:

      somewhat agree, back four has depth and is set, DM is pretty set w Coq, the Ramsey – Giroud connection not working, but swansea have a very agressive shape in the back, Ox would be a welcome addition, but at some point, we need a striker that can create space,

  29. haywill says:

    if we cant win this then i want swansea to win since draw is a lose lose situation if swansea wins at least spurs will be out of europa πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    1. luvdaguns says:

      what? we need the point to stay 3 pts from going ahead of city, if we draw today we are two behind w a game in hand, a point is needed since goal difference is gone.

      1. haywill says:

        but its spurs…… πŸ™ πŸ™

    2. stubill says:

      Are you a moron?

      You would rather Arsenal lose than win, to push Spurs out of a competition that can only damage their next Premier league season, I think somebody has borrowed your only brain cell!

      Oh! and WTF is hegemon?

      1. haywill says:

        THIS GUYS RUDE ADMIN BAN THIS GUY HE MUST BE A CHELSKI!!!!!!!!!!!!

      2. haywill says:

        N U MUST SEE WIKIPEDIA MORE OFTEN U DONT EVE NOW WHAT HEGOMON

        1. stubill says:

          Brainless idiot, are you allowed access to the internet?
          Does your nurse wipe your bottom?

  30. Justsoccerfan says:

    I wonder why pay so high price to see this type of game, so boring. Come on gunner, do you know some fans are watching the game at 3 am.

    1. haywill says:

      because love mate, love…… πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  31. Mick The Gooner says:

    Giroud looks bang out of form all of a sudden. Alexis is playing far too central, we offer no threat down the left wing so Swansea aren’t stretched. Can’t see us wing at this rate.

  32. RSH says:

    Ugh, nobody making runs. It’s all infront of Swansea. Cmon gunners…

    1. haywill says:

      pundits nbcsn said cuz swansea defenders sit deep πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    2. Mick The Gooner says:

      No pace. Ramsey has made a couple but doesn’t really have the pace to get in behind. Alexis is too central and trying to dribble through. Need Welbeck or Walcott on.

  33. RWRW says:

    Ermmmm 0 shots on target!!!!!!!

  34. AlmiR says:

    we will win this, they have nothing to offer, Wilshere will come in 100 %, and i think he could do something special tonight, lets win this

  35. haywill says:

    nbcsn said arsenal swansea goals always the second halves so were good i guess πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  36. Henry was right we can’t win the title with giroud as our first striker.Look now zero shots on target so far!

    1. haywill says:

      ur not a season ticket holder…. πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    2. Fab says:

      If u call Giroud a world class ST what will you call to Aguero? Henry knows who is a good striker and the world class striker. You guys even labelled Demba Ba a world class. Hahahahaha!. Specialist in failure.

  37. Justsoccerfan says:

    Wenger has to come out a plan to bomb the bus away. Nowadays teams just like to park their bus when play us.

  38. davidnz says:

    Hard work is being done
    by the foreign players.
    English players come on
    only when the opposition tire.
    Expect 2nd half goal surge by Arsenal .

  39. ArseOverTit says:

    I was less confident then some of the comedians on here predicting 4 and upwards to nil. Still am.

    No threat whatsoever. Swansea sit deep and watch us pass square balls in front of them. Need something a bit more cutting or special from somewhere (and it ain’t Walcott).

  40. seancali says:

    I can’t believe how Swansea have got all their players in their own half, copying Chelsea to an extreme level. This is so frustrating to watch, this will end 0-0

  41. Ronny331 says:

    Yawn!

  42. davidnz says:

    Walcott will score.

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      What in the toilets?

  43. Ronny331 says:

    Swansea helping city out nicely.

  44. Justsoccerfan says:

    1st half we got 392 pass but we only created 5 attempt and no shot on target.

  45. Ronny331 says:

    Time for rosicky πŸ™‚

  46. Justsoccerfan says:

    Coq should stick to defend.

  47. Mick The Gooner says:

    Clearly nothing has changed at half time. Ramsey off please, he’s good on the ball but has zero positional discipline.

    1. Fab says:

      If u call Giroud a world class ST what will you call to Aguero? Henry knows who is a good striker and the world class striker. You guys even labelled Demba Ba a world class. Hahahahaha!. Specialist in failure.

      1. Mick The Gooner says:

        I’ve never labelled Giroud world class, I’ e only said that there’s no world class striker on the market that we could get right now so we may as well stick with Giroud. As for Demba Ba, never said anything about him, let alone calling him world class.

        1. Fab says:

          After Mo said he don’t have a striker, you wanted arsene to sign Ba

          1. Mick The Gooner says:

            Well you’re just plain wrong there.

  48. Justsoccerfan says:

    Here is more lively than the match, at least here got haywill to entertain me.

  49. Wonder says:

    we need wing play. Ramsy is noy a winger!

  50. Mesut O-chill says:

    Okay well at least we’re moving the ball quicker

  51. davidnz says:

    5-0 Arsenal

  52. RWRW says:

    Errm Ramsay off maybe???

  53. NIKK says:

    Friggin need pace & movement upfront…falling asleep watching Giroud

  54. rkw says:

    make a f****** change please its awful no threat at all up front…need movement from wings or from giroud….

  55. haywill says:

    i seriously consider that puma should darken our red a little it looks like pink from afar not scary puma should make it look like maroon blood well be scary and win titles πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  56. RWRW says:

    It is so obvious!!!! Ramsay on the right???? He keeps coming inside so we have no width whatsoever!!! Get him off NOW!!!!

  57. haywill says:

    and i think henry should be responsible for giruoud not scoring i reckon giroud feel sad after his criticism and stop scoring goals πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    hes a moody guy giroud u know πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  58. RWRW says:

    FOR FCUK SAKE GET WALCOTT ON NOW!!!!!!

  59. davidnz says:

    Game opening up.
    Swansea tiring. Time
    for the English players.

  60. CraigZWE says:

    Walcott for OG, Wilshire for Cazorla and Rosicky for Coq

  61. Malayali Gooner says:

    Who would have thought 1 day you would see Ozil bulling the opposition eh!

  62. rkw says:

    get f****** ramsey of the pitch he is awful

  63. haywill says:

    bellerin should muscle up he looks like a kid πŸ™ πŸ™

  64. GunningSoulman says:

    The one thing I dont like about Ramsey at all is how many times he keeps losing the ball.

  65. haywill says:

    WILSHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  66. RWRW says:

    Sp we bring on another centre midfielder????? ARE YOU FCUKING KIDDING ME???????

  67. Justsoccerfan says:

    Wilshere to bang the bus.

  68. haywill says:

    kos should be made dm look at his dribbling wow πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  69. haywill says:

    THEO WALCOTT!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. Mesut O-chill says:

      Never seen Haywill so excited

  70. haywill says:

    wilshere pass to walcott score please please πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  71. Mesut O-chill says:

    Only Ozil or Cazorla to take our corners please

    1. Justsoccerfan says:

      Yes wasted two corners. Sanchez should stick to score goals.

  72. Mesut O-chill says:

    Fabianski going semi-final Wembley on us

  73. haywill says:

    we should talk to fab here he better let us win or well take back his fa cup medal!!!!!!
    oh oh πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  74. davidnz says:

    ramseeeeeeeyyyyy

  75. Mick The Gooner says:

    Can’t see us winning this now. How disappointing.

  76. davidnz says:

    Fabianski saved 5 goals !!!

  77. haywill says:

    WHY THE HECK WE SELL FABIANSKI!!!!!!!!!??????
    ARGH πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  78. Justsoccerfan says:

    F**k why all shot straight to goali.

  79. RSH says:

    Walcott you are so trash.

  80. davidnz says:

    Goal coming

  81. RWRW says:

    Back to normal Arsenal. Play play play play and fcuk all

  82. Ronny331 says:

    Draw tonight and winning the last 3 games is needed. Coyg…!

  83. luvdaguns says:

    how to beat an 11 man defense, theo looks hungry to prove himself, really shows how dominant we are, swansea trying to waste 90′

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      Hungry? The dude just missed a sitter that any of us could of finished.

  84. Ronny331 says:

    Fab>> schez

  85. rkw says:

    if wenger thinks hes solved his attacking options hes more stupid than i thought

  86. luvdaguns says:

    rather have alexi in the box then taling the corner kick, just saying…

  87. Ronny331 says:

    This is the problem playing a team who are chasing a hard fought point and Southampton. I worry about west brom and pullis, sunderland also fighting for survival. No gimme points in this league. Let’s hope city can drop some points in their last two games.

  88. RWRW says:

    I DONT BELIEVE IT!!!

  89. Mick The Gooner says:

    Well that’s second place gone. Exact copy of the goal Gomis scored against us in the away fixture.

  90. Justsoccerfan says:

    The old arsenal is back.

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Feels like pre-Christmas again.

  91. Bigvalbowski says:

    SOS!!!

  92. CraigZWE says:

    Pathetic really, now we under pressure for 3rd and most likely 4th

  93. RWRW says:

    TYPICAL FCUKING ARSENAL AND BY THE WAY ARSENE WENGER!!!!!

  94. CraigZWE says:

    Can Pool catch us to 4th or not

  95. rkw says:

    back to the wenger of old… i can see us ending up in 4th place and thats it…this was exactly the kind of performance that sums up wenger’s arsenal over last 10 years….he is not a WINNING manager

  96. NIKK says:

    Same crap

  97. jt says:

    Soon as we’re under a bit of pressure to deliver, the team’s nowhere to be seen. We need a psychologist before more signings

  98. davidnz says:

    2 late Arsenal goals

  99. Justsoccerfan says:

    Sanchez has a bad game.

  100. luvdaguns says:

    terrible, just terrible…

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