Official teams and preview of Arsenal v West Ham

Both Arsenal and West Ham have more than their fair share of injury problems going into this Premier League clash, but the Gunners are at home and with our bigger and more talented squad, you would expect it to hurt the visitors more than it does the Gunners, as long as the Arsenal players do not succumb to complacency that is.

Arsene Wenger has been speaking about the pressure on teams and players at the end of the season and also about the way to come through it, by keeping focus and keeping a high work rate, starting from the forward line, so that is what the Frenchman will be expecting from his team today.

That will definitely be the message to Theo Walcott who gets a rare start and will be chomping at the bit to impress as talks over a new contract begin. Calum Chambers also gets a rare start at right back with Bellerin given a well earned rest. Ramsey starts alongside Coquelin and that should give us a solid shape and help us to control the game.

Cazorla also gets a well earned rest, suggesting that Wenger is saving him for Monaco on Tuesday so he has not given up on that quite yet.

Ospina
Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Coquelin
Walcott, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis
Giroud

subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Bellerin, Flamini, Cazorla, Welbeck, Akpom

No messing about lads and we should get a good win and build confidence for that mission improbable on Tuesday.

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119 Comments

  1. Greg says:

    Its a good lineup can live with that!

    1. seancali says:

      What a move by giroud,a dummy and a one two with Ramsey,Ramsey scores…still giroud is not world class????????????beautiful play by giroud,simply brilliant… As I’m writing this another lovely play from giroud to tee up cazorla and a goal from flamini.haha…giroud by far man of the match.well done giroud,goal,assist,build up play.this is a world class striker my friends.

  2. fred cowardly says:

    Cool!

    I just said in previous article that I wantedto see Alexis, Walcott and Ozil all start.

    Got my wish

    1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Theo SHOOOOOOT damn!

  3. rex says:

    wenger surely knows best! we should win this one with this squad! no, erase that! we will win this one! coyg

  4. fred cowardly says:

    I’m happy with the team btw

    Ospina, Coquelin and Koscielny our key defensive players are there.

    Will be curious to find out how Chambers and Ramsey performs. Hopefully, they will be in good form

    I honestly can’t find any problems with the lineup

  5. muda says:

    Welcome back theo, #COYG

  6. cescyfab4 says:

    Nice work from Arsene to give Cazorla and Bellerin some breathing space.

    Itz a pity Gabriel is injured. Woulda loved to see Kozzer get some rest too.

    All in all, we should nick this. #COYG

  7. NY_Gunner says:

    WE GOT THIS!!!!
    COYG!!!!

  8. Sumo says:

    Fat Sam will look to park the bus and sucker punch in the counter. We should be careful. But we should have enough in the locker. All thr best boys. COYGs.

    1. GOONSTER says:

      Overweight Sam chews cud.. The guy is always chewing.

  9. CraigZWE says:

    And he chews like a cow, hence use of the word cud.

  10. luvdaguns says:

    theo already stretching the defense,

  11. CraigZWE says:

    Theo arrrg

  12. luvdaguns says:

    so far ggiroud looks like our best midfielder, just saying…

  13. CraigZWE says:

    Ham gnarly try and just send balls in box

  14. Anyone got a streaming link?

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Dr. David Banner
      vipleague.me
      Enjoy Gooner…

  15. Justsoccerfan says:

    I just don’t feel confident with mert passing.

    1. reddb10 says:

      No one does

    2. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      What game are you watching?

  16. Justsoccerfan says:

    Ospinaaaaaaaa

  17. Justsoccerfan says:

    Chamber is a liability now.

    1. CraigZWE says:

      Very good crossing though, maybe he should take corners

    2. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

      Not enough pace for RB !

  18. Justsoccerfan says:

    We are too casual with our chances, goal win game.

  19. Bigvalbowski says:

    Nice header Ramsey

  20. Justsoccerfan says:

    Who is the fcuk is our no 10? We are letting WH into the game.

  21. CraigZWE says:

    Chambers exposed cause Theo doesn’t defend.
    Alexis and Theo must change wings

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @craigzwe
      Then Monreal is f**k’d…

  22. reddb10 says:

    F##k me we can play so s##t it’s depressing to watch

  23. GOONSTER says:

    Sanchez can’t pass the ball to save his life..

    1. luvdaguns says:

      its only a matter of time before we score, just lacking quality on finish,

  24. john0711 says:

    Craig I was just going to say the same, this is the reason why Theo isn’t playing as much he doesn’t defend, so chambers gets left 1v1

  25. luvdaguns says:

    chambers a mess on defense, luv coq’s agressive close down but has given away 4 balls on w hams half, needs to settle down w the ball, team showing no signs of fatique,

  26. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Boooooooooooo

  27. john0711 says:

    Theo missed another chance that’s two , you would all slate OG for that

    1. RSH says:

      exactly, lol. Giroud so underrated by our own fans. One chance, one goal unlike everyone else today. All our shots besides for Alexis’ have been directly at GK.

  28. Bigvalbowski says:

    Would love just F#%!:G 1nce for somebody to take a hit from 20 out. Every freaking time they try and walk it in.

  29. reddb10 says:

    Take the two Germans off they are s##t

    1. luvdaguns says:

      ozil? really, his playmaking has been superb? what match are you watching?

    2. CraigZWE says:

      Ozil just gave you the finger

  30. luvdaguns says:

    ozil and OG, you beaut’s!

  31. Bigvalbowski says:

    What a goal

  32. CraigZWE says:

    OG and at last Ozil gets.his assist, could of had 2 or 3 already

    1. GOONSTER says:

      Ramsey assisted

      1. Justsoccerfan says:

        Both do the work. Ozil a nice pass to Ramsey and Ramsey let it go for Giroud. Nice goal.

        1. GOONSTER says:

          True..

  33. GOONSTER says:

    Get innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  34. Justsoccerfan says:

    Yes that I call make the kill.

    I finally find Giroud better than Walcott. Walcott is too rusty.

  35. GOONSTER says:

    Walcott just needs games, he is so dangerous. He is rusty but you can see that he causes problems

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      If TW extends his contract AW should hire King Henry to be his personal finishing coach. For a player of his caliber it is criminal

  36. RSH says:

    Ramsey of last season came to play today it seems. By far our best player today. And I KNEW Giroud would score. everyone else was just aiming at Adrian but Giroud knows how to get a goal lately. We were excellent this first half and i think it wouldve been harsh if we didnt score.

  37. luvdaguns says:

    we finally break down a team hellbent to just park the bus, not easy to do, now go kick their collective arses,

    1. Justsoccerfan says:

      We play well and created chances, if we take the chances, we are 4-0 up.

  38. bayjerkoff says:

    And all they say is that he lacks pace….our best striker by some distance
    And theo…I can only say we miss chamberlain

    1. jt says:

      theo’s created three clear chances for himself in 45 minutes of football, how often does chamberlain do that? and does he finish? chamberlain is a good winger with better dribbling ability but theo is still a greater attacking threat

      1. bayjerkoff says:

        He latched into tru passes and missd when he sud ve scored…we all knw how we slated mr giroud when he did d same against monaco

  39. seancali says:

    What a strike from our main striker. Where are all your haters now? Lovely goal.who says giroud only scores tap ins.a rocket from OG

    1. Justsoccerfan says:

      Why there is always got fan like to say where the hater.

  40. AlmiR says:

    walcott miss confidence but his movement is crazy, way better than anyone i saw this year, he had 3 clear chances, he just need to work on his confidence and he will bang 20+ for fun!!!

    1. Sumo says:

      Walcott always misses sitters. It’s nothing about confidence. It’s overconfidence as we saw with the first miss.

      1. AlmiR says:

        its all about confidence, look at OG, last year he couldnt score theset kind of goals, and ofcourse practice is essential !!!

  41. Sumo says:

    It would be tuff to break down West Ham. Said before Fat Sam would park his arse on the pitch. Anyways nice goal. Hope the floodgates open soon.

    P.S.- if that’s the quality of our finishing, i am drowing my hopes for Monaco. Walcott and Özil needs to practice shooting everyday for 2 fcuking hours.

    P.P.S.- nice to see Ramsey smile and play well.

  42. GOONSTER says:

    Chambers is an accident waiting to happen defensively, the guy looks clueless and can’t read the game at all.. He is a poor RB and we should get our Jenkinson back and groom Chambers for CB…

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      His future is definitely @ CB, strong going forward but absolutely shambolic in defense

  43. Mallu_Gooner says:

    I think Walcott is scared of getting injured again. His approach is very slow and always waiting for the ball to be played to him. Not doing anything to defend or to help chambers.

    1. RSH says:

      Honestly CHambers just get caught out way too easily. I dont think its down to Walcott not helping him. Its basic fullback knowledge to know whats going on behind you but Chambers is so naiive anad gets drawn out way too easily. And yeah Walcott in front of goal today is just not happeneing…

  44. reddb10 says:

    Thick ozil lovers even give him credit for an assist by Ramsey.

    @luvdaguns the only player doing anything in midfield is Ramsey ozil has gjven away possesion three times alredy what game are you watching?

    1. AlmiR says:

      yeah, ramsey is crazy today, good to see him back to his best!!!

    2. RSH says:

      ramsey has been by far the best player this first half. hope people are noticing. He knows he’s competing with Cazorla for a spot.

    3. Justsoccerfan says:

      Every players will give away ball any time, ozil did show he is there. Both of them are doing their job. Sanchez is quiet the last 10 mins of this half.

    4. CraigZWE says:

      Yeah yeah, pre assist haha

    5. luvdaguns says:

      ramsey had a beautiful flick to giroud, but the double pass to set up ramsey was by ozil, but i am not one of those kind off jerks that have to hate one player to like another, so sick and tired of you so called fans tearing apart world class players, you started it by saying the germans are shite, you are and never will be justified as a fan

  45. seancali says:

    Giroud just keep on proving that your world class.your almost there buddy,to me and in my books as I always say you are among the top 3 strikers in bpl. No doubt. World class.scores a rocket with his first real chance

  46. GOONSTER says:

    And what’s up with our Sanchez, been poor since he came back from injury, he can’t seem to know how to pass the ball, he is always trying to cut inside and defenders have worked that out, needs to start varying his games now..

    1. luvdaguns says:

      he is not a passer, never was, never will, not in his DNA and why he left Barca, but we have a team of passers, we need someone to go to goal, thats why he fits

  47. seancali says:

    Ozil gave the ball away twice,so what? He made more than 20 clear passes and missed a half chance,don’t be so harsh.some supposedly fans here just have no fkin clue.

    1. AlmiR says:

      some fans dont know what they want, if you look at stats we destroyed them in every segment, great job by whole team !!!

      1. seancali says:

        Almir, thanks for having footballing knowledge bro..we are playing great stuff, only if Walcott had taken one of his chances.now we need to focus and get the second

  48. Ks-Gunner says:

    Dont ask to be a striker ever again Theo.

    1. luvdaguns says:

      funny, never

  49. luvdaguns says:

    say what you want, but ozil bulking up during his injury sez alot to me about how this guy wants to succeed, the speed of his decisions, the weight of his passes, the split second creativity, this guy is amazing, he is not flashy, but he is very unselfish on the pitch

  50. GOONSTER says:

    Why does Mertesacker push up that high up the pitch and ends up being left for dead on the counter.. smh

    1. Justsoccerfan says:

      Till now I still wonder why no body tell him about it. When he is going to up of the field, we are always get caught off.

  51. Justsoccerfan says:

    Angry Sam. Lol.

  52. GOONSTER says:

    Bad start, we are not fighting for the second balls now, we are just waiting..

  53. GOONSTER says:

    Suicidal football.

  54. Justsoccerfan says:

    Fcuking mert, can someone ship him out.

  55. luvdaguns says:

    if we hold on to this win its huge, 4 wins in two weeks, including at ManUtd,

  56. Ks-Gunner says:

    Why is it so hard to shoot the ball in the net, Ramsey?

    1. reddb10 says:

      At least he takes a shot

  57. Justsoccerfan says:

    Ronaldo chamberrrrrr

  58. That penalty not given to TW is weighing right now, COYG we need one more goal

  59. Justsoccerfan says:

    We starting to get casual on the final half, we need to kill the game.

  60. What is wrong with OZIL, no one knows WTF he did not take the shot….

  61. Brada b says:

    Bench zil

  62. maxwell says:

    come on finish the game boys..

  63. Justsoccerfan says:

    Outstanding goal.

  64. maxwell says:

    thats it !!! classssss

    1. seancali says:

      Thanks to a dummy and a beautiful pass from giroud

  65. luvdaguns says:

    sweeeeet!!!! Ramsey back!

  66. Justsoccerfan says:

    Yes now I can relax.

  67. reddb10 says:

    Best player by a country mile gets the second to add to his assist.

  68. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Bye bye Monaco

  69. Bigvalbowski says:

    Ive been hard on Ramsey this year, but he has been brilliant today. Well done

    1. luvdaguns says:

      awesome!

  70. luvdaguns says:

    4 wins in 2 weeks! Flamini!

  71. Justsoccerfan says:

    I like the flick by Giroud that given to carzola assist.
    Damn I start to like Giroud more.

  72. We need these 3 against Monaco ….COYG

  73. Green Gunner says:

    Giroud in the thick of all the goals! So glad Wenger persisted with him.

  74. GOONSTER says:

    Welbeck is a headless chicken.. He never sees his team mates and when he is in good position he loses the ball. smh

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      He just seems so aloof @ times, physically he is a handful on the pitch but his techical uunderstanding of the game leaves me exasperated @ times.

  75. fred cowardly says:

    Very nervous when it remained 1-0
    I have to be honest

    5 Premier League wins in a row fellow gooners
    with an away win at United knocking them out of FA Cup. Very happy man

    Now all we need is another 3-0 Win on Tuesday night

  76. GOONSTER says:

    Giroud was MOTM

  77. Green Gunner says:

    that’ll do pig, that’ll do.

  78. Tyno says:

    Flamini……hehe he he he

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