Official teams and Preview of Dortmund v Arsenal

It looks like Arsene Wenger has decided to try to get over the Arsenal defensive crisis while also taking advantage of the one being suffered by Jurgen Klopp and his Borussia Dortmund side, because he has picked a pretty attacking line-up, with the big news being that young Hector Bellerin get his first senior start in place of the injured Mathieu Debuchy.

It is not only that that points to the Gunners going for it either, because Kieran Gibbs comes in on the left and Mikel Arteta gets the nod ahead of the more defensive minded Mathieu Flamini. Wenger has also kept both Ramsey and Wilshere in the team and the under fire German record signing Mesut Ozil starts as well.

Szczesny
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs
Arteta, Ramsey, Wilshere
Ozil, Welbeck, Alexis

subs : Ospina, Chambers, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Cazorla, Podolski, Campbell

There is plenty of attacking talent on the bench for the Gunners as well, so I think we are going to go for it and try to take advantage of Dortmund missing key players like Reus, Hummels, Sahin and Gundogay. The former Man United man Kagawa is on the bench for them, but they still have a strong side with the likes of Bender, Grosskreutz and Mikhitaryan so it should be an entertaining game. Let’s just hope we win it…

Tags Arteta Bellerin Ozil

387 Comments

  1. muffdiver says:

    what happened last year at dortmunds? an who is missing from their team from last year?
    an who is leading the line this time?

    C O Y G

    1. mcween says:

      Going to smash them. Too much quality against a very weakened side. COYG!

    2. Goonsquad8 says:

      Dortmund are missing a good amount of players but they are still a very strong team klopp did a good job by giving them depth this year.
      Immobile is leading the line I’d prefer him over Ramos cause Ramos has been in fine form

    3. Disturbance says:

      What are we gonna smash ? We are mr. Predictable. Everyone from the kid nex door to the cleaners at the office knows how to play against Arsenal. We are painfully slow. Why is Cazorla on the bench … If we put Sanchez and the Ox we might get some speed. We need a change. Hopefully this goal will be a wake up slap in the face or more is coming where this came from.

  2. Dennis10Bergkamp says:

    why isnt flamini on the bench???????????????/

    1. Sumo says:

      Flamini was directly at fault for our 1st goal against City. I would rather have Ox playing where Flamini does.

    2. SIK says:

      He has tonsillitis as well I believe

  3. mr lean says:

    No Flamini is he injured as well ?

  4. Moreno says:

    so he’s persisting with a player who’s on the free fall but omitting veterans who are hungry to play (podolski/rosiscky)?? I’m just at a loss for words

    1. RSH says:

      If Rosicky gets no gametime today gunna go mad. Not even one minute of playing time so far this season!

      1. captinweestain says:

        His boyhood club as well.

        1. Goonsquad8 says:

          Not exactly but I get what you mean

        2. RSH says:

          Sparta Prague is, but still, he spent a long time at Dortmund

          1. captinweestain says:

            Oh yeah.

  5. RSH says:

    Bellerin gunna do well, COYG

  6. Dan.M says:

    Oh wow ozil outside again .. When we could be a further threat with ox outwide .. No progression with arsene I’m telling you

    1. vijaygunner says:

      actually ozil said it in an interview he prefers to play on the right wing so can cut in for the defense splitting pass..

  7. Goonsquad8 says:

    Come on hector show us what you can do.
    I would’ve liked to rest Ramsey and play ox on the left cause durm is very shaky when he has a pacy winger running at him

  8. Sumo says:

    Life today is-
    Biriyani. Whiskey. Arsenal.

    Come on Arsenal. Lets drill a hole in the Yellow Wall. COYG.

    1. RWRW says:

      Kebab. Lager. Arsenal for me.

      Good man

      1. Goonsquad8 says:

        Chicken tacos w salsa and a nice j so I don’t have a heart attack

        1. RWRW says:

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

          QUALITY

        2. captinweestain says:

          What’s a nice J ?

      2. captinweestain says:

        Donnar and skoll ?

        1. RWRW says:

          Doner and Heineken infact

          1. captinweestain says:

            Nice, love doner’s

          2. muffdiver says:

            what no women/hoes/ladies?

            damn what do u guys do at half time?

            1. RWRW says:

              Drink more Lager and hunt for more doner

            2. captinweestain says:

              oo don’t worry about that, ive got Five brazilain super models on concord flying directly to my house for half time.Nothing interupts the game though,

            3. NY_Gunner says:

              @muffdiver
              Exactly…

    2. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

      BBQ wings and Corona beer

      1. RWRW says:

        Good shout

      2. Goonsquad8 says:

        F*ck corona that is nasty it’s all about that does with a lime

  9. gunner4life07 says:

    Already moaning. Guys today is cl football
    Its Will be the rise of ozil ramsey welbeck Wilshere and also Bêlerîn
    Like last year ozil Will start his season
    Lets enjoy this Night with a win !

    1. captinweestain says:

      Too right.

  10. captinweestain says:

    CMON YOU GOONERS.

  11. samgunner says:

    good line up but let’s all support ozil

  12. captinweestain says:

    Subotic, decent player, that’s all they have. We must win!

  13. jt says:

    I like the game changers on the bench, problem is they’ll get about ten minutes that is if they even play. Ozil looked good at rw for real so hopefully he gains more confidence after tonight, excited about this one and pray gibbs is match fit. Coyg!

  14. Goonsquad8 says:

    We have to be careful we don’t commit to many men forward especially our full backs cause Dortmund are full of pace. Aubemayong is walcott fast, mihkitaryan is very quick and is a goal scorer almost like a cf instead of a #10, and immobile lives off defenders shoulders so it should be a good match

  15. Adienl says:

    Has someone told Wenger that he doesn’t have to play the same players in every game?

    1. captinweestain says:

      No one can tell wenger anything

  16. captinweestain says:

    Welbeck hatrick, ozil assist all three.

    1. mr lean says:

      I will drink to that ! COYG

    2. Adienl says:

      Sanchez will score.

  17. captinweestain says:

    Charlotte Jackson or Kate Abdo or Natalie Sawyer ?

    1. captinweestain says:

      Options…..
      Pump and dump
      Marry
      can’t think of another option

      1. muffdiver says:

        are u serious?! pump them all …with sky sports playing in the background!

        1. captinweestain says:

          I ment who would you treat as a slag, or take home to you’re mum, forget it.

          1. muffdiver says:

            no i get it dude . i as a distinguished gentleman with the highest regard for women believe those pieces of meat should stay in storage -know what i mean 🙂

            that kirsty gallacher looks like meet mum material

            1. captinweestain says:

              There just F7k holes mate, don’t have to be a white knight
              Only joking, i’m a gentleman as well 😉

              1. muffdiver says:

                hahaha- your a charmer – i can tell-

                this is it lads-

                red army RED ARMY

    2. Dan.M says:

      Kate abdo for me

    3. vijaygunner says:

      natalie sawyer no contest

      1. captinweestain says:

        BOOBIES

  18. slimzzy says:

    Tomorrow is my birthday, I wouldn’t mind an early birthday present from my darling arsenal….0-2 to arsenal COYG!!!

  19. captinweestain says:

    Jurgen klopp reminds me of steven merchant
    BOOGLIE EYES

    1. RWRW says:

      Yer and Wenger is Karl Pilkington lmaooooooo.

      only kidding

  20. blugooner says:

    Not too happy wit the line up. Ozil slows down our attack and does not really help defensively. We have to really be mindful of Dortmund’s nack for quick counters because they are good at it. This is tailor made for Rosicky. Its such a shame he may not play. I’m not really optimistic

  21. bazooka says:

    Wow only one defender on the bench O.o

  22. frogarsenal says:

    Go Arsenal!!! I like the line-up…would like to see Ozil in the middle though..Oh and Arteta at a different club. lol

  23. Tidan2 says:

    you know that’s not the formation right… it’s going to be the same as the last match except Bellerin will play instead of Debuchy

  24. captinweestain says:

    Cmon lets blow up the bumble bees with our cannons

  25. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Borussia fans are awesome. We need to be like they. I insist on having some canon sounds on our stadium. That would be awesome.

    1. captinweestain says:

      In order to do that we need to change of alot of personalities on this site
      negative as fook

      P.s diving c8nt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. muffdiver says:

    dortmund in two minutes- europes back yesssssssssssssssssss

  27. ChristopherHWinters says:

    Wenger wants to play Wilshere, Ramsey and Ozil altogether. What can he do to get Ozil central?

  28. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    OMG Wenger just said something to Sanchez and Sanchez nodded back in agreement. Shit just got real……….

  29. Matt says:

    Ozil on the left, f uuuuuck

    1. captinweestain says:

      You don’t want him on the right, hector is playin’ we need sanchez too track back .

  30. Sumo says:

    Ref with us. What the fcuk was Arteta thinking.
    But it looked like a dive to me as well.

    1. captinweestain says:

      10000000000000000 % dive

  31. mr lean says:

    Poor start and we keep giving the ball away,arteta is too slow for this level !

  32. HelloTroller says:

    Can someone give a good site where i can watch arsenal ,please?

    1. captinweestain says:

      zonesport . eu
      Wiziwig .tv

  33. Sumo says:

    They are not letting us get any settling time. Don’t worry boys. Only a matter of time.

  34. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Arteta is making interceptions……..

  35. Charlie Nick says:

    They’re not half the team without Lewandowski

  36. ChristopherHWinters says:

    Koscielny Rock Solid always

  37. Charlie Nick says:

    Wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. captinweestain says:

      Ice bucket the whole team, in the face

  38. Sumo says:

    Volleyball.

  39. captinweestain says:

    SLAM DUNK MON!

  40. captinweestain says:

    1st time weve had the ball

  41. AYZAY says:

    Who said dortmund were mediocre, boys wake the f up

  42. Bigvalbowski says:

    OZIL is worthless, bring in the OX already

  43. captinweestain says:

    String some passes ffs, this is rubbish
    coyg

  44. captinweestain says:

    DIVE AGAIN.

  45. muffdiver says:

    not clicking at all,

  46. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Ramsey has to stop losing posession

  47. captinweestain says:

    25 MINS+ OF NOTHING!

  48. Mick The Gooner says:

    Ramsey hasn’t shown up today, been disappointing so far. Özil has been a lot better than his recent form though.

  49. captinweestain says:

    Welbeck, turn into henry please.

  50. Goonsquad8 says:

    We need to wake up. And fast

  51. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    God they are raping us

  52. reddb10 says:

    we are playing with arteta and ozil which means no DM and short of bodies in midfield.

  53. muffdiver says:

    outclassed. we are being outclassed

  54. captinweestain says:

    Has ozil had the ball yet ? can Rambo and Jackie play together?What is going on?

  55. Charlie Nick says:

    Good run Gibbo

  56. PaddyGooner says:

    We are hanging on. Something is not right.

  57. Twig says:

    Gibbs playing like Messi, LoL

  58. Charlie Nick says:

    Where’s our passing game gone this season??

  59. rd_gunner says:

    bellerin is getting found out..that is what is happening !

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Bellerin has been pretty ok I thought.

  60. rkw says:

    please bring klopp to the emirates the difference in class with the cheese eating surrender monkey is just massive

  61. SIK says:

    Why didn’t Welbeck head that one?

  62. captinweestain says:

    They will score, if persist in playing this shite.

    1. muffdiver says:

      agreed. shezza has saved us.

      is ozil on the pitch?

      ramsey and jack together- lampard an gerrard syndrome?

      1. captinweestain says:

        100 % agree with that one.

  63. rkw says:

    team with bfg arteta ramsey as back spine is just not in top league…but the lack of fitness and work ethic is unbelievable compared to germans

  64. AYZAY says:

    Did u see that sh t?

    1. captinweestain says:

      Ive seen 36mins of shite m8

  65. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Immobile guy is a bull

  66. Moreno says:

    wilshere and ramsay can’t play together. You have to play one or the other. I hope rosiscky and and pod get a game

  67. rkw says:

    what position is ozil playing…what the f*** is wenger doing

  68. reddb10 says:

    whenever ramsey isnt brilliant the haters come out he cant be just good he has to be brilliant.
    insted of waiting for a 23 year old to take the game by the scruff of the neck why not have a go at ozil who is the highest paid player in the team but still consistently the laziest every single game.

    1. rkw says:

      good!!!! he is awful mate…

    2. captinweestain says:

      Were not saying that, i don’t think rmbo and Wilshire can play together, like Gerrad and lampard

      1. reddb10 says:

        they played together against city and they were awesome.

  69. Charlie Nick says:

    Awww Danny that was shit

  70. muffdiver says:

    fk sake danny!!! argghhhhhjhu

  71. captinweestain says:

    ooooooooo cmon danny, thats 2 sitters man

  72. AussieGOONER says:

    fk we are shiitititititeee man we cant beat liester city hw d fk would be beat dortmund

  73. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Dammit

  74. AYZAY says:

    What the Welbeck is wrong with you?

  75. Charlie Nick says:

    Haha that made Danny’s shot look good

  76. ras911 says:

    ………..

  77. Matt says:

    We are useless against any good team, it’s depressing, he just ran through our whole team

  78. Ljungberg's Cool Red Hair says:

    Again. Counter.

  79. muffdiver says:

    THATS WHAT BUYING PROVEN QUALITY GETS U !!
    GREAT GOAL
    FFS RIGHT ON HALF TIME- DONUTS!!

  80. Moreno says:

    klopp>wenger
    immobile>welbeck

    1. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

      Klopp >>> Wenger
      welbeck > immobile

  81. GOONSTER says:

    It’s been coming.. We have been shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit… All lacking pace and life in the players bodies..

  82. captinweestain says:

    Are we 1 nil down, my stream went …………… aghhhhhhhhhhhh f*ck
    Wenger change the sqaud around, iT ISNBT WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GOD I FEEL LIKE SHOUTING AT HIS FACE FROM A CENTER METER AWAY.

  83. Dan.M says:

    We need to hit them. On the break so why we playing ozil? Wenger don’t know what his doing

  84. ras911 says:

    We can’t really say we are surprised by the outcome of this game

  85. rkw says:

    wenger should be f****** shot if he thinks he has a squad that can win anything he is even more stupid than i thought…he is incapable of adding any real steel and fight to his players…its pathetic

  86. SIK says:

    I think he got a little lucky, but to be fair that was a quality goal. Wish Kosc had taken it from him earlier

  87. muffdiver says:

    embarrasing to get spanked with goal like that.
    wow

  88. RSH says:

    we seriously just let him run down the whole pitch??? How does that even happen. Shocking

  89. Mallu_Gooner says:

    Giroud is awful…isn’t it ?

    1. RSH says:

      Giroud wouldnt even have been in those positions, and his finishing isnt any better honestly.

      1. Mallu_Gooner says:

        I was just saying what we used to say during half time during the past 2 seasons

    2. No Giroud, I'm happy says:

      Yes still Welback >>> Giroud

    3. th14 says:

      Giroud is still sh*t

  90. Matt says:

    Wenger just cannot motivate the team for big games away at all, and we can only scrape draws to them at home, Wenger out, Klopp in, I’m done with Wenger.

  91. reddb10 says:

    BUY A F####G DM AND GET OZIL OFF

  92. blondin says:

    arteta,mert must go-3rd tier players.

    1. rd_gunner says:

      Good that u reminded Arteta is playing.

      Mert and Arteta against fast teams u got to be kidding!

  93. JpD665 says:

    its so simple what dortmund are doing…..pressing arsenal players and breaking with pace and directness. The goal was coming how many times have they broke from their own half to our 18 yard box through the middle in 3/4 seconds…..

  94. Matt says:

    Jenkinson is better than Bellerin, why the hell did we loan him out. We have no backup defenders!!

  95. Bigvalbowski says:

    The problem is PER and ARTETA fellas, anyone who has rudimentary futbol knowledge can see where Dortmund is running roughshod. OH and Klopp is predictably rump ramming Le Prof, but I guess we already conceded that reality

    1. Mick The Gooner says:

      Arteta hasn’t been up to speed at all. Ramsey still hasn’t hit form either, though that pass to Welbeck was great. Away against a top side in the Champions League you have to take your chances…

  96. Daedric_Lord says:

    what a defence is for allowing immobile to run in goal like this?

  97. Moreno says:

    wenger plays the same players week in week out until they get injured and are out for 3 to 4 months at a time then fans wonder why there’s an injury crisis. He plays one style of football for every team in the league or CL, he doesn’t change, he does no adjustments, he makes no innovation to the team. A blind man can see dortmund know where the pass is going before we even make a pass, why do i even support this team

  98. phil-thompsons-nose says:

    We have a better team they have a better manager..!

    Wenger should walk..!

    His motivational skills are abysmal .. They are pressing and we don’t know how to handle it.. Ffs Leicester pressured us that much we couldn’t beat them.. What hope against dortmund..?

    Another frustrating season lies ahead..
    Ramsey poor … arteta waste of time.. Get shot NOW.. Sanchez needs to be subbed as he’s losing possession too often.. Ozil.. Same old ozil..
    We need passion and pace.. Press those fluckers and give it to them instead of being pussys like our weak manager!!!!!!

  99. Matt says:

    Mertesaker is not good enough. Arteta is absolute shite. Ozil is lazy and doesn’t give a shit. Sort these problems out annd maybe we’ll only loose 3 nil at Anfield next time.

  100. Budd says:

    Unfortunately we see Gibbs has not many game under his belt. His indecision made Bos to not tackle Immobile.

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