Official teams and preview of Spurs v Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has erred on the side of caution and left the Arsenal and Chile star Alexis Sanchez out of his match day squad altogether, despite the former Barca forward declaring himself willing to play – despite the medical advice that it would be a little bit too soon for him.

Danny Welbeck is properly fit again though, and the boss has brought his other summer signing straight back into the starting XI for the Gunners trip to White Hart Lane for the second North London derby of the season. I am a bit surprised to see that it is the England forward Theo Walcott who misses out though, with club record signing Mesut Ozil keeping his place in a wider role and Santi Cazorla continuing to run things in a central attacking midfield position.

That one change is the only one the manager has made, so Bellerin, Monreal, Ospina and Coquelin all get the chance to keep up their excellent recent form. This is likely to provide a stern test of Arsenal´s new found solidity and balance as well as a test of the character of our players in a vociferous and hostile away game, but that brilliant away performance at Man City is fresh in the memory and no one should be anything but confident.

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

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

Go get em you Gunners!!

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267 Comments

  1. rkw says:

    ah yes the whippet…no skill at all… another player that needs to be sold asap

  2. medvet says:

    HAHAHAH, SO AKPON IS OUR NEW SECRET WEAPON WENGER???

  3. GOONSTER says:

    Ramsey has been a liability all game..

  4. john0711 says:

    Transfer window closes and we revert to our usual standard, coincidence !!!!!

  5. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

    Weird substitutions

    1. medvet says:

      Sh*t subtitution, anwfull

  6. Playing defense is one thing, Parking the Bus another….we don’t know how to do the second.
    It’s gonna be a tough fight for that 4th place.

  7. R3iGN 95 says:

    As much as I hate to admit it, Spurs has been better than us today 🙁

  8. Ronny331 says:

    Bloody awful today, this shows why Spurs beat Chelsea and we cant!
    No fitness and fight in general today!

  9. rkw says:

    i am sorry but the only way we will become a top team again if we finish outside the top 4 and the frog leaves

  10. PaddyGooner says:

    Time for Chuba to become an Arsenal ledgend?

  11. Hafiz Rahman says:

    told u we will lose….early game at white hart lane…..nv gona be easy…..

    unless we spend big…..we are not gona win all 38 games….

    1. JAmerican says:

      Damn that was the most hurtful defeat as an Arsenal fan…

  12. rkw says:

    passionless manager passionless football…..just go back to the j league asap

  13. Ronny331 says:

    yep true way too much respect and set up not to lose instead of cautiously attack.
    Today Spurs>> Arsenal 🙁
    We missed Sanchez and Ox’s fight and dribbling today.

  14. JAmerican says:

    The moment your eye opens as an arsenal fan…

    1. JAmerican says:

      Hurt so much I’m emotionless…

  15. medvet says:

    i wonder wich one will be the words of wenger???
    Bazzinga, we are back¡¡¡¡¡ Fack you Arsene….

    title hopes???………. LOL

  16. Ronny331 says:

    said it would be decided by 1 goal and feared we may lose.
    Today we were SH*T all round!

  17. rkw says:

    giroud wellbeck walcott ramsey merteshaker all need to be put out to pasture along with wenger…just mediocre players or worse…..

  18. NY_Gunner says:

    We game em that one… No doubt.

  19. Ronny331 says:

    Early kick off and late arrival at the ground syndrome.
    Did anyone bar Coquelin, Monreal, Bellerin and Ospina realise the significance of a derby.
    Ramsey where have you gone?

  20. luvdaguns says:

    Kane vs OG? seemed to be answered today,

  21. maxwell says:

    Have some respect, wenger put out a team today that would beat most teams on there day,

    Unfortunately half of them didn’t turn up for the game! They know who they are!

    Best team who wanted the win won today, simple.

  22. We came overconfident by defeating VILLA …we missed SANCHEZ and OX period….Ramsey, GIROUD, WTF….OZIL to fragile for this league, he was beaten every time by strong energetic SPUDS players….I will not blast WENGER what’s the point, but make the comparison with POCHETINO to understand the EPL is not the same, WENGER came with a game plan and did not know how to change it…..DARN this one hurt

  23. Let’s face it how we played it could have been easily 4 – 2 , Lloris did some good saves but so did Ospina

  24. We were doomed when Le Prof subbed CAZORLA and left RAMSEY, what was he thinking?? True Santi did not play his best game, but dammit RAMSEY was fking awful

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