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.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Welbeck, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil
subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott, Akpom
Go get em you Gunners!!
ah yes the whippet…no skill at all… another player that needs to be sold asap
HAHAHAH, SO AKPON IS OUR NEW SECRET WEAPON WENGER???
Ramsey has been a liability all game..
Transfer window closes and we revert to our usual standard, coincidence !!!!!
Sh*t subtitution, anwfull
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.
As much as I hate to admit it, Spurs has been better than us today 🙁
Bloody awful today, this shows why Spurs beat Chelsea and we cant!
No fitness and fight in general today!
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
Time for Chuba to become an Arsenal ledgend?
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….
Damn that was the most hurtful defeat as an Arsenal fan…
passionless manager passionless football…..just go back to the j league asap
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.
The moment your eye opens as an arsenal fan…
Hurt so much I’m emotionless…
i wonder wich one will be the words of wenger???
Bazzinga, we are back¡¡¡¡¡ Fack you Arsene….
title hopes???………. LOL
said it would be decided by 1 goal and feared we may lose.
Today we were SH*T all round!
giroud wellbeck walcott ramsey merteshaker all need to be put out to pasture along with wenger…just mediocre players or worse…..
We game em that one… No doubt.
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?
Kane vs OG? seemed to be answered today,
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.
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
Let’s face it how we played it could have been easily 4 – 2 , Lloris did some good saves but so did Ospina
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