Pick your Arsenal XI to line-up against Swansea? It’s easy!

As we get down to the nitty-gritty in the fight for Second Place in the Premier League, it seems that Arsene Wenger s going for stability in the Arsenal line-up based on the maxim “Why change a winning team?”. It has worked so far as Wenger picked an unchanged line-up for the fourth time in a row against Hull last Monday.

This means that Ospina will certainly start in goal, and despite most fans calling for Gabriel to get a game, Mertesacker and Koscielny will be the centre-back partnership. Wenger has declared that Kieran Gibbs has now hit full fitness, but I would expect Bellerin and Monreal to be the wing-backs yet again.

Coquelin is nailed-on to start as the holding midfielder as his brilliant season continues, and with Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud and the mighty Sanchez impossible to drop, that leaves the only possible change being a replacement for Ramsey, who has been declared a 50/50 chance by the boss.

If he doesn’t include the Welshman, Wenger could mix things up by starting either Wilshere or Walcott, both of whom got a run-out in the Hull game. To be perfectly honest I would prefer that Wenger picked Tomas Rosicky for his calm, cool experience in these tricky end of season games, but I have a sneaky feeling that the nod will be given to Wilshere. Wenger is desperate for the Englishman to come up with something special to renew his reputation, but (looking at our win ratio with Wilshere) I would much prefer Rosicky, or perhaps use Flamini to add extra defensive help to Coquelin early in the game, and maybe bring on Wilshere or Rosicky when we are a couple of goals up.

Who would you choose?

Tags Flamini Ramsey Rosicky Wilshere

37 Comments

  1. cramer says:

    You would like flam vi for extra defensivec ver….we are playing Swanseadat home for gods sake, not Barcelona! And Wilshere won’t be given the no do play right wing! What a ridiculous article!

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      dammit!…….. Manure are just 2pts behind us(neglect our game in hand)……… Now we really need 2 beat the swans

      1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

        TW0 games in hand; 2, you eater of Spud cereal.

  2. True.Gooner says:

    I’ll leave that to the Boss.

  3. seruwagi says:

    swansea is too sturbon at there home, us, we need to completely teach all these teams a lesson as we have been doing to others, not take us for granted, any more

  4. sevenitti says:

    My XI? Simple.

    Ospina
    Debuchy-Kosc-Mert-Monreal
    Coquelin
    Walcott-Özil-Cazorla-Sanchez
    Giroud

    Wenger’s XI? Pretty much the same, just change Debuchy&Walcott for Bellerin&Ramsey.

    As long as we win, I dont really care. Would like to see Walcott and Wilshere back in action, if not from start, at least as subs.

    1. GoonerG1 says:

      Debuchy is still hurt. Not in the squad.

      1. sevenitti says:

        Hurt from what? He played against… Crystal Palace, was it?

        1. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

          Got hurt in training.

          1. sevenitti says:

            I dunno if i want to cry or laugh…. he’s becoming a diaby

  5. Tidan2 says:

    Definitely not Flamini. I wouldn’t mind Rosicky either but it’ll end up being either Ramsey, Wilshere, or Walcott and the likelihood is probably in that order as well. (I’m hoping Ramsey gets a break because there really isn’t any need to play him until after Swansea).

  6. Greg says:

    What a set piece by jason puncheon! 1-1 come on palace move in for the win!

  7. Greg says:

    Come on palace! Beat man u!

  8. Greg says:

    Crystal palace are all over man u like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Lol!

  9. Greg says:

    De gea is really keeping man u in this game! They could have been 3-1 down!

  10. Bigvalbowski says:

    Sperroni….LOL

  11. muffdiver says:

    david de gea…..the sole reason man united will be in next years champions league after spending hundreds of millions

    1. YingYang69 says:

      Thats what the creme dela creme of goalkeepers will give you.. valuable points. P Cech hell yeah along with def mid and super striker… wind us up and watch us go.

  12. Greg says:

    Man u escapes again!!!!! Tough luck to crystal palace!

  13. Greg says:

    Apparently there are man u supporters trolling the site!

  14. keresh says:

    Bellerin could end up being our right winger. maybe not just yet.

  15. muffdiver says:

    pep to man city?

    eerrr ok

  16. CraigZWE says:

    Pep to Man C

    There goes the PL title if true

    Much rather we got pep

  17. davidnz says:

    What happened to Sanogo?
    Justarsenal predicted he
    would destroy Man U.
    Kinda hard to do that when
    your not in the match day squad 🙁

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      @ David

      I predicted a sanogo hat trick so it sounds like it didn’t come true

      1. disgusted1 says:

        Thats how good Sonogo is!!!!Cant even make palace team sheet

        1. YingYang69 says:

          Theyll regret not giving him the game time when they come asking for players next time.. especially when Beilik Jelalem Crowley maybe Akpom and young JJ in the making are nearing that time.

  18. Goonsquad8 says:

    Bein reporting pep to man city. Doesn’t worry me he’s overrated as sh*t

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @Goonsquad8
      Exactly. He’s an Effin Bluff…

      1. YingYang69 says:

        The one very good thing about having Pep is that plenty of top players will want to play under him.. especially creative players as he gives them freedom to express. Never no anymore if i should add another two or three tops to top players.. Arsenes crafty way of calling an average player top by adding a couple of tops onto the real top players.

    2. RSH says:

      Guillem Balague is 10x more reliable and says thats pure fiction anyways.

  19. CraigZWE says:

    A win tomorrow and a win vs Manu is enough to seal their fourth place fate.

    And TBH I don’t see them qualifying through play offs unless something drastically happens.

    Great for us can’t wait for our game, but why freaking Monday

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @CraigZWE
      We roll on Mon. evening…

  20. myco says:

    wana c walcot play

  21. FFFanatic says:

    If Rambo is 50/50 he shouldn’t start. Simple as. Play Walcott/Welbeck/Wilshere and be done with it. My preference would be Theo, but I have a feeling it’ll be Wilshere. We’ll be very narrow with Wilshere on our right and Alexis on the left, but we’ll have alot of people willing to run at the defence and should dominate the midfield. Theo would offer a better running option off the ball, but Jack has the tenacity and ball retention to help against Swansea. Welbeck could do a job for us and help stifle their midfield too.

    Talking of Flamini is madness. Playing 2 DMs is totally unnecessary especially when our current spine is doing so well. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @FFFanatic
      Welbeck is injured. Theo is our best option. Jack and ball retention do not go good together…

  22. Aussie Jack says:

    I`m a bit of a one eyed fan of Thomas so I`d plug for him in this game although I think Wilshere will get the nod. If Rosicky does play I just hope he gets more than the last 20 minutes so he can have an impact on the game.

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