Welbeck for Ozil should be ONLY Arsenal change!

I am not having a go at Mesut Ozil here by any means. I am actually quite a big fan of the Arsenal and Germany star and have never been one of the Arsenal fans who thought he was too lightweight and would never make it in the rough and tumble of the Premier League.

The German play maker has already started to prove just that since his return from the injury he picked up against Chelsea last year. But I think that maybe this is one that Ozil should sit out, at least from the kick-off anyway. I don´t think that it is going to be the sort of game that will really allow him to shine for one thing.

But this is not just about Ozil, because I think that this game is tailor made for Danny Welbeck. With no issues of fatigue and assuming that Wenger has not been playing a fast one over the Alexis injury, there is no real reason to change a winning team, apart from Welbeck for Ozil. The former Man United man has been a little bit forgotten in recent weeks and that is the price you pay for being just a part of a star studded team I suppose. But we should not forget how impressed we were with Welbeck before his injury.

It is going to be a bit of a battle at White Hart Lane and I would want Welbeck on my side in that situation because he is willing to use his strength and he is a very honest and unselfish player. So Danny will be very handy when we have to defend and give Spurs no time.

And when we get the chance to break, his pace, power and passing in a front line with Giroud and Walcott could be invaluable. Add to all that the fact that he must be absolutely gagging to play again and he has to be a nailed on starter, hasn’t he?

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  1. Hafiz Rahman says:

    just dont get hammered will do..

    back to the basics….

  2. KickAssFan says:

    It’s a “Cock” battle today: The Fighting Cock (from White Hart Lane) VS. The Furious Cock (aka Le Coq from the Emirates).

    Let the better Cock win!!! COYG!!! FOYS!!!!

  3. KickAssFan says:

    I agree. For tactical reasons, if Alexis cant make it, Ozil should be dropped for Welbeck.

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      Welbeck isnt match fit….

      and its ridiculous to play Ozil at the wings…..

      1. KickAssFan says:

        I salute the House of Rahman.

        Hafiz, it’s true Ozil performs attractively better in the middle and I concure he be played in the middle always, but he can’t run things better than our Spanish Merlin, at the moment. So, better he plays on the flanks or be left out.

  4. fullmetalalc says:

    Welbeck is just coming back from injury. Wenger rarely throws a player returning from a long absence straight into the starting 11.

    Though I am a bit concerned of playing both Ozil and Walcott. It leaves our full backs more exposed when Alexis and Ox are playing. But I am still confident we have enough quality to beat the spuds. COYG

  5. adajim says:

    Big matches are won by big player bcos big players always have their magic moments,ozil on form or not,he is far better than welbeck on contribution to the overal performance of the team.I expect same line us as last week

  6. Kotte says:

    Walcot and Özil dnt offer much in defense playin both of them in the flanks at the same time might end up disastrously!

  7. th14 says:

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

    I agree with the line up, theres no way we could play both ozil and walcott away from home together as both offer nothing in defence.
    And id go with ozil over walcott he looks closer to 100% than walcott who bar his goal was pretty poor last week.

    1. bomber says:

      No Rosicky? Surprised. He tracks back, is calm in big matches and scored a stunner last season.

  8. Sumo says:

    Wengers 700 PL game today. I remember last years 1000th game. Come On You Gunners.

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