Giroud out but strong squad to travel to Bradford

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Arsene Wenger has revealed that Olivier Giroud will miss Arsenal’s Capital One Cup quarter-final with Bradford tomorrow night, but says the fact that the club don’t play again until next Monday means he can take a strong squad up north.

Giroud picked up a back problem in the first half of Saturday’s 2-0 win over West Brom and will be given time to recover before the trip to Reading next week. There’s still no place for Theo Walcott while Laurent Koscielny and Andre Santos remain sidelined.

“We will have an experience squad at Bradford,” said Wenger. “We have a good recovery time ahead of the game at Reading on Monday. So we can use the players we want to use.”

Vito Mannone has recovered from an unspecified injury and returns to the squad, but youngsters who would be expected to take part like Nico Yennaris and Ignasi Miquel miss out through injury.

It’s likely the manager will bring some of the younger generation to boost the squad as it’s a competition in which Arsenal are renowned for giving players a chance in, but after the remarkable, and frankly, bonkers game in the last round, it seems Wenger is determined not to take too many chances.

 

 

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Abhijith
Abhijith
7 years ago

Should have taken him off after he got that kick early on Sat but no, let’s play him till he gets injured properly later on. Wonderful.

tom
tom
7 years ago
Reply to  Abhijith

stfu

Abhijith
Abhijith
7 years ago
Reply to  tom

For what? Telling the truth?

Lec
Lec
7 years ago
Reply to  tom

It’s obviously for being a complete tool.

Arsenalized
Arsenalized
7 years ago
Reply to  Abhijith

Calm down mate

StrongTackleBacarySagna
StrongTackleBacarySagna
7 years ago
Reply to  Abhijith

There’s no guarantee that pulling him out of the game immediately after the knee to the back would have prevented his omission from the Bradford match.

L
L
7 years ago
Reply to  Abhijith

Injured properly? Please bitch… Fucking pessimists.. Try to be happy for once it will be a good opportunity for him to score some goals and it will give him better confidence.

goontang
goontang
7 years ago
Reply to  Abhijith

hahaha dont blame wenger you fool. He cant know how much pain the player is feeling at the time? he goes on their own judgement, if giroud said he was right to continue, then wenger would take his word for it.

at 1-0 up, off course giroud wanted to continue playing.

Cow
Cow
7 years ago
Reply to  Abhijith

It’s the physios job too know if a player is badly injured. Anyway it’s only Bradford and wenger probably feels eisfeld and akpom will bag a handful 😉

Seb
Seb
7 years ago

I just want to win this competition to stop all the cunts going on about 8 years and counting, please do whatever it takes

Burak
Burak
7 years ago
Reply to  Seb

Would be great to win it, but I don’t think it’s going to stop anyone from going on about all the other things we’re not winning. We can all have our own motivations, of course, but I’ve given up on pleasing those “fans”

Andy Mack
Andy Mack
7 years ago
Reply to  Burak

It’ll stop the guys I work with bringing the subject up all the time.
The spuds supporters go on and on about it!

Bunburyist
Bunburyist
7 years ago
Reply to  Seb

If we win the Capital One Cup, the tune will change to, “Arsenal haven’t won a serious trophy in 8 seasons.”

Voldermort
Voldermort
7 years ago
Reply to  Bunburyist

Already started of talk shite

Matt Jarvis' Uncle
Matt Jarvis' Uncle
7 years ago
Reply to  Bunburyist

My theory is, I think it will be more like “Arsenal have only won one trophy in 8 years”.

With that said, it would be really special to see these players lift a trophy other than the Emirates cup.

Glory Hunter
Glory Hunter
7 years ago
Reply to  Bunburyist

I’m sure we’ll all rather it be 1 trophy in 8 years than none!
But let’s take it 1 game at a time, we’ve been here before & much further, lets hope Our luck changes! I mean it has to sometime & it’s about fucking time.

Fairly recent Gooner
Fairly recent Gooner
7 years ago
Reply to  Bunburyist

I went to the Emirates Cup a couple of years ago ad they didn’t even win that. I got very drunk after that.

Andy Mack
Andy Mack
7 years ago
Reply to  Bunburyist

But very few teams have won a serious trophy in the last 15 years.

AltamonteGunner
AltamonteGunner
7 years ago
Reply to  Seb

I agree 100%. Let’s shutup the so-called pundits.

C
C
7 years ago

cuntits?

Indigooner
Indigooner
7 years ago

Smell something? Its silverware. COYG!

Insight
Insight
7 years ago
Reply to  Indigooner

Eisfield

Usman
Usman
7 years ago

I hope eisfeld gets a chance..he deserves a chance

CB
CB
7 years ago
Reply to  Usman

He’s featured on arsenal.com today, there’s a clue…

Stone
Stone
7 years ago
Reply to  Usman

He was immense against Reading, really Rosicky-esque, full of power and drive. Hope he gets a chance from the start now.

goonorhea
goonorhea
7 years ago
Reply to  Stone

Speaking if which, would love to see Rosicky and Eisfeld play together.

Ara
Ara
7 years ago
Reply to  Stone

I remember he once said Rosicky was his idol. Mine too 🙂

what?
what?
7 years ago

And which other forward would have taken his place? It was a hit to the back. It wasn’t a knee ffs

uddeep
uddeep
7 years ago

@abhijith, he isn’t injured, just precautions, anyway, had he be taken of early we would have missed that ” what what what ” moment. ….. That badass attitude

Ifaz
Ifaz
7 years ago

EISFELDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!

BillyBatts
BillyBatts
7 years ago

GUH NABRY

Comedian
Comedian
7 years ago
Reply to  BillyBatts

Even i am confused how do you pronounce Gnabry.
Is it ga-nabry or just nabry. Heard calling nabry from fans and ga-nabry from commentators not just espn(useless cunts) but on from arsenal tv as well.
So what is it? i will just call Serge for now.

Yeah Right
Yeah Right
7 years ago
Reply to  Comedian

Sergei, Serzj, Sergee… think I’ll call him Peter

phat
phat
7 years ago
Reply to  Comedian

Ser-ge G-na-bry

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla
7 years ago
Reply to  Comedian

It;s spelt Serge Gnabry, but it’s pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.

THEREISBEARCUM
THEREISBEARCUM
7 years ago
Reply to  Comedian

His name’s French, so the G is silent.

Mark the spark
Mark the spark
7 years ago
Reply to  Comedian

Na na na na na nah… ser-gie nab-er ree, Nabereee, sergie Naberee… 😉

gunningforsilverware
gunningforsilverware
7 years ago

whatever ppl say idnt care,capitalonecup is a TROPHY,SO LETS take a chance to win it n start counting trophies.hooorey…….just needs huntelaar.a left back,a dm for champions leagues knock out stage.

eggs
eggs
7 years ago

Mannone, Jenks, Mert, Verm, Meade, Coq, Jack, Rosicky, Ox, Chamakh, Gnabry

Martinez, Angha, Hajrovic, Ramsey, Eisfeld, Gervinho, Akpom

Hopefully.

Cassandra Calogera
Cassandra Calogera
7 years ago
Its Peak Out-Here
Its Peak Out-Here
7 years ago

The fugg did i just watch?!?!

Lozcore
Lozcore
7 years ago

My hopeful starting XI (4-3-3):

Podolski – Chamakh – Gnabry
Rosicky – Coquelin – Eisfeld
Meade – Djourou – Mertesacker – Jenkinson
Mannone

Would be great to see the 4 Deutschlanders interlinking 😉

Arsenal Fan
Arsenal Fan
7 years ago
Reply to  Lozcore

I agree, apart from podolski who wasn’t available for game at the weekend. Gervinho should start, he should tear Bradford apart and he’s off to the ACON’s soon so we don’t have to worry about faitgue as much

Andy Mack
Andy Mack
7 years ago
Reply to  Arsenal Fan

Gerv also needs a few games to get his touch up to an acceptable level.

Armand
Armand
7 years ago
Reply to  Lozcore

Deutshland über alles!

Gunnin Sean
Gunnin Sean
7 years ago

Good to know that we want to take this cup serious. Cos truth be told its our best if not only chance at ending the ‘famed’ drought.
I literarily laughes out loud at “Vito Mannone’s unspecified injury”

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla
7 years ago
Reply to  Gunnin Sean

Be careful not to laugh out loud too strongly. It’s been known to cause unspecified injuries.

argonaut
argonaut
7 years ago

Come on, let’s win this thing.

TwoCents
TwoCents
7 years ago

I don’t think Rosicky will be ready to play a full game yet (neither will Wenger push him).

Mannone
Jenks-BFG-Verm-Meade
Eisfield-Coq-Arshavin
Gerv-Chamakh-Ox

Subs – Sir Chess,Gibbs,Squid,Rosicky,Cazorla,Poldi,Gnabry

George
George
7 years ago

Would like to see Coquelin given a chance, like him a lot, play him possibly alongside Rambo with an attacking trio of Gnabry/Rosicky/Eisfeld and would like to see Lukas get a chance at ST, reckon he can do some damage

wengers furrowed brows
wengers furrowed brows
7 years ago

time to fire the young canons…nuke the COC
COYG!!

Runcorn Gooner
Runcorn Gooner
7 years ago

This has got to be our chance to get a trophy albeit AW 4th choice.

So very sorry that a chinless City player is getting masses of abuse for hiding behind a defensive wall because he is scared of the ball hurting him .

Joeos
Joeos
7 years ago
Reply to  Runcorn Gooner

The contribution of the left back with the dodgy hairdo seems to have been overlooked by the commentators.

Mark the spark
Mark the spark
7 years ago
Reply to  Joeos

Very similar moves to what ended up losing us the title at brum

Saint
Saint
7 years ago

We really need to take this cup serious this season. Arsene’s ” top 4 considered a trophy” is gonna be a top 3 spot soon with the performance of english clubs in champions league

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla
7 years ago
Reply to  Saint

You poor fool. You read a newspaper and believed what it said.

deano
7 years ago

It does happen Germany increased to four teams. Italy reduced to three through regular poor performing in the champions league.

Bashmachkinfile
Bashmachkinfile
7 years ago
Reply to  Saint

English teams can suck for a while yet before that happens.

cannoner
cannoner
7 years ago
Reply to  Saint

Don`t you guys worry. EPL will keep the top 4 spots since it’ll be 2 years in a row that a London team will lift the champions league trophy. Believe it my brothers!

Nick
Nick
7 years ago

Yay!!! Now I get to see more Chamakh! [/sarcasm]

So do we move the forehead who can’t hit the target or the lizzard with the dodgy haircut up front?

Highwayfive
7 years ago

Wining the league cup with those two Charlie Nicholas goals was the start of GG golden patch. It could do the same for us now.

squillaci
squillaci
7 years ago

Maybe I will be back again return of the squilac that’s right its the return of the squil-lac

Frrrrred
Frrrrred
7 years ago

It’s a shame he’s out, we need his headed goals.
I expect nothing special from his feet!

deano
7 years ago

We want a good strong team for the match and with reading to come we have the base for a good consistant winning run. Like to see Poldi up front and a run out for Gnabry and Eisfeld.

Fatgooner
Fatgooner
7 years ago

Wenger should start with a strong eleven tomorrow. If we are well ahead at half-time then he can take off a couple of players and rest them.

This is a great opportunity to win a trophy. With only Chelsea, who look quite beatable, left as serious opposition we should go all out to take this cup.

If we don’t see off Bradford then we might as well give up.

Frrrrred
Frrrrred
7 years ago

Lol just sitting here reminiscing how Mert threw a tantrum on saturday after sliding in for the ball.

“Ball….ball….got ball, ah you ref you!!!!”

Ozzi Gooner
Ozzi Gooner
7 years ago

I hope the boss can show the faith in Arshavin cause his performances thus far have been encouraging, however I expect either Rambo or Gerv getting the nod instead…? Either way here’s hoping the lads play well and we get a great result heading into the Christmas… Oh to Be a Gooner!!!

Perfectly Normal Gooner
Perfectly Normal Gooner
7 years ago

Without such an aesthetically-pleasing man, I’m afraid we may struggle to penetrate Bradford in their rear.

rossi88
rossi88
7 years ago

dont want rambo nowhere near. give eisfeld his chance to show he should be in the first team squad. Id like to gnabry and more of Akpom in this game. but above all i want us to win, and win in style. clean sheet would be good too

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Lou
Lou
7 years ago

As if when giroud plays we are invibcible

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Goon Goon Goon
Goon Goon Goon
7 years ago

Good to see everyone backing Eisfeld and Gnabry. With Walcott/the club playing silly buggers (meh) it’s maybe a good chance to get Gnabry on during premiership matches. Haven’t seen enough of him yet but there is a lot of positive stuff being said. Eisfeld is a class act and cup games he should be starting because now rosicky is back now aswell, its near impossible do him to taste 1st team action this season. Gnabry has a chance down the right if Walcott and gervinho (defo a cross between Predator and Whoopie Goldberg) keep playing poo. Looking forward to tonight… Read more »

BushLeagues
BushLeagues
7 years ago

Gervinho needs his early-season confidence back. Bradford is a perfect opportunity. He should start, play and score.

ringorena
ringorena
7 years ago

serge gnabry, such a wonderful name for me!

maybe someday i’ll use that name for ma son.

brilliant….!!!

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