Sunday, June 16, 2024

Arsenal v Hull City: team news

Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Rosicky, Cazorla, Ozil, Bendtner

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Walcott, Giroud

Hull City: McGregor, Figueroa, Elmohamady, Chester, Bruce, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Graham, Sagbo

Subs: Harper, Faye, Rosenior, Boyd, Koren, Gedo, Fryatt

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Grattie

TGSTEL

jtdsjktdkd

I accidentally spat all over myself when I read we were starting Bendtner. I wasn’t even drinking anything.

shereWil power

Jeez dude. Chill. TGSTEL’s got this.

Mooro

Bendtner? *Sick in mouth.*

Jack's Right Foot

Surely sick of joy? His prowess in the box and mild manner will surely see him succeed.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Succeed mildly.

Jack's Right Foot

Nonetheless, he has his head firmly screwed on that boy.

Exiledgooner

Bendtner up front in that team? It’s like Natalie Portman, only with the face of Piers Morgan. I really hope he makes headlines for the right reasons tonight…

Exiledgooner

Apparently Piers Morgan is the most attractive human being alive today. 45 seconds, eh?

Johnnnycakes

Hatrick for Bendtner,you heard it here first.

goonerratic

I can’t believe I am believing

Nelwanda

I believe you

TightArse

Tonight’s your night mate….

enoupee

Surely you mean nightmare!

TightArse

Bendtner trending on Twitter yet>?

mike

All line up predictions got this wrong.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

That’s because everybody predicting the line up either hate Bendtner, or fear what might happen with him leading the line. Wenger seems to be the only person who hasn’t entirely written him off yet.

I must say it helps to know that we can bring Walcott on later if things aren’t happening.

mike

Giroud is better than Bendtner in most aspects of the game, except clinical finishing.

goonerratic

I hate to admit but he is a better finisher than Giroud.
I think that’s why wenger trusts him soo much.

TightArse

Bendtner cant even finish a swim

ozaid

Brace for Bendtner if he actually decides to run a bit …

cheekyjc

So nearly

GooneRon

Three points please.

WizardOfOzil

Actually broke out laughing when I saw Bendtner’s name. Did not see that coming, fair play Wenger.

jack jack jack

Our chief weapon is surprise. Surprise and TGSTEL.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Our TWO chief weapons are surprise and TGSTEL, and Ramsey.

London

Strong team. Thought Ramsey would get a breather though

goonerratic

Ramsey won’t need a breather, EVER.
Take my word for it.
Such a engine he has, he can rest in those 3 days between each game 😀

Anuzza German

come on Mr Confidence. Surprise us.

Jack's Right Foot

WHAT THE FUCK?

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

THE FUCK TGSTEL, of course.

Mimir

Thought Ozil surely deserved a rest. Ah well, we will see his mythical assisting powers today. If he can’t make TGSTEL score, surely no one can.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Ozil and Ramsey will be setting out a picnic blanket on the halfway line while TGSTEL runs circles around the Tigers until he has them chasing their own tails. They’ll get all the rest they need as they only need to hand out sandwiches and cups of team to the rest of the team. Today we truly will be a one man team. I predict a 5-0 win to TGSTEL.

Dick Swiveller

Surely, with that midfield behind him and the hull defence in front of him this could be a chance to show what he can do?

Petit's Handbag

Is that really the team? Talk about taking the piss out of Steve Bruce.
Although, Danny Graham or Nicklas Bendtner?

SoqedHozi

Bendtner is a better player, but graham is a better professional. Luckily we don’t have to rely on Bendtner often.

godonner

Come on bendtner put yourself in the shop window tonight bang in a couple

the fonz

Bendtner! BENDTNER!?!

Heisenberg

I hope TGSTEL puts in as much effort on the pitch as he did in trying to get into his communal swimming pool.

That said Giroud needs a rest, and the midfield will definitely create some clear cut chances for Bendtner.

COYG

me

the bench looks great….unlike during the first few games..im confident of the 3 points. COYG

jojoba_hunter

Park would have so much better. Not Bendtner.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

I want to see more of Park.

Another yank

Come on Bendtner prove us wrong!

Wizard of Oz

Why does Wenger only replace Giroud with Bendtner? Why does he always feel the need to have a central striker? The guy sucks, plain and simple. Why not start Walcott up the middle? Or better yet, throw five creative midfielders out there? Spain did just win a Euro without a main striker and we have best midfield in the BPL.

Maybe I am wrong, but I would not be surprised if throw up a stinker tonight.

WizardOfOzil

Because having a physical presence up front has been essential to our midfield finding space to score the goals they have.

You shouldn’t doubt yourself btw. You are wrong.

indiangooner

What the…???? Still no vermalaen ?? Ramsey ozil dont deserve rest..?? And Bendtner!!???
Maybe arsene knows best..

Mimir

Gnabry??

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Arsene Wenger did just say he can’t rest everybody at the same time. He’s rotated the midfield and left back, been forced to rotate right back, and is giving Giroud a day off. I think that’s quite enough changes for one day.

Eoin Fleming

Arsene knows.

NCGooner

No complains with the team as such, except I woul have loved to see Vermaelen and Walcott start instead of Kos and Ozil though … but after AW’s comments about CB position being not that physically taxing I was not expecting it. Also maybe AW thought with Walcott and Jenks on right might be a little light ..

Bergkamp Elbow.

Perhaps Theo isn’t fully match fit/sharp yet.
Playing Giroud would in itself have been a big risk. We should have enough on the pitch to score, though ironically we may miss Giroud defending set pieces (can’t honestly remember how well Bendtner does that).

Heroldgoon

i was worried bendtner was in the line up then i saw Cazorla, ramsey, rosicky and even flamini then i knew that’s where the goals will come from…..coyg

absolute performance lads!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Every game recently somebody has scored a brace. I predict TGSTEL will do it today. Then I hope Walcott does it when he comes on for the last 25 minutes.

Cele

I was hoping for us to try the whole spanish strikerless thing. I mean we’ve basically done that by giving him a start as it is

Goonerphil

I had a feeling bendtner might get a run out tonight!!!! Obv he’s not good enough but let’s give him a chance. Giroud needs a breather and tonight is the best time to do it!!

Strevs

^^^ @heisenberg. Lol! Brilliant!
Remember lads, he can’t change the team that much, you still need a strong nucleus. I think this is a fair set-up, ozil just had two weeks rest with Germany. Maybe would have swapped wilshere with Ramsey. He’s already changed both full backs, which is bound to affect us.

He's got not hair but we don't care...

April fool?

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Christmas Crackers.

Rambö

Since Wenger’s been talking about rotation, I weren’t surprised to see Bender (See what I did there?) on the starting XI. Maybe even if he scores, he’ll get three milliseconds of respect from supporters too, until they remember who he actually is, and we’re back at the same old.
That being said, it’s sure going to be an interesting match.

Rambö

English might be terrible, I know. I’m Norwegian, so my written English might not be exactly flawless.

Arsepedant

Your English is better than most, especially cheyu87.

O Death

Really good team selection

Erwandy

Arsene Knows.

This lineup is designed to ruffle Hull to the core. Imagine that they spent countless hours analyzing our recent games…only to be dished the unsuspecting menu at the last minutes.

How does they react to confronting TGSTEL, when they have all braced to mow and mug our HFB.

Arsene knows, from what I have seen Hull on the Liverpool humiliation, they know how to defend and attack quite effectively. This is a strategic move by the boss

This is what I call DEPTH

COYG!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

I can see the Hull manager guy whose name I have deliberately forgotten:

“Bendtner? BENDTNER???? What position does he play? Oh, that bastard Wenger!!! He has a secret weapon. We’re screwed before we even step onto the pitch. Who the fuck is this Bendtner????”

Eiregun

Hope he brings his samurai to match his hair

jamiu ozomeme

i am not with this line up.

Crispy

My opinion is that we’re a man down already with Bendtner in the starting line up. Now that fucking waste of oxygen better prove me wrong or I’ll be as mad as I’ve ever beeeeen.

COYG

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

If he’s that shit in the first half then he can bring on Walcott to replace him. Save Giroud unless or until things start get desperate.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

See!!! That’s how to answer the wrong post entirely.

All Bendtner needs to do is keep running about in front of the CBs while the midfield go around the edges of the box and score from there.

Crispy

Lmao…. He’s scored already.

If I ramp up the hate, will he get a hat trick?

Here goes….. Bendtner you’re an absolute turd of human being and can’t kick a ball for toffee. …..

double double

four nil first half then Ramsey and ozil to rest

Charleston Gooner

Going to be tough game, but I’m confident we’ll get a result. Hopefully Wenger doesn’t rest on his laurels if things aren’t going our way, if Bendtner doesn’t show up in the first half, take him out for Giroud and not in the 70th minute. 3 points are absolutely vital!!

esken

It would be awesome if the fans start singing “Mesut, Mesut Ozil” (to the tune of We Will Rock You.)

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

It would be more awesome if Arsenal did a deal with ACDC to get “For Those About To Rock” as our theme tune to play just before every home game starts (cannons included a la the ACDC live set).

Funky Gooner

I wonder if Bendtner will put in a shift tonight, I wonder indeed……

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

FUCK ME HE SCORED IN THE SECOND MINUTE!!!!!!!!!!

Goonerestgooner

I can see Wenger’s thinking behind this
“Tonight we play Hull. Arsenal verses Hull. Arse v Hull. Arse-Hull! I know, I’ll play Bendtner!”

Arsepedant

You win the comments this week.

robfreer

err, in wenger we trust right?

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

YES! YES! YES! WE DO!!!

Yosimar

Would’ve liked to have seen Ramsey and Ozil get a rest. Has Ramsey had a rest in any game that wasnt a League Cup game this season?

Pakistan Arsenal!

Gnabry and Vermealen should have started too. Well let’s believe in bendtner! If chamakh can score, so can he! COYG

TR7 > CR7

The thing is, in front of that midfield he actually will score, it’s going to be immense.

gunner pundit

which website will you be watching the game on tonight peeps ?

The Artist formerly known as DangerMouse

I thought it might happen. I like it. Should get good service and bang one in. He scored twice against Italy a few weeks ago so its not as if he’s useless. And we have plenty others who can score. Giroud gets a rest. I like it.

Bergkamp Elbow.

May Dennis protect us from the Huddlestone/Livermore axis of evil.

Loweboy

When you see the bench, it shows how much depth we have in our locker now. COYG

Eiregun

Take a bow son, only took 2 mins, whoooohooo

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