Sunday, June 16, 2024

Man City v Arsenal: Monreal and Sagna start

The teams for today’s game v Man City in the Premier League

Man City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Negredo

Subs: Hart, Lescott, Kolarov, Garcia, Navas, Milner, Dzeko

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ozil, Giroud, Walcott, Ramsey

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Arteta, Rosicky, Cazorla, Gnabry, Bendtner

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Neder

Is Clichy injured?

Neder

Gibbs… I mean Gibbs

*gets coat…..

Radu

Clichy could be injured, for all I care.

Goonerestgooner

Walcott double anyone?

Hoogy

COYG, A win today and people will no longer be able to deny our title challenge!

Bishop

COYG! Lets go beat up those spoiled rich kids

Bustard

Where’s gibbo. Oh shitttttttttt

jasopan

Our strongest line up, based on form (save maybe Walcott as he hasn’t played much).

legend of rosicky

strongest arsenal team u can assemble this season

Radu

Without Santi, though?

G00n3r

Santi hasn’t been performing up to standard tbh.

Radu

It’s nice to see that Theo starts, should give us a boost on the right wing. I loved how Jack and Rambo played there when they had to, but we need someone with real speed there (like Theo, Gnabry or the Ox), especially playing away from home.

2-0 for the Arsenal, COYG!

Chris Cole

Happy with that! Sagna back baby!

Previgo

Wow theo and sagna starts? This is great, I knew monreal would start too. Lets break that f*cking home run of theirs Coyg!

Lindhe

No arteta and walcott in! seems like wenger is going offensive!

COYG!!!!!!

Goonerestgooner

No Neder, he’s right there in the City starting XI

palace gunner

Coyg

ArsenalVigilante

Nervous much?

Previgo

I’m not a fan of giroud but i like him as an important player in arsenal, also i don’t critisize him because I know he is doing his very best for the club considering his available qualities, But truth be told- considering the kinda football we play at arsenal, Giroud is just too slow to make it work perfectly, I watch many of the through balls the keeper beats him to it or a defender puts a last ditch tackle, many of those would and should have resulted to goals if we had someone like poldi or theo been played… Read more »

gooner odst

6ft something, 80+kilos lumberjack who has a knack of scoring goals from crosses fizzed in high or low; has great balance and strength vs defenders; continually improves on a decent balance between selfish and provider;

he may be slow in a foot race but has quicker reactions than Theo in the opposition area. Not so long ago we were (accused of) trying to walk the ball in the net, I think Giroud balances out the dynamic of the team or else we would dance around the box and not put the ‘ball in the onion sack’.

Bishop

I understand your girlfriend left you this morning but you shouldn’t take it out on Giroud just because he is handsome. He had nothing to do with her asking you to workout from time to time to cut down that pot belly. Calm down, hit the Gym and support the team

Geezer

What happened to Gibbs and Jenkinson?

Brendan

COME ON THE ARSENAL!! Good to see Ozil and Walcott in the same 11

Der Springer

That’s a lineup that we have never seen before. Here’s to hoping that they click. Please.

I'm a gunner...nice

COYG

Rooks

Honestly.. my first thought was that it looks unbalanced up front.. prove my instinct wrong please wenger.

Goonerestgooner

“I don’t critisize him” before going on to critisize him. Very strange.

the fonz

Bac’s Back!

Tomchou

Good team selection. Back 4 looks solid well protected by Flamini and Ramsey. COYG

Ayomide

What’s happened to Gibbs

Ayomide

What’s happened to Gibbs is he injured

mike

Monreal is fitter, thats about it, wouldnt be surprised to see gibbs on at 70 if were ahead

Howard's Webb

Gibbs’ form has dipped very slightly for me and whenever Monreal has come on recently he’s looked sharp and hungry, perfect time to give him a chance and Gibbs a well deserved rest.

TG

Switch Giroud for Park. Otherwise a solid line-up.

dubious

Soon as Poldi is back starting we’ll have natural balance on the left. Arteta and Wilshere holding. Walcott Ozil Poldi behind Giroud. And a bench with Flamini Ramsey Chamberlain Cazorla Rosicky Bendtner. IMMENSE

Tony Adams morning breath

Ramsey on the bench. Really?

Fatboy Gooney

Gibbs & jenkinson were both caught eating podolski’s band German sausages…
So wenger left them out.

albaniangooner

Look at that lineup. Now look at that bench. Now consider we have Gibbs, Podolski, Ox and Diaby to return.

COYG

Petit's Handbag

I’m pretty sure most of us think deep down that we won’t win today….which would make a win that bit more special.
Think back to Old Trafford in 2006, or Stamford Bridge 2011/2012.
You never know, give us a moment Oliver you man who makes other men question their sexuality

Gunner76

Gibbs played Sunday and Wednesday. Now it’s Monreal’s turn. Not surprising to me. Lets hope Walcott rips Clichy a new one.

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

Arteta and Rosicky on the bench is absolutely the right decision.

Massive blow Gibbs with his pace is out but hopefully Jack’s balls over the top to Theo should keep their own full back busy all game!

COYG!!!!

K1

Seens extremely dangerous to leave Jenkinson off the bench, given that Sagna’s coming off a muscular thing, which could easily reoccur during the match. Leaving Gibbs out is just confusing, given his form of late and how much Wenger loves to thrown on ALL THE FULLBACKS near the end of a match. We may see Vermaelen on in that role later on, pushing Monreal up the pitch, but still, yes, odd selections.

iwearnosocks

Only one defender on the bench is quite worrying. I guess Flam can always play RB and let Sagna go center.

TJ

We don’t have to win this to win the title. We just need to continue doing the things we’ve been doing well. That’s mainly defending like pros. We are capable of scoring at any time and we’ll win many more this season. COYMFG

Gunner76

Flam can play RB and also Ramsey in a pinch

JB

COYG!

mo974

we have to step up in the second half . we are poor mesut and theo are not defending leaving rambo and flamini on their own in midfield. it’s gonna be hard.

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