Friday, June 14, 2024

Ozil not in squad, Wilshere starts: Newcastle team news

Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Santon; Anita, Tiote, Cabaye; Sissoko, Remy, Gouffran

Subs: Elliot, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, Sammy Ameobi, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Cisse.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Arteta, Ryo, Bendtner, Gnabry, Podolski

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I would love to see Poldi sub in at our usual 70min mark.


Time to step up Jackie boy


Not even Vermalaen on bench??


Verm’s ill


What about Monreal?


him too.


Time for Jack to step up today.


Hope Cazorla is central


It don’t think it really matters. Walcott is hardly gonna stay in midfield, and cazorla and rosicky will keep changing positions in that attacking midfield area.


i was thinking poldoski would start


I’m happy with the line-up, will be: more happy if Cazorla plays through the middle; elated if we destroy the magpies.


Even without Ozil, we look a comfortably strong side. We did it last year, we can do it this year. Hoping for a strong performance from Giroud and Jacky.


anyone knows what’s up with Özil and Vermaelen?


according to Arsenal twitter, both Vermaelen and Monreal are sick when Ozil has a problem with shoulder.


okay thanks. he was in need for a rest anyway but too bad not to have nacho and Vermaelen at least on the bench


Ozil fell on his shoulder apparently and is out for 2-3 games. Wenger just said that on Sky Sports.

Toby C

No Ozil or Vermaelen. Interesting. I suppose Newcastle is a long way away, might as well save them the trip. I hope that’s all it is. COYG!!!


Arteta not starting is a big risk. Much solid than the Flammster.


Flamini did it perfect at the start of the season with Arteta out, there’s no reason he can’t do it again?


No Ozil, no Vermaelen, no Monreal… Illness?


We should we come back from 1-0 down to win 4-1, just so it is 1-1 at Newcastle for sometime. Good joke on the Sp*rs.

Desmond kirui

Podolski should have started instead of Giroud

Tommy Gun

Really now?


Finally get see how the team plays without ze german wizard.

Douglas musuluma

Go! gunners, go! Please!


Hmm, fingers crossed that we don’t need too much reinforcement from the bench, some big names missing from there. COYG


Yeh some key names missing from the bench, Wilshere needs to step up, hopefully he’s playing centrally as he cannot defend from either wing, just doesn’t have the discipline for it at this point in his career. Rosicky out wide and Santi through the middle..

Toby C

Yeah, be good for Jack to play in the middle. I think that’s his favoured position so would give him a chance to build some confidence and form.

Might be interesting if Walcott and Cazorla can swap wings occasionally (but not all the time). Santi can play either and Theo can cut in to the middle on his right foot from the left in devastating fashion! Hopefully.

Be nice to see Podolski come on at some point as well. He really brings something extra to the team.

Dr jack

I would have preferred a Bentener start to Oliver. Bentener should be given a the chance to prove himself


WELL! if Özil does have a shoulder thing then fair enough, if its a rest i’d rather have played him here and rested against the next team as newcastle are stronger. Illness for Vermaelen and Monreal is worrying, seriously what is going on with the sicknesses that infect our club? injury is one thing but you’d think we would have better illness prevention than this? what the fuck are we going to do if giroud gets even a sickness bug?


just saw the pre-match interview with the boss, Özil is out for 2-3 games so he’s not getting a rest, he’s really injured.




What does Lukas have to do to get a start? Feel we’d be so much more threatening.

Big day for Jack without Ozil’s killer balls and Rambo’s engine in the squad.

Still confident we can do the job. COYG!!!


Sad to hear Özil’s injured though we should be able to cope without him considering our midfield options. Here’s hoping Podolski comes on and scores another beaut.

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