Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Kallstrom starts, Koscielny returns: Arsenal v West Ham teams

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Arteta, Rosicky, Kallstrom, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud

Subs: Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabianski, Sanogo, Jenkinson, Akpom, Bellerin, Ramsey

West Ham: Adrian, Reid, Tomkins, Jarvis, Armero, Carroll, Noble, Demel, Diame, Downing, Nocerino

Subs: McCartney, Vaz Te, Taylor, Jaaskelainen, C.Cole, J.Cole, Johnson

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enoupee

Let’s do it!

Penis

Now that is one experienced team!

All dudes in their late 20s – early 30s

‘cept for Sir chezny

Turkis Gooner

Good enough to give Allardyce’s orcs some spanking….COME ON YOU REDS!

red and white

That’s a very good line up , I an expecting lots of goals with Tomas scoring a stunner

percyofgod

Eager to see Kim in action!!! COYG!!!

riku

Four centre backs good aerial defence and offensive for arsenal. Against long ball tactics.

Oor Wullie

Rosicky – good news.

Jag77

Vermaelen at left back makes me think Kos has been rushed back. Hope he makes it through the game. UTA!

krazymunky

hes got two umlauts!

percyofgod

Eager to see Kim in action. COYG!!!

N5Gooner

I guarantee you that Kallstrom will score tonight. If he did not I will offer you my arm – cut it where you like.

bonbonbon

Flamini…is that you?

sol

so when can i come and get the arm

RAS

Can’t wait to see Kallstrom’s impact tonight. COYG, Kick ’em orcs.

kenyanarse

4th place here we come

arsenal

Interesting starting eleven,i expect a physical game from West Ham come on Arsenal we have to start winning in the league again.

SiMatriX

Come on you Gunners..! No matter how you play today..
Just go out there and win 🙂

Verminator

Good enough to dispatch big Sam’s thugs to oblivion. COYFG!

beninho

Down to the bare bones

tilldeathdouspart

Would prefer Jenks at rb.Playing all 4 of our cb’s in one game makes me a bit nervous.Let’s hope the ball spends the night up the other end.

Aaron

Are we actually seeing wenger choosing his team based on the oppositions threat?! Four centre backs to defend long balls and an all round more physical look to the side…….interesting

Dr jack

Thought he was gona start with Fabianski ? He sure is in a better form than Schezney.

Umer

Looks like the starting XI will have to do the job today. The bench looks woefully short (what with Ox and Ramsey still in recovery). COYG!

DrunkenGooner

Where has gnabry been!? He’s proven himself valuable and his pace is almost as deadly as walcotts!

Julio Baptista's humble alter ego

He’s still injured (knee injury), http://www.physioroom.com/news/english_premier_league/epl_injury_table.php

anticipated to return this weekend along with Monreal and Ozil

14

Man that is old. Fabianski for Szcz would have taken the avg. age to 30!

SiMatriX

We call it experienced, not old 😉

14

Yeah, well said!!

SiMatriX

Sagna is a full back not centre back 🙂 just saying

Fedora

Hmmm figured we could have used Jenk’s energy in this game. Sagna must be knackered..how he keeps going even after 2 broken legs amazes me

bonbonbon

Cazorla and Giroud notwithstanding, it looks like a team full of players that don’t shy away from a tackle.

Noble by Bendtner

We say his name wrong, we say his name wrong, Kiiiiiiim Kallstrom, we say his name wrong!

Swedegunner

Källström works better against good opposition who press with a high line when he can put through those long sweeping crosses (if someone would make the runs) behind their back for. He’s not really someone who can create a lot when the opposition park the bus. He’s got a good shot though, should be opportunities to smash a couple from outside the box in a game like this. COYG!

Swedegunner

*back four

I want to boff Bendtner and I'm not even gay

Gibbs injured for the first time in days

gordy

It’s hard not to think that he’s lost it. Verm at full back against 2 wingers, our best players on Sat Ox, Aaron, Gibbs all rested. No pace, little width, oh dear.

Swedegunner

It’s not like he wants or chooses to rest those players.

I hate giroud

What happened to Gnabry?

Bunburyist

Must have missed the news that Gibbs is injured.

goonerbynature

Pretty happy with that. Arteta must be knackered, I’d be happy if he just sits in front of the back 4 (we’re likely to dominate possession anyway) and lets Kallstrom go up and down. We might not have the paciest starting lineup, but we’re going to have them boxed in and something or the other is going to come off. And Poldi’s numbers against West Ham are quite good, looking forward to something from him today.

Riyan

Mert needs a breather. Hopefully soon. He’s been like a machine. That penalty against Wigan shows how tired (both physically and mentally) he is.

Swedegunner

and the goal shows how mentally strong he is to respond like that

nwankwo

If champ manager 97/98 was anything to go on, kallstrom will go on to be arsenals most successful player of all time

Dobromir

Come on you Gunners!

ARSENAL

Where’s gnabry been?!

hillbilly

I’m worried about Gibbs, is he ok? Best outfield player for me vs Wigan.

bip

Heard man city could be banned from transfers and champions league??? FFP investigation against them has began.

Zarzar

Can’t wait to see Kimstrom play today….let’s go gunner!

Verminator

Its funny how the same fans that were moaning about Wenger’s team selection being very predictable, and accusing him of putting out the same team regardless of the opposition, are now complaining that he’s playing all our CBs in one game at the expense of playing Jenks. I think its more due to injuries to Gibbs and Nacho, but also could be Le Boss know Sam’s tactics to be hoof puff therefore the need for height at the back. Either way its a positive development and for once we have a team with so called grit in every position. UTA!

0o2Be

COYG!! Hoping a win will scare the shit out of Everton & for Palace to get a result tomorrow night!

bip

Too much FIFA spoiled their brains.
No Matter who arsene choose to play, win loose or draw, He will get criticized.

bip

You’re going down ….. FAT SAM

WizardOfOzil

Would take any kind of win tonight

heroldgoon

Giroud with his first miss of the game, not the last too i reckon and he wants to “fire” us where??

Runkeball

So then heroldgoon, that second goal, what did you make of that one?

heroldgoon

1 in a million even he knows it. but kudos nonetheless

Verminator

Giroud is awful. He belongs to Fulhams and Aston Villas (no disrespect) and not a top 4 club!

Goonerestgooner

Don’t you feel a bit silly now heroldgoon? 😉

heroldgoon

no……fact is he still missed 2 good chancez and getting a goal doesnt change that.

Ching Chong Gooner

He scored a sublime goal that basically won the game for us mate. Just enjoy the goal, enjoy the win, and you can bash on Giroud when he does cock up. But today? Nah. He had a good game.

Runkeball

Never good enough, is it?

cheekyjc

Feels like we saw a real Jekyll and Hyde from Giroud tonight. Absolute shocker with the first miss but then the control and goal were phenomenal. Happy for him, and Poldi too!

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