Monday, July 4, 2022

Sanogo and Ramsey start: Wigan v Arsenal teams

Wigan: Carson, Boyce, Ramis, Crainey; Perch, McArthur, Gomez, McEachran, Beausejour; McManaman, Fortune.

Subs: Al Habsi, Barnett, Caldwell, Maloney, Espinoza, Collison, Powell

Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Sanogo

Subs: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Kallstrom, Akpom, Eisfeld, Giroud.

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Bit worried about our left flank. COYG


Like the look of the team, young talents on the bench, hopefully they come on…COYG


It feels like we’re taking this a bit too lightly, I’m worried.

Just A Gentleman

No we aren’t. We didn’t have anybody else to put in there. Rosicky and Gnabry were injured and thus were replaced by Akpom and Eisfeld. What else could we have possible done?


Ian I see your point, but there aren’t many options with so many out

Just A Gentleman


Just A Gentleman

Well with Jackp’s comment in the middle, I now look like an idiot.

Oh well 😛


McManaman vs Monreal will be a joy to watch i’m sure. What a great time it will be for Sanogo if he gets his first goal to put us into the final. COYG


spurs shite

Just A Gentleman

I was hoping Gibbs would start, but Monreal has enough talent to step up.

COYG! Trophyless period ends with the final this may!


I hope we the midfield are good enough to make up for a week attack and week defence.

I predict goals in this game; and a lot of them.

Smoking Cheddar

I think we’ll be hard pushed to find a midfield that can play for seven days


Where is rosicky 🙁

Just A Gentleman

Him and Gnabry were doubts with late fitness tests. Injuries 🙁


Welsh Jesus sends us through with a MOTM performance.


Robbie Savage?

Jack's Right Foot

I’ve got a good feeling about Podolski today…

COYG. Watching from my room because I’m too terrified to go to the pub.


Quite happy with that. Would have maybe started kalstrom. Rooting on Sunderland at the moment, 0-0.

Just A Gentleman

Arteta’s been poor as of late, but then again, Kallstrom has played around 10-15min with the team in an actual match? It would have been a wildcard, either good or bad. I can understand not taking the risk in the semifinal game, maybe in a PL game when we’re a couple up we’ll see him come on. 🙂

Gunsen Gunner

Ox better start out wide.rambo and arteta in begin sati.

Up the Arsenal!!!


Kim in mid and akpom striking would of been an exciting prospect if they started

Just A Gentleman

Too risky for a match that means the world to us.


In the U-21 akpom is actually outstanding! Even when he’s restricted from play he’s still eye catching… I actually prefer him to sanogo… But COYG!!!!

Just A Gentleman

I wanted him over Sanogo as well, I remember when he came back from loan and scored the hattrick against West Ham United. Sanogo might be better for us in the future, but Akpom is less “raw” than Sanogo IMO.

But then again, it’s a semifinal, you can’t risk it. There are other factors that come into play, like whether Akpom can handle the pressure of a big game suddenly (Sanogo can), and the fact that Sanogo trains with the first team but Akpom doesn’t, etc.

Let’s just hope for the best and maybe Sanogo will score the winner. 🙂


Yeah I’d take a draw between Sunderland and Everton right now lol another 45mins of waiting and then its us 🙂


Podolski? Fabianski? Monreal? Sanogoals?? That line up gives Wigan a real lift, if you ask me.


There isn’t one of those names wigan wouldn’t have in their starting line. We are still arsenal for fucks sake!

Aussie gooner

Monreal is gonna cost us on that flank

Dial square

It does feel as if Wenger is taking the game lightly, I am shitting myself, this is such a massive game for the club..where the fuck is Giroud???


Gonna miss Rosicky’s high pressing game. See us winning this one!!

Edu's Braces

Why the hell has he left out Henry, Pires and Vieira?? Not taking it seriously at all.



Very week left flank that includes a left back who cannot defend …a centre forward who has never scored a competitive goal since he came to England…and a Manager devoid of a plan B and not so sure any more on his Plan A…Another accident waiting to happen!!


Get behind your team instead of whining.


If you’re happy with that during the first 45 minutes then you’re obviously happy with mediocrity…

In Soviet Russia, WENGA sacks YOU

At this point it’s no longer a matter of personnel, but that of commitment, discipline and fucking pride.

Also, what a joke having to start Yaya Sanogo at Wembley because Arsene didn’t buy a striker.



i think Arteta needs à rest n starting kallstrom woulnt have hurt.


Can’t wait for this game. Obviously sanogo was gonna start as giroud won’t come on until later as always and probably score off the bench. Monreal has been awesome at times this year and arteta is the coldest mother fucker out there, we need him for this game. We forgetting the two pens he took in a row when we needed him? Just shattap and enjoy cos that is a good team 😉


Mannone just did an Almunia and cane charging out of his goal. luckily it fell to Naismith with an open goal miss. he is toilet.


Hmm… Podolski and Cazorla on the wings has been a terrible tactic in recent games. We always look exposed at full back as a result which allows for any team who know how to run and cross to threaten us at will. What will be different with our shape today?


Källström ftw!


spu*s’s losing anyway

He's got no hair but we don't care...

Strong team, light bench.

Injuries have screwed us royaly! That investigation had better sort things out.

Ox to terrorise them!

Come you mighty red and white army!


come on Arsenal!

Dr jack

Comon Gooners !!!! See you in the finals. Gooner till eternity !!!!


all d best….. coyg


Sanogo? Oh for fucks sake. Stubborn, stubborn man.


Thank god I’m drunk.

He's got no hair but we don't care...

30 minutes left to save a career.


Just wana be the first to say. At 1nil down, and however this match finishes….Sack wenger

That Genius Bergkamp

The holders Vs the folder.

149 Just done it

Fuckin come on you reds!!’ And it’s ARSENAL, ARSENAL FC. Only taken 80 mins and we start to realise this is the FA cup semi, this is Wigan. We are ARSENAL!!!!!

At 149 just done it

Wigan are the holders! Repect where its due. At 149 just done it.

149 Just done it

Hey Kim. How would you like to come to AFC on loan? Sure sounds good, unfortunately I am injured. Mate thats fine. I’m not going to play you at all, ever anyway. It’s all just a big bluff so the fans think that I am a a master of the transfer window.

GAS - Giroud And Sonogo

GAS, arsenal’s version of SAS! Come on, you know it’s funny

GAS - Giroud And Sonogo

Wow! Fabianski!!!! 2 saves

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