Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Wenger gives update on Koscielny and Germans

Arsene Wenger says Laurent Koscielny will have a fitness test later today but that the defender is expected to start against Crystal Palace.  after recovering from an Achilles problem.

The French international has undergone treatment this week for an Achilles problem picked up in the Community Shield but appears to be on the mend and will likely partner Calum Chambers.

Speaking to media ahead of the season opener, the boss also outlined when he expects World Cup  winning trio Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski to be available.

“The Germans are not ready yet – the earliest they could be considered is for Everton.”

It means they’ll miss Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier against Besiktas, however, with the Everton game just eight days away it appears their ‘pre-season’ preparations are being fast-tracked.



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the only sam is nelson

God I love the sense of anticipation at the beginning of a new season. There really is *nothing* quite like it

Arsene's Zip

This year, I agree with you.

Last few years… not so much!

Adebayor's Teeth

Especially now the Goblin has left Palace. We should show no mercy and show the league what’s coming.


I agree. Haven’t been excited at the start of the season for a while now. A bit nervous facing up against Chelsea at the bridge so early, and having Cesc (the little fucker) line up for them. But the good news is the first big game we’ll face is City at home. Which IMO is completely winnable. For the past few years we’ve always fared better against City than any other top 4 teams. If we win that, that’d pretty much build our confidence up coming into the game at the Bridge, and we may avoid last season’s debacle. I… Read more »


Oh and to top it all off, Palace is somehow now in shambles with Pulis gone after the board won’t grant him more money to splash. Should be easier then, no?



2014-2015 = the year we've been waiting for


Adebayor's Teeth




Hudson H

Spend some fuckin money!

The African Panther

Hi Hudson, if I was a goon, I would drown you in River Hudson. Thank God am a gunner.

gooner jakub

he’s quoting lyrics from an thrift shop parody based on arsenal transfer windows from two years ago.

gooners n roses

i think he just being sarcastic?


We can only hope.


It’s back! We’re back

*Tosses papers into the air and runs out office giggling


*Returns to office having been lassoed by boss on the Tottenham Court Road

Merlin's Panini

you said a swear word! umm! I’m telling.

The African Panther

Gentlemen, the season is here with us again, let’s enjoy as the new look Arsenal cruises to the title.

Black Hei

How many poos for the Cavani rumour?






possible line up?:

polish stud
debuchy – kos – chambers – Gibbs
Ramsey – Arteta – Wilshere
Alexis – Giroud – Cazorla

What do you guys think?


I reckon:

Hawkes, the One and Only
Debuchy – Kos – Chambo II – Gibbs
Alexis – Ramsey – Wilshere – Cazorla


That is how it shall be.


i think, and i am only guesssing here, that because palace defend deep and we are likely to have a lot of possession, on the left wing, playing The Ox might be more useful

Merlin's Panini

More useful than playing who?


… Than playing wilshere.. Hope I won’t get stoned.

Merlin's Panini

It’s not like you said Jehovah or anything…

Oh. Shit.


It’s likely Cazorla will play the ‘width’ (relative with him, since it’s Gibbo who’ll do that) with Wilshere more inside, but they will interchange a lot. When Ox is used out left it is an attacking winger, more like Theo or Alexis, which would put Santi inside, or on the bench.

—————- Sneezy————–


No, not a 3 man defense with Arteta. But on average field position, I’m guessing something like this. But Wenger frequently makes me look a fool guessing.


I’m pretty darn happy, Kos we’re back in action.


This is the most positive I’ve felt at the beginning of a season for a decade.


gooners n roses

can we skip directly to May?



lightening pace

no way, what about the rollercoaster of fun and excitement along the way? Up’s down’s thrills and spills. High and lows but hopefully more highs akin the the Invincible season… COYG!!!


I’d settle for skipping directly to Saturday.

Diaby returns,Palace let Pulis Go#Respect #3points #Emirates stadium..


Now the opponents start to sack their manager before we even played them..


Can we have Chelsea follow the trend?


Not until we have revenge. I want Mou to leave in shame.


Absolutely. I want us to go into that rat-infested shit-hole they pass off as a stadium, and beat those fuckers 7-0. And after every goal, the scorer does a Henry-esque knee slide right in front of fuckwad Moronho. I want us to totally fucking humiliate that lot in front of their troglodyte supporters, and I want us to score seven because if we stop at six they’ll still be able to count the goals on the fingers of one hand.

Then, and only then, Abramopony can fire Moronho’s arse.

The Beast

Let’s start with 3 points please, it will count in May.

Jojes ,

sign a central defender and dmf and we are good to go.

Arteta's hair

Watch out Premier League, ze Germans are getting here

Policeman's Bangers 'N' Mash


Gatsby the Great Diaby


The only Olivier is Giroud

Last night I had a dream we went 10 victories out of our first 10 matches and I read a comment on here, can’t recall what it said but it did have the 😀 face in it. Good omen?

(Not that I believe in omens or prophetic dreams or any of that shit)


Where are the Wenger Out muppets from last season? Sshhhhh! Arsene Knows Best! #COYG

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