Thursday, December 7, 2023

Alexis on the bench: Arsenal v Sp*rs teams

Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Wilshere, Arteta, Ramsey, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Welbeck

Subs: Ospina, Coquelin, Flamini, Rosicky, Podolski, Cazorla, Alexis

Sp*rs: Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul (c), Vertonghen, Rose; Capoue, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Adebayor

Subs: Vorm, Dier, Fazio, Bentaleb, Lennon, Townsend, Soldado

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Why would Wenger use start Alexis in the capital one cup, but bench him for an important game against spurs? Surely he has to start?


There’ll be a very french reason why not like he’s scored too many goals recently or he’s too skillful and quick




Oh boy. Looks like Ozil is on the wing again.


With Ozil back to the wing? I seriously hope so. COYG


disappointed Alexis is not in. but happy for the Ox. show us what u got Chambo!


Adebayor is a whore!


This is easier….. ADEBAWH*RE


Our bench better than their first eleven…COYG… roast the chickens…..


Yeah..COYGs…3 points needed especially since Chelsea already won

Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!

Different year, same shit. Sp*rs are still shit


Is he trying to make a point here…look like ozil on the wing…somtimes i just feel like hes trying to make it the world against wenger…hope im wrong


Roast the sp*rs


The british boys are all there. Maybe their motivation will be of a big value.

La Dèfense


Wilshere and Ramsey in the same fucking team. Windsor never learns…

Lord help the arse.


Hugely dissapointed to see Ozil play on the left again!! He played great through the middle last week and his confidence would have been up considering he knows he can still do his magical best in that no.10 role!.
Also would have liked to seen Alexis start seeing how much he was pumped up for this one he would have got the fans going!! but still great sub to come on if needed!! (hopefully not)
extremely confident of a win!!

La Dèfense

All the Jesus praise has gone to Ramsey’s head.

La Dèfense

I hope we’re not back to the 4-1-4-1 that proved so ineffective.

One of Ramsey/Wilshere needs to be benched.

m a gunner

Com on boys !!!!

Gooner from Pretoria.

Wanted a brace from both welbeck and Alexis…


Guns out…chickens down

La Dèfense

Terrible team selection.

La Dèfense

FFS what is this shit

La Dèfense

Ramsey’s form is shit yet he starts at the expense of Cazorla???

La Dèfense

Seeing Ramsey and Wilshere on the same team sheet makes me cringe


Wrong to play Ozil anywhere but in the middle. Regardless of the result.


Can’t believe he is playing Ozil on the wing again. Does Wenger ever learn anything. Wiltshire should be on the bench. Alexis on the right and Ozil in the middle.



Sorry for being ‘that guy’ but its a pet hate of mine..

this aint FIFA bitches

If anything it should be Ramsey that drops out, his form is terrible at the minute.


Fuck sake where is Cazorla and Sanchez


Fluidity is available……….this lineup stunts it


Never learns wenger. Ozil shouldn’t be playing on the left. He does this to prove a point


Why are we back to the 4-1-4-1?


Seems like we’re set up like that to fit Jack into the side.

Parisian Weetabix

We could potentially be playing Ramsey on the wing. Wasn’t he played there in our 2-0 win over Napoli last season, and quite effective to boot? It’s unlikely, but it would give us much more protection down the flanks than if Özil played there. We shall see. So long as we are triangular by the end of the day that is all that matters.

Tazmanian Jesus

The hell!…why no Alexis??
And Özil on thr flank again?


We must win this game, no matter what player, what formation, what method or what type of performance we put in

Springbank 1965

90 minutes against Southampton … Galatasaray on Wednesday and Chelsea on Sunday …

If we’re actually going to do this rotation thing right it makes sense to have Alexis on the bench?

this aint FIFA bitches

We also need to rotate our defenders, oh wait we can’t.


Totally agree, all the top teams do it.


I for one like the team. No complains.


Henry ‘My favourite derby memories… All of them because we always beat them!’ haha Legend!!!

palace gunner

Just saying if subs are needed timing will be nice as if arsenal fc beat spurs u know 3rd spot better than it looks now, coyg


I love Wenger, but surely he’s the most stubborn manager in the history of football. We flattened Aston Villa with our reliable 4-2-3-1 tactic and Ozil in the middle. Last year we flattened Tottenham three times with that tactic. Why change it now? Why put Ozil back on the left? It’s baffling.

Ah well, it’s still a very good first 11, so let’s flatten them yet again.


Ive been supporting Arsenal for about 15 years now, and when I was younger I would always check for the latest information, I would always check the injury news part. In all the years supporting the club not once have I seen that list empty!!! Its amazing its like voodoo!! Ive often realised to myself sometimes we were actually really close to having a clean bill of health but once someone is fit a long term injury is replaced by someone else… e.g ashley cole, van persie, eduardo, ramsey,diaby,walcott, and now debuchy…its quite amazing really, once someone comes back… Read more »

La Dèfense

WTF is Ramsey doing???

La Dèfense

Now I feel terrible that Ramsey’s off. Somewhat…


Our defense is wide open, about 4 counter attacks in the first half that could have led to goals if not that Spurs are a shit team. Wenger forced to make subs early, would be wise to remove wilshere(on a yellow and probably not running at 100%)


Don’t think we’ll see Alexis today unfortunately. I’d have brought him on for the welsh jesus personally.


2 more fucking injuries to add to the list.. Fucks sake!!!


I would hv put diaby in for arteta…nothing against flamini though…just think hes not good anymore..we look lost in the middle after he came on


I’ve had it with these injuries. It just seems like everything is going backward this season. More injuries, less fluid football, less goals.


Arsene’s holding this arsenal side back with his team selection. He shows blatant favouritism. Wilshere shouldn’t play in the no.10 position over Ozil. Its fucking obvious Ozil is better there. Ozil in the middle, Alexis on the wings and spurs are eating shit by now.


Wenger the idiot with his stupid team selection, he makes it so easy for the opposition

La Dèfense

When you play a combination of stupid, WTF do you expect fools?

Arsene you are smoking fucking crack playing Aaron and Jack in the same starting line up. WFT are you thinking?

American Gunner

F**k flamini


What is going on with our corners? we only have 3 players in the box?!?


when we have corners we are not in chance to score the opposition has an advantage to clear the ball very easily and start counter attack and we are in danger to concede so it’s more of a chance to opposition who concedes corner against us to score than us. disaster

American Gunner

Flamini is never to play for Arsenal. A player at this level can’t control the ball doesn’t need to play in the BPL.


Wenger hvnt got it anymore…hes very good manager and players loved him..but seriously his tactic just not good enough anymore…hes the worst manager compare to others top four manager…he sadly hv to go for araenal to move forward

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