Sunday, November 28, 2021

Gibbs, Debuchy and Welbeck start: Reading v Arsenal teams

Reading: Federici, Gunter, Obita, Pearce, Hector, Williams, Chalobah, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Mackie, Pogrebnyak

Subs: Andersen, Kelly, Cooper, Karacan, Norwood, Cox, Yakubu

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Alexis, Welbeck

Subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Walcott, Giroud

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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Atletico Islington

Arseblog called it exactly, fair play.

CB

Perfect team, 10 internationals plus our Coq.

Welbeck loves Wembley.

JB

CCCCCCCCCCCC
OOOOOOOOOOO
YYYYYYYYYYYYY
GGGGGGGGGGG

El Chuba Libre

In fairness he does have insider info. Probably didn’t use it this case, but still.

CB

Wenger tells him his starting line-ups?

Hmmmmm………..

Man Like Ozil

Little surprised Gabriel isn’t starting

North Bank Gooner

Would have liked Kos to have a bit of a rest, keep him for Che£$ki

WengersNoseHair

Tsk, tsk. How childish. Call them by their proper name, Ch€£$ki.

North Bank Gooner

I consider my bottom slapped, very sorry ;(

Tom thumb

CH€£$k¥

David C

I think the Chelsea game is 8 days away, no? he’ll be fine.
COYG!!!!!

Are we also cheering for a ManURE win with lots of injuries and red cards? haha.

cygan'sbaldspot

lets stuff them

goonero

As many expected, the midfield quartet stays the same with rotation coming up top and at full back. We should be well up for this one lads! Come on Arsenal!!

rayafc

I like de bush!

WengersNoseHair

Who doesn’t like some bush?

TheRealJenkooooooo

Debuchy can get a game under the circumstances but not Theo? I feel the writing is on the wall…

cygan'sbaldspot

I think debuchy coming in will give Walcott a chance to come on at some point during the game.

Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!

There is a difference between recovering from a separated shoulder and a torn ACL. Most athletes who have gone through Theo’s injury will tell you it took their body close to 2 years to fully recover from an ACL tear

Stillmatic

Takes a 10 months-to-a-year with proper rehab. No way 2 years, especially with a professional player with a huge medical team backing hm.

Asheville Gunner

Important that Debuchy play this week to prove his fitness. As much joy as Bellerin brings, the stability of Debuchy will be needed next week. Bellerin v. Hazard may not be ideal.

gunnerette

I’m a little surprised Rosický isn’t in the squad, is he injured?

steshell

Arseneblog Wenger spot on Wenger out mangan in !

Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!

Very strong selection

SoqedHozi

No rosicky?

GreekTragedy

I hope he’s picked up a knock. Will be quite a snub if not.

UgGooner

What do these guys have in common?
Koscielny, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ozil, Alexis, Welbeck,Gabriel, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Walcott.

CB

They play for Arsenal?

Wenger's Hips

Mathematically, names have letter “L”…. 🙂

CB

Mathematically?

Podolski? Oxlade? Bellerin?

Paul

Good spot CB! 😉

CB

Probably not the best forum to be testing people out on this question, I reckon most of could have got this…

Paul

They all have a punctuation mark after their name?

Paul

No first names?

maj

‘L’

Anonymous Physicist

I was going to say they’ve never lost a game at Wembley, but Wilshere and Koscielny both started in the Birmingham disaster, and we probably have quite a few other players that would be true of.

WhySoGenerous

no good cover for debuchy with bellerin not on the bench….a bit risky to not have a sub on hand for the man in just his first game back

Anonymous Physicist

Well, since he’s coming back from a non football-related injury (I know he got it during a game, but that just tells you more about that Stoke player) it’s unlikely his injury will play up again from playing football. If he was fine doing his dishes at home he’ll be equally fine running around. 😉

Also, Coquelin is a solid full back, and Flamini spent a lot of his time at Milan at right back.

CB

And Gabriel can.

SoqedHozi

Or kos?

i want to boff chuba and im not even gay

Glad monreal is getting a rest, although if the going gets tough Gibbs will go off injured anyway

Paul

Good lineup but who takes Debuchy’s spot if he gets injured?

Paul

You beat me to it!

CB

Paul, I thought this was schizophrenia but is most likely to be Multiple Personality Disorder (Dissociative Identity Disorder).

Just to help when you are seeing the doctor.

Paul

WhySoGenerous beat me to it, but I guess you knew that? Nasty boy! 🙂

CB

I hope you are replying to me now…

Me So Hornsey

Gabriel can fill in at right back. He has for Villareal before.

Zizou

Gabriel.

emmanuel

This team should rollover reading so long they do not underrate the opponent right from the kick off.

Paul

Or even left! 😉

goontang

Is rosicky injured at the minute?

Paul

no

mozart

Wilshere over Rosicky! Oh what a surprise….

Paul

I’ve got that butterfly feeling in my stomach COYG!

realseriousgooner

So disappointed for Little Mozart. Would be a perfect game for him to get a run out. Either way, Gunners on to Victory!! COYG!!

TR7 > CR7

I love Hector, in fact I’ll be getting a Bellerin jersey to celebrate me leaving Ireland for the first time next September to work in Barcelona. That being said, I do think it’s wise for Wenger to give Debuchy some game time before Chelsea next week. As good as our young Catalan has been, Hazard would be a bigger test than any he’s had so far.

Hi-brid

Hope Debuchy is match sharp. Big game to throw him back in for with no Bellerin or Chambers back up.

Dylan

“Robson-kanu” hmmm

Witoldo

Hmmm, love child of Stuart Robson and Nwankwo Kanu playing for Reading today.

Simon

Only showing the Manc v Chelski game in Cambodia. Why hasn’t teleportation been invented yet? These scientists need to remove their test tubes from their arses and make it happen. Up the Arse!

Cracked

Alexis Sanchez <3

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

Absolutely horrendous decision to rest Bellerin for Debouchy.

WengersNoseHair

Blogs, is it possible to give a bit more detail in the live blog? Thanks

deji

Well, it wouldn’t be Arsenal if it didn’t go this way, would it?

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