Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Alexis and Walcott start, no Mertesacker: Arsenal v Stoke line-ups

Here are the official line-ups for today’s Premier League clash with Stoke.

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Walcott

Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Giroud.

Stoke: Butland; Bardsley, Cameron, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan (c), van Ginkel; Diouf, Shaqiri, Arnautovic; Joselu.

Subs: Given, Wollscheid, Wilson, Ireland, Sidwell, Bojan, Crouch.

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Please play 4-4-2


Whatever the outcome, let’s all take a moment to laugh at the plastics. Feels so good seeing that cunt of a manager on a losing streak, and a certain Cesc struggling badly for form. Shaping up nicely for our visit next week.


Its beautiful to look at the PL table and see, shit and shitter, hovering above the relegation zone 😀


Really think the Ox should start


Same here, and Giroud despite the week he’s had. They are both strong and combative players that I imagine is needed against a team like stoke. Somewhat worried we might get bullied out of it up front…fuck that, COYG!


If Cazorla (captain) goes off who will get armband?.

Furthest thing from everyones mind i know but there you go




Let’s beat some orc….. Coyg


What is Wenger doing? Square pegs into round holes. Why not play our only true CF? Why not play Walcott in the position we all know he is best in, right wing? Or for that matter, why not start the Ox, who at least offers some unpredictability. I see a 0-0 from this match, with a lot of tipi-tapi without any real penetration in the final third.


Walcott might be playing right, Alexis central and Özil left, with Santi at number 10 and Rambo alongside Coquelin. I kind of doubt it, but let’s at least see how they line up before criticising.


But that would be just as bad – we all know Ramsey + Coq in the middle doesn’t work. Ozil on the left neither. It’s just typical Wenger, trying to shoehorn in as many CAMs as possible.


Ozil on the left is equally bad though. But let’s not be daft mate, this is beyond predictable it’s obviously Walcott through the middle. I don’t like the look of it if I’m honest, this hasn’t worked since the start of the season why Wenger is persisting; I only hope the results will speak for itself.


Seemed to work ok for the goal.


Walcott’s gotta start delivering. Hapyy for him nonetheless that he’s now playing as a striker like he wanted to for so many years.



Essy baba

We are winning this game 4-0. Am 100% sure.COYG

Djangoon Unchained

This, I can get behind.


Looks like Ramsay on the wing. Let’s see Walcott finally stake a claim for the forward role.


Three points please. meanwhile am loving what Everton are doing to Chelsea


Don’t understand playing Walcott against a deep defence, especially one as rigid as Stoke’s


The plan is to score during the first 10 minutes. Then they will come out their shells. This is not the stoke we know and hate. They try to be technical these days.


Gabriel starts, well done prof. Not too sure about Ramsey on the wing again but since Theo is up top they can keep inter-changing with runs.


Always shoehorning Ramsey and Arteta??? Lets hope this pays off good


Shoehorning Arteta?

Man Manny

All the best to the team. Please all the fans going, endeavour to be the 12th man – back the team pleaaaaase.


A world class striker on pitch and one shot on target so far. Hmm I bet abramovich is going shopping for a new manager soon


You mean Naismith the world class striker? Amazing display. Is Costa even playing?


Ermm I saw the game and I saw his name on the lineup. But wad struggling to see him on the pitch or Pedro for that matter. Maybe it is in world class strikers’ skill set to be invisible for 90 minutes? Don’t know

Andy Mack

More relevant, where was their defence? We had some on here telling us that their defence was a machine and we’d only win the league with a top striker to score more goals than them because it was impossible to have a better defensive setup than them!
I know they’ll get better, but hopefully we will as well.


i’d love to watch a front 3 of Ox-Alexis-Walcott

chippy's chip

Saying it for weeks.


Damn. Should have signed Naismith .He is top top quality . Sarcasm off


i was pretty impressed with him last season but then he did not play so much, no sarcasm

i like how people always say imagine this or that player with the chances we create, then dismiss players who do really well playing in a presumably worse team. whatever, we dont have naismith, but he would be a great option as a backup,,since we dont have any


Lol @ Chelsea


Ramsay on the right, Walcott up front? Stop playing players out of their best position! Walcott will score more goals coming off the right with his pace facing goal as opposed to trying to find pockets behind the defence with his back to goal. Giroud’s confidence isn’t gonna get better sitting on the bench.


For those who have been saying for the past 12 months they wish Arsenal had bought Cesc Fabregas….

Cesc’s game by numbers vs Everton:
0 tackles won
0 aerial duels won
0 interceptions
0 assists
0 shots
0 crosses

Dope Smoking Pope

Cesc at Chelsea is now a defender and should not be compared to player we had at Arsenal or Barca.




Stones is a brilliant defender
i think we should sign him


congratulations to chelshit for the loss.. wish them many more losses in this season and beyond….
ps: MORNrihno is an a**hole…

Andy Mack

Is MaureenO an Asshole or a Cunt?
Or both?


That line up will hopefully freshen things up a bit.

Just been watching that new weekly sitcom shared between BT Sport and Sky Sports, ‘Chelsea Versus’, great show, full of chuckles. Highly recommended, and apparently next week Arsenal make an appearance and set those Stamford Bridge kids up for some hilarious slapstick action!


Oh dear Maureen! ?


Such a strong bench, great to see that

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