Wenger reveals team news ahead of Chelsea

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Arsene Wenger has updated on the latest team news ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.

The Gunners meet Jose Mourinho’s side in an early kick-off at Stamford Bridge, and Per Mertesacker could come back into the squad after an absence of over a month (including an Interlull). The German last played in the 2-1 win away at Crystal Palace but has been suffering from a serious chest infection since.

However, the manager believes he’s still not quite ready to play, meaning Brazilian Gabriel will retain his place alongside Laurent Koscielny.

Having been left out of the midweek trip to Zagreb, Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey return, with both expected to start tomorrow.

Other than that there are no fresh injuries to contend with as Jack Wilshere, Danny Wilshere Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky remain chained in the basement greedily sucking on an ether-soaked rag as Dr Sawbones O’Toole has at them with rusty implements.

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lucian

danny who?

Arsical

Danny Wilshere – he’s the best bits of Jack sown on to the best of Welbeck. And I have it on good authority that the doctor recently bought original manuscripts belonging to the famous Dr Frankenstein at auction. Happy times ahead. Come back Diarby we can fix you now.

Styles

Who we don’t want is Jack Welbeck, he’s the worst parts of Wilshere sewn on to the worst parts of Welbeck. He can’t walk.

Arsical

Danny Wilshere – he’s the best bits of Jack and Welbeck sown together. I have it on good authority that our doctor has a fascination for antique medical memorabilia. I hear he recently purchased the manuscripts once owned by Dr Frankenstein at auction.
Come back Diarby, we can fix you now!

Unnecessarilystupid

Di who?

Social Pariah

He’s the pirate version

The Arse in the Gamb

The best bits of both? So This Danny Wilshere character will also be goal shy.

Yankee Gooner

While we’re sewing things, can we sew the ball to AOC’s foot?

LooseCannon

Haha someones made your idea into a animation! https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=91&v=1PoGmlxKhPw

Arsical

Who the fuck is Danny Wilshere? Is he the best bits of Jack sown on to Welbeck. It the doctor related to Dr Frankenstein?

Cornelius P. Snuffington III

Smash those blue cunts at their place and Wednesday is forgotten.

Danny

I think that could work. Danny Wilshere and Jack Welbeck. Mix their attributes and get the best out of them! Injury situation probably wouldn’t change for either, though.

Cale

Danny Wilshere is the club’s first attempt at player splicing. Fast, technical and with great hair.

Social Pariah

Does he have a cockney accent or Manc?

my name is my name

Manckney

SB

I hope Wenger gave his version of the hairdryer to the underperformers.

For us, the squad and the manager, it would be perfect remedy if we win tomorrow.

Dan Hunter

And who’s going to give Wenger a dressing down for the league cup team he fielded for a champions league game?

FullMetalGooner

The Wenger version of the hairdryer treatment: “That was not good no? You guys need to work zis out” In fact, I would go so far as to blame wenger’s hairdryer treatment for all the recent misfortune. I have it on good authority he told the players several times to “take a long hard look in the mirror”. And Giroud,the handsome bastard, hasn’t stopped looking since. Misses trainings and pines away on the bench waiting for his next “mirror-fix”. Apparently he’s been heard talking to the mirror saying “mirror, mirror, on ze wall, who is ze most handsome one of… Read more »

InjuryGod

It’s fair to say that the odds are stacked against us come tomorrow. They didn’t travel during the week, plus they got a morale-boosting win. We lost (albeit with ten men, I saw a sense of ‘fight’ that was rare in the past Arsenal teams). I will be satisfied with a draw at the very least. It’s still a Mourinho team. It feels like its going to be a blood bath come tomorrow. Forget the Community Shield. This is a different game altogether.

I think Gabriel is gonna give it to ’em good too!

The Only Olivier is Giroud

This fight you saw… tell me more. Would love to know which pubs to avoid.

Andre Santos

lol

Left08

Got this image in my head of a player called Nwankwo Parlour all of a sudden…

Nigerian Kanu

You talking about me? Am right here. I can score goals. Just tell Wenger to ring me up.

Redgibb

Per Bellerinesacker is a terrifying prospect. Like a charging giraffe with jokes accent

Man Manny

If Chelsea think their troubles are over because they scored 4 against a very poor Macabbi team, then tomorrow will bring them back to earth. Mourinho is in a dillema: does he play us with that same team (without Willian), or does he revert to the rested players? Both are risky propositions. A blend of the two is most likely. Arsenal, on the other hand, are going to make six changes from the team on Wednesday. They are going with a steady 11 that made Stoke look like part-timers last week. I see us coming out of that game with… Read more »

Dan

They’ll play Willian for sure. All the energy types to sap our 10 men away midweek pegs out.

I’d take a draw now for sure tbh. Hate to say it because I just want to rub Mourinho’s face into it with a loss for once.

GoonerN16

Willian is injured, no?

Man Manny

Yes he is and definitely out. Pedro is doubtful.
Terry, Ivanovic and Fabregas are also injured – they are carrying mental knocks that leads to confidence loss.

Arsepedant

Actually they’re just mental. And cunts.

Landers

Mathieu Asharvin, Olivier Walcott or Alexis ummm Sanchez..

Gudang Pelor

Olivier Wallcott should be a player with the frame of Giroud, pace and finishing of Wallcott. Here is hoping we are not getting a player with pace and finishing of Giroud and ball holding and heading ability of Wallcot, albeit with stunning hair and sense of fashion of HFB.

Gudang Pelor

I just realized, l just described TH14 with my first sentence!

Possession

I guess most or us like a little Jack and Danny..

Racerr

Giroud to score a 30-yard screamer in the 89th minutes to make it 1-0 to the Arsenal!

Arsepedant

You mean 7-0.

shwooooz caprooooz

Danny Wilshere – is he the new deadline day striker signing that we all have been waiting for, since the window closed almost 3 weeks ago ?? Looks like Wenger did have an Ace up his sleeve. 😉 😉

cech170

What exactly are we realistically hoping to win this season?

Crash Fistfight

Enough games to get us into the top 4.

cech170

wow that’s funny and depressing

DELS

I wish fans & pundits would shut up with these excuses about how Chelsea didn’t travel mid-week / caught a morale boosting win! They are last seasons champions and They currently sit just above the relegation zone on 4 points. The pressure is well and truly on them, not Arsenal. Arsenal, please forget what happened mid-week and move forward with a convincing performance.

The Only Olivier is Giroud

I’m well fed up with thinking a point against those blue cunts is a good result. In fairness, it is when thought of rationally, but good lord the two Manchester victories last season were so sweet… so amped for tomorrow. Come on you Gunners!

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Jack Rosicky*

WoodGreenGooner

Gabriel v Costa could get a little tasty.

kadiri

Missing rocisky

Al Gilmore

Gabriel v Costa. Could get ugly

Crash Fistfight

Who is the more gruesome of the two?

I think Gabriel (or Dwayne Dibbley if you prefer) is probably scarier, but is he uglier? Costa looks like a Neanderthal who’s been repeatedly stung on the face by bees.

Gudang Pelor

Gabriel is silent phsycopath type. Whilst Costa is more like jackass thug who look for fights at avery chance.

suker4punishment

I hope John terry gets stabbed in the balls repeatedly by gabriels blunt left boot

Crash Fistfight

What if he had a concealed blade in the toe-cap, like James Bond?

Christian

Hahahaha -Danny Wilshere and Jack Welbeck.. lol.

for the tomorrow’s game, I totally trust Gabriel to deal with that stubborn Costa.it’s hightime we stop being childish against rivals.if they want fight please remember flamini (it’s not a big job for him ) .

riiquaard

Chelsea – Blue waffle.
Nasty infected cunts that no one wants to go near

Mark

As usual the main decision for Wenger is Giroud or Walcott up top as the rest pretty much picks itself. Does he go for a player more in form (Walcott) or Giroud who has been really struggling thinking that Chelsea may pack it in against us which is not Walcott’s type of game? Any idea when Rosicky will be back? Hard to believe Mertesecker still isn’t fit after such a long time being out sick, but even if he was fit Gabriel certainly is in good form and will do fine tomorrow. Chelsea will be missing Pedro and William which… Read more »

Rezatron

Danny Wilshire has nothing on Santi Coqsacker.

Don Cazorleone

Obligatory Name-Splice

love me too

skinnyarse

Gabriel v Costa will be an ugly fight and Costa will get sent off ha! Come on you reds!

Arsetronomy

If we beat Chelsea it will be beyond epic. I saw Ranieri’s interview about paying players with pizza. He was so happy. Such stark contrast to Wenger usually who seems like a crackhead chasing that high one more time (of the league) to no avail, face all gaunt and pale. We’ve been in the doldrums for a while now. Okay we won two FA cups but in the last three years there are always points in the season where everybody is really down. I think it’s time for these players to show us if Wenger’s faith in them is justified… Read more »

Goonersmurf

Something tells me the game will be over in the first half. I sense a three nil win all goals first half with Sanchez getting a brace

Arsepedant

Chel$ki – a team of cunts, owned by an oil cunt, captained by a huge cunt, and managed by a massive cunt. I hope we fucking destroy them. I hope we beat them so fucking bad that Moronho gets sacked and Terry commits suicide. That’s how much I hate those fuckers.