Kos, Ramsey and Ox start: Arsenal v Sunderland teams

Arsenal team news

It’s Premier League today and injuries mean some changes to the Arsenal starting XI. Here are today’s official line-ups.

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Ozil, Giroud

Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Debuchy, Gabriel, Walcott, Iwobi

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Yedlin, van Aanholt, Kaboul, O’Shea (c), Coates, Toivonen, M’Vila, Watmore, Borini, Fletcher.

Subs: Mannone, Rodwell, Gomez, Jones, Lens, Graham, Johnson.

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Man Manny

Let’s go boys…City not finding it funny at Stoke. Let’s take full advantage if they slip up.


Walcott aside strong bench for holding on to a 1-0 lead I guess?


If Kos goes off injured…


its squeaky bum time fellas !!


Let’s hope Ramsey breaks his neck getting back as well as getting forward playing in the middle

Anonymous Kumquat

But let’s hope that Ramsey doesn’t actually break his neck.


I want the Jeff! Why isnt he on the bench? These are the times these youngsters take their chance.

Man Manny

Played for the U18s yesterday. I guess that’s the reason. He even got a goal in that game. They beat W. Brom 4-1.

Andy Mack

And he got ‘subd’ off with a head injury.


Stoke look like theyll beat City…….just another example how this league is ours this year. 2.15pm saturday 5/12.
Its wide open for us.
Tot……….I worry about them, but their inconcistancy is due.
Chel……..too far back
Lets get behind the Arse now.
A big win today and wednesday, Cut the crap and negativity. Our squad is way good enough.


The shite team is unfortunately in front of us. I’m gonna lose it if they win the title this year…


Not any more, they’re not.


Where is jeff?


Is anyone surprised by the Jeff’s injury?


You know when you cry for CM so much and then your chance comes and so now you have to prove why you were crying for it so much in the first place?

Take it away Rambo.


Strong squad despite injuries. Surely we get the three points.


Told you few post ago on another topic that this stoke team is different. West Bromwich are the New Orcs. Although I’m always warry when we play a Big Sam team Im confident that by this evening we will at the top of the table. Flamini to score too. COYG


Don’t think top, doubt the happy hammers will do us a favour at bore utd?

Andy Mack

They seem to play better against the big teams (usually) … like most smaller teams are this year, and they have surprised Manure a few times in recent years… fingers crossed.

Andy Mack

0-0, not unhelpful!


Glad to have our main striker back in the team.

Worried mom

Be careful! Don’t get hurt!


This line up is what I anticipated. I also anticipated that Campbell and Ox played a big role today. Hope I’m right.


Citeh have lost…come on boys!!


Yes Paul. Saw the game. Stoke could and should have done more to work on that goal difference TBH

Die Hard Gooner

Pretty decent squad considering we have 6 or 7 first team players are out. Putting walcott in for campbell would actually make it a good team. The only weakness is defensive midfield and we cant afford injuries to Ozil and Ramsey. So take them off early if we are winning by a good margin. and city have lost this is our chance.


It helps calm the nerves when the announcers are yappin in bahasa. I don’t speak bahasa.




Arsenal concede within the last 15mins of the first half – favourite time to do so, as per the stats, yet we have clearly not learned anything from that!!! So predictable!!!


Please god.. Pleasee.. Open wenger eyes…giroud is he worst striker we ever had and on par with chamakh. Mind you bendtner is a better striker… He walks all game then suddenly scored beautifully for sunderland.. Its better we play with ten men


Ramsey, you are fucking awful


what is it with arsenal scoring own goals lately? flamini would ve scored an own goal earlier before giroud did.


Hope you redeem yourself in the 2nd half


Lets be honest here, did anyone really expect anything different – we have wasted how many chances of overtaking manure and man city yet here we are playing badly and scoring own goals!! Wenger goes on about mental strength lol what to cope with the inevitable backlash? Surely it would make more sense to avoid it by investing in the team during the summer with more than one signing!!!


SMH @giroud.. If we played with 10men we’d be a goal up by now.. Can’t help his team score goals when they need it most.. Pops up with an owngoal to worsen the case.. Way to go ollie!


If he scores again will that be classed as hat trick?? Just make sure you score for the right team Ollie

Andy Mack

Tougher on the nerves than the 3-1 score line would suggest, but a win is a win.


this Leicester team are just winning to everyone’s. consternation… I hope they get on a rough patch soon