Monday, March 20, 2023

Cazorla and Wilshere start: Arsenal v Aston Villa teams

It’s the final day of the Premier League season, and we face Aston Villa at home. A win could see us finish second depending on what happens at St James’ Park between Newcastle and Sp*rs.

Here are the official line-ups:

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Wilshere, Cazorla, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Elneny, Campbell, Iwobi

Aston Villa: Bunn, Lyden, Lescott, Toner, Cissoko, Sanchez, Westwood, Gana, Bacuna, Sinclair, Ayew

Subs: Guzan, Richards, Adama, Gil, Hepburn-Murphy, Gestede, Grealish

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No Rosicky?? That makes me really sad.


I suspect both rosicky and arteta will be on the subs bench and will come on in the second half so that the fans can give them a richly deserved and resounding send off


Too much cider??


He’s not on the bench ☹️


Looking at article on mobile? I also only get half the post, cut off after Giroud. Can’t see subs or villa line up if given.


Yeah Peteyb I was looking at it on my mobile and it still only shows the first 11, no subs, but at least you figured it out unlike some grumble weeds!!! Loving the current scorelines lol st totteringhams days is well and truly on!!!


Hopefully it’ll be more than 1-1 at St James’ Park today.


What like 2-2??


Oh, come on! Really hoped to see Rosicky.


Are you fucking kidding me?
No Rosicky?
Arsene, what the actual fuck ?


The only last bit of joy to be had in this shit show of a season was to give Rozza a fitting farewell.
Nope, can’t have that either.


If he’s fit enough to walk, bring him on at 89 minutes. FFS Arsene.

Crash Fistfight

my sentiments exactly. I couldn’t give a flying fuck if we finish 4th instead of 3rd – next season will play out the same, regardless. Moreover, if we can’t get at least a draw at home to this season’s Aston Villa, whilst still playing Rosicky, there’s something seriously amiss. It wouldn’t be so bad if the club was likely to put testimonials on for players, but seeing as that wouldn’t present an excuse to milk money out of people thousands of miles away I guess it doesn’t make sense to do so for this club. I’m getting tired of the… Read more »


Comment: Wonder what this means for Walcott. Not even in the match day squad when he has a Euro place to audition for.


Slight hamstring injury apparently.


Stage fright


Apparently Walcott is injured.


Had wanted to see TR7 pull on the red and white for the last time… but he’s not even on the subs bench.

Gudag Bedil

Wow, such a bold move from Wenger to start Jack n Santi. Wenger’s looking to tinker a bit for the next season it seems. Beware, Ramsey.


What’s bold about it? Coquelin is in the squad, so either one of Jack or Santi will pair him and one on the wings. Both have been out for a while and need to prove fitness before the Euros, Jack especially so I see why Arsene’s gone with them starting.


Wonder why Walcott is not in the squad. Am I missing something?
How is Rosicky not playing?


Let’s at least get Cech his Golden Glove. He deserves it.


Ohhhhhh Santi Cazorla


According to ESPN, this is the bench: 28 Joel Campbell
45 Alex Iwobi
3 Kieran Gibbs
8 Mikel Arteta
35 Mohamed Elneny
13 David Ospina
16 Aaron Ramsey


Anyone else having the problem on the mobile site where ads are covering the text on some of the articles? I can’t even see our subs list or the Villa squad. Any idea why?


Yep me too


Rosicky not even on the bench… fuck you Wenger

Le Jim

Rozza :((
Is he eligible for a testimonial? Are there even rules about that shit? Can we just make it happen?

Absolutely gutted. No Flam-bam either. Goddamn this is sad.

Crash Fistfight

Eligibility has nothing to do with it. It doesn’t make ‘commercial sense’ to arrange a testimonial for a player that’s been at the club for 10 years – better to arrange a money-spinning pre-season friendly in the middle of nowhere so that Stan can get more ‘consultation’ fees.


Rosicky testimonial then surely. Really upsetting not to even see him make the subs


No rosicky.. Wenger is cruel


This is basically the same team that did so well until Alexis/Coq/Santi all got injured, except we have Wilshere on the wing instead of Ramsey. Lets keep this and add Xhaka, a striker and a CB and we might have a chance.

Dave A.

Wow Arsene Wow, really, Rosicky not even in the bench? that’s just low

Dave A.

Even if he wasnt fit enough, couldnt he just put him on the bench and give him the last 5 minutes or so in the game to get a proper goodbye?


No Flamster and Rosa. They were the only reasons I was really looking forward to this match. Just to see them put on that shirt one more time. A real shame that won’t happen. Nevertheless thank you to the both of them for all the wonderful memories over the last 10 years.


I can only imagine TR7 isn’t fit enough to even consider playing 🙁 At least one of the 3 confirmed to be departes has a chance to pull on the kit one last time. Interesting formation though it has to be said, I wonder how that will take shape.

Island Gooner

Come on Newcastle!


Island gooner its good to see Newcastle going down in style lol keep it up the men in stripes


Hahaha, St. Totteringham is still on. 😀


Oh balls the scum have scored!!!


Oh worse they have a player sent off!!!

Island Gooner

You don’t need 11 men to beat them scum

Island Gooner

Wuahahaha 5 unanswered goals. See, you don’t need 11 players to beat scum.

Dave A.

Happy St. Tottenringham day and congrats on our own treble

Black Hei

It might not be actually a trophy. But it sure is a lot more fun.

St Tott’s day is today


And West Ham misses out on Europa League. The media have been masturbating way too much to these two sh*t teams in London.

Jeremy O Dwyer

Excellent 🙂

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