Holding and Welbeck start: Arsenal v Man Utd teams

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Arsenal team news 2016

It’s Premier League action today as we face Manchester United at home, with Arsene Wenger looking for a first ever league win over Jose Mourinho.

We need to see a lot more from the players than we did last weekend at White Hart Lane.

Here are the official line-ups.

Arsenal: Cech, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xhaka, Ramsey, Gibbs, Alexis, Ozil, Welbeck

Subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Bellerin, Coquelin, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud

Man Utd: De Gea, Tuanzabe, Jones, Smalling, Darmian, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Mkhhitarayan, Martial, Rooney

Subs: Romero, Blind, Bailly, Lindgard, McTominay, Pogba, Rashford

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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Alex

I surely don’t want to sound as if i know football better than M. Wenger, but what is the deal to separate his two best players: Sanchez and Özil? This our main attacking threat!
And Özil locked on the right depending from Oxlade-Chamberlain who losts half of his balls is no good way to make him influence games…

Original Paul

That’s the team I would have started with. Considering my complete lack of managerial skills that could be a bad thing! 🙂 COYG!

Jack

Playing two left backs again, one of which is so amazingly out of form, great! My favourite tactic!

Gunnya

Should’ve dropped gibs

Kake

I’m with you. Sanchez usually get so much help from Monreal on the left.

locksley444

Agreed, and if he wanted to drop Gabriel, why not pick Mustafi instead? He must be matchfit by now.

Jack4343

Have a feeling that Ramsey and Welbeck have great games today. No real reason other than a gut feeling. Love that Holding is back. COYG!

clins

this was long coming , holding is infinitely more composed and talented than gabriel . gabriel is good , but sometimes he needs to stop lunching into tackles

Ozil\'s left foot

Disagree with the talent remark. Gabriel has everything needed to be a top CB. He hasn’t had the long rope that for example Kos got when he got started. The errors he seems to make go away with experience and coaching.

Jack4343

My gut is tops!

mustapha Kaka

Hell of a gut feeling ! Next years Grand National winner please COYG

Spanish Gooner

Well if we can’t beat that Man Utd team we don’t deserve top 4. COYG

Dan Hunter

Win lose or draw, we definitely do not deserve to four this season

Eduardo Sanhueza

What the heck with Gibbs? and Ramsey? he totally lost it.

Laughing Stock of Football

I reckon Bellerin is fucking off this summer. If Gibbs and Ramsey are getting a game and he’s on the bench something is up

Absolut

Worrying – Wenger playing his favourites again. We know nothing, compared to his giant brain. Still want to shaft Moaninho, though.

Jack4343

Nah…Hector has been struggling since he hurt his ankle and after that Chelski cunt assaulted him.

GunnerDareMACEDONIA

Or maybe because ox is our best player for months and he played even better as rwb and the case that belerin was really poor in the last few months and he never returned to form after his injury and that ridicilus heir style.

Not haiting just stating facts

Rob

Last time I checked he wasn’t a midfielder or a left back…

GunnerDareMACEDONIA

The cunt murinho like someone woild believe him that he will rest whole team for cup uefa he only rests rashford and pogba who is shit. And he talked whole week how jones and samllings are out and will not play.

But is better for us when we smash him he will not have excuses that he played with C team.

That is not at all weak utd team.

Aleksander Włodarz

oh Murinho plays unknown kids as promised 🙂

richardanus

WTF does Lucasz Perez have to do to get a game ?

Rogerbij

Not be injured for an extended period perhaps?

canon fodder

…well being fit will be a start!

pajanee

We are facing an average looking man utd side..yet i dnt see us winning this match…

midgunner

Gibbs instead of nacho as wing back makes no sense to me at all.

Anyway COYG!!

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

Seriously, PLEASE tell me why on earth Xhaka is playing in any game? You can literally count on one hand how many games he’s plaid well in this season. Slow and a liability when it comes to staying on the field or giving the ball away.

Leslie

How the heck Ramsey miss Sanchez cross…touch and will score. Still running like no head chicken. He has been playing poorly since after his injury. Gibbs play again..my god..we r playing 9 vs 11.

santori

Ridiculous selection again. Wenger is a manager who knows how to buy the right tools but doesn’t know how to use them. At half time : 1) Welbeck has done nothing thus far. He is as static as Giroud. And lacks composure. 2) Gibbs has been OK but it means we can’t play Bellerin down the other flank. 3) Ox has been poor. Tentative and insipid. Would prefer to see some guile with Bellerin. 4) We lack movement as per usual. Over cautious. When we go down the sides, we are too slow . The space just behind Welbeck has… Read more »

santori

Our transitions are too slow and complicated. We are not exploiting the small margin of time and creating enough “chaos”.

The midfield is the midfield.

Our threat has to come from the flanks but the way it is set up, we are again not fully exploiting the assets at our disposal.

santori

GRANIT!

AND Lady Luck!

“If you don’t shoot you don’t score” – Ruud Gullit.

santori

Why thew Fxck are we playing Welbeck!

YEEEESSSSSSS!

Take that Jose.:D

santori

Confidence seeping back. Come on they’re for the taking.

Lets win this by more goals. It may come down to Goal Differential!

Now Gibbs please on the score sheet.