Koscielny out, Holding & Iwobi in: Arsenal v Brighton teams


Arsenal face their third game in six days as we face Brighton at the Emirates this afternoon (barely).

After our midweek exploits, there are changes again today, and here are today’s official line-ups.

Arsenal: Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Alexis, Lacazette

Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Walcott, Elneny, Giroud

Brighton: Ryan, Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Izquierdo, Stephens, Propper, Gross, Brown

Subs: Krul, Knockaert, Murray, Goldson, Schelotto, Suttner, Molumby
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Ox in the Box

Hey that is a good team. COYG!

Ox in the Box

Hopefully Mustafi holds everything together. That guy will play 3×90 min in space of 5 days and 16 hours! We’re lucky to have big enough squad to give other guys some rest.


Guarantee he will do a dumb ass sliding tackle unnecessarily


The guys will once again show that we don’t need Cazorla!


We need him and we love him


we desperatrly need footed santi is ireplaceable


Erm, we’ve been playing without him for the best part of a year due to his serious injury problems? You phrased that as if he stuck a middle finger up to the club in the Summer and pushed for a move to a rival club. Weird comment.


to true, cazorla is history


Hoping wilshere can come on if/when were winning and get another run out

Sheffield Gooner

Or if we aren’t winning and need something different…

Gunner Red

Bite your tongue! There is no way that should be a possibility in the multiverse.

Le Jim

Iwobi and Lacazette off for Wilshere and Giroud for pure Wengerball in the last 20 minutes please ?

Indian Gooner

A pretty good team and a really good bench as well! Don’t see why we shouldn’t challenging for the title! #COYG.


Did you watch city yesterday? Watching silva and kdb work without the ball is why we have no chance

nimble foot

Those teams – City, Utd and Chelsea – have clearly better squads than ours. Our players can only fight doggedly and expect the best. We almost beat Chelsea at the Bridge, City came off only the one goal better – granted, that’s three points on the board – I’m just saying our lads and the gaffer did well and should continue to fight. But let’s not over hype the ability of this team


Where is Ozil?! Starting to worry he’s picked up something serious


Knee injury back soon.


On current form he doesn’t deserve to be starting

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

If you mean he’s played absolutely rubbish in Arsenal’s last couple of games I agree with you. He was so poor you’d never had known he was on the pitch.

Ed the Red

Is Brighton’s team sheet real, cos it reads like some sort of word association game. Hopefully the next two words in said game are Arsenal and Victory.


My thoughts exactly.. That Brighton team sheet is hilarious


dunk duffy bong, propper gross.. whats wrong with that?


How many in their team ? Only 10?

Sheffield Gooner

Add in Brown and it sounds like my visit to the loo first thing this morning.

Little Mozart

Where’s Özil?


He has knee injury


Dunk, Duffy, and Bong sounds like punching sounds from old Batman cartoons, heh.

Scandinavian tourist

And a Propper, Gross, Brown Schelotto sounds like genuine stinker.


Lots of Alex’s up front. Love it


Feels like i’m watching newcastle play brighton. Not much difference between the two sides.


This is the kind of season in which Holding should be played more. Hope Chambers can get a look in as well. If it works out, that’s a solid defence for the future, won’t need to think about it for a while.

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

I’d even have a half fit Jack than a player like Xhaka who runs like he’s feet are encased in breeze blocks whilst in a pit of quicksand.

aleksandr help

the only thing slower than xhakas feet is his brain


Ramsey bashing slowly receding to be replaced by Granit.

Take note everyone.


Is there a reason why lacazette is not allowed to complete 90mins?


As Arsene said earlier, he has to get used to with high tempo EPL games, so playing 90 mins too early might cause his fatigue. They are building him slowly for 90 mins

Andy Mack

Probably because the PL is a faster and more physical league than he has played in previously.
Also the lack of a Christmas break is felt more by a ‘newbies’ in their 1st season. So saving him a bit now MAY help him later in the season.