Sunday, December 4, 2022

Ozil out, Iwobi comes in: Burnley v Arsenal team news

As expected it’s all change following the rotation that took place for Thursday’s Europa League game with Cologne.

The big news is the absence of Mesut Ozil from the squad. The Germany international has been replaced by Alex Iwobi who sits in attack alongside Alex Lacazette and Alexis.

It’s the only change from the starting XI that beat Sp*rs last week.

Here are the official line-ups for the 2pm kick off at Turf Moor.

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward, Gudmundsson, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Brady, Barnes

Burnley subs: Wood, Vokes, Westwood, Long, Arfield, Bardsley, Lindegaard


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

Arsenal subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles, Welbeck Giroud

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Shame Ozil is injured. Good team still. Hope we can do it.


Triple A


Let’s hope our 3 Alex’s play smart today.

Declan M

Ozil ill rather than injured acc to John Cross itk.


He’s been ill quite a lot. Maybe needs some vitamins…

Gudang Bedil

Gutted not to have Ozil in the squad. I hope Iwobi can step up!


alex(is) passes to alex(iwobi) who knocks it on for Alex(laca) to score!

David C

Ozil must be injured if he’s not on the bench…

Giroud 88th min header for the 1-0 win, but I’m sure hoping it doesn’t take that long.

Could be a very boring game, hope we stay patient. You can’t let Burnley score first.


David C

well I got the score right at least 🙂


Btw. John Cross tweeted that the team only just arrived (1.10pm). Hopefully nobody gets injured during a rather rushed warm up.


Alex Alex Alex
Can’t see anything but a win


…Official Twitter account states “ozil is missing due to illness”.
Political illness? Tactical illness? Real illness?…
Whatever, COYG!!
(and bring on Feb asap in order to end this transfer masquarade!!)


“Political illness?” This really made me laugh. Top work.


Guess he’s busy assisting Angela Merkel putting together a government.

A Person

Ozil is ill , he has gotten Barcelona virus , it is a very dangerous virus and can turn players into zombies.

Gunter the Gooner

Alex Hleb was the first person to come down with this virus

Daft Aider

Petit suffered this, a few years before then


I seem to remember Vermalen getting a very bad case of it the Barca flu. He never fully recovered.


Alex song found his diagnosis was terminal.


Does anyone here know a good stream?
Ridiculous really. Pay so much for the channels, and it’s not even on.


search for “reddit soccer stream” and enjoy.



Would have hope for Wilshere to replace Ozil today. When will he get a start in the Prem Mr Wenger?


Currently sitting in a bar in India with arsenal on the big screen. Oh yes! COYG!


A bit of a shame that Ozil goes missing the game after he puts on his best performance in an Arsenal shirt.The real shame is Wengers continued faith in the very ordinary Iwobi.Another player who only occasionally offers anything going forward and virtually nothing defensively.I would have thought that Wilshire would have been a far better option but he doesn’t currently fit into Wenger’s current list of favourites.


Can’t wait for the spectacular team that’ll come of iwobi and welbeck replacing ozil and sanchez in January.

It will be something to behold

aleksandr help



Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea slip up.
Arsenal have an opportunity to gain an advantage.
78 minutes gone and one shot on goal.
Wenger couldn’t motivate if he tried…


Jumped the gun there, didn’t you?

Hereford Gooner


Ivan Parasite

This is the type of win that we gavent tasted for years..battle hard fought


Love seeing a team that was flopping at every opportunity get hit with a soft penalty in injury time… 2 years in a row. Burnley are the new stoke

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