Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Lacazette in for Giroud: Arsenal v Newcastle teams

Arsenal are looking for their first win in four games when they face Newcastle United at the Emirates this afternoon.

Arsene Wenger has made just one change today, with Olivier Giroud making way for Alexandre Lacazette.

Here are today’s official line-ups.

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Wilshere, Iwobi, Ozil, Alexis, Lacazette

Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Coquelin, Kolasinac, Elneny, Welbeck, Giroud

Newcastle: Elliot, Yedlin, LeJeune, Lascelles, Manquillo, Murphy, Hayden, Merino, Atsu, Perez, Joselu.

Subs: Darlow, Clark, Dummett, Dame, Aarons, Ritchie, Gayle

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Paul Smith

So what formation are we supposedly playing today??

Serpent

A pile, I assume.

Sean

The one that fell flat on its arse last season; the good old 4-2-3-1 with zero width. Let’s hope Lacazette up top makes a difference, otherwise can this formation die after today, please?

Daniel

no, but you can.

TheRealJenkooooooo

Arsene wenger formation: Doesn’t work, try again

Adam

No excuses if we do not win this one yet again playing Niles out of position and three left footed players in the middle of the park.

andris priim

COYG’s….

myrtle

Kolasinac officially dropped then..

Damobot

He is out of form. At least Wenger had the bottle to do it. Maitland-Niles is a quality player even when played out of position. Very involved in the last few games.

Amusa

When will Wenger have the bottle to drop Sanchez?

Sheffield Gooner

Never

David C

No Kola again? Hmm, what’s going on there?

COYG!!!

ua1107

Wish it was Kolasinac or Chambers instead of Xhaka and AMN in the middle.

shokim

Ex-academy player Isaac Hayden’s homecoming. Let’s hope it isn’t a happy one for him!

Gudang Bedil

Where’s Kolasinac? I prefer Maitland-Niles on the right for now, as Bellerin seems to take his position for granted nowadays.

mo974

bellerin still in ? no changes and niles at left back when they have speedy wingers ! why not try to associate giroud and laca and drop the out of form sanchez and bellerin ?

Sheffield Gooner

What, use some common sense when we can just do the same old shit time and time again? What are you talking about?

Pedrito

Glad, Jack is back in .. i still think he has it in him, and he played well recently
Not so sure about Maitlaind-Niles though, would rather see Kolasinac there
Anyway, decent enough team to win against Newcastle, so let’s do it

lyonsl

Cech
Debuchy-Holding-Chambers-Kolasinac
AMN-Willock-Wilshere-Alexis
Ozil
Lacazette
I would like to see this, can’t be worse than what Wenger put out

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

Xhaka. Again. Why?

ItSanogo-al

The players playing out of position is wearing me down. Hopefully it works for us today.

Sheffield Gooner

Because Wenger.

That’s it.

Indian Gooner

Should have dropped Alexis and started Giroud instead along with Lacazette.
Giroud atleast if given a chance, would want to stay and fight. Sanchez on the other wants to scoot away from here on the very next opportunity available and has been playing like shit.
If Sanchez keeps getting dispossessed and doesn’t do shit today.. I am going to go mad.

Laughing Stock

Only Wenger could react to that pile of cack on Wednesday by making one change. I like his thinking with koscielny though:/break him as soon as possible and then you’ve got a great excuse when the season goes tits up in February.

Clock-End+Mike

Good name…

TR7

Anyone else think Benitez looks like a fat butler? Just imagine him in a tuxedo. Just sayin.

Media Hates Arsenal

Drop the pathetic Sanchez.

Goonerink

So far 90% of our team have proved all the nay sayers in this article wrong… All except sanchez who is doing more of the same.
Doesn’t look half as bad when everyone else is playing well.

ArseAboutFace

The table does not lie and neither does the results.
You call them nay sayers but perhaps you are just in denial..

ArseAboutFace

We are winning 1-0
But I get the feeling it will end 1-1
You just know that defence has a mistake somewhere..

Harry

Xhaka has been absolutely awful. I don’t see him improving beyond his current ability which seems nowhere near a top class player.

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