No Ozil in the squad: West Brom v Arsenal teams

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Arsenal team news 2017-18

Arsenal are looking for their second away win in three days when we face bottom of the table West Brom at the Hawthorns today.

Here are the official line-ups.

West Brom: Foster, Gibbs, Robson-Kanu, Evans, Livermore, Phillips, Brunt, Barry, Rodriguez, Dawson, Hegazi

Subs: Myhill, Nom, McClean, Burke, Krychowiak, McAuley

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Chambers, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Wilshere, , Alexis, Iwobi, Lacazette

Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Elneny, Walcott, Welbeck

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Alphie
Alphie
2 years ago

Such a shame when he’s been on phone

Glenn
Glenn
2 years ago
Reply to  Alphie

Called his agent, has he?

Third+Plebeian
Third+Plebeian
2 years ago
Reply to  Alphie

Depends what he’s doing with his phone.

The Loon Ranger
The Loon Ranger
2 years ago
Reply to  Third+Plebeian

Predictive text is a pain in the ask isn’t it Alphie? And Özil has travel sickness…..poor little lamb COYG three points please

ronaldo
ronaldo
2 years ago
Reply to  Alphie

whats that got to do with the line up

Toure+motors
Toure+motors
2 years ago

Is ozil injured? Big loss today

Arsene\'s zip
Arsene\'s zip
2 years ago
Reply to  Toure+motors

Slight knee injury apparently.
Better to save him for Chelsea rather than risk it.

Third Plebeian
Third Plebeian
2 years ago
Reply to  Toure+motors

Guardian reporting a knee injury and that he’s a doubt for Chelsea as well. Bah!

Legrande
Legrande
2 years ago

Ozil off to a new club?

Atom
Atom
2 years ago
Reply to  Legrande

At this point I don’t know why we would sell him. Unlike Sanchez he’s actually been playing pretty well and it seems unlikely we would get enough from the sale to be worth missing out on a cl spot for sure

Heavenly Chapecoense
Heavenly Chapecoense
2 years ago
Reply to  Legrande

Man U needs a playmaker to salvage their season. Moaninho sending the message that you need to spend the money to get good players.

Atom
Atom
2 years ago

It’s highly highly unlikely Man U would pay the type of money (50m as that’s at least what a replacement would cost) to buy Ozil 6 months early given the league is already lost

Damobot
Damobot
2 years ago

Maybe he is signing for someone else tomorrow? Most likely he’s got Man flu, he very prone to that.

Moses
Moses
2 years ago
Reply to  Damobot

That was RVP

Mesut\'s Magic
Mesut\'s Magic
2 years ago

Ozil flying out to Barcelona to sign a pre-contract tomorrow?

Safe Hands
Safe Hands
2 years ago

My first reaction is that there should have been a couple of slightly fresher players in there. Maybe elneny, coq, and holding. Let’s hope I’m wrong though. Come on the Arsenal!

Heavenly Chapecoense
Heavenly Chapecoense
2 years ago

Wilshere shouldn’t be playing two games in four days.

Osbert
Osbert
2 years ago

Ozil rested ahead of the Chelsea game, Sanchez leaving so get what we can out of him before goes.

Rossi88
Rossi88
2 years ago

Wenger has to know whether he can still do it I suppose, before a contract offer. A test I reckon. Should pass COYG

Crash Fistfight
Crash Fistfight
2 years ago

All part of the plan: Wilshere to pick up an injury just in time for Ramsey to return to fitness, thus negating the need for Arsene to actually make a decision.

Vonnie
Vonnie
2 years ago

Mesut rested for the Chelsea game, which is good. Hopefully we can blitz them in the first half and sub a couple of others. Bellerin is being played into the ground.

Dusko
Dusko
2 years ago
Reply to  Vonnie

Unfortunatelly we have not “blitz” them in the first half. It has been pathetic.

Jean Ralphio
Jean Ralphio
2 years ago

Maybe Ozil is just being rested with Chelski on the horizon

ItSanogo-al
ItSanogo-al
2 years ago

Ozil replaced by academy player named , ,?

ItSanogo-al
ItSanogo-al
2 years ago
Reply to  ItSanogo-al

Really? Dislikes for observing an editing mistake. Happy new year to you too haterz

Rich
Rich
2 years ago

Why are we playing three at the back?
West Brom have scored 14 goals this season

Stringer+Bell
Stringer+Bell
2 years ago

Midfield has looked more solid with two players in there instead of xhaka on his own. Jack tracking back has been a delight to see. Ozil big miss.

SB Still
SB Still
2 years ago

Wenger back to his ‘What is rotation day’s?

Surprised to see Kos starting today, considering his achilles!

Also when would Bellarin get a wake up call! Xhaka?

somedude
somedude
2 years ago
Reply to  SB Still

Xhaka has put in solid performances the last two matches…

Mpls
Mpls
2 years ago
Reply to  SB Still

Not much choice with Nacho out. A bridge too far to run out chambers and Holding or Kolasinac in the back three. Need a captain back there.

neil rafis
neil rafis
2 years ago

Man Utd have told them that they don’t want him playing as they’re about to spend 50 million on him….wish someone would buy wenger

Slaine
Slaine
2 years ago

Not a line up to be excited about.

XhakaLaca
XhakaLaca
2 years ago

The formidable triple Alex upfront then! COYG!

Vieras left toe
Vieras left toe
2 years ago

AAAH why is Koscielny playing

Deano
2 years ago

Must be resting him for the Chelsea match.

On another note just watched Zaha’s dive that got a penalty. It looked remarkably similar to Sterling’s dive against us, yet the pundits seem to have a difference of opinion. When we were stitched up “stonewaller” when they were stitched up “it’s a dive”. Bunch of pratts.

David C
David C
2 years ago

Wenger said Ozil out with a small knock, should be good for ChelSKI on Sheffield Wednesday.

Shank
2 years ago

Complete bollox again, this time in terms of the bench.
Where is Debuchy…….. What is Mert doing there? And as for Walcott there, I mean really!?!?
The first 11 is ok though.

Michael Bolton Wanderers
Michael Bolton Wanderers
2 years ago

I’d take welbz over iwobi

SB Still
SB Still
2 years ago

Alexis is worried about any celebrations discussion and hasn’t scored yet!

gunnerdaremkd
gunnerdaremkd
2 years ago

ozil misses the game and what wenger did to rrplace his creativity goi g 3 5 2 and with iwobi in team agai st the mighty west brom who are sitting 20th on table. Show some balls go with to strikers lacca and welbeck change the system. 0 creativity slow passing to the full backs sideways. we are looki g worse than west brom cant stand tbis anymore. old man go retire please.

Georgeycharles
Georgeycharles
2 years ago

So far, this is not an easy game to watch and how was Barry allowed to get away with that foul on Kolasinac ?!

ArseAboutFace
ArseAboutFace
2 years ago

This team is tired and predictable.
Needs a massive shakeup – starting with the manager..

George
George
2 years ago

Mike Dean is a low-grade, incompetent, corrupt, farcical thunderc**t.

Fuhgedaboudit
Fuhgedaboudit
2 years ago

Absolute bullshit call for the penalty. Boring as hell game too. Just kept trying to go through the middle when WBA had their whole team sitting there. Might have even seen a few of their fans in the middle too.

ArseAboutFace
ArseAboutFace
2 years ago
Reply to  Fuhgedaboudit

Typical Arsenal to snatch a draw from the jaws of victory.
Mike Dean made the game about himself but it cannot detract from the issues at hand – like the manager still being in post and the team going from challengers to a mid table team in five years..

Espen
Espen
2 years ago

Mike Farking Dean, screw him that old cvnt.

George
George
2 years ago
Reply to  Espen

Seriously, can’t we take out a restraining order or something? He can’t help himself. The card he gave to Cech sums him up – petty, insecure, and completely out of his depth.

santori
santori
2 years ago

We did not do enough to win this.

1) Too slow moving the ball forward.
2) Lacazette…a couple of good moments but on the whole, does not hold the ball up for us.
3) Concentration levels poor again. How many stray passes? I could pass better than that.
4) Mike Dean. We know we are playing against Mike Dean. Robber….why is he still officiating???
5) We need better players to come on than Welbeck

Rufusstan
Rufusstan
2 years ago

Mike Dean strikes again.

He;s been OK the last few games. Guess he’s been saving up until he can fuck us good and proper

Georgeycharles
Georgeycharles
2 years ago

I have always thought Mike Dean was a weasel faced, spud-loving, cunt, but after that farcical decision, I realise I was giving him way too much credit.

Fuhgedaboudit
Fuhgedaboudit
2 years ago

The BPL needs to get rid of Mike Dean. Horrible penalty call, and if possible even worse yellow to Cech. What a pussy. Post game because Cech was rightfully pissed. Everybody but WBA knows it was a bullshit call. One of the first times every commentator agreed it was a really bad call.

Fuhgedaboudit
Fuhgedaboudit
2 years ago

I think Ozil being out of this game shows what we miss when he is not on the pitch. Our game was basically void of any good chances. That is why i much rather lose Sanchez but not Ozil. We need to sign him to a new contract.

Calm
Calm
2 years ago
Reply to  Fuhgedaboudit

That statement about losing Sanchez instead of Ozil almost sounds like you prefer watching football that is nice on the eye rather than winning games. Because though Ozil may look good and create chances, Sanchez on the other hand creates but most importantly finishes them off. As the previous game showed us Mesut was one v one twice (with Alexis giving a peach of a ball for one of them) and missed both while Alexis did the business. Honestly in terms of finishing off chances for Arsenal i would go Sanchez Giroud Lacazette Walcott Koscielny Ramsey Welbeck=Ozil=Mustafi