Mavropanos makes his debut: Man Utd v Arsenal teams

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It’s Arsene Wenger’s final trip to Old Trafford as Arsenal manager, and the boss has picked a team very much with Thursday’s game in Madrid on his mind.

Here are today’s official line-ups.

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez.

Subs: Pereira, Rojo, Fellaini, Mata, McTominay, Martial, Rashford

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mavropanos, Chambers, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Nelson, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang

Subs: Cech, Holding, Monreal, Osei-Tutu, Willock, Welbeck, Nketiah

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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C.B.
C.B.
1 year ago

Not that confident but let’s beat Mourinho for Wenger’s sake, will leave a sweet taste in the mouth given that c*unt, and to avoid 7 away PL defeats in a row.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago
Reply to  C.B.

it would be hilarious if we did beat them

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

I see the thumb down fairies are here again

C.B.
C.B.
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

MY comment was very controversial for an Arsenal fan to make…

My wig smells cheesy
My wig smells cheesy
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

You sad wanker, Anonaymarse

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago

Charming

Public Elneny
Public Elneny
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

I’m not a fan of the whole thumbs up / down thing

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago
Reply to  Public Elneny

I quite like it but some people seem to thumb stuff down because they don’t like the person who wrote it

Don Cazorleone
Don Cazorleone
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

Could try being a better person?

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago
Reply to  Don Cazorleone

Me? You don’t know anything about me as a person …

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

Sometimes I take the piss out of the people who just seem to bitch and complain about everything and are still not happy even though Wenger is now leaving, but I’m not apologising for that …

Public Elneny
Public Elneny
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymarse

I just think it stifles actual debate by discouraging controversial (ie negative) opinions, or people making posts where they’re just trying to feel out their thoughts. If people have a view, positive or negative, on a post it would be better if it was responded to with actual thought rather than be put to an anonymous vote. And then there’s the popularity contest aspect like you mention.

It also encourages boring comments like ‘Mourinho is a c*nt’, ‘Giroud *swoon*’ etc which just seem to fish for thumbs up.

C.B.
C.B.
1 year ago
Reply to  C.B.

Would be even better given the youths playing.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
1 year ago

Mavropanos yay

AmericanGooner
AmericanGooner
1 year ago

Really excited to see what THE MAV can do!

Shire Gooner
Shire Gooner
1 year ago

How is cech both playing and on the bench?

Martin
Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Shire Gooner

Ospina starting. Has been corrected.

Gunner Matt
Gunner Matt
1 year ago

We got a Big Fucking Greek

Casimir Knight
Casimir Knight
1 year ago
Reply to  Gunner Matt

There’s got to be a Big Fat Greek wedding joke in here somewhere?

PeteyB
PeteyB
1 year ago
Reply to  Casimir Knight

No there doesn’t.

A-Boo-Car
A-Boo-Car
1 year ago

It will be brilliant beating them with this team and have Cech subbed in for the second half to replace Cech after a strong showing in the first! Didn’t know we are allowed to have a Cech starting and another on the bench! Blogs

Serpent
Serpent
1 year ago

Cech both on the field and the bench. Quick for an older guy.

Merci Arsene!
Merci Arsene!
1 year ago

Much stronger than I expected, but Mavropanos over Holding? Is that an indication that Holding has fallen out of favor or regressed?

Anyway, please please don’t lose to that filth of a man. Please.

potter
potter
1 year ago
Reply to  Merci Arsene!

Which one ?

Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock
1 year ago

Poor old petr cech, if he gets injured he has to come on and replace himself 🙁

Proudus
Proudus
1 year ago

Oh no.This could be real ugly.

Ann Noyd
Ann Noyd
1 year ago
Reply to  Proudus

8 2 agree with you there

Michael Bolton Wanderers
Michael Bolton Wanderers
1 year ago
Reply to  Ann Noyd

Too soon

Futsboller
Futsboller
1 year ago

Not much choice for Wenger in this one, though a bit surprised to see Ospina in there (Lukaku will own the air space in our box against him). Would just love it if Nelson did a Rashford and had his breakout game today, and I hope M-N can be his best industrious self to help shield those young men in central defence! Kolasinac should make his way over to Sanchez at some point in the match and reintroduce himself, too. 😉

Arshavin
Arshavin
1 year ago

One last chance to earn some respect at OT

Joythah
Joythah
1 year ago

So Czech starts on Thursday… Right

Yellow Ribbon
Yellow Ribbon
1 year ago

Welcome back Mkhi! Surprised to see him starting. Feeling quite nostalgic thinking of all those great matches at Old Trafford with Wenger in charge. I am excited to see that backline. It’s either going to be great or it is going to be really bad..nothing in between. There is going to nothing dodgy as with Kos and Mustafi as it has been. Let’s go get them Gunners. Common.

Pink Elephant
Pink Elephant
1 year ago
Reply to  Yellow Ribbon

I thought he might start as Wenger willl want to give him some minutes after coming back from injury before the Athletico game. I would expect him to be subbed off around the hour mark

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage
1 year ago

I was slyly hoping to see Josh Da Silva in the squad.

In many ways and as young as he is, he’s imo the kind of Midfielder that could work with a Xhaka-type and what the squad needs; a powerful box-to-box type in the Vieira-Diaby mould (not saying he’s as good btw, just comparing the type).

Would’ve been great to see.

Public Elneny
Public Elneny
1 year ago
Reply to  Faisal Narrage

From what I’ve seen he looks a bit clumsy in his touch and passing to warrant getting a chance yet

Tas Gunner
Tas Gunner
1 year ago

8-2 or the match is fixed :v

Hurgen Akindji
1 year ago

How some of you guys are npt absolutely crapping it i dont know! Last time Wenger pulled a master tactic like this team selection….we know what happened!

Mentalist
Mentalist
1 year ago

Can’t be worse then starting Armand Traore can it?

dakang
dakang
1 year ago

Give Belleri a break! Really don’t need him tired or injured!

Wengerballz
Wengerballz
1 year ago

I don’t know for sure that the 2 teams strategy is that sound. Hasn’t worked that well first half of the season… maybe first teamers could have used some more minutes to get in the groove

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini
1 year ago

This will be interesting.
This could either go horribly wrong or amazingly well given Mourinho probably won’t have much to go on with Nelson in that position and with Mavropanos at all!

Ironic
Ironic
1 year ago

Wenger just got more respect from the Utd fans than he has from some of ours this year. I have no love for Utd and hate Jose but that presentation to wenger by SAF was a class act. Now let’s stuff the fuckers

Tony Hall
Tony Hall
1 year ago

Silly me, I thought the players would want to give AW a proper send off and win against Man U, just this once

Me2
Me2
1 year ago

Well done to Arsene Wenger
36 points behind the champions.
The worse league performance in decades.
And he still cannot work out why he was pushed out.
The young Greek lad played well.
Just about the only positive thing to say…

santori
santori
1 year ago

Not much options beyond young players who have yet to show return on promise.

That said, Mavropanos I thought acquitted himself well today.