Friday, August 19, 2022

No Ozil or Cech, Aubameyang on the bench: Arsenal v West Ham teams

There are just three home games remaining this season, the first of which sees us take on West Ham.

With Atletico Madrid coming to town on Thursday, here’s the team Arsene Wenger has selected today.

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Elneny, Xhaka, Wilshere, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette

Subs: Macey, Mertesacker, Holding, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Aubameyang

West Ham: Hart, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Rice, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Noble, Mario, Masuaku, Fernandes, Arnautovic

Subs: Adrian, Carroll, Lanzini, Hugill, Hernandez, Evra, Cullen

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Mootilated

Oh no!! Terrible lineup! #WengerOut

Lord Bendnter

Savage, absolute savagery

Mootilated

Well, at least people got the joke.

Man Manny

Flat midfield. It is going to be one of those days. I won’t be surprised if we lose this game.

goongot

I dont care about team news anymore from now till the end of season, just make our legendary manager proud and play on to his philosophies and not sideways.

Paul

Aubs on the bench! God help my fantasy team! 🙂

gooner

Surprisingly strong. With that loss last game, I feel he’s looking for momentum from the likes of Laca and Welbeck.

ArsenAlan

That’s a mad oul team that!

shokim

Strong lineup. Win it for the boss. COYG

ibi

Wilshire injuries, Ramsy starts

Timsh

That’s correct

adgonner

Why no ozil. Didn’t Wenger say last press conference that this arch is going to be a rehearsal for Thursday’s game? God save my fantasy team. Weekend just got fucked up.

Serpent

If Carroll comes on, I’d throw in our BFG to sit on him.

Come on!

Rhaatid

Or Holding who i believe would do a better job getting off the ground

Jack

Auba cup tied for Europa and still not starting in the premier league. What’s going on there?

ArsenAlan

I’d hazard a guess to say he’s building the relationship with Welbeck and Laca for EL

Paul

Well that’s just selfish considering I have Aubs as captain in my Fantasy League team! Wenger Out! 🙂

adgonner

Ozil is like a prince isn’t he. Isn’t really keen to do dirty or play mundane games. Is it only me or has someone else also registered that he has missed a lot of such games? Such an uninspiring player. I am 90% sure he is gonna go missing on the pitch on Thursday. Sad but true. Would be happy to be proved wrong.

Serpent

I’d rather have him available on Thursday than injured by some WH clobber today.

adgonner

Salah started yesterday. I am sure he is more valuable to Liverpool than ozil is to us. But no.

Martin

The most creative player in the country is uninspiring?

adgonner

His creativity comes out only against the average. Only poor Bulgarian farmers need to fear him.. Rest need not worry.

I Didn't See It

I know this isn’t exactly original, but he does really, truly, almost invariably “go missing in the big games”. Story of his Arsenal career to be honest. Be thrilled to be proven wrong on Thursday. You can start the down votes now.

allezkev

If Mertesaker is up to it, it would be great to see him get a run out. Ramsey wrapped in cotton wool?

Public Elneny

Ozil is ill again apparently, needs more vitamin c in his diet

Public Elneny

Actually that’s a stupid comment and probably really unfair, ignore me

ArsenAlan

Really? He needs something alright. A duvet and a Netflix binge maybe.

Laughing Stock

Still pinching myself to make sure Fridays news wasn’t a dream lol. Seven matches and counting til the old fraud is gone!!! COYG

Martin

Your name fits your comment. Whatever you think of Arsene Wenger to call him a fraud is nasty and disrespectful. This man gave 22 years of his life to Arsenal and produced some of the best and most exciting teams this country has ever seen. Maybe he did stay too long but he is certainly not a fraud.

Laughing Stock

Martin you misunderstand mate, the laughing stock is aimed at the club, not me lol

Rochester

I think most people think your name refers to you, but is a little to kind

Laughing Stock

Hi mate, no it’s a dig at the club lol

A P

Only a pathetic loser like you believe we agree with you.

Jimbo Jones

Don’t think he’s your mate. See you next Tuesday

Rochester

That is correct

Laughing Stock

Tuesday? You’ve lost me buddy lol

Paul

Shocking comment!!!!!

Rhaatid

Good strong balanced team. Expecting a favourable result.

Momozemio

wilshere looks welsh today…

Arshavin

Same old issue

santori

I hope Ozil will be unleashed against Athletico and he has the game of his life.

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