Not exactly a game that will love long in the memory, but we got Laurent Koscielny’s comeback, a goal from Alexandre Lacazette, and some lovely flashes from the young talent – not least from Bukayo Saka who was making his home debut.

Read the Arsenal 1-0 Qarabag match report and watch the goal here

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Ebo
Ebo
1 year ago

Arsenal’s got Laurent Kosciel-ny. We’ll never get beat with Kosciel-ny. Yeah, we’ve got Laurent Kosciel-ny. We love Laurent Kosci-el-ny

GoonerJust
GoonerJust
1 year ago
Reply to  Ebo

Poor Emi, hasn’t been set up yet, but at least he was not Park Chu Young.

q8arse
q8arse
1 year ago

concerning that medley and saka don’t have eyes..

Maniac
1 year ago
Reply to  q8arse

Emi doesn’t even have a name or correct number. They should count themselves lucky.

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
1 year ago
Reply to  q8arse

Gilmour has no eyes either. All three did well considering and perhaps is the reason for a few of those sloppy passes.

Reincheque
Reincheque
1 year ago

Game won. No one got injured. Young lads got a run.. Job done!

DBMÖ10
DBMÖ10
1 year ago

El Neny is the pirlo of back passes ??
His negative vision can find back passing lanes where we see none

don't forget
don't forget
1 year ago

I’m so over this whole “Koscielny is 33” thing.. That isn’t that old for a CB. Lad’s got YEARS left. YEARS. Onward and upward!

Andreas
Andreas
1 year ago
Reply to  don't forget

Agree, but given his age and injury record it would be unwise not to plan ahead. I don’t see him playing twice a week for two seasons.

SeryxMe
1 year ago

3 things:
– Saka, what a potential he’s got. Great confidence. Still a long way to go though.
– Medley, I really, really love this guy. Looks like an excellent footballer even now.
– Maitland-Niles, he’s so so good. One of the best utility players I’ve seen. Comfortable anywhere on the pitch.
Oh, and it’s great to see Ozil and Kos back of course. And Nacho too. Onwards. Upwards.

Simon
Simon
1 year ago

Boring game. Very little penetration despite the amount of possession. I suppose that’s to be expected with the lineup. Willock was terrible. That’s all I noticed.

SayUncle
SayUncle
1 year ago
Reply to  Simon

This is a party and you’re oh so fun to be around…

Ozgoonerguy
Ozgoonerguy
1 year ago
Reply to  Simon

Coz youre a pom and youre miserable

ClockEndRider
ClockEndRider
1 year ago
Reply to  Simon

Agree about Willock. Don’t see that he is any better than either brother. And AMN must be teed off that Willock gets a central midfield spot ahead of him.

Sletten
Sletten
1 year ago
Reply to  Simon

Why the h… are people so pissed off about that comment? He’s right. I love Arsenal, i love Willock. Still the game was boring and Willock average. He will better in time.

Bai Blagoi
Bai Blagoi
1 year ago
Reply to  Sletten

I personally gave a minus for the attitude. “That’s all I noticed”?

TeeCee
TeeCee
1 year ago
Reply to  Simon

Er, we won? That was fairly noticeable.

Cliff Bastin
Cliff Bastin
1 year ago

Pretty sure Sokratis made a delicious sandwich as well.

Darkloom
Darkloom
1 year ago

Like the way Emi distributed: very quick one touch. We’ll see if he can do it under pressure. It feels like Emery set the youngsters free in the second half. Loved seeing them push themselves.

Kartik Iyer
Kartik Iyer
1 year ago

I think ozil was great today. Got the assist and a couple of times when the young players misplaced a pass, it was he who would charge in and rescue the ball from opposition feet. He pressed well as well. But of course all the media outlets will focus on that one time he took some extra seconds to get back up to his feet after a challenge. For me he’s putting in the effort and there’s only so much he can change for us.

santori
santori
1 year ago

…it would seem all that gibberish about Ozil being on strike and wanting out in January is nothing more than well…erm back pain. Tabloids running wild with their own imagination and sadly certain quarters of the fan base all too eager to believe anything hook line and sinker.:D He may have a part to play against Soton. As mentioned, we can line up up top in a triangle (likely) with Iwobi and Mhkitaryan (or Ozil) supporting Lacazette OR Auba… …or we could also go into an inverted triangle with Laca and Auba supported by the abilities of Ozil and a… Read more »

Runzac
Runzac
1 year ago
Reply to  santori

I thought the inverted triangle was the Bermuda one. Yes I know, get my coat.

Gudang Pelor
Gudang Pelor
1 year ago
Reply to  santori

To be frank blogs and news kind of took the bait on “ozil strikes and wants out” malarkey a little wee bit, as well.

Tony Adams Nose
Tony Adams Nose
1 year ago
Reply to  santori

Amen to that

SB Still
SB Still
1 year ago

Yes Kos the Boss had the biggest smile amongst all those who played, as though he was one of the youngsters making their debut and kept a clean sheet. Nice. Seems his injury needs daily treatment. So the Jan CB addition seems important. Recalling Chambers will be perfect if it’s possible, he doesn’t seem to be playing CB anyways. I know there is the logical Q of if he can’t play CB for Fulham then how can he play CB for us. While it’s not exactly the same but Gnabry wasn’t picked by Pulis, Le Coq was surplus to requirements… Read more »

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

Saka was awesome, really looking forward to see more of him. Willock was good but not amazing today. AMN cool as a cucumber, as usual. Nketiah was good, sad about the offside goal.

The best about today tho was Kos playing again, that smile on his face was priceless. Go on Kos!

Monkey knees
Monkey knees
1 year ago

Lolo’s happy face made my soul sing! What a guy!