Saturday, June 15, 2024

Koscielny back in the squad: Arsenal v Huddersfield team news

Arsenal are looking for three points at the Emirates today as they take on Huddersfield.

Here are the official line-ups.

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Torreira, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Cech, Koscielny, Monreal, Elneny, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Nketiah

Huddersfield: Lossly, Smith, Kongolo, Hogg, Mooy, Lowe, Williams, Depoitre, Pritchard, Zanka, Schindler

Subs: Hamer, Bacuna, Kachunga, Ramadan, Hadergjonaj, Durm

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ARIAN

Why 5 defenders and 2 dm vs Huddersfield bro?

Goontang

4231 or 442 clearly. Boy this manager has tactics?

Timsh

3-5-2 I reckon

Michael Bolton Wanderers

3421 maybe. Either way it’s exciting to not know how we line up

Atom

Think we’re playing 3-5-2 until nacho comes back bc kolosniac can’t defend. Leaves him less exposed

Teruobr

probably a 5-4-1 on defense
and 3-5-2 / 3-4-3 / 3-3-4 on attack

Goontang

Isn’t it nice to sit there against sp*rs at half time and think “fuck that’s a bold move” we’ve been all over them. 2 subs. Might be a bit soon? Yet change to 3 4 1 2 made all the difference. I’m used to same tactics until the 82nd minute and a like for like sub. Progress?

Lord Bendnter

OH MY GOD!!!
Aubameyang and Laca together from the START!!!
I AM GOING INSANE IN JOY RIGHT NOW!!!!!
CAN YOU TELL BY THE ALL CAPS??!!!

Also, KOS AND MONREAL ON THE BENCH, OH I AM DROOOOOLING!!

Leno me, I’ll be your friend

I know right!? Why aren’t more people excited by this? Still need to find out exact formation but if those two are alongside each other (plausible given the fairly deep midfielders) we could witness some incredible firepower today! And Kos and Monreal edging their way back into the 18 is awesome ?

Lord Bendnter

Even if they aren’t exactly as two central strikers, the fact that this formation gives us Kolasinac and Bellerin to play more as wingers, means that both Auba and Laca can play more central during our attacks. Like what we saw when Laca came on against Manure

Benriz

I ALSO HAS MANY EXCITE

Michael Bolton Wanderers

Monreal and Kos in the squad is great news! They will be needed these next week’s

Nathan Barnes

Where is Ozil?

Runzac

Still no Özil. Excited to see Lacamayang finish them off

Benriz

LACA-BLUDCLAART-MAYANG!

Bergkamp 3:16

I swear, until you just mentioned he wasn’t in the squad his omission didn’t register with me. It’s sad as I’m a big fan of his but all the same I have faith in this squad of players to produce the goods.

Hantal

interested to see the midfield shape here

Tony Adams Nose

Guendouzi as the play maker? Where the fuck is Ozil? This is bollocks, he’s on 350K per week for Christ sake!

Chidi

He’s Ill for Christ sake. Nothing to do with his wages

Serpent

I’m actually a bit worried about the lack och wingers, even though we have three wingbacks/fullbacks on…

HansRott

Is he now playing Kolasinac as a left winger? Or has Guendouzi taken over the Ozil role (though it could equally be Torreira)? Is it really 3-5-2?

Clearly, he’s seen something in training and wants to give it a go.

SB Still

Interesting starting XI. Bench looks good for defensive options but attack wise is limited without Ramsey and Ozil in the squad.

Hopefully it’s 3 points and no injuries today.

Giuseppe Hovno

Time for Nketiah!

afan

well without ramsey anyway

xenon

where is Ozil?

Nzini

So there’s nothing Takuma Asano in the Matchday squad?!

Dmitri

I think it’s more of a 5-3-2

Rich

Three centre backs looks here to stay?
Emery originally said he wasn’t keen, but would use it if he thought he could use it to the teams advantage.
Again Emery proving to be extremely adaptable

Hantal

Approaching half time and starting to feel a little nervous.
We’ve largely been second best, though both of our strikers have missed excellent chances.
Lacas goal should have stood though

Hantal

And now Koscielny is the only centreback available for Southampton

Northern Gooner

We haven’t been very good but I wouldn’t say we’ve been second best. We seem to lose our heads a bit easily though.

Wish we had a few friendly refs like liverpool seem to get all the time. Why was Laca’s goal disallowed???

Hantal

I think the linesman was
Basing it off the initial movement not the second stage

Cacho

The goal definitely should have stood. The offside doesn’t matter once Huddersfield took possession.

Poor game so far and the next two games will be interesting in the back 4. Mustafi and Papa suspended for Southampton and Holding is out. Maybe he now doesn’t go crazy w Kos against Qarabag. Limit him to 60 min or less with an eye on the weekend. For Qarabag I would go Lich/Koscielny/Medley if he stays back 3. He’s got some pretty tough squad management coming ip

Make Arsenal Great Again

I’ve been reading all the comments and anybody who dares to question the manager’s tactics or is concerned have been thumbed down mercilessly. After that first half display, I wonder what you think about the manager’s tactics now?

Hantal

Lots of boos at the end of the first half. Not sure if directed at arsenal or the ref

FMT

Am I the only one that thinks starting Laca and Abumayeng never really works for us. Like the sum reduces the impact of each individual

Hantal

The main issue is it leaves no goal option from the bench

FMT

Exactly!

Hantal

I can’t remember the last game that Bellerin didn’t have a long range shot at goal. He’s obviously being asked to try but failing miserably

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