Iwobi returns, Ozil on the bench : Arsenal v Man Utd team news

Arsenal team news

Arsenal take on Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round this evening, here’s the team Unai Emery has selected.

Arsenal: Cech, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Iwobi, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Leno, Mustafi, Monreal, Lichtsteiner, Elneny, Guendouzi, Ozil

Manchester United: Romero, Young, Lindelof, Bailly, Shaw, Herrera, Matci, Pogba, Lindgard, Lukaku, Alexis

Subs: Grant, Dalot, Jones, Fred, Mata, Martial, Rashford

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No young strikers or potential match winners on the bench? Ozil mmm…


Finally a team selection that makes sense. COYG. 2-1 Aubameyang and Lacazette.


Can anyone recall a less inspiring bench?


When we lost to a west ham….?


Most of the years 2007-2011?


I like our team. No Rashford or Martial? I like that too.


I always hated Solskjaer…….. I still do.
Fuck him and his daddy tonite lads.


Better manager than that greaseball Emery.
Bruce Rioch was a better manager than Emery – at least he brought Bergkamp to Arsenal.
Emery has no tactical skill whatsoever – tinkering with formations and even now, with the worse defence in the premiership top ten he STILL does nothing to address the issues in defence – looking to bring fucking midfielders in…
And now its 3-1
I just want Emery gone – I am tired of the incompetence of this man. He is totally out of his depth at this club.
What formation next ?
Jesus christ.

Burn Baby Burn

Nice strong lineup. Hope Iwobi gives AMN some support. they’ll be targeting him.

Got a night of beers riding on this result. COYG!!!

Teryima Adi

Let’s beat the Red Devils blue black.COYG!!!


Can’t be there tonight. I don’t think I would have booed Alexis but lots will.


I’ll boo him even in front of a tv.


I mean… I always hope we’ll annihilate Utd but especially so tonight for so many reasons.


So looks like a 4-2-2-2 or 4-2-3-1 with Auba on the right then?




Iwobi as a defending mid? He’s an attacking player. Typically employed by Emery on the left of a front 3 or in a 4-2-3-1.

Hey, you might be right, but that would be a bit unusual to use him in a midfield three. You never know what you’re going to get with Emery ball though!

Thierry Bergkamp

Looks like a better lineup than theirs. Hopefully the game can be wrapped up before Rashford and Martial can get on to change the result. Only downside being Lichtsteiner on the bench.


I feel blessed to support such a truly great team with such World class talent as Iwobi & Ramsey that we can leave Mesut Ozil on the bench.

Make Arsenal Great Again

2-0 down in the first half already.

Sad gooner

Emery put Ozil on please


at HT 2-1, i’d like to say 4-2-3-1 is a terrible formation, too many attacking players, not enough cover in front of defense.
we should stick with 3 defensive midfielders every game.


Our luck with defense injury this season…


Why oh why can’t we just beat Man United?? Even at their worst we couldn’t do it!
To see Sanchez score ??? I’d have booed him if I was there… just like RVP all over again


Because we are wank defensively.
Just plain wank….


Ozil should have started, if he won’t utilize our most talented player in an effing FA cup game after a month out of action, he does not know how to manage club’s resources properly.

I still like Emery and it’s much too early to be negative, but this pisses me off. He should be inclusive and find a way to solve this, we cannot play this game, it costs too much in every way.


You will be saying the same thing this time next year.
Look at what Solskjaer has done at United – playing exciting football.
And look at Emery…
And Arsenal…
Not much to look forward to…




Ten minutes?
Just end this fucking crap now.
Do us all a favour…

Billy Bob

I absolutely HATE manure!!! That is three central defenders that have had injuries against that scum!!! Can someone please relegate them!!! Flatten their horrid stadium, players and fans!!! Anything just to improve the world of football!!!


Well done to United. Arsenal outplayed and out thought and out fought. Just slipping further and further away. I expect Arsenal to finish sixth or seventh and United to pip Chelsea for fourth. No doubt Emery will be here next season as clueless and useless as he has been all this season. Its one thing going on a run beating the euro trash in the europa league and teams like Cardiff, Huddersfield and Fulham but when the pressure is on like in tonights game Arsenal will wilt under pressure and concede stupid goals as they have done so all season.… Read more »

Banjo string

Leon you need to wash your mouth .