Friday, June 14, 2024

Ozil, Ramsey and two strikers: Arsenal v Man Utd team news

Arsenal take on Man Utd at the Emirates this afternoon in a game which will go some way to deciding our top four hopes. Can we bounce back from the 3-1 defeat to Rennes in midweek?

Here are today’s official line-ups.

Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ramsey, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Subs: Cech, Mustafi, Elneny, Guendouzi, Suarez, Iwobi, Nketiah

Man Utd: De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Matic, Fred, Pogba, Dalot, Lukaku, Rashford

Subs: Romero, Bailly, Rojo, McTominay, Andreas, Martial, Greenwood

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Viva la Prof

Winner winner chicken dinner

Viva la Prof

Assuming we attack like fuck of course


Looks like that’s the plan. Hopefully it pays off.

my name is bob

I wouldn’t mind if we pooped on the manc’s


Let’s go high tempo from the start and bang two quick goals in. COYG!

Monkey Knees

Liking the look of that!


Wolves score with their first shot of the game


Chelsea really are the new Arsenal

Thierry Bergkamp

The Wolves manager has to get manager of the year. 8 games to go and besides the title contenders and top 4 challengers, they’re best of the rest. Amazing!


Yup! We might not have another game against TOP6 after tonight, but still have to play Wolves away from home and that’s gonna be a tough one as well.

Corona X

Looks like a 5-2-1-2 – love it! Plenty of firepower and creativity!


I’d call it a 3-4-1-2 but yeah 🙂
Massive game!

Man Manny

No one saw this line up coming!
The element of surprise alone could tilt it in our favour.


I like the lineup in that it’s attacking and he’s trusting Ozil in a big game, but surely Ramsey next to Xhaka in a deeper role is a recipe for disaster on the counter? I feel like we could be cursing Torreira’s suspension later. Hope I’m wrong


I doubt there’s much choice. Torreiras suspended and Guendouzi’s in Desperate need of a rest (I also suspect he’s the one emery said was more down than him after Rennes). The only other option is Elneny and that’s seemingly not part of the plan

Greg in Seattle

Elneny harassing and marking Pogba out of the game wouldn’t be a bad plan.

David C

Spuds lost, Chelsea losing…..this would be a nice time for all 3 points!


Thierry Bergkamp

There’s never a bad time for that

David C

Damn Chelsea! I spoke too soon.

Oh well, let’s go smash Manure!


Hazard scored.. 1-1




Why are there 3 people liking the fact that Hazard scored? Do we have jumped up closet Ch*lski fans on this website?

Paul Roberts

I’m loving the lineup! COYG!


It’s as attacking as you could get, but we are at home, and United have only conceded 1 less than us, so why not?

Emery is impossible to read, I’ve not guessed a starting lineup correctly all season.

Santi’s Smile

Donde estas Mhki?

Donald's Trump

Inda da Bibliotheca

Crash Fistfight

No se.

Papa's Got a Brand New Leg

No Sanchez either. The swap of the century.




Mhki out – damn those footballing god’s ! It seems every time a player comes into form and becomes central to the way the team want’s to play, they pick up an injury. Not much depth on the bench to really change the course of the game either.


No mustafi. Pop the bubbly


Let’s poop on these mans


That’s it Mr Emery… BIG guns on the pitch !!!


Hopefully lacameyang can set each other up for a confidence boost


Shouldn’t that be Lacozimeyangsey




When was the last time we started Ozil Ramsey Laca and Auba? (If ever)


All In!!!

Love it 🙂


Good to see Mustafi on the bench where he belongs


Not in the squad at all would be better


It’s a step in the right direction

Thierry Bergkamp

Adventurous to say the least.
I saw the 5 defenders and felt my soul deflating. Then, I saw Ozil and Ramsey and thought “ok”.
Then, I saw Zette and Auba and my faith was restored completely.
Just finish the job before Martial comes on please.


Bloody hell


Loving this line up…. Ozil Ramsey Laca Auba Kolasinac ??? Come on Arsenal let’s do this

SLC Gooner

Wow. That’s going for it. Pretty much the most attacking line-up we could pick. Risky, but I like it.
Interesting that Mikhi isn’t even on the bench. Ill or picked up a minor knock?


Mkhi is sulking as he played right back and didn’t like it. Oh, wait, no, the back problem is suspicious only when it’s Özil.

Kwame Ampadu Down

You are such an incredibly boring man Alex. Not everything has to be about Ozil ffs.


Love the attacking lineup Emery! COYG

Merlin’s Panini

That’s a line up with a lot of pace, power and attacking intent. Ramsey/Xhaka midfield has never really worked very well but fingers crossed there is a plan to mitigate that. Surprised there’s no Mkhi at all but that might be tiredness from playing fullback in midweek.

With Chelsea behind this really is a golden opportunity when you look at the rest of our fixtures. Must win.


Feels ages ago when we used to criticize Emery being too conservative with his squad selection… because this is very ambitious!

Hopefully this game is a proper classic with a positive result!

Merlin’s Panini

I would like to see Auba skinning Ashley Young to score the winner, then a bird shitting in Young’s mouth. Again.


Is he into that sort of thing?


We´ve been here before. Big week with big games that will determine our season. Usually this is also the time where everything goes to shambles – 10-2 vs. Bayern etc. I´m very sorry that I´m not optimistic before this game and the fact that this looks like 3-5-2 = they are going to rip us apart. But it´s not the same for me watching Arsenal as it used to be.


Nobody’s forcing you to………………


I don’t feel great about it either. Seems impossible to keep Pogba/Rashford/Lukaku out of our net, nevermind Martial coming off the bench.


Just going off that, it looks like this will be the first time Emery has used Ramsey in a holding two this season. Interesting timing, let’s see if it pays off!


Think he did it in one cup game before with Willock in front of him, once…


One thing is for sure you can never tell what lineup Emery will put out there. Glad Mustafi is on the bench and Kolasinic is back in there. Biggest surprise is his starting Ozil, glad he did and hope he is the key.




Ok, he’s out with a minor back issue


It looks to me as if Emery arranges his team selection around his full backs, and I’m pretty sure that a new right back to compete with Bellerin will be on the very top on his shopping list.


“Man, you’re either real mother-fucking smart or real mother-fucking dumb!”

-Don Cheadle-

The Guard


Right? Completely unexpected XI.


That film is so damn funny

At one point Don Cheadle’s telling Brendan Gleeson’s character about his young family and says he’s got a photo.

Brendan Gleeson: I don’t wanna see it
Don Cheadle: Huh?
Brendan Gleeson: Babies all look the same. I only wanna see it if it’s a really ugly baby.
Don Cheadle: That’s pretty fucking rude.
Brendan Gleeson: Maybe it is… and maybe it isn’t.

Also, come on you Gunners! (that bit’s not in the movie)

Make Arsenal Great Again

We’re going for it. I love this


This is a very strong XI I hope we start like a house on fire and really put it to United! COYG

Naked cygan

ARS 2-3 Man U
Xhaka red card 2nd half


Fvck off!

Teryima Adi

It’s about we beat these guys. COYG!!!



Pat Rice and Beans

I’d rest Auba for UEL, but this game is a must win! Hope ozil doesn’t get AWOL, he’s a game changer!



I think this is the boldest attacking side that Unai has selected since he came to the club.

if I didn’t know otherwise, I’d say that Arsene had picked the team today.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

I’m not too sad that they left Generous Guendouzi out of the starting line-up. He does give away a lot of balls.


Aaron Ramsey is a baller! True Gunner. Let’s beat these wankers! 1-0 up at halftime. Job halfway done.
ION: Do the UEFA and FA refs conspire against us? Because they are all cunts!



Dave Cee

RESULT!!! Fucking love beating that club. COYG!

Chippys chip

Get the feck in. Arsenal are back hello. Tottenham hotspur were coming for you. Its happened again ??


They keep losing & we keep picking up points!


Happy St. Totteringham weekend everyone! ?
COYG!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤

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