Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Balogun starts: Arsenal v Sunderland – team news

Arsenal take on Sunderland at the Emirates this evening in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.

Here are the official line-ups.

Arsenal: Leno, Cedric, White, Holding, Tavares, Elneny, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Nketiah, Balogun

Subs: Ramsdale, Tierney, Gabriel, Partey, Xhaka, Patino, Saka, Martinelli, Lacazette

Sunderland: Burge, Winchester, Wright, Flanagan, Doyle, Gooch, Embleton, Neil, Pritchard, Broadhead, Stewart

Subs: Patterson, Evans, O’Brien, Cirkin, Xhemajli, Younger, Hume, Dunne, Kimpioka

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DefaultGray

Patino on the bench, looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about there!

Up4GrabsNow!

Would love to see him get a run out tonight. Looks like a future star.

Hurensohn

Just imagine Jack Wilshere with dark hair

Vieraera

Hope you saw just that

DefaultGray

Oh I did! Love it!

Nostalgic Gooner

Is AMN injured or out of favour. He was MOTM in his last outing.

Wasn’t on the bench at Leeds and not in training this week, so I suspect niggling injury.

Arimnestos

AMN has illness apparantly. Non Covid illness.

Actually Arsenal just confirmed he’s ill (not covid).

Johnny 4 Hats

We all know he’s ill. And sick. But that’s why he should be on the pitch.

Yeah, I know. Shut it grandad.

chepetin

Illness

AFCDublin22

Sick, non covid

Rick

What’s up with niles?

Graeb

Strange indeed. If it’s to be sold in January then why is Eddie playing? Elneny off to AFCON so will AMN be needed then? Will we see Auba again?
Happy with team tonight and bench must frighten Sunderland.

Hurensohn

^^ illness

Bleeding gums murphy

Happy with line up. Strong bench if needed. Chance to get into semi final so don’t throw it away. Glad to see balogun getting start and patino on bench. Coyg

A M

hmm, odegaard is an interesting inclusion, hope neither he nor smith rowe (nor anyone in the team for that matter) picks up injuries
hopefully balogun puts a good performance to merit a premier league start, good for him + it will aid in rotating during the festive fixtures
COYG 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴

Flash

I think Arteta is experimenting with the 4-3-3 formation…
With 1 DM (like Busquets behind Iniesta and Xavi) and Odegaard and ESR before him.

A M

quite interesting i must say, more impetus on attacking with 2 attacking midfielders

Fatgooner

Fuck off, Arteta!!!

Too much dross on the pitch!!! We NEED to win this!!!

We’re going to make this hard!!!

TexasRed

Too stupid for words.

chepetin

Mrs Fatgooner has logged in to provide the upvote

Announce Bendtner

Or his shit mistress on the side skinnyspud

Jakeus

Haha and now Fatgooner just logged on to provide all the downvotes…

Up4GrabsNow!

TexasRed, are you in DFW, Houston, Austin or San Antone?

TexasRed

DFW, North Dallas specifically. What about you?

Up4GrabsNow!

Down south, near San Antonio!

A M

it’s not the strongest lineup but it’s one that can get the job done + we have a strong bench

chepetin

Yes, but the dross will be wearing yellow today

Jakeus

You realize Sunderland isn’t even in the Championship right? And that the majority of the players on the pitch would have been borderline starters 12 months ago. I think Odegaard and ESR are exactly what Flo needs to get rolling. I’m looking forward to this.

Announce Bendtner

I agree! It’s great he’s starting and it’s great he gets the same supply of chances as first team strikers would to really see what his end product is like.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

We’re playing a League One team.

Pete Plum

Although I don’t agree I admire your gumption

BillyKrystal

the dross were boss, fatgooner is at a loss

bob

I wonder if you’ll ever get tired of being so unbelievably wrong so consistently.

Fezec

We’re going to make this hard!!!

That Patino goal was quite sexy.

Didn’t really get me hard but I am getting old.

Ray's ice cream Parlour

5-1: stick to eating kebabs mate !!!

Kostas

Cup tie used as an opportunity to experiment with MØ as a number 8!
This is telling of how MA envision the team.
Partey Martin as a double pivot and Martinelli ESR Saka and the Mystery Striker as the cherry on the top!
Exciting!

Seamus

Not a popular opinion,but I think a pivot of Partey and Wilshire would be class.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

It would have been, 5 years ago.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Decent selection and looking forward to some goals.

David C

Stronger lineup than I expected. No excuses lads! COYG!!!

DB's first touch

I think I heard that Mari and Sambi tested positive for COVID, but is Chambers the latest one to get it? He was on the bench at Leeds, so it seems like he would have been included today under normal circumstances…

Yes Chambers also confirmed with covid.

chepetin

My good mate supports Sunderland. He writes:

Look out for Doyle in our defence 18 year old on loan from man City future England captain also if we get any ball Dan Neil 20 Yr old in midfield.

Tommmy

After watching him live infront of me for 90 mins I can confidently say he is not a future England captain haha

Rocastle07

Great to see Balagun start, who’s captain tonight?

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Holding.

Der32

Balogun to grab a hattrick, you heard it here first. I’m off to sleep as it’s 2 am where I’m at.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Sounds like you’re dreaming already.

Give youth a chance

Well there WAS a hattrick…

Der32

Hahaha

Brady’s bunch

Quick out of the blocks would make a lovely Christmas present thanks 🙏

Holdings New Merkin

That was fun

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