Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Tomiyasu makes the bench: Arsenal v Man Utd team news

Arsenal are looking to follow up Wednesday’s win over Chelsea with three points against Man Utd at the Emirates this afternoon.

Here are the official line-ups.

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Xhaka, Elneny, Odegaard, Saka, Smith Rowe, Nketiah

Subs: Leno, Tomiyasu, Holding, Swanson, Lokonga, Azeez, Pepe, Martinelli, Lacazette

Man Utd: De Gea, Lindelof, Varane, Dalot, Telles, Matic, McTominay, Fernandes, Sancho, Ronaldo, Elanga

Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Jones, Maguire, Wan Bissau, Lingard, Mata, Garnacho, Rashford

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Disappointed, personally would’ve preferred we stick with what was working against Chelsea. Can’t see Cedric crosses making a big impact today

Agreed. Cedric has decent attacking qualities but I hope he just looks for Saka or Ode with a simple pass instead of aimlessly crossing it. Take him off set-pieces too.

Now that I’ve wrote that, he’ll grab a couple of assists today.


maybe he is instructed to stay at the back and let Tavares do the attacking? the question will be if that works…..


Really hope Tomi is coming on in the 70th minute to close out the game. I’ve never been so excited to see a defender come back. Hope he hits the ground running

Zadok the Regular Priest

Man Utd: to follow

yeah to follow Arsenal in the table cause we’re going to finish above them let’s go boys!!!


But a back three worked so well?


at home? when we have to have a go? let´s go forward!

Nainsley Aitland Miles

It could still be a back three at times, Elneny can slot into the back three if Tavares and Cedric bomb forward.


i hope so 😉

Johnny 4 Hats

Didn’t we agree by consensus that Tavares and Cedric shouldn’t be in the same team? It’s like Arteta doesn’t even read the comment sections on here.

Still think we’ve got more than enough to kick this dying dog right in the balls.

COYG!!!! Don’t ruin my entire weekend.

Mikel tried posting here but his comments were always showing as ‘awaiting moderation’.


I think, arteta is relying in extra defensive protection that elneny-xhaka axis provides. Also to improve technical ability of our team.without parey, martinelli is getting benched for more creative smith.

Aussie Gooner

Fernandes Sancho and Ronaldo! That’s the kind of trio which can really trouble Arsenal’s backline. Really nervous before the kick-off. Hopefully we will get three points and a spanking handed to united.

That 8-2 still pains me to this day, perhaps the pain ends today?!


Come on Eddie! score 5 in this game. No pressure

Man Manny

I would have settled for the Chelsea formation.
Arteta knows anyway, but Tavares back on the LFB on his own worries me.
However, United is not at their best at the moment. A great start from us could be too much for them to handle.


Why bench maguire ?😂😂


We win today and we are surely assured of Atleast Europe league place


I’d have been a lot happier if Maguire was starting but I suppose this will do.


At least we don’t face his aerial threat at set pieces, just CR7

Don't Dada

Why change a formation that worked so well against Chelsea? I dont get it. We played this same formation against Brighton and Southampton and lost. Now we want to win with it against Man Utd?

Ebuka Nwaokeke



Goalless draw coming up barring a Ramsdale howler. Much as Eddie killed it in Stamford Bridge, I’m not convinced. Would still prefer Martinelli up front

Hank Scorpio

That’s the spirit


Good call


It was goalless… for 2 minutes


Oh well, my bad

Jean Ralphio

Not going to be an easy game. I would have gone with Lokonga though I’m happy for El Neny and know he’ll give his all. Either way I hope we dominate possession and go for it.

Billy bob

Would have preferred holding over Cedric or Tavares but if it isn’t looking good that’s where the subs bench can hopefully do the honours!!!

Billy bob

Glad we got off to a good start but really need another goal to calm my nerves!!!


One word: SAKA!!!

Billy bob

All that hard work undone so quickly!!! Gotta stop letting in soft goals so quickly after scoring!!!


Bloody hell this defence is going to give me a heart attack

Billy bob

Hate to say it but yet again we are blowing it against a pants ManUre


When you thought Tavares had learnt his lesson…🙄


Cedric and Tavares are defensively woeful


We need TT in or Holding at the back


Thanks to Tavares for the goal. But, his errors from lack of concentration are just about too many now.

Reiss Neverseen & El Dicteta

Mctominay is such a Dick


How is Fernandez still on the pitch after that stamp on Tavares?!! Effin VAR!!!

Alan Sunderland

I don’t think their allowed to send a player off against arsenal.


Lose three, then pull back two against Chelsea and United. They’re erratic and inconsistent, yes, because they are very young and still learning how to be champions. But they are also very talented. No matter what happens, Love This Group. West Ham next. COYG!!!

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