Friday, January 27, 2023

Gunners unchanged from Liverpool: Leeds v Arsenal team news

Arsenal take on Leeds at Elland Road this afternoon, looking to continue our fine season so far.

Here are the official line-ups.

Leeds: Meslier, Struijk, Kristensen, Koch, Cooper, Adams, Roca, Aaronson, Harrison, Sinisterra, Rodrigo

Subs: Klaesson, Ayling, Firpo, Lllorente, Klich, Summerville, Greenwood, Gelhardt, Bamford

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Saka, Jesus

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Cedric, Holding, Lokonga, Vieira, Nelson, Marquinhos, Nketiah

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DefaultGray

Relieved to see Jesus starts, just hope this isn’t another Partey/Tierney situation of starting a player before he’s ready to be back. CoYG let’s get another win!

Gunner88

COYG!!

Beelzebub Asmodeus

Jesus is back.

Hurensohn

Hope Tomi X can reproduce his Liverpool performance.

Beelzebub Asmodeus

He will.

DB10

Special left back we have that he cannot be named

P.D.

So harsh on KT I think.
COYG !

Sunglasses

Fcuk that! No sentimentality, that’s not how winners win. He ups his game or he’s benched. This Is a fantastic place to be, to have excellent players challenging excellent players, been too long. We should be delighted a player like Tierney can’t get his game 💪

P.D.

He did up his game. He was excellent v Brentford and then dropped for tactical reasons (i.e. Salah) v Liverpool. That tactical reason is gone so to see him still on the bench behind a guy who doesn’t play in his position is harsh. To me anyway – just an opinion !

Eric Blair

Pretty sure Arteta knows what he’s doing

Heavenly Chapecoense

Hope Arteta is not overdoing because of success. He told KT it wasn’t because of performance but about tactics. Today we are playing Leeds.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Tierney played 3 days ago, seems sensible to rotate him. He’ll likely get the PSV game midweek.

Cooked Patino

May appear harsh but this is the reality we and the team have to live with in our upward trajectory.
The interest of the team has to come first. Tomi once lost his place too and seems to be working his way back up. KT is a professional and I expect him to work more and he’ll surely get his chances again.

Vieiraera

Arteta’s tactical choices have brought us maximum results this season so far except Man U. At this stage it’s either we trust him or we don’t. He has nothing against KT. This decision is for the greater good. “Harsh” is too harsh a word to use in describing this decision to play Tomi instead of KT.

P.D.

‘At this stage it’s either we trust him or we’
Steady on man, it’s not a cult ! 😀
Trusting him doesn’t mean you have to agree with every decision he makes.

Vieiraera

Agree. But calling the decision to play Tomi instead of KT “harsh” is pretty much a symptom of “personality cult”. This is a tactical decision. It doesn’t diminish KT as an great LB in anyway

P.D.

Oh come on, personality cult – you can’t believe that 😀

Bleeding gums murphy

I don’t think technically he fits with what Arteta wants.

Wing

I agree. His padding lacks guile, creativity

Wing

His passing lacks guile, is way too conservative. And he’s not comfortable with the ball. He always seems to want to get rid of the ball asap when the first opportunity is cut off and reverts to passing backward. Watching him play makes me nervous

Beelzebub Asmodeus

X factor at left back

Katrix

You can replace X with Tomiyasu now 😂

DB10

Arteta with mind games around Jesus? Hope he’s not playing through a minor injury. Would have preferred him on the bench as an option if he is nursing an issue

Fenko

Jesus injuries can not last mire than 3 days. It’s biblical.

Fenko

more*

Nainsley Aitland Miles

That joke just keeps getting reincarnated.

Cooked Patino

Jesus is a nailed on starter in this team. He just has to get a first half hat-trick and he’d get to rest early

Flamininini

Nailed it

Livingston

I’m expecting a physical and intense game but not one we can’t win. Let’s do this gunners.We have to win this.COYG!

Eric Blair

Jesus hattrick today I have feeling, the holy trinity.

Dada

I believe.

Hatem

We lose a lil something going forward with tomi but he definitely deserves some game time and white is undropable at the moment. Can’t remember the last time we had 6 world class defenders!

DB10

World class is a little too far, but 6 competent defenders, we have indeed

Boy Bastin

Yes, I think they are good, very good in a couple of cases but “world class” is going a bit far at present.

I take that phrase as meaning that the player(s) would get into a “world best” squad, if one existed. We can’t seriously say that any of our defenders are in that elite group yet – although you never know in the future.

Okey

Wow! This team is showing its depth is unconventional ways. Suddenly, a left back position which was so light last season (we played Xhaka there) now has Tierney and Zinchenko out and Tomi in? Wow!I really think if we sign another defensive midfielder in January, we should really compete for the title. Exciting times. COYG!!!

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Elneny should be back by January.

Lee

Arteta pissed that KT kept picking country over club and was one of the reasons we were short of players at the end of last season….
Suggest this is the beginning of the end

Up4GrabsNow!

Can’t argue with that 11. You could, but you’d lose. Like Leeds.

Boy Bastin

Strong team that should pick up all the points. With Sp*rs winning and City likely (although not certain) to get the points at Anfield, we really need all three points from the trip to Leeds. In this busy month, we also need to get through what’s likely to be a “challenging” game physically with no injuries or cards of either colour, if possible.

Kostas

Reasons to postpone games.
Dead queen’s
Dead batteries

Grumbleduke

I know we’re in an energy crisis but this is ridiculous. Put another 50p in the meter please Leeds

Bleeding gums murphy

Do they not have a generator at the stadium.

Fatgooner

Absolute fucking farce.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL MATCHES IN THIS COUNTRY ARE PLAYING WITHOUT VAR!!!

JUST GET ON WITH THE FUCKING GAME!!!!

Nainsley Aitland Miles

It may not just be VAR, could also be the refs communication device, goal line technology etc.

As the attacking team, it suits Arsenal to make sure all communication devices are functioning.

Fatgooner

You just need 3 officials, a whistle and a couple of cards!!!

This is a joke!!

Nainsley Aitland Miles

It’s still more entertaining than watching sp*rs.

Eric Blair

4 jumpers, a sheep’s stomach, and 25 ‘meat’ pies for half time.

Bleeding gums murphy

Thank fxxk for var fats 😂😂

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Leeds doing everything to delay inevitable defeat.

Great Kalu

Strange game, below par performance from most players, but who cares? Three important points in the bag

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