Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Ramsdale and Smith Rowe start: Brentford v Arsenal team news

Arsenal take on Brentford this evening in the third round of the EFL Cup.

Here are the official line-ups.

Brentford: Flekken, Roerslev, Collins, Zanka, Pinnock, Hickey, Norgaard, Janelt, Onyeka, Mbuemo, Wissa

Subs: Strakosha, Balcombe, Jensen, Ghoddos, Ajer, Lewis-Potter, Yarmoluk, Olakigbe, Brierly

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Kiwior, Jorginho, Havertz, Smith Rowe, Nelson, Sagoe Jr, Nketiah

Subs: Hein, Cedric, Sweet, Walters, Zinchenko, Elneny, Odegaard, Cozier-Duberry, Jesus

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ESR get in

Johnny 4 Hats

Here we go ooohhh,
Sagoe and Emile Smith Rowe!



Let’s Sagoe.
The bench looks sweet too

Johnny 4 Hats

He’s Sanogo, without the ‘NO!’

Bob McNabs Eyebrows


No foot Norbert

I actually read it as sanogo and had to triple take.


Four academy boys in the squad is a definite positive, hopefully they’ll get a run-out and do themselves justice…

Johnny 4 Hats

I’m just hoping the commentator says Sweet in a Cartman voice.

Ebuka Nwaokeke


Bill Hall

You would think we should win with that team as it is still a pretty strong lineup


Pretty much Brentford’s first team. Don’t think we’re favourites at all.


Don’t know Brentford well but that Iooks close to their strongest XI no?

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

A team full of players lacking match fitness. A back for and midfield that’s never played together.
Yes, it should be a walk in the park

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

“Back four”

Cranky Colin

Never forget the sing song in that Kip after our 0 2 defeat at the start of 21/22 season.
Never forget Neville’s roll in that.
Never forget the criticism Ben White endured from the clueless sky coverage.
Never forget the creepy crawly smiling T Frank.

89 again

U ok hun?

Naked Cygan

No Cedric? If not now, when? Arteta out!!!!


Smith Rowe starts!! Come on, the lad, I’d love to see him win back a place in the regular line-up, COYG!


That’s a Sweet lineup….

SLC Gooner

Good to see a lot of those names in the squad, including the kids. Hopefully they are all highly motivated to prove themselves.


With all those youngsters, I was expecting to see that chap who was the record youngest in the Prem, Nwaneri. How come he hasn’t made the squad?

Lord Bendnter

Who the hell is Sagoe Jr?


He’s the son of Sagoe Snr.


That’s quite an assumption by you. By that logic Boca Juniors are the children of Boca Seniors

Santi’s Phonebox

Your best comment ever.

Arshavins left foot

What an insult to Ramsdale! This is Arteta mistake. Ramsdale was one of the best premier league goal keepers last season. A fan favourite. He has done nothing to be dropped. For sure Raya is good goal keeper but I don’t think this is great move by Arteta and shows Arteta’s trying to be to Guidiola. This don’t work for me


You know Ramsdale is playing today, right?

Santi’s Phonebox

Neither Arteta or Pep are Italian.


Would like to have seen Sousa at least on the bench, he’s a super interesting player. Regardless good luck to all the Academy lads involved tonight, great experience for all of them. Let’s hope we get a win so they get another chance to impress in the next round.


Interesting he would risk White and not give Cedric a start (I guess he is actually trying to win the match). Hope we don’t have to call on Zinchenko, Odegaard or Jesus at all.

Norwegian Wood

Y’all never rest, do you?

Dr. Gooner

Wow, so so direct lineup. I almost wonder if the idea is to play transitionally tonight instead of trying to dominate territory, but I can’t see the gaffer changing our style that much. Jorginho is literally the only connector in that whole XI. Don’t be surprised to see a choppy game.

Lee Johnson

Why the fuck is Jorginho playing!


Because the fuck he’s replacing Rice in midfield and we haven’t the fuck got anyone else to play DM. Moreover he’s very the fuck good in that DM role plus he is one of the most fucking experienced players in the squad.

Santi’s Phonebox

Fuck yea

Lee Johnson

He’s a Spud!

Santi’s Phonebox

Because he’s our best DM at the moment. Who would you have played instead?


No Nwaneri even on the bench? Wouldn’t have risked Gabriel or White either, but every other decision I like.

No idea who Sagoe is though.

Master Floda

Go Mo!


chelsea about to have a 00 month. yet their fans are more concerned about havertz.


Arsenal rearguard strength and quality depth is a beauty to see. Tomi ✅️ kiwior😍.

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