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Saturday, December 21, 2013

A starting eleven to beat Chelsea

By 1970's Gooner

This encounter is massively important to Arsenal. Win it and we not only go back to the top of the League but we will be reinstating our title credentials. To everybody but more importantly to the players minds.

I would not play Sagna in central defence. At the moment he is slightly more effective at that position than Vermaelen but we will be losing much more in our right back defensive capability and more importantly from our forward penetration on the right wing.

Stats are showing that 46% of Arsenal's attacks come from the right side and this is no surprise as Sagna is usually the full back who ventures forward and Gibbs stays behind. And this statistic was with Walcott's absence.

Both Flamini and Arteta should start. This will add more protection for the defence, something that was so evidently lacking at Man City. And if we need to chase the game then one of them can be substituted by a more forward thinking player.

On the wings obviously Walcott is a no brainer and Ramsey should occupy the left side instead of Cazorla. He could interchange with Ozil by coming in to add numbers in midfield both for defensive and attacking purposes as the need may be.

                   Szczesny

Sagna  Mertesacker  Vermaelen Gibbs

            Arteta   Flamini

Walcott      Ozil       Ramsey

                   Giroud


We can all choose a starting eleven to face Chelsea. And of course Arsene Wenger will. Whoever that eleven are they need to be hungrier than the Chelsea players. They need to want it more. Without this hunger no combination of eleven will win us the game.


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm i hope Wenger use that selection. Chelsea wil surely beat Arsenal with dat selection

Anonymous said...

Thats a good selection;bt hope we hv some reliable subs

Anonymous said...

I prefer Bentner pass Giroud,but i wnt him as early subs .

Anonymous said...

our number 1,
Sag,Per,Vam,Gibbs
Arteta,Flamini
Ramsey,Özil,Carzola
Walcott.....i just want Giroud to be given a break n again this game needs speed n a must win game for us.

Wayne Carroll said...

Arteta,Flamini together doens't work at all. Leave out Arteta and bring in Ramsey.

Sagna, Per, Verm, Gibbs
Rambo, Flamini
Walcott, Ozil, Carzola

Giroud

Anonymous said...

What a 9ice selection.this selection can only get us a draw instead of a win

Anonymous said...

Scenzsy
sagna per verm gibbs
ramsey arteta
walcott Carzola Ozil
Giroud
subs:
poldi, rosicky, bendtner,monreal,flamini,gnabry,jenkinson and fabianski

Anonymous said...

Spot on they cant play together has to be rambo with either arteta or flamini, flamini would be my choice.

Anonymous said...

If Arsenal play like when Drogba was around,get ready for another loss.I still have misgivings about Arsenal's counter attack speed.It's too slow and laborious and gives defenders time to regroup and stifle the attackers.
Don't believe me. Rewind the videos and watch how Drogba/the ugly Brit and Ronaldo were scoring for fun with the generous amount of time and space.
Btw,wtach how Fulham scored against MC. It was the speed of the counter attack.

Anonymous said...

I realy like this option, be brave Arsen

Simba Murerwa said...

As long as Rosicky is not starting we don't have shape. Arteta or Flamini out and Rosicky in.

Anonymous said...

1st thing giroud is holding back arsenal can't finish r head in the ball dribble control just put walcott up there or bendtner if start walcott gnabry on wing Giroud = shit

Anonymous said...

Theo or Lukas Podolski to start,Giroud to be rest

Anonymous said...

I think cazorla shoud start at that left wing since wilshere is banned

mamman said...

Scezny. Sagna. Per. Verm. Gibbs. Rosicky Flamini. Ramsey Cazorla. . Ozil. Walcot

Anonymous said...

Sczesny,sangna, per,ver,gibbs,flamini,ramsey,ozil,rosicky,carzola, walcott

anata said...

woeful selection , never ever put arteta & flamini together, start with flamini, add walcott & poldiski to the wings for penetration

Anonymous said...

We need marking in this, this game is just like manCity own.. We need two DM ARTETA n flamini.. Then he can change one of them d second half...we saw what happen when only flamini play against man city

Anonymous said...

Play sagna in Central defence and put flamini at RB.

Anonymous said...

Giroud= zero

Anonymous said...

Hfgjffvdfjj giroud

Anonymous said...

Ramey does not play his best out on the wing. He's a box-to-box midfielder who makes runs up into the attck while Arteta or Flamini hang back. Also, I would start Cazorla. We need more creativity in the attack. I do not think Walcott is as creative as Wilshere (who's serving a 2 match ban) and with him absent, Cazorla can bring the creativity. I say keep Walcott for the speed to exploit the wing and take our Flamini or Arteta to bring Ramsey back.

Anonymous said...

Wenger pls listen very well, do not put Giroud in that match if you want us to win or draw, as for now Giroud is fable

Anonymous said...

wenger should pls rest giroud and use all the german in that scud...per,ozil,pold and gnabry all should start

Adeyemi Adesina said...

I think for the oppon choach if he can see this he knows you are coming 2 defend then he will add more attackers and at d end the game will end 10 against 11 by d time yr blockers commit alot . what we need is addtnal creative mid.f that can cause problems 4 them as wel som1 like ROS or CAS you can even use GNAB frm left 2 make attacking force powerful if GNAB cut to right frm left we will see heavy shot that can trouble Cesc on the goal polls and this can give us winning.

Anonymous said...

Wenger please listen to us all we are good fans of arsenal as for me giroud is a scum bag full of shit #do not use# also start ROS please we need to win this match

Anonymous said...

How many years can the richest paid manager go without winning a trophy?....13?....14?.....15? Bloody joke...Wenger Out

Anonymous said...

You say '...all good fans.'' then post vile insults about our main striker. You are no kind of fan at all. Go support a team in your own country you illiterate.