Koscielny out, Holding & Iwobi in: Arsenal v Brighton teams

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Arsenal face their third game in six days as we face Brighton at the Emirates this afternoon (barely).

After our midweek exploits, there are changes again today, and here are today’s official line-ups.

Arsenal: Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Alexis, Lacazette

Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Walcott, Elneny, Giroud

Brighton: Ryan, Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Izquierdo, Stephens, Propper, Gross, Brown

Subs: Krul, Knockaert, Murray, Goldson, Schelotto, Suttner, Molumby

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Ox in the Box

Hey that is a good team. COYG!

Ox in the Box

Hopefully Mustafi holds everything together. That guy will play 3×90 min in space of 5 days and 16 hours! We’re lucky to have big enough squad to give other guys some rest.

Greg

Guarantee he will do a dumb ass sliding tackle unnecessarily

Alex

The guys will once again show that we don’t need Cazorla!

GreekGooner

We need him and we love him

GunnerDareMacedonia

we desperatrly need footed santi is ireplaceable

Sean

Erm, we’ve been playing without him for the best part of a year due to his serious injury problems? You phrased that as if he stuck a middle finger up to the club in the Summer and pushed for a move to a rival club. Weird comment.

ronaldo

to true, cazorla is history

James

Hoping wilshere can come on if/when were winning and get another run out

Sheffield Gooner

Or if we aren’t winning and need something different…

Gunner Red

Bite your tongue! There is no way that should be a possibility in the multiverse.

Le Jim

Iwobi and Lacazette off for Wilshere and Giroud for pure Wengerball in the last 20 minutes please 😍

Indian Gooner

A pretty good team and a really good bench as well! Don’t see why we shouldn’t challenging for the title! #COYG.

Greg

Did you watch city yesterday? Watching silva and kdb work without the ball is why we have no chance

nimble foot

Those teams – City, Utd and Chelsea – have clearly better squads than ours. Our players can only fight doggedly and expect the best. We almost beat Chelsea at the Bridge, City came off only the one goal better – granted, that’s three points on the board – I’m just saying our lads and the gaffer did well and should continue to fight. But let’s not over hype the ability of this team

JammaC

Where is Ozil?! Starting to worry he’s picked up something serious

Tom

Knee injury back soon.

Greg

On current form he doesn’t deserve to be starting

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

If you mean he’s played absolutely rubbish in Arsenal’s last couple of games I agree with you. He was so poor you’d never had known he was on the pitch.

Ed the Red

Is Brighton’s team sheet real, cos it reads like some sort of word association game. Hopefully the next two words in said game are Arsenal and Victory.

Alfakaae

My thoughts exactly.. That Brighton team sheet is hilarious

JammaC

dunk duffy bong, propper gross.. whats wrong with that?

cognacgooner

How many in their team ? Only 10?

Sheffield Gooner

Add in Brown and it sounds like my visit to the loo first thing this morning.

Little Mozart

Where’s Özil?

Martin

He has knee injury

Norwad

Dunk, Duffy, and Bong sounds like punching sounds from old Batman cartoons, heh.

Scandinavian tourist

And a Propper, Gross, Brown Schelotto sounds like genuine stinker.

Zino

Lots of Alex’s up front. Love it

Shambles

Feels like i’m watching newcastle play brighton. Not much difference between the two sides.

Rohith

This is the kind of season in which Holding should be played more. Hope Chambers can get a look in as well. If it works out, that’s a solid defence for the future, won’t need to think about it for a while.

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I’d even have a half fit Jack than a player like Xhaka who runs like he’s feet are encased in breeze blocks whilst in a pit of quicksand.

aleksandr help

the only thing slower than xhakas feet is his brain

Frank

Ramsey bashing slowly receding to be replaced by Granit.

Take note everyone.

Shambles

Is there a reason why lacazette is not allowed to complete 90mins?

Ktm_gooner

As Arsene said earlier, he has to get used to with high tempo EPL games, so playing 90 mins too early might cause his fatigue. They are building him slowly for 90 mins

Andy Mack

Probably because the PL is a faster and more physical league than he has played in previously.
Also the lack of a Christmas break is felt more by a ‘newbies’ in their 1st season. So saving him a bit now MAY help him later in the season.

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