Wilshere & Ozil start: Atletico Madrid v Arsenal team news

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Arsenal team news 2017-18

So, here we go then…this is the team that will look to book a place in the Europa League final on the occasion of Arsene Wenger’s 250th game in Europe.

Arsenal starting XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Ozil, Lacazette, Welbeck

Subs: Cech, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Nketiah, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan

Having travelled with the squad Konstantinos Mavropanos has not been included.

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Atletico Madrid starting XI: Oblak, Lucas, Godin, Gimenez, Thomas, Saul, Gabi, Koke, Vitolo, Griezmann, Costa

Subs: Werner, Filipe Luis, Savic, Olabe, Torres, Correa, Gameiro

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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sherewillpower
sherewillpower

No Myhki

goongot
goongot

Mhkitaryan.

Gooooooonnnnnnnnaaaaaaa
Gooooooonnnnnnnnaaaaaaa

COME ON YA FOOOOOKIN GOOOONASSS!!!!!

Belfast Gooner
Belfast Gooner

I was hoping Mkhi would start in place of Welbeck. Prefer him coming off the bench to chase a goal if we need one. This team always puts in a performance when it’s back is against the wall. COYG

gunnerdaremkd
gunnerdaremkd

Yes if he was 100% fit, which is not and had a knock to the same knee vs utd. We need 100% match fit players to start today and welbz is in great form. If we need miki he will come from the bench to help us.

Tas Gunner
Tas Gunner

Xhaka better score a 35 yard screamer to seal the tie in the 90th and stick the disgusting chants down the throat of those wankers. #COYG 2-2 and lets go to lyon!

goongot
goongot

No shit.hate those fans who sung such shit_song.Nice of u being gentle to arsenal players tas .

Tas Gunner
Tas Gunner

I’m always gentle.the masochist in me sometimes likes to fish out the trolls.

Wenger is my grand dad
Wenger is my grand dad

Come on Arsenal !!!!!!!

Atom
Atom

not surprised but really think we could have used Mhik on the wing and slotted Ozil in to Jack’s spot.

Greg
Greg

I’m feeling a 2-1 win

Futsboller
Futsboller

Time for the players to pay back the unwavering faith of their manager. I have a feeling Wilshere is going to stamp his name on this one.

Forest gooner
Forest gooner

If not, stamp costa

Jean Ralphio
Jean Ralphio

I hope the referee has a good game. Also, I hope ospina can catch.

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

I hope the ref has a shit game & screws Atletico ?

Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock

That massive Hyena looking cunt Costa

Kunlewoye
Kunlewoye

In my opinion, that first leg was our most important match of the season, and we bottled it badly. It’ll take a miracle. Prove me wrong, lads…..pretty please

Forest gooner
Forest gooner

Can we not talk about what happened?
This game is nevee gonna happen again…
Scream your voice out and support the team for 90 mins…

Kunlewoye
Kunlewoye

I’m sorry. I got carried away there…

Obama Young

Dirty Diego and the Greaseman.
Sounds like a 1970’s Hollywood comedy.

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag

One last time, we know the rest of the season doesn’t matter. All or nothing.
For Arsene, I’d like one more Henry at the Bernabeu or a Lehmann save in the final minute at Villarreal or a Welbeck header against Leicester. We’ve not had one this season, make me book flights to Lyon tonight despite the fact I’ve no money and my girlfriend will most likely kill me. Make us happy again lads

afan
afan

great to see jack, and ramsey start

Forest gooner
Forest gooner

Come on do it fuckn one last time
Ya gunners ya

Forest gooner
Forest gooner

This could possibly be the last significant match under wenger…
Probably this is the last time I am watching a football match…
I am going to scream for 90 mins…who is with me… Get fired up you numb soul…

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Bit of luck would be nice

Georgeycharles
Georgeycharles

It somehow feels as if every other game during Arsene’s reign has brought us to this point… which literally it has I suppose, but you know what I mean.
COYG !!

ramgooner
ramgooner

This is it. Here we are after all these years.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Cuntster got us again

ramgooner
ramgooner

Please please pleaseee…we need to win this ****** game. COYG

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

We haven’t done bad to be fair

santori
santori

Where was Bellerin?

Toothless going forward. Everything funneled through the middle.

When we break, there is no pace until the fullback commits forward (Hence Bellerin and Costa)…which means our players pass it back allowing Atheltico to get back into shape.

We are lacking a winger who can break with pace or beat one or two of their players and open space up. Rather we had gone for Mahrez then Mhkitaryan. (That said Mhkitaryan needs to come on)

There is also no one to release to up top. World class Lacazette can’t hold the ball, Danny has two left feet.

We sold Giroud for a cup tied player.

Had some chances early on but the usual problem with Danny is he doesn’t anticipate and get himself into the box.

And no one seems to be able to go toe to toe with Costa. Thought we may have been better 3 at the back to have a spare Cback to watch either Costa or Greizzman.

We need to go for it second half. If Wenger delivers another sophorific sermon and they come out drowsy, another goal for them would seal our fate.

FanniBoyWelbz
FanniBoyWelbz

I am pretty gutted right now, but i wont let that hold me back from being optimistic. Lets go Goonas!

santori
santori

There’s no one for us to slap on up top to make a difference.

Aside from Iwobi (not a striker), there’s only young Nketiah.

Again atest to Sanheli/Mslintat going for Aubameyang a cup tied player and fixing something that was not broken.

We need a bit of speed transitioning from defense when we turn over the ball. Far too ponderous. Lacking wide quick players.

Athletico know we need to commit the fullbacks forward. Everytime we do that, we leave space behind.

Shambles
Shambles

I just have to console myself with the fact that wenger is leaving.

This shite has gone on for long enough

Bonjour
Bonjour

Blogs: Why are trolls like jimmythegoat on the live chat not being banned?

Ealing
Ealing

Shite

Arshavin
Arshavin

#WengerOutNow

Total shit

Ashburton Grove
Ashburton Grove

Feck sake. So much for dying on our shields. But we lost this tie last week, that was a great opportunity and we ballsed it up as usual. Toothless going forward and an absolute shambles at the back.