20
Jul

Team Predictions: SK Sturm Graz v Arsenal


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Arsene Wenger’s side arrived for their annual pre-season tour of Austria on Monday night, and began training this morning in preparation for tomorrow’s game against SK Sturm Graz.

The Gunners’ traditionally come to Austria for the most intensive part of their pre-season; with barely any distractions and the sweltering heat and humidity being significant factors, this is where Arsenal’s pre-season training truly begins.

Arsenal welcome back 6 players who were involved in the World Cup. Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Abou Diaby, Carlos Vela, Emmanuel Eboue and Alex Song all return.

World Cup finalists Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie have both been given extra time off to recover following their lengthy involvement at the tournament.

View the full 27-man squad here.

Gooner Talk’s Predicted Starting XI

Almunia
Sagna – Djourou – Vermaelen – Clichy
Wilshere – Song – Diaby
Walcott – Chamakh – Arshavin

You’ll find the confirmed starting line-up on Gooner Talk when we get it tomorrow evening.

What side do you think will play? Let us know your team predictions in the comments section below!


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ross
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almunia
sagnakoscielnyvermaelenclichy
wilsherefrimpongrosicky
walcottchamakharshavin

mo
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what time’s the match?

Irish_gunner
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Im taking it you weren’t overly too impressed with Kos then Chris?

Dimitri
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I don’t know what more Almunia has to do to prove he is utter shyte. I know its only pre-season but for fucks sake wenger give us atleast some kind of hope!

john
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Laurent Koscielny he didnt really do anything wrong.

I think we need to give him 10-15 games its too early to judge.

Koscielny reminds me of Alan Hansen. Elegant, composed, an interceptor clean tackler

Richard
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The guys from the world cup won’t play they’ve only been in training for a day.

GOONER
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I think the kosieclny could start. Wenger wants to see his 2 starting defenders and see how well they do together.I personally think that he will come good at the end!

john
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I really like the look of Havard Nordvteit the kid has grown physically hes looks alot bigger and faster.

Hes got a great attitude.

Cris
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Wheres Barazite?

Afc kings
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According to Italian press Huntelaar is yet again being linked yawn! How many more links to this geezer

WillyG
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I don`t think that Sagna,Diaby,Clichy and Song will play they just started pre season yesterday.They need at least a week more.

chris
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want to see a team of
————–Chezzers—————
—-Nordtveit-Kos-Vermaelen-gibbs—-
—-Wilshere—Frimpong—-Song——
—-Walcott—Chamakh—-Arshavin—-

Would like to see nordtveit and gibbs another go, and definitely frimpong and wojciech

J-Man
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Where is Denilson? no mention of him this pre season

dB10
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J-man
supposedly he got injured in training last week

jonno
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…..chezza…..
nord..kos..the verm..gibbs
…jack..frimp..tr7
theo..chamakh..arsh

goonerjon
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denilson is injury …

1st

almunia
sagna-kos-verma-clichy
wilshere-song-diaby
nasri-maru-shava

2nd

szczesny
eboue-nordtveit-djourou-gibbs
jet-eastmond-frimpong
walcott-vela-rosicky

josh
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@J-Man: im pretty sure hes out injured with the same back problem he had last season.

id like to see:
—chez—
sagna-Djourou-verm-gibbs
walcott-song-frimpong-wilshere
——arshavin——-
——chamakh——–

piken79
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i doubt anyone that return today will be involve tomorrow, we are likely to see the same teams from saturday with a players changing teams. song, diaby and the rest will not be involve. How do I know? cus i am in arsene’s head.

My Name Is Earl
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@Afc kings Huntelaar has arrived at manchester airport fella to sign for city or united so doubt we’ll get him dude

Afc kings
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You might be right mate I dunno but with eddy leaving it might be a goer

chris
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we are being linked with loic remy again..

Donut
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I think wenger put out a half first team/half reserve line up v barnet to see which second string could play with first teamers.
I think we will see this in the next few friendlies at least especially v Graz.
I believe this is because he wants to see if any of them can save him money! Frimpong and Nordveit are two examples. Those two could save the club 15 million this summer.
I believe Wilshire is the reason Joe Cole didn’t come too.

My Name Is Earl
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Remy looks a class talent tho fella, i’d be well happy if we got him

arsenal fan
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Fabianski
eboue nordveit kos gibbs
frimpong
nasri wilshere
walcott chamakh vela

trust me, im phychic 🙂

chris
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Nick the Gooner
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Where is the new keeper, dominant centre back & van bommel type midfielder ?
Weve signed a good striker, fair enough & an unproven CB who will be bullied by Drogba @ co!!
This isn’t good enough! Unless Wenger moves soon I fear another battle for 4th at best

American Gooner
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not sure how henderson makes the travelling squad and simpson doesnt.

Fab
Eboue TV5 Kos Gibbs
Frimp
Nasri Wilshire
Walcott Vela Mozart

Almunia
Sagna Djourou Kos Clichy
Song
Diaby Lansbury
Arsh Chamakh JET

My Name Is Earl
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u think that mystery club will be us goonerchris?

maturks
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Almunia, Denilson, Fabianski should not be playing for the club again but they’re still in.

M
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Where do U wanna play Remy when we have RvP, Chamakh, Arshavin, Bendtner, Walcott, Nasri, Rosicky and just 3 places upfront? If I was a manager would definitely sell Fabianski, Almunia would stay as a 2nd keeper (he’ s perfect for that role) and would buy some class for the nr 1 shirt. Mannone nr 3 and Szczesny 1 or 2 years loan. When he succeeds in some Premiership team, then we can consider him playing for the Arsenal. Wilshere must stay as a Fabregas back-up, we need some back-up for Song and Denilson’ s role be reduced to Diaby… Read more »
josh
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@M: he’d play in the times that eduardo or vela would be playing in. he would slot into eduardo’s order on the pecking chart imo.

josh
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@M: and i agree about selling fabianski as a possibility. by the time almunia is ready to leave, mannone could be a viable #2/3 if Szczeny is the #2/1 hopefully with a rock solid #1 keeper.

(srry for double post)

M
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I wouldn’ t buy a +10 mln player for a bench and I doubt Vela will play much this season but Remy coming is no problem for me. I want a keeper and defender and thats it. Well, Barcas and Reals buy very expensive players and me being an Arsenal fan cannot be sure Wenger will buy a fukin’ keeper 😉 Hard to be an Arsenal fan. I don’ t think that Szczesny should be a 2nd keeper. Being that young, I think he should be playing somewhere as a 1st keeper to develop as much as possible. Almunia is… Read more »
REDgoon
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@Gooner chris Found this vid on youtube. “A night at the Emirates”, great stuff.

ytgunner
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Probably Nasri will start, and perhaps we’ll see Frimpong too. Chamakh will have a good chance to impress, since Nicky and RVP aren’t in Austria.

bear
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Ok guys lets start spamming barcelona saying “fuck off”. I hate this godamn comments. We can lose him its going to be shit!!! I wish arsenal just fucking throw them the finger and transfer cesc to real madrid.

MikeTehGooner
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Schenzcy
Nordviet Koscielny Vermaelen Gibbs
Wilshere Song Nasri
Walcott Chamakh Vela

arsenal4ever
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before we will go for remy we will probably bid for honda. sport.co.uk says we are ready preparing a bid for him once dudu left!!!

kathir
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Hi ,
Let Fabregas Go!!! We dont Need Him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kathir
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His Heart is not with us!!!!!!!!!

kathir
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Even though if he stays with us he and us will no be happy !!!!
But one thing 4 sure if i saw XAVI anywhere i will just split on him !!!!
thats 4 sure!!!!

kathir
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If we won Silverware , guess what will XAVI says..

“Arsenal Won because of only Fabregas”.

Snir Geuli
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@Gooner Chris… please write this on the front page of the website. It’s time for some action.

http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/afcreportingbarca

kathir
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Listen xavi ,
though u lure fabregas from Arsenal next summer ,
One Big Atom bomb will be ready to blast u ..

That is none other than JOSE MOURINHO……)))))))))))))))))))

WillyG
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Gooner Chris do you know if Arsenal are really following Honda? or any other player at the moment

American Gooner
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would love a swoop on suarez with the unrest on ajax, guy is pure striker class. def agree we need a gk. i’d take hart, given, frey, schwarzer, anyone over almunia.

KoloLej
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brilliant…

http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2010/07/21/2035612/arsenal-have-decided-not-to-sign-samir-handanovic-from

“Handanovic will not be moving. Arsenal have decided not to spend money to buy a goalkeeper,” Pastorello told Tuttomercatoweb.com.

chris
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if we really have decided not to spend money to buy a keeper i will be livid..

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