15
Aug

Jack Wilshere starts at Anfield


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Arsene Wenger has handed a start in midfield to 19-year-old Jack Wilshere, as the youngster gets given a chance to show what he’s all about.

The other major team news is that goalkeeper Manuel Almunia starts and captains the side.

There is no place in the starting XI for either Robin van Persie or Cesc Fabregas, with the latter being ruled out altogether due to a chest infection.

Almunia
Sagna – Koscielny – Vermaelen – Clichy
Wilshere – Diaby – Nasri
Eboue – Chamakh – Arshavin

Subs: Fabianski, Gibbs, Song, Walcott, Rosicky, Walcott, Vela, van Persie.


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ole
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ole
6 years 1 month ago

This is a very weak team, we`ll get hammered today!!! Season start next week against Bl`pool. Maybe we have a team by then….

M
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M
6 years 1 month ago

Almunia a captain, so no Schwarzer?

arsenal fan
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arsenal fan
6 years 1 month ago

its wrong to start him in the first game of a new season against a team like liverpool.
But he has the talent to make a difference when he wants.

thaigooner
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thaigooner
6 years 1 month ago

So we’ve got two subs named Walcott. Is that his sister – the body-builder – who has been lined up to rough things up if ‘pool don’t lie down and die gracefully like Everton did in the first game of last season?

J@CK
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J@CK
6 years 1 month ago

That line-up would fit 4-4-1-1 so well.

____________Almunia
Sagna Koscielny Vermaeln Clichy
__Eboue Nasri Diaby Wilshere
__________Arshavin
___________Chamakh

The Wise One
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The Wise One
6 years 1 month ago

Let’s go gunners!!

Den15#
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Den15#
6 years 1 month ago

the only thing wrong with the team is that chesny is not our number 1 :/

The Wise One
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The Wise One
6 years 1 month ago

Gunner Chris – we have 2 Walcotts?

clive
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clive
6 years 1 month ago

i saw another line up aricle and fabregas is amongst the reservess where is he ?

Alan
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Alan
6 years 1 month ago

Almunia and Fabianski – what a disgrace

chris
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chris
6 years 1 month ago

Spose almunia is the best we’ve got, but vermaelen should be captain… what a joke wenger is, so sick of his sh1t, still sticking with the clowns.. even if city wont sell, he should at least try to get shay, if not.. schwarzers still better than we have.

clive
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clive
6 years 1 month ago

guyss plss stop moaning and lets watch the game first and thenn we judge almuniaa .. just have faith in every player .. i just hope he have a great game and then everyone comes here and say what a goalkeeper we have

Alan
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Alan
6 years 1 month ago

C’mon Clive, this isn’t August 2007. We’ve given him more than enough chances.

chris
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chris
6 years 1 month ago

thing is, ive been patient with the keeping situation for a few years now and every season the keepers make blunders and wenger pushes it under the carpet and says how good they are, theres only so many times you can forgive someone for continued mistakes… i fully support the rest of the team, just not the keepers.. they are just not good enough for the arsenal

jose reyes
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jose reyes
6 years 1 month ago

happy that jack starts god help us with almunia in goal. 1 minutie till kick off whos nervous i am

jo
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jo
6 years 1 month ago

yhs red card to j.cole i hope kos is okay or well need 2-3 new defense

gooner from tokyo
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gooner from tokyo
6 years 1 month ago

oh no…
our centre back has been damaged.
what happens now? surely wenger has to bring someone in quickly.
or do we go with nordveit or do we put song there?

Gunningooner
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Gunningooner
6 years 1 month ago

NOOOOOO!!!! KOSCIELNYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

almunia is still punching the ball 2 feet away from corners though:(

arsenal fan
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arsenal fan
6 years 1 month ago

Was just reading comments on arsenal interactive.
all of them were like oh no we need a new cb
do none of you and them care for the player themselves or are you just obbssed with a new cb
god
hope kozzer is ok anyway its his debut

montego gunner
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montego gunner
6 years 1 month ago

i hope koscieny i ok he realy looks good bu
at least now wenger has no choice but to buy a center haft[may be 2:)]
bring on the second haft
arsenal for life

My Name Is Earl
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My Name Is Earl
6 years 1 month ago

f**ckinggggggggggggggggggggggggggg hell almunia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alan
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Alan
6 years 1 month ago

Can we judge him now?

The Wise One
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The Wise One
6 years 1 month ago

This is a sad performance…

arsenal fan
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arsenal fan
6 years 1 month ago

its sad to even watch
what happened to our arsenal?

The Wise One
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The Wise One
6 years 1 month ago

I should have expected this… This is how we play without Cesc

The Wise One
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The Wise One
6 years 1 month ago

The only positive is Kos is playing well

George
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George
6 years 1 month ago

Reina is a top keeper, still much better than us. Rosicky shows who he is today.

The Wise One
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The Wise One
6 years 1 month ago

Rosicky should start ahead of Arshavin. Rubbish red card,

John R
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John R
6 years 1 month ago

I’ll take a draw. Many people thought we were going to get beaten. Arshavin was very poor though.

Alan
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Alan
6 years 1 month ago

I think we’re seeing why nobody ever really went after Arshavin

The Wise One
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The Wise One
6 years 1 month ago

Considering that cesc,song,good gk, and R.V.P disn’t start…good result

chris
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chris
6 years 1 month ago

i didnt see the game, i heard ngog goal was scored at the near post.. was almunia done at his near post again? … i’d take a point though..not too bad

The Wise One
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The Wise One
6 years 1 month ago

The Ngog goal was unstoppable

fan
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fan
6 years 1 month ago

Is not Arshavin fault. Yes he was poor today but Liverpool had 3 guys always on him. The only weak link I saw today was Wilshere. Turn the ball over too many times, errand passes and the mistake that allowed the goal.

Nicgooner
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Nicgooner
6 years 1 month ago

Yeah arshavin was poor he seemed like he didn’t want to play. I hope this game will make wenger realize that we need a GK and one or two CB

ole
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ole
6 years 1 month ago

Kocielney was decent until Torres came on, after that he had a struggle. Wilshere is not ready for Anfield away and is to blame for the goal, not almunia. Happy with the result, decent game all in all. Rosicky showed himself today, and changed the game. We were lucky all in all……

jason
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jason
6 years 1 month ago

i think kozzer’s sendig off is the best result. wenger will have to purchase a new cb due to this. jd is too injury prone n norviedt is not ready. thank marin atkinson

Arsenalisto
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Arsenalisto
6 years 1 month ago

Well, after once again seeing f-ing Alumnia cost us again and in the opening game of the season, if WENGER doesn’t get a new goalie this week, then he has truly became a MADMAN, and I’ve not criticized him once before. This is so irritating!

an arse worth having
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an arse worth having
6 years 1 month ago

Totally agree with ‘fan’ and ‘ole’. Wilshere isn’t ready for top games in the Premiership yet. I thought Almunia was alright. Disagree that Koscienly had problems with Torres though. How many CB’s can live with Torres when he’s on the run? Koscielny was probably our Man of the match.

fraster
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fraster
6 years 1 month ago

Unfortunately Djourou & Frimpong don’t have the same level as Vermaelen, hardly Koscielny can reach that level of performance, so, that terrible red card will be an important worry for our defence at next game. L’pool was more consistent than us, specially at 2nd half. Our goal was a lucky one, because Reina had the only mistake of all his game today.
I hope that our next game have Cesc, RvP & Song. They are our key players and finally a draw is better than a loss, we have 1 point and L’pool gifted 2 points.

Me
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Me
6 years 1 month ago

The point is Arsenal doesn’t look like the best team in the PL and I didn’t need this game to show me that, nor the Chelsea game, it’s bloody obvious.

Given, Jagielka and we’re up for it big time…mr. Wenger bloody owes this to Cesc, van Persie and all the other players who give their best for the club.

fan
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fan
6 years 1 month ago

hearing alot of Shay Given news. In the USA, Warren Barton is saying on FSC Match Day program that Shay Given is on his way.

The Left Hand Of HENRY
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The Left Hand Of HENRY
6 years 1 month ago

i dont know how anyone can say that sulky chops wasnt to blame for the goal. his passing, finishing and attitude has been terrible for a very long time.ever since fulham away when we won 1-0. he has not got us the game winning goal (on the left wing)since he joined our club and only seems up for it when we are winning 3-0. it is obvios he doesnt want to play in england.

Or maybe he really did want to join spuds and not us

clive
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clive
6 years 1 month ago

ok now i admit we need a new goalkeeper give sczesny the chance or buy a new one .. almunia was coming out for insects he did 4 times :S

Supergunner07
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6 years 1 month ago

@fan: Man City would never sell their better players [ala Bellamy Given] to their rivals [ala us, spuds, everton & fulham bcuz board dont like Hughes] thus they effective paying 90% of Bellamy wages to send him on loan to Cardiff

My Name Is Earl
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My Name Is Earl
6 years 1 month ago

Meanwhile, Arsenal have been linked with goalkeepers Mark Schwarzer of Fulham and Manchester City’s Shay Given, but Wenger refused to comment on the reports.

“It is better for me not to talk about that because it doesn’t help the goalkeepers that play for us,” said Wenger.

“It is better that we focus on the goalkeepers we have.

“I believe (Manuel) Almunia had a good game today.”

wtf?!?!?!

A.Wengers Scout
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A.Wengers Scout
6 years 1 month ago

wtf why was that lazy toerag Diaby playing! he did nothing all game – slow and wasteful. Arshavin was invisible all game only saw him like 3 times the whole 90 mins. And Clichy f**king hell got battered by kuyt and every other liverpool player. PLAY GIBBS!!

Wilshere not eady for the big 4 games just yet. Midfield should ave been: Song, Nasri, Rosicky.

pastaface
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pastaface
6 years 1 month ago

Wilshere is over hyped, he is not ready yet for that kind of match!
The ref was an idiot, why didn’t Gerrad get a 2nd yellow too!

Gooner8
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Gooner8
6 years 1 month ago

@ My Name is Earl:
We have become complacent with crap goalkeeping. Basically, if 4+ goals are not shipped past Almunia, then he “had a good game.” If he didn’t boot a goal kick into his own net, he “had a good game.” If he didn’t kung-fu chop any of our own players, he “had a good game.”

We are a quality team, we need quality players. Some of those fielded today do not deserve to play any longer. No faith in our GKs anymore…

chris
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chris
6 years 1 month ago

no good keeper should ever get done at his near post and i can think of 4 times almunias been done in a split second. him and fabianski are not good enough, it seems the more people say this the more wenger wants to stick with them to prove his point. his stubborness is extreme

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