What is Arsenal’s best starting XI for the 09/10 season?

Ollie Irish

7th, August 2009

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This is where you get to pick Arsenal’s best starting line-up for this season. First up, I’ll reveal my selection (based on Arsenal’s squad at time of writing). Obviously I’m aware that Arsene Wenger will use several different formations this season, for different scenarios, but this is the default team I would go with:
My XI (in a 4-3-3 formation):
Manuel Almunia
Bacary Sagna, William Gallas, Thomas Vermaelen, Gael Clichy
Denilson, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song
Robin van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner, Andrey Arshavin

Almunia and the back four pick themselves but there are lots of permutations for the front six.


It seems to me that Cesc Fabregas, Andrey Arshavin and Robin van Persie must start. They are Arsenal’s three best creative players, no question. If all three can stay fit for the majority of the season, Arsenal might mount a more serious challenge than many people think.
With Denilson and Alex Song for support, Cesc can get forward – without worrying about a big, empty space behind him – and remember how to score goals. The further up the pitch he can operate, so much the better.
I prefer RvP as a second striker and so I’d pick Nicklas Bendtner – who is improving fast and, crucially, is blessed with the height and power that so many of his team-mates lack – as the target man. Arshavin is tricky because he doesn’t like playing out wide, so I’d give him and Van Persie a brief to roam and swap sides, feeding off Bendtner’s knockdowns and layoffs.
When you look at the talent left on the bench, you realise how difficult a job Arsene Wenger has. For example, there’s no room in my starting XI for Theo Walcott, Samir Nasri, Eduardo, Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Carlos Vela. Phew.
Wilshere, Vela and Ramsey are not quite ready to become first-team regulars (in Wenger’s mind, anyway), while Eduardo and Walcott may make more of an impact coming off the bench. Nasri and Rosicky won’t be fit for the start of the season, and anyway I’m not sure I’d have either in my starting XI. Close but no cigar.
This was a very tough XI to come up with and I’m sure that there will be plenty of lively banter among Arsenal-supporting Pies readers. After all, no one loves a mass debate more than your average Gooner.
Anyway, that’s how I see it. By the time you get to leave a comment, perhaps Brede Hangeland will be alongside Billy Gallas?
Let’s hear your XIs…
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  1. Joe Steele says:

    Manuel Almunia
    Bacary Sagna, William Gallas, Thomas Vermaelen, Gael Clichy
    Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song
    Robin van Persie, Eduardo, Andrey Arshavin

  2. Bear says:

    SONG WOULD NOT BE PLACED ON THE RIGHT.
    Also i would argue that Eduardo is a far better player than Bendtner and in a 433 the need for a tall target man is less.
    ——–Almunia
    Sagna-Gallas-Verm-Clichy
    –Fabregas-Song-Rosicky-
    VPersie-Eduardo-Arshavin

  3. Ricardo says:

    Almunia
    Sagna-Gallas-Vermaelen-Clichy
    Walcott-Fabregas-Song-Arshavin
    Eduardo-van Persie

  4. Pete C says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Rosicky Song Fabregas
    Arshavin
    Eduardo Van Persie

  5. Ollie says:

    If fit, I’d say Eduardo might get the nod over Bendtner. But I have high hopes for the Dane this season, even though I’m far from his biggest fan.

  6. James Dunmore says:

    The 433 formation that Wenger is heading towards doesn’t lend itself to 2 defensive midfield players, otherwise it’ll lack width.
    (maybe if we need to keep a game tight, but generally I don’t think so, it will become a 451 otherwise).
    So based on that, it would be your formation, except the middle 3, which I’d have as
    Cesc Song Nasri/Rosicky
    (i.e. cesc&Rosicky/Nasri – which ever is fit first! – can hold onto the ball, create space, play in forward players)

  7. Jupe says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Djourou Gallas Clichy
    Walcott Fabregas Ramsey Arshavin
    Van Persie
    Bendtner

  8. Ollie says:

    Cesc Song Nasri/Rosicky
    Midfield looks a wee bit fragile to me, but then I think we all appreciate how difficult Wenger’s job is. I’m sure he can instruct Denilson and Song to maintain more width than they usually would.

  9. AT says:

    RVP should drop to the bench. If we were playing 4-4-2 then i’d play him but I dont think he suits any of the front 3 positions. We need a predator and someone to run in behind playing in the middle and that’s Eduardo, not someone dropping off and trying to create like RVP does. I’ve never rated him playing wide, although he’s much better cutting in from the right than playing on the left.
    Personally i’d have the same team but Eduardo for Bendtner and Walcott for RVP

  10. The Man of Ro says:

    almunia
    sagna gallas vermaelen clichy
    denilson song
    fabregas arshavin
    rvp eduardo

  11. Daveyboy says:

    almunia
    sagna gallas vermaelen clichy
    nasri song cesc rosicky
    arshavin
    eduardo

  12. GMP says:

    got myself two teams here. i now understand why arsene is so reluctant to buy, the team is quite strong if we can get hangeland
    almunia
    sagna djorou gallas clichy
    song
    cesc nasri/rosicky
    RVP dudu AA23
    OR 2nd team
    fabianski
    eboue hangeland verm gibbs/troare
    denilson
    ramsey diaby
    TW14/wiltshire bendtner CV12

  13. Aniket says:

    Strange thing that nobody mentions Diaby anymore.
    I’m sure Wenger has kept him for a reason.

  14. michael says:

    almunia
    sagna gallas vermaaelen clichy
    walcott fabregas diaby arsavin
    van persie eduardo

  15. Anonymous says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Nasri Cesc Rosicky
    Arshavin
    Eduardo RVP
    Assuming arshavin is in a supporting role. Nasri in DM and Cesc Rosicky rotating

  16. Daniel says:

    ————ALMUNIA
    SAGNA VERMEALAN GALLAS CLICHY
    ———SONG DENILSON
    ————-CESC
    ———RVP THE OWL
    ————-EDUARDO
    THEN BRING ON JACK AND THEO IF WE’RE IN TROUBLE. BIG BENTNER ALSO. VELA IF NEEDED! AND ALSO USE ROSICKY WHEN AVAILABLE. WHO SAYS WE CANT CHALLENGE WITH THAT TEAM, AS LONG A THE DEFENCE DOES WELL THEN WE REALLY SHOULD!

  17. Atif says:

    rvp plays brilliantly in a 433 for holland
    this is our line up for the start of the season excludin rosicky and nasri due to injury.
    ——–Almunia
    Sagna-Gallas-Verm-Clichy
    ———–Song
    —Denilson
    ———–Fabregas
    VPersie———-Arshavin
    ——–Eduardo
    full team
    ——–Almunia
    Sagna-Gallas-Verm-Clichy
    ———Song–
    —-Cesc
    ———-Rosicky/nasri
    VPersie———Arshavin
    ——–Eduardo

  18. Alex Gitta says:

    I think we still lack presence in central diffence and midfield. But i we can mechanically squeeze ourselves in th etop four.
    Alumnia
    Sagna gallas vermaleen Clichy
    nasri,Fabregas Denilson walcot
    van Persie Arshavin

  19. Neal says:

    Almunia
    Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy
    Fabregas, Song, Rosicky
    van Persie, Eduardo, Arshavin

  20. Volcano Ice says:

    Almunia
    Eboue Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Nasri Cesc Rosicky
    Walcott v.Persie Arshavin

  21. GunnerGetU says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Verm Clichy
    Fabregas Denilson Rosicky
    Arshavin
    VPersie Eduardo
    Looks about right, with Walcott/Wilshere/Song/Ramsey/Nasri/Bendtner pushing close. Looks so strong now.

  22. topgun says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Nasri Fabregas Rosicky
    RVP Eduardo Arshavin

  23. youngguns says:

    almunia
    sagna gallas vermaelen clichy
    song
    nasri/rosicky
    cesc fab
    arshavin RVP
    eduardo

  24. Arsenalite says:

    Almunia
    Sagna-Gallas-Vermaelen-Clichy
    Song
    Fabregas-Diaby/Denilson
    Walcott/Van Persie-Arshavin
    Eduardo/Bendtner
    Since Rosicky/Nasri is out, I would play the above one.
    Later we can think of more creative options
    Check this out guys…
    http://www.arsenalite.blogspot.com

  25. pavi says:

    Almunia
    Sagna-Gallas-Verm-Clichy
    –Walcott/Nasri – Song/New DM? -Fab/rosicky-
    VPersie -Eduardo -Arshavin

  26. bai ivan says:

    —————Almunia—————–
    Sagna—-Gallas—–Vermaelen—Clichy-
    —————Song——————–
    ——–Fabregas–Nasri—————-
    -Walcott——————–Arshavin—
    ————–Van Persie—————

  27. waleed says:

    i’d prefer diaby instead of denilson..diaby gives us height n is gud goin forward then denilson…n bendtner..hmhm…i ll pick eduardo…cuz in a 4-3-3 u dun need a taget man..

  28. Emmie02 says:

    Munia . sag lass vam click .fab nas sng.jack van vin.

  29. noboundaries says:

    4-2-1-3
    almunia
    sagna vermaelen (new signing) gibbs
    song cesc
    rosicky
    wilcott striker arshavin
    striker = RVP/bentner/eduardo

  30. Tomas says:

    Alumnia
    sagna vermaelen gallas clichy
    fabregas denilson nasri
    walcott arshaven
    van persie

  31. PEARCE MCCONKEY says:

    ALMUNIA
    SAGNA GALLAS VERMALEN CLICHY
    DENILSON
    ROSSICKY FABREGAS NASRI
    ARSHAVIN
    EDUARDO
    there is no call for bendtner,van persie or walcott
    eduardo and arshavin are really going to show there true colours this season…eduardo is defintly the most talented striker in the arsenal squad and he will hsow that this year as he has already showed us in his return towards the end of last season and his pre season games during this summer
    arshavin is the premier leagues new ronaldo only not as flashy and selfish on the ball

  32. bob says:

    wheres Walcott???????

  33. Anonymous says:

    ALmunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermulan Clichy
    Fabregas SOng ROsicky
    Walcott Arshavin
    RVP/Eduardo

  34. fuckspurs says:

    almunia
    sagna gallas hangeland clichy
    walcott fabregas matuidi arshavin
    v persie chamakh

  35. Nima says:

    L Almunia R
    Clichy Vermaelen Gallas Sagna
    Rosicky Fabregas Denilson Nasri
    Arshavin
    Van Persie

  36. ady says:

    Almunia
    Sagna – Vermaelen – Gallas – Clichy
    Song
    Fabregas – Nasri
    Eduardo – Bendtner – Arshavin
    I know, I know, 80k a week to sit on the bench for RVP, but Eduardo is far more clinical with his finishing and I can see Bendtner ousting him this season. Walcott and RVP second choice and a target man (Chamakh?)

  37. kk says:

    4-1-2-3
    sagna gallas/hangeland(if we buy him) vermaelen clichy
    song
    fabregas nasri/rosicky
    van persie eduardo arshavin
    subs: denilson/diaby/ramsey, wilshere/walcot, bendtner/vela, djouru, gibbs, silvestre, (eboue, senderos – if not sold)

  38. cm says:

    almunia
    sagna gallas vermaelan clichy
    song
    nasri/rosicky cesc
    arshavin robin
    eduardo/Bendy

  39. kk says:

    4-1-2-3
    sagna gallas/hangeland(if we buy him) vermaelen clichy
    song
    fabregas nasri/rosicky
    van persie eduardo arshavin
    subs: denilson/diaby/ramsey, wilshere/walcot, bendtner/vela, djouru, gibbs, silvestre, (eboue, senderos – if not sold)

  40. Pacemonster says:

    When we tried the Liverpool style 4-2-3-1 at the end of last season, we didn’t get the best out of Cesc. I’m not sure he looked that comfortable for Spain there either over the Summer. Maybe he’s best in a flat 4-4-2 (as he was with Flamini).
    I would still like to see a strong DM come in for Song (although he was pretty good last year). Without injuries I would like to see Wenger try the following:
    —————Almunia—————–
    Sagna—-Gallas—–Vermaelen—Clichy-
    Rosicky—-Fabregas—-Song—-Arshavin
    ——–Van Persie—-Eduardo———-

  41. steve bundock says:

    Almunia
    Eboue–Vermaelen–Gallas–Gibbs
    Wilshere–Fabregas–Song–Rosicky
    Arshavin
    Bendtner
    This team will probably raise a few eyebrows but i prefer these two full backs as i think they offer so much more going forward and i genuinely believe that wilshere will prove to be the best player to come out of england since paul gascoigne.

  42. Seth says:

    almunia
    sagna-gallas-djourou-clichy/gibbs
    song/new singning-fabregas
    walcott/nasri arshavin
    van persie
    eduardo/chamakh

  43. stingerking says:

    this is when evryone is fit
    almunia
    sagna gallas djouruo clichy LB CB CB RB
    Song CDM
    Fab Nari CM CM
    RVP Arshavin SS SS
    Bentner CF

  44. Crayk says:

    ———-Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    ———-NEW DM
    —Cesc———–Arshavin
    Nasri———————RVP
    ———-Eduardo
    Bring in M. Diarra from Real and bring back Viera in a coach/player role. Sell Senderos and bring in Hangaland.

  45. El Bavo says:

    I think that 4-3-3 might be a bit ambitious, we can’t attack like nutters because we’re not great at the back especially if there are injuries.
    Something like this might look nice :
    ————————ALMUNIA———————–
    –SAGNA———GALLAS———-VERMAELEN—-CLICHY—
    ————————DJOUROU———————–
    ————————FABREGAS———————-
    —WALCOTT——————————–NASRI——-
    ——————-RVP———-ARSHAVIN————–
    All in all a nice attacking 4-4-2 but also covering the possibility of the strikers falling back or swapping with the wide players.
    I also think Djourou is good enough on the ball and fast enough to play in the holding midfielder position, we could have song instead but I think that as we have seen him quite a lot already it might be time to give someone else a go, because Alex Song has never really impressed me.

  46. Dgob says:

    The suggested first team is nearly what I feel common sense demands except I cannot see how we would leave Eduardo out. It seems a choice between RvP and Bendtner to start to the left of the central striker (Eduardo) giving:
    Almunia
    Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Cliche/Gibbs
    Denilson, Song
    Fabregas
    Van Persie/Bendtner, Eduardo, Arshavin
    With ‘Djourou a replacement for Gallas or Vermaelen’, ‘Nasri as a potential replacement for any of the midfielders’, ‘Rosicky a replacement for Fabregas or Denilson’ and ‘Diaby a replacement for Song or Denilson’: surely a team worthy of any league or cup

  47. Marc says:

    Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy
    song
    diaby fabregas
    van persie arshavin
    eduardo

  48. gooner4life says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermalen Clichy
    Song/Denilson
    Cesc
    Walcott Nasri/Rosicky
    Arshavin
    RVP/Eduardo

  49. Iluvafc says:

    Almunia( no other choice is there?)
    Sagna(Just wish he has a decent cross)
    Clichy(Just wish he has a decent cross)
    that’s where Eboue & Gibbs might come in.
    Vermaelen(Djourou backup)
    Hangeland(Gallas plays in CL games)
    M. Diarra(unless Diaby realize he’s NOT Zizou)
    Song is backup, Denilson to be loaned/sold.
    Rosicky(or Nasri, whether who is less crocked on Matchday)
    Fabregas(Ramsey/ Jack backup)
    Arshavin(Vela backup)
    RVP( tho his shot is erratic & he slows the game, I pick him over Walcott, who can’t play 90min effectively yet)
    Eduardo(Bendtner backup)

  50. therry says:

    Almunia
    Sagna – Vermaelen – Gallas – Clichy
    Song
    Fabregas – Rosicky
    Walcott – Arshavin
    Eduardo

  51. paul says:

    we have too many little fiddlers in the same position. i can’t understand having eduardo and bentdner on the pitch before nasri

  52. Anonymous says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Hangeland Clichy
    Rosicky Vieira Fabregas Arshavin
    Bendtner Eduardo
    Hangeland? The noises from Hodgson & Wenger are that Hangeland will be transfered, and I think its highly likely since Gallas wont be able to play a full season. Djourou is a only a backup player and Nordveit is too young. Silvestre is not a top level player anymore. Vermaelen is similar to Gallas, but Gallas is proven.
    Vieira? Song seems to be a nice guy, with his heart in the right place, but, he will never be a top level midfielder. He doesn’t have the pace, passing,stamina, or nous to play at this level. Furthermore, he is likely off to African Nations Cup this year. It would be suicidal of Wenger not to sign a DM. I think they are waiting on bids for other players. If they fall through, then I think Vieira comes.
    Rosicky is a fantastic player when fit, and only marginally behind Arshavin in ability.
    RVP is a wide player in a front 3. He doesn’t link well with any of the other strikers in a front 2. I see him coming off the bench (with Theo) when we switch to a 4-3-3.Bendtner is v good player at linking play in a front 2, and Eduardo is his natural partner. Both are very intelligent, and Eduardo holds the front line, which will compensate for Bendtners drifting.

  53. welsh gunner says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Rosicky Fabregas Walcott
    van persi Arshavin
    Eddie

  54. Anonymous says:

    Alumnia
    Sagna-Gallas-Vermaelen-Clichy
    Nasri-Fabregas-Dinelson-Rosicky
    Van persie-Arshavin

  55. Anonymous says:

    Alumnia
    Sagna-Gallas-Vermaelen-Clichy
    Nasri-Fabregas-Dinelson-Rosicky
    Van persie-Arshavin

  56. Jamaican Gunner5000 says:

    Alumnia
    Sagna-Gallas-Vermaelen-Clichy
    Nasri-Fabregas-Dinelson-Rosicky
    Van persie-Arshavin

  57. Anonymous says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Song
    Nasri Fabregas
    Van Persie Eduardo Arshavin

  58. Charlie Boy says:

    ALMUNIA
    ( FABIANSKI)
    (EBOUE) (DJOUROU) (SILVESTRE) (GIBBS)
    SAGNA GALLAS VERMAELEN CLICHY
    (DENILSON) (RAMSEY)
    NASRI SONG
    (ROSICKY)
    FABREGAS
    (WALCOTT) (VELA)
    VAN PERSIE ARSHAVIN
    (EDUARDO)
    BENDTNER
    SUBS= ( )

  59. Daid says:

    almunia,sagna,vermaelen,gallas,clichy
    song,fabregas,denilson
    eduardo,van persie,arshavin

  60. Antranig Shokayan says:

    Almunia
    Sagna, Vermaelen, Gallas, Clichy
    Diaby, Fabregas, Denilson
    v. Persie, Eduardo, Arshavin

  61. Brandon says:

    ————Almunia————
    Sagna–Gallas–Vermaelen–Clichy
    ————Song—————
    Nasri——Fabregas—–Rosicky
    ———–Arshavin————-
    —-Insert Striker here———

  62. Dean says:

    Almunia
    sagna. Gallas vermaelean clichy
    Nasri
    Walcott. Fabregas. Rosicky arshavin
    Van persie

  63. Anonymous says:

    Alumnia
    Sagna Vermealan Gallas clichy
    Song
    Nasri Fabregas Arshavin Van Persie
    Edwardo
    This would be my first team. Van Persie plays in midfield for Holland so he is use to this role; or:-
    Alumunia
    Sagna Vermealan Gallas Clichy
    Song
    Nasri Fabrigas Arshavin Rosicky
    Van Persie/Edwardo
    I feel Nasri on the ball is accurate in passing and seldon gives away the ball and is quick down the flanks. Rosicky is also technical like Nasri but his work rate up and down the flanks is stronger to a certian degree defesively. Perhaps you need Van the man more offensive.
    Brian Wenger.

  64. goona1423 says:

    almunia
    Sagna-Vermaelen-gallas-clichy
    Fabregas-Song-Nasri
    Walcott-Van Persie-Arshavin

  65. Stu says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Fabregas Song
    Rosicky
    Van Persie Eduardo Arshavin
    obviously they arent all fit (namely rosicky and Nasri) so until they are then i suggest rotating Wilshere, Ramsey, Denilson and Diaby in the third midfield position.

  66. Evo In Oz says:

    Manuel Almunia
    Bacary Sagna, William Gallas, Thomas Vermaelen, Gael Clichy
    ——————Alex Song———————-
    Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas,
    Robin van Persie, Eduardo, Andrey Arshavin

  67. wllmhll says:

    almunia
    sagna, gallas, vermaelen, clichy
    Song,
    fabregas denilson
    van persie
    walcott eduardo

  68. arsenal says:

    your head laa . where bendtner can play seyy. bendtner is a useless striker.. the cool should be like this…
    ALMUNIA
    SAGNA GALLAS VERMAELAN CLICHY
    WALCOTT FABREGAS WILSHERE/SONG
    EDUARDO R.V.PERSIE ARSHAVIN

  69. Ian says:

    —————Almunia—————-
    Sagna—-Vermaelen—-Gallas—-Clichy
    —–Fabregas——Song——Nasri—–
    —–Walcott—-v. Persie—-Arshavin–

  70. Matthew says:

    Alumnia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Walcott Fabregas Narsri
    Arshavin
    van Persie Eduardo

  71. Chris says:

    —————Almunia——————
    –Sagna—Gallas—Vermaelen—Clichy—
    —————-Djourou—————–
    —————-Fabregas—————-
    Walcott—————————Nasri-
    ———-Arshavin—-Van Persie——–
    ——————Eduardo————— If only we could play with 12 players??? I would get rid of djourou if i had to get rid of someone though

  72. usman says:

    almunia
    sagna-gallas-vermaelin-clichy
    wilshere-fabi- song- arshavin
    RVP
    eduardo

  73. hello arsenal says:

    ———————-ALMUNIA———————–
    SAGNA———VERMAELEN—-HANGELAND———CLICHY
    ———————-SONG————————–
    ————-FABREGAS——WALCOTT——————
    ———-VAN PERSIE—BENDTNER—ARSHAVIN————

  74. tom says:

    your an idiot

  75. Anonymous says:

    Almunia
    Sagna Vermaelen Gallas Clichy
    Arshavin Fabregas Diaby Wilshire
    Van Persie Eduardo
    subs:Fabianski(GK)
    Eboue(RB)
    Djourou(CB)
    Gibbs(LB)
    Traore(LM)
    Walcott(RM)
    Song(CM)
    Bendtner(CF)

  76. lfcforever says:

    it doesnt matter what your starting line up is you pathetic shower of cunts, your still gonna be miles of the top 3, if you are to ever be a force to be reckoned with you need to sack that paedophile of a manager, I mean can you seriously think that any of your so called best 11’s here come near to Reina, Johnson, Aurellio, Carragher, Agger, Riera, Mascherano, Aquilani, Kuyt, Gerrard and Torres, didnt think so

  77. arren says:

    4 3 3
    almunia
    sagna vermaelen gallas clichy
    fabregas song nasri when fit but diaby for now
    arshavin walcott rvp
    subs
    fabianski
    djourou
    eduardo
    bendtner
    rosicky when fit now denilson
    wilshire
    eboue
    i think with walcotts pace he can run thru middle with the great vision of both arshavin and rvp playing him the thru balls however walcott will need to work on his finishin a tad he can be and i think will be as good as henry if he can perfect his finshin but eduardo is a natural finisher it was hard to choose between the two a good problem to have.

  78. steve bundock says:

    i’ve changed my mind…
    Lehman
    Lauren–Toure–Cambell–xxxx
    Ljungberg–Viera–Gilberto–Pires
    Bergkmp
    Henry

  79. Geo_Gooner says:

    Almunia
    Sagna, Vermaelen, Gallas, Clichy
    Arshavin, Fabregas, Song, Rosicky
    van Persie, Eduardo

  80. Rhoshvin says:

    Sagna-Gallas-Vermaelen-Clichy
    Song
    Walcott-Fabregas-Nasri
    Robin Van Persie-Arshavin

  81. Anonymous says:

    big al.
    gael. bill. verm. sagna.
    arshavin. jack. fab. theo.
    eddy. rvp.

  82. Anonymous says:

    Almunia
    Clichy Gallas Vermaelen Sagna
    Walcott Fabregas Nasri Arshavin
    Van Persie Eduardo
    Sub: Fabianski, Silvestre, Gibbs, Diaby, Rosicky, Ramsay, Vela

  83. Anonymous says:

    Almunia
    Clichy Gallas Vermaelen Sagna
    Nasri Fabregas Arshavin Rosicky
    Van Persie Eduardo

  84. darns says:

    Almunia
    Sagna gallas vermaelen clichy
    Song
    Rosicky Nasri
    Cesc Arshavin
    RVP

  85. James says:

    I think the 4-3-3 formation would be complete with the signing of a defense-minded midfielder. The squad lacks a proper player for that position, denilson doesn’t seem strong enough to play there while song doesn’t seem ready yet. One player I’ve thought would fit the arsenal style perfectly would be Miguel Veloso, young but experienced, good passing and technique, sweet left foot and an overall good DM. I hope Arsene is thinking of signing someone of this profile, else they might struggle in midfield.

  86. darren says:

    Of cos agree with keeper n defence.
    For mid field n upfront, while nasri n rosicky not fit… I’d like to see..
    fabregas, song, arshavin
    walcott, edurado, RVP
    (OR)
    walcott, song, fabregas
    RVP, edurado, Arshavin
    If nasri n rosicky fit..
    No team can stop arsenal, whoever is playing & enjoy watiching celebrationssss :)

  87. Damian says:

    The middle wasn,t even strong enough to play 442 he Wenger tried to cover with 451 which didn,t work he,ll never play 433 so Bentner/Chamakh with RvP or Eduardo Theo/ Nasri arshavin/Rossiky Fab.plus help etc.

  88. hierro says:

    almunia
    sagna, vermaelen, gallas, clichy
    song
    nasri, fabregas
    arshavin, rosicky
    van persie

  89. Kevin says:

    Rosicky is very important to the team. Look hoy the did log ago with him in the team and how they were doing without him.
    Rosicky-Arshavin-Fabregas. Those playing together will be really great.
    Fabiansky
    Eboue
    Gallas
    Vermahlen
    Clichy
    Arshavin
    Fabregas
    Diaby/Sagna
    Rosicky
    Van Persie
    Walcott

  90. Ben says:

    4-1-3-2
    Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Rosicky Song Fabregas Arshavin
    vanPersie Eduardo
    Subs: Bendtner, Walcott
    *this is the team i’d recommend against strong opposition Chelsea … a strong defensive mindset with creativity.
    *just to echo comments above, ROSICKY is key to this team – both defensively and offensively. Fabregas stays in deep and serves as a playmaker, while Rosicky can make plays but also get at the end of plays. Plus, he is one of the few Arsenal plays (with Arshavin) who are not afraid to shoot on sight!

  91. Almunia
    Sagna Gallas Vermaelan/Hangeland Clichy
    Song
    Walcott Fabergas Denilson Arshavin
    R. Van Persie

  92. aqqe says:

    Almunia
    Sagna-Gallas-Vermaelen-Clichy
    Song
    Rosicky-Fábregas
    van Persie-Eduardo-Arshavin
    Rosicky (and Nasri) are actually best suited as offensive central midfielders, and they also possess the ability to run with the ball which will be extremely valuable and much better than having 3 “passers” in central midfield. It will sort of resemble Barcelonas midfield, with the exception of Cesc who is less agile and quick but more of a midfield general. Rosickys defensive qualities are hugely under-rated too, he’s used to running the midfield at Arsenal and his national team aswell.
    Nicklas Bendnter shouldn’t be in the first choice eleven, Eduardo will do a much better job of finishing off the chances that Cesc, Rosicky, RvP and Arshavin will inevitably create. Arsenal don’t really need height and power, the Invincibles didn’t have a single offensive player that was good at heading.
    All that is needed is depth at center back (if Senderos departs) and another defensive midfielder seeing as Song goes away to ACN in January, other than that Arsenal is all set.
    They will surprise alot of people this season.

  93. Collie F says:

    I cant believe some arsenal fans would leave Van Persie out of the team! When fit i think he is a match winner and a real class act. Id also prefer diaby over denilson. He hasnt developed like I thought he would when he first broke onto the scene but maybe this can be his year! Still too lightweight at the back tho,big brede would be a super addition and could make them possible contenders!

  94. Fergus says:

    4-4-2
    almunia
    sagna gallas vermaelen clichy
    walcott fabregas denilson nasri
    rvp arshavin

  95. noporious says:

    Almunia
    Sangna Vermaelen Gallas Clichy
    Fabregras
    Walcott Eduardo
    Van Persie
    Arshavin
    Bendtner

  96. benjimonji says:

    almunia
    eboue vermaelen gallas clichy
    song
    fabregas
    nasri arshavin
    rosicky
    van persie or eduardo

  97. benjimonji says:

    almunia
    eboue vermaelen gallas clichy
    song
    fabregas
    nasri arshavin
    rosicky
    van persie or eduardo

  98. Anonymous says:

    almuniua
    sagna vermuelen gallas clichy
    rosicky fabregas nasri
    walcott van persie arshavin

  99. camo says:

    almunia
    sagna, vermaelan, gallas, clichy
    walcott, fabregas, nasri, rosicky
    arshavin
    van persie
    we’ll get a win with this line up
    best subs: eduardo, vela should be there, djurou, denilson and bendtner

  100. camo says:

    or
    fabianski
    sagna, vermaelan, hangleand, clichy
    walcott fabregas nasri
    arshavin
    van persie, eduardo or bendtner

  101. annnymous says:

    van persie
    arshavin
    nasri
    fabregas
    alumunia
    gallas
    walcott
    rosicky
    vermealen

  102. Anonymous says:

    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Bendtner Fabregas Wilshere/Ramsey
    Eduardo RVP/Bendtner Arshavin

  103. Anonymous says:

    Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy
    Bendtner Fabregas Wilshere/Ramsey
    Eduardo RVP/Bendtner Arshavin

  104. Anonymous says:

    good side but u could fit a youngster like wilshere or ramsey on one of the wings

  105. fydsyusy says:

    ALmunia
    sagna vermaelen gallas clichy
    song
    nasri fabregas rosicky
    arshavin
    RVP

  106. ArseAndWanker says:

    Don’t blame on the Sunshine don’t blame it on the moonlight don’t blame it on the good times blame it on Eboue. I Think as long as your black and young you’ll get in the team who ever does best at training if you get me hehe personally I think spurs and man city have better teams. And villa

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  109. Faron says:

    almunia
    sagna, gallas, varmaelen, clichy
    walcott/denilson, nasri, fabregas, arshavin
    robin van persie, eduardo/bendtner

  110. gooner4life says:

    with regards to injuries and suspensions at the moment i would say a 4-3-3 formation including
    Almunia
    sagna vermaelen gallas clichy

    diaby song fabregas

    arshavin rvp rosicky
    this team is doing very well
    diaby is stepping up this season!

    but my perfect 11 would be
    almunia
    sagna vermaelen gallas clichy
    nasri song fabregas
    arshavin rvp rosicky
    not much change jus nasri for diaby
    but there will be room for rotation!
    things are looking up for the gunners apart from that last minute setback at AZ
    we should be back in form at west ham this sunday
    then we will tear apart a liverpool team low on confidence and out of form on wednesday in the carl cup.
    up the gunners
    ARsenal4ever
    gooner4life

  111. george says:

    starting 11
    almunia
    sagna gallas vermaelen clichy
    fabregas song nasri
    walcott van persie arshavin

    subs
    mannone diaby rosisky
    eboue bendtner ramsey
    eduardo

    they also have many other good players such as
    gibbs wilshire djourou denilson merida watts and vela

  112. reidy says:

    almunia
    sagna vermaelen gallas clichy
    eduardo fabreas song nasri
    arshavin van persie
    i go 4 liverpool and barca but i know the gunners squad so yea

  113. Billy says:

    100% agree with george. Only things that could change are that if Rosicky is fit he could get a spot, Denilson and Diaby will compete for a spot over Song and now that Clichy is injured there is a big opportunity for K.Gibbs to take his place in the first team. Gibbs has impressed me so far and it will be interesting to see how he plays in the next month.. Other than those things I see no other changes. The defense is settled, Fabregas and Nasri are class players and our front 3 with Walcott, RVP and Arshavin is just crazy. GO GOOONERS!!

  114. gooner4life says:

    now we’ve got all these injuries
    i say we go for
    ALmunia
    Sagna Vermaelen Gallas Traore
    Song Denilson
    fabregas
    walcott Nasri
    Arshavin
    i know we have no recognise striker but after arshavins performance against stoke coupled with Eduardo’s dip in form(we all know i, but we dont like to say it) i think we’ve got enough attacking threat see look Arshavin, walcott, nasri fabregas and vermaelen lol.

  115. almunia
    bacary sagna willam gallas thomas varmelen gael clichy

    alex song

    cesc fabregas
    tomas rosicky

    theo walcott robin van persie andrey arshavin

  116. Tyrone says:

    ————Almunia————
    ——————————-
    ——Gallas—-Vermaelen——
    ——————————-
    -Sagna——————Clichy-
    ——————————-
    ———Song—-Diaby———
    ——————————-
    -Fabregas—————-Nasri-
    —————-Arshavin——-
    ——–v.Persie—————

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