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10 reasons why we will beat Besiktas + Starting 11


1)  Our Record in qualifiers is Played 12, Won 12, Drawn 0, Lost 0, Goals For 29, Goals Conceded 3.

2) We beat another Turkish side (Fenerbahce) at this stage last season.

3) Gibbs is out for 3 weeks (3 months in Arsenal time), Koscielny is fit, Mertesacker didn’t travel, which means the defence picks itself with little or no backup.

4) Part 3 of the Arteta/Ramsey/Wilshire midfield trio experiment, let’s hope it’s more Man City than Palace.

5) Sanogo and Diaby didn’t travel with the squad, Sadly 4 Germans and Theo are also missing.

6) Flamini will be Mr Versatile tonight covering every position on pitch (if needed) including between the sticks.

7)  Their main threat will come from Chelsea reject Demba Ba.

8) Their Champs League record reads.. P 66, W 22, D 12, L 32, GF 64  GS 103. The Arsenal’s.. P 174, W 88, D 39, L 47, GF 279, GS 174.

9) The Arsenal Vs Turkish sides, P 7, W 4, D 3, L 0 GF 12, GS 2

10) Wenger Knows, get a good win tonight and it could be all steam ahead for not only the Champs League for real but also for signing the 2 or 3 players we will need to really challenge this season on all fronts.

My Starting 11 – Chesney, Monreal, Kos, Chambers, Deb, Arteta, Ramsey, Wilshere, Alexis, Ox, Giroud.



10 Reasons why we will/could/might beat Munich + starting 11

1) We beat them there 2 nil last season.

2) In the home tie we was more than a match for them when we had 11 men.

3%) 2 nil up is a tricky scoreline, they wont know if they should stick or twist.

4) The German league isn’t very competitive this season, we will be there hardest home game so far.

5) There is little or no pressure on our lads here, they can go out with freedom and attack from the start.

6) Koscielny should be back to partner the BFG at CB and with no Gibbs or Monreal captain marvel will move to LB

7) Giroud loves scoring away from home….

8) Sanogo is out.

9) Ozil will have a point to prove after his less than convincing performance in the home game.

10) Wenger Knows, this is the one to prove we are not a team that’s still big game bottlers.

Likely starting 11 – Fabianski, Sagna, TV, BFG, Kos, Flamini, Arteta, Ozil, Ox, Santi, Giroud.


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10 Reasons why we will beat Everton + starting X1

1) Everton haven’t beaten us at home in 19 games, We have won 15 and drawn 4.

2) We haven’t lost in our last 13 domestic home games, We have won 10 and drawn 3.

3%) Everton’s Prem away record this season played 14, Won 4, drawn 6, lost 4, scored 14, conceded 17.

4) Wenger will of learned from the 1-1 draw in the Prem earlier in the season, hopefully.

5) Wilshere, Ramsey, Kallstrom and Diaby are all injured, meaning the 2 stable old heads of Arteta and Flamni should both play.

6) We are in the unique position were both Chesney and Fabianski are in good form.

7) The players must know this is our best chance of any silverware, beat Everton and there’s only Man City who would trouble us.

8) Giroud has been banging them in away from home, about time he settled down and did the right thing at home…

9) Everton have won only 1 (one) game in the Capital this season, a last min goal away to Westham.

10) Arsene Knows he wants to rest players for this game in the hope of a miracle in Munich, but he knows anything but a strong side will leave him open to big questions if we lose.

I’d start a full strength side, but I have the feeling Wenger will go with..

Chesney, Jenks, Gibbs, BFG, TV, Flamini, Arteta, Ox, Santi, Sanogo, Podolski.