Arsenal vs Ludogorets preview: let’s make it comfortable




Top of the morning to you where ever you are supporting Arsenal from… it’s morning here so If you’re in the USA or some other place with a different time zone, kindly accept my sincere greetings.

Today is another good day, because today, we get to watch the greatest club in the world play football.

It’s 90 minutes of escape from real life. It’s nearly 2 hrs of an experience that has often satisfied us this season…

Yes, we are in super hot form at the moment and I’m sure Ludogorets will hate that they have to play us in the champions league tonight but they have to.

In terms of team news, the boss has revealed that everyone who was available for the Swansea game, is available tonight. There are no new injury worries.

Giroud and Ramsey are back training but not in contention for the game, probably due to some match rustiness.

I do expect to see some rotation though for tonight, with the likes of Gabriel, Gibbs, Elneny, Chamberlain, Perez, no doubt firmly in the manager’s thoughts…

He has to find the right balance of freshness and cohesion… The current starting 11 seem to be clicking very well and alterations could affect that, but there is no way they can play every game.

Players like Alexis, Koscielny, Iwobi all looked pretty jaded towards the end of the Swansea game… They’ve started in nearly every fixture this season as well as representing their countries during international breaks…

It’s safe to say that they need a rest, so step forward, Ox, Perez and Gabriel.

The onus is on the players coming in to show that they can do a job when called upon…

That said, I expect to see a starting line up like this:


Bellerin            Mustafi         Gabriel       Gibbs

Cazorla              Elneny


Chamberlain             perez               Iwobi

It’s very difficult to predict because of the squad depth that we currently possess…

In midfield or example, we still have Coquelin and Xhaka…. perhaps Cazorla needs a rest as well and one of them comes the squad but it’s difficult to say.

I’ll be giving updates through out the day on twitter (@civilizedgunner) as news breaks.

The most important thing, no matter the team we put out today is to continue winning and hopefully make that win as comfortable as possible as well.

Anything less won’t be good for morale and momentum.

Enjoy the game folks…


Arsenal 4-0 Ludogorets



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