Take a look at some reaction to Arsenal’s lineup for their clash against relegation candidates Huddersfield, the Gunners have their work cut out for them if they plan on finishing in the top four.
The biggest miss for Arsenal today will be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward is sidelined with an illness according to Mirror Football – Aubameyang will miss the chance to potentially go ahead of Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.
Midfielders, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey are both out and there’s little surprise in the fact that Unai Emery has decided to leave Mesut Ozil out of his matchday squad. This will no doubt fuel further speculation regarding the playmaker’s future.
It’s understood that the World Cup winner is ill:
This is the seventh time Ozil has missed games due to illness since January 2017
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) February 9, 2019
Today could see youngsters Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock get a chance in the Premier League, the pair are on the bench and Nketiah could certainly get some minutes late on if Emery decides to bring off Alexandre Lacazette.
New signing Denis Suarez is also on the bench.
Check out the team below:
? Here's our team for today's game at Huddersfield
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 9, 2019
Here’s some reaction to the lineup:
Looking for Ramsey and Ozil in the starting lineup like pic.twitter.com/s0nqYEXHnf
— P™ (@Cechque) February 9, 2019
After that last week’s performance, Iwobi starts and Rambo/Ozil couldn’t even make the bench? Are you trying to become a Meme club?
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) February 9, 2019
— The Anonymous Llama (@A_Jacobs98) February 9, 2019
Great banter lads. Now post the real lineup
— LacaJet (@ThatGuyJSR) February 9, 2019
Well this is disgusting
— Law (@Law10i) February 9, 2019
Where did the main guys go!? Are they on strike!?
— Supree (@LadyGooner8) February 9, 2019
where is ozil ffs
— Muhammad Maaz Patel (@CrMaaz1) February 9, 2019
Oooh God @UnaiEmery_ why? Why? Can’t you just give us our arsenal back. For free.
— Nyawara Calvince (@NyawaraAmesa) February 9, 2019
— Alex Mutuku (@Princekyalo) February 9, 2019
I can’t believe we’re still allowing Mustafi to wear Arsenal Jersey. #HUDARS
— Femi Williams Adeoye (@AdeoyeWilliams) February 9, 2019
What’s the point of getting a player on a short-term loan, and then not playing him?..
— James Tall (@JTall99) February 9, 2019
A defensive formation against the lowest scoring side in the league….
— Hasan (@HAPhazard85) February 9, 2019
Good one lads now announce the real team
— Sam (@iwobiflick17) February 9, 2019
Whilst the likes of Manchester United focus on the Champions League and the FA Cup, Arsenal have a good chance to move up the league table.
After today’s clash against Huddersfield, they have two clashes against BATE in the Europa League before returning to Premier League action against Southampton and Bournemouth. Two ties that are as winnable as your going to get in this league.
With United facing Liverpool and Chelsea facing Tottenham during the same game-week that the Gunners face Southampton, this is a perfect opportunity for Emery’s side to get back into pole position for a fourth place finish.
Today’s task is to deliver a commanding performance that will build momentum for the coming weeks.