Imagine everybody was fit,what would be YOUR best starting 11?

Lets imagine everybody was fit (even Rosicky) what would be our best starting 11 and what formation would YOU play?

We now seem to have some fantastic attacking options at the club, Ive just tried to pick an 11 (see below) and it really is not as easy as you think.

Were is Arshavin going to play? I think Wenger will start to play a 4-3-3 at Arsenal like so…

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  1. realgooner

    February 20, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    The deal is 4-5-1

    Sagna kolo gallas clichy

    Walcott cesc deni arsha nasri


    Super subs
    Ben,dudu,vela,wilshere,rosicky ,song
    Regular subs
    Djourou,fabianski,ade,ramsey,gibbs,diaby etc.

  2. raisonar

    February 20, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    hmmmm i would like to have

    song — toure — gallas — clichy/gibbs

  3. sam

    February 20, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    where’s eboue?

  4. Jack Staniforth

    February 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    It`s the kind of question I`d prefer to answer after the summer transfers have been completed and it`s very unlikely we`ll ever get everyone A1 fit at the same time, however, here goes.

    For me…. Fabiansky – Sagna – Toure – Gallas/Djourou – Clichy/Gibbs

    Walcott – Fabregas(c) – Arshavin – Nasri/Rosicky

    Eduardo/Vela – van Persie (vc)

    How`s that look Arsene?

  5. realistic gooner!

    February 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    so many of you arsenal fans know !nothing! about football, absolutly nothing. people who have fab and nasri, or fab and rosicky in cetral midfield are idiots. you are clearly the fans who have been crying out for a DMC but dont play one in your teams. toure cant play there, he would be a headless chicken, do you honestly beilieve it was never tried in training? of course it has, and wouldnt have worked. almuni has been the second best keeper this season in the prem. name me one mistake you can remember? go on! djouroghghg over kolo toure! also adebayor in a class team last year got 30 goals. how many goals has he scored with no creative players? not many, having a full strength squad ade will score 30 goals again.

    anyways my team:


    sagna djuoghgjth gallas clichy



    walcott RVP Nasri


  6. realistic gooner!

    February 20, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    anyways my team:


    sagna djuoghgjth gallas clichy



    ——walcott—- RVP——- Nasri——


  7. ???

    February 20, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Wow someone with brains (thanks matt). I do think its actually impossible to pick best team and formation as we going off who we think are better players not necessarily picking player who play good together.
    arshavin–van persie–rosicky//////////////walcott——–nasri———-vela
    I feel this could be best as we have adequate cover for back four, have creative flair and is equipt for fast breaks. denilson and fabregas though are not natural defenders can both defend well and both together can do job of one DM. both are great passers of the ball, though i’d tell denilson will drop alil deeper than fabregas. ill play rosicky ahead of nasri/vela because he can do what they do going forward but is a better defender which i feel will give clichy more confidence to go forward. arshavin will be allowed to let lose as sagna is very much a sound defender but denilson can slide over if need be. van peris plays b/c of link up play and ade gets nod because when on form he is our best all round complete striker n that he has power, pace, is good in air, can hold up ball, and can score

  8. Fabregas' Dad

    February 20, 2009 at 11:07 pm






    No RVP, controversial, I know. RVP’s a really great player but he slows down a lot of our attacks and this team would be all about incisive and quick movement. Eduardo’s our best finisher and makes the best runs and Arshavin is an amazing player in the hole behind the striker.

    Possibly the most important reason I’ve left RVP out is because if we play him we’re probably gonna have to play Adebayor. I don’t think Wenger’s ever played Eduardo and RVP together so I assume he has a reason for his reluctance to do this. He doesn’t play well with Bendtner ‘cos the both play deep, although playing him up front with Walcott could be a potentially interesting combination.

    Walcott wouldn’t fit the system for me because his footballing brain is nowhere near the level of say Rosicky or Arshavin, though he would be a great substitute if required.

    Denilson’s necessary for defensive cover, a midfield of Rosicky, Nasri, Arshavin and Fabregas would be too attack minded, and saying they would need to defend less because they would keep possession isn’t really a good excuse because Wenger’s tried this type of midfield before and the system hasn’t worked in the past without Gilberto as a holding midfielder. Ideally we could get a really good defensive midfielder because I don’t think Denilson will start playing really well for another season or so.

    The back five pretty much selects itself. Toure hasn’t been good enough since last January (though he’s decent defensive cover) so Djourou’s a better option. Sagna, Gallas and Almunia are shoe-ins but Clichy hasn’t played well this season and no one has actually claimed the slot next to Gallas for himself.

  9. jazbo

    February 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Tough one this, anyway here goes

    *********** Fabianski **************

    Sagna******Toure******Gallas**** Gibbs



    ********RVP *******Eduardo******

    Subs Almunia, Song, Clichy,Arshavin,Bendtner,Vella, Bishsoff, Ramsey, Denilson, Wallcott

  10. jazbo

    February 20, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Sorry missed out Diaby

  11. Jack Staniforth

    February 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    All getting a bit technical for me. Maybe we just list the players we would like to see play together and let Mr. Wenger sort out their positions. I must confess living at the other end of the world hardly makes me an expert so I`ll leave that to the residents of Seven Sisters Road where I grew up. Forgive my ignorance but who the hell is djuoghgjth, more over how do you pronounce it? I thought all the Aboriginee`s were in Australia.

  12. Kathir

    February 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

    —Sagna——————————————– Clichy——

    ha.ha…..Even Barcelona Team Struggle with this Line Up

  13. Daz

    February 21, 2009 at 1:54 pm


  14. Therealgooner47

    February 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Sagna Toure Gallas Clichy
    Theo Fab Rosicky Arsha
    RVP Ade

    Subs: Eduardo (just),Nasri (just),Bandtner,Denilson,Song,Fabianski

    Rubbish: Eboue,Diaby

  15. Gukup

    May 29, 2009 at 1:30 am


    Arshavin————————-Van Persie

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    November 22, 2009 at 5:48 am

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