Arsenal v. Schalke 04 UCL LiveBlog

By: Perry | November 6th, 2012

Hello Gooners,
Apologies for no elaborate preview today, but nevertheless we’ve got the liveblog up and running for your lively banter. Needless to say and as we are well so accustomed to, today is yet another required win or draw. A win puts us at the top of our group, a draw puts us in prime position to finish in the top 2, and a loss, well let’s not go there.

Lineups are in and we’re fielding a very strong one indeed. Not sure if it’s truly due to his weekend debacle – not only his play, but his poor shirt swapping decision – but as expected, Santos has been dropped from the starters and replaced with the captain at LB. Thank god the rumors weren’t true and Djourou is on the bench because my jaw dropped when I heard he might replace Ramsey who picked up an injury over the weekend. Also, you’ll all be happy to notice Walcott overcame his weekend illness and is starting today. First start in the UCL this season, show us what you’ve got Walcott.

Starters: Mannone, Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Arteta, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud.
Subs: Shea, Santos, Djourou, Coquelin, Arshavin, Jenkinson, Chamakh.

Match starts at 2:45 and is being televised internationally on many outlets. Links for streaming can be found at

Look forward to chatting with you guys shortly…off to grab some lunch…


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  • bobjcanada

    theo and giroud were great; our defense and goalkeeping crap

    thank you AW

  • Kas123

    Missed penalty. Wow, this is when you have shit for luck.

  • Gigi_man

    no previews for today? anyone knows what time is 15h00 London in Miami today?

  • No preview, no liveblog this week and we are playing better than we have in weeks. The curse of the liveblog returns?

  • Kas123

    Hey Fellas, why no live blog. Started watching at 76th min.

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