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Bruce Makes One Change In Our Predicted Team For Arsenal



This is the team I think Steve Bruce will name for Sunday’s match against Arsenal. It has just one change from the draw at Liverpool with Callum Wilson coming in for Joelinton.

Steve Bruce is unlikely to make many significant changes in the midst of this current run. So he’ll likely deploy the 5-3-2 system once again with much the same team that snatched a point at Anfield.

Last weekend, Bruce made no changes to the team. It paid off with the unexpected draw against Liverpool. This time around, the only change I can envision is Callum Wilson coming in for Joelinton.

During his press conference on Friday, Bruce said Wilson was ready to start and referenced his explosive runs against Liverpool. While it may be harsh to drop Joelinton, Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin are a lethal front two who should be starting together when fully fit.

Bruce may be forced into another change with Matt Ritchie having suffered a slight calf injury. However, Bruce indicated that the wing-back should be ok and did participate in yesterday’s training session.

With Joe Willock unavailable against his parent club, the tough decision to keep the midfielder on the bench has been taken out of Bruce’s hands for this week. So it’s just the one change with Wilson returning to the starting eleven for what would be the first time in close to three months.

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98 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    May 1, 2021 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Wilson is OK – -better than Joelinton. But prior to us signing him – who had really heard about Wilson – not many I would think.

    How many of the so called big teams were after him — none.

    With his age as well he has probably reached as far as he can go/achieve.

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  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Looks a decent 11 that, could really damage an average Gooners team.

    3
  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah

    Think unlknown injuries aside Wilson comes in at Joelinton not Almiron’s expense

    3
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Luiz to get sent off tomorrow, either for levelling St Max or 2nd bookable against anyone in his way, total liability.

    2
  • magscar

    May 1, 2021 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Tuff

    Well I had heard of him and before injurues was on England fringes

    Not top class maybe but that regretably is the market we are in

    He adds more than goals and jhs runs and hold up play let our better players get up the pitch

    Worth what we paid for him but we need strengthening as well

    9
  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Actually Chelsea were reported to be after him when Morata left. A fee around 30/50M was reported. They are petty big

    5
  • Regan

    May 1, 2021 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Has Hendrick run off with one of Bruce’s kebabs or something. .

    Not in the team again..

    😀

    3
  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #8

    As well as Man U being touted with an interest

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 1, 2021 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Regan

    Don’t worry, he’ll be wasting a bench spot!

    3
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Looking at the Arsenal squad it is a disgrace they are mid table, if we had a squad like that and were in the same position, fans would be shouting for Arteta`s head.
    Arsenal fans aren`t happy at all and it will become obvious next season once fans are allowed into the library.

    2
  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Been told a little on Willock

    Apparently a lot of interest in him with the likes of Leeds, Wolves and Southampton in the running. Willock if moves, Newcastle would be his preferred destination if it doesn’t work out for him as he wants to go back and chat with Arteta to see were he stands first.

    Ritchie to be fit. Maxi and Wilson to start. He told me big Joe might get the nod ahead of Miggy but will know for certain tomorrow.

    3
  • toonluvva

    May 1, 2021 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Regan

    Worse than running off with Bruceless’ kebabs, Hendick sat on his pasties after training and Greggs had sold out of them.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #13

    The England manager had heard of him when giving him his debut in 2018. He’d be a top striker if not for his injury problems.

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Glad we got him instead of Watkins, there’s no way Watkins could have coped being coached by Bruce.

    3
  • ToonTime

    May 1, 2021 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #15

    So the ban on social media abuse doesn’t extend to this Blog. Shame!

    0
  • Regan

    May 1, 2021 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Think he’s thrown him under the tractor..
    😀

    1
  • Regan

    May 1, 2021 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Taking my lad to the farm quadding..

    Catch you all later..

    Be safe..

    3
  • Mister Tuff

    May 1, 2021 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Magscar – Yeah Wilson is an OK player and better than Joe but I think we may need somebody else in the not too distant future.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Regan,
    So division one for you next year

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Toon Time,
    Sorry, what is your point?

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    May 1, 2021 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #21

    The interest by other clubs in Wilson – via newspaper stories – is probably just as fatuous as all the top players we are linked with. Click bait/paper talk.

    3
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    May 1, 2021 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #22

    Moonraker, all his goals were penalties. Apart from goals he does nothing and I think 6-7 is his record. Similar to that crap striker Watford had, Deeney.

    0
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    May 1, 2021 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #23

    only Joelinton is capable of less than 6 goals

    1
  • Not another deJong

    May 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Enjoy the weekend Lads n Lasses

    https://youtu.be/ZZxOdjay8Kg

    Jungle on a Bike!!!

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Mund,
    Who’s telling you all this, is it direct from someone at the club?

    4
  • Mister Tuff

    May 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Right garden jobs outside. Weather ok today – apparently next couple of days weather is going to be very poor – loads of rain.

    0
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #27

    JAFDB,

    You are comparing Wilson to Deeney now, Wilson is streets ahead .

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #28

    JaFDB,
    Who are you talking about?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #29

    It showed how dysfunctional our set up is when we wouldn’t pay £17M for Rondon to try and move forward but would pay £20M for Wilson because we were in the clarts.

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Wilson and Deeney, I’d say Wilson scored more.

    2
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    May 1, 2021 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Both mostly pens

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #32

    He has in the PL.

    0
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    May 1, 2021 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Anyway, Im drunk now so time for the Irish folk music.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #34

    JaFDB,
    Of his 47 PL goals 9 have been pens, so not mostly pens.

    3
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Wilson has scored more than Deeney but looking at other stats Wilson is miles ahead of him. No contest imo

    4
  • Wor B

    May 1, 2021 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #36

    EGB

    The young’uns in the training pics are Max Thompson, Bradley Cross and Eliot Anderson.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 1, 2021 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #37

    So a hatrick against Arsenal would see him on 50 PL goals.

    4
  • JohnJ

    May 1, 2021 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail,

    I wish!

    1
  • Mund

    May 1, 2021 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Still linked to top clubs tho and that’s the point

    3
  • WLtoon

    May 1, 2021 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Wilson is currently on 51 PL goals

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