Tuesday, 19 October 2010

It's time for Wenger to drop Arshavin and Clichy

This evening we are back in European action and the Grove will be filled with scarf waving Gooners preparing to welcome back Eduardo Da Silva to the Grove.

It will be Arsenal's chance to seal qualification to the group stages. All three points will virtually guarantee us a spot in the knock out phase of the tournament.

However in Shakhtar Donetsk we have an opposition who have every right to feel they can come to the Grove and get a result.

Arsene Wenger said at his pre-match press conference yesterday Cesc Fabregas,  Theo Walcott and Nicklas Bendtner will be in the squad for the game.

However he ruled out Manuel Almunia, Bacray Sagna, Laurent Koscielny, Thomas Vermaelen, Aaron Ramsey and Robin van Persie.

I don't think Fabregas, Walcott or Bendtner will start the game however.

I expect only a couple of changes to the same line up as the one which started against Birmingham, with Kieran Gibbs coming in for  Gael Clichy.and Thomas Rosicky replacing Andrey Arshavin.

I would rest both of them with the City game coming up.

My starting line up is:


Eboue - Squillaci - Djourou - Gibbs

Song - Wilshere

Nasri - Diaby - Rosicky


Full line up once it's confirmed.  Come on you Gooners!

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