Sunday, 20 February 2011

Leyton Orient v Arsenal: Arsene Wenger's starting 11 (Miquel starts)

Arsene Wenger springs a surprise in his team line up for this afternoon's FA Cup fifth round tie with Leyton Orient.

Reserve team captain Ignasi Miquel is handed his first team debut alongside Sebastien Squillaci in the heart of the Arsenal defence.

The 18-year-old has been part of the Arsenal first team squad before but never played a minute of first team football.

The rest of the line up is as expected. Manuel Almunia returns in goal, with full backs of Bacray Sagna and Kieran Gibbs.

Denilson joins Alex Song in the deep lying midfield roles, whilst the attacking trio of Nicklas Bendtner, Tomas Rosicky and Andrey Arshavin play behind Marouane Chamakh who leads the line.

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Almunia, Sagna, Miquel, Squillaci, Gibbs, Song, Denilson, Bendtner, Rosicky, Arshavin, Chamakh.

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