Saturday, 12 March 2011

Wenger faces selection no-brainer - Arshavin and van Persie to start

Arsene Wenger will have to go for broke this afternoon to ensure his team bounce back from their disappointing Champions League exit on Tuesday night.

With Cesc Fabregas and Wojciech Szczesnyy injured in the match at the Camp Nou and Wenger also without Alex Song and Theo Walcott, the manager will have some key decisions to make when it comes to picking his team.

Therefore I believe his team will be:

Sagna - Djourou - Koscielny - Clichy
Denilson - Wilshere
Nasri - Diaby - Arshavin
van Persie

Subs: Shea - Eboue or Gibbs - Squillaci - Ramsey - Rosicky - Chamakh - Bendtner

There could be a couple of changes to give some weary legs a rest. Tomas Rosicky seems to be preferred in big games at the moment so don't be surprised if he starts. The defence is the other area where changes could be made because of there heroics in midweek.

I would be very surprised if Wenger didn't start with Robin van Persie. After starting on Tuesday night and being red carded, he's sure to have bags of energy and something to prove.

I'll post the official team line up once it's announced.

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