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  • Derek Derek Jul 13, 2007 21:01 Flag

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    ############Lehmann / Fabianski########
    Sagna### Gallas#####Toure######Clichy

    Eboue#####Gilberto####Fabregas####Rosicky

    ###########Van Persie####################
    ##################Da Silva##############

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    • ##############Lehmann/Fabianski#####################
      ####Sagna/Hoyte#####Toure(C)#######Gallas#####Clichy###
      ####################################################
      ####Eboue/Theo####Cesc########Gilberto#####Rosicky##
      ####################################################
      ############Eduardo/Bentner#########################
      ##########################Ade/RVP###################

      Subs: Lehmann/Fabianski, Sagna/Hoyte, Djourou/Denilson, Hleb/Diaby, other alternate forwards

    • Starting 11 for Fulham game gleaned from Arsene's teamsheet at London Colney by the Security Guard:
      .
      .
      ...................Lehmann................

      ...Sagna...Toure (asst Capt).....Gallas......Clichy

      ...Eboue....Diaby.....Fabregas....Rosicky

      ...........Van Persie............

      .................Ade.............
      .
      .
      Sub bench: Almunia, Gilberto, Eduardo, Hleb, Walcott

    • I think the team for today is:

      ------------- Almunia
      Hoyte ----- Song --- Toure ---
      Walcott -- Flamini -- Denilson -- Randall
      ------- Van Persie -- Adebayor

      Can't remember who was at LB, they only said it once on SSN - Traore probably.

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      • (Crazy) Jens
        Eboue- Toure- Gallas- Clichy
        Hleb- Cesc- Rosicky- Diaby
        RVP- Adebeyor

        Subs - Djourou, Sagna, Eduardo, Denilson, Fabianski
        (and if you wanted to pick from 21 you could add Senderos, Flamini, Gilberto, Bendtner and Merida to the mix)


        An interesting thing about the above - not an English player in sight, and if Hoyte moves on the Reading, we could find outselves with only Walcott challenging for a place throughout the entire season !!!!)

    • I'd give Adebayor the nod up front at the start of the season and give Eduardo some late appearances off the bench to get used to the pace of the Prem. Then when Ade's absent, Eduardo should be up to speed and ready to roll. I'd also include Hleb, since I feel he's potentially the most naturally gifted player in the squad.

      To change things around a little, I'd also go with a 4-1-2-2-1 formation, with Hleb in his position from Stuttgart, up there with RvP and with Fabregas and Rosicky pulling the strings from centre midfield and Gilberto picking up the slack and giving them support and some bite.

      Starting 11 (alternates in brackets):

      GOALKEEPER
      Lehmann (Fabianski)

      BACK FOUR
      Eboue (Sagna)
      Toure (Djourou)
      Gallas (Senderos? Pfft)
      Cliche (Traore)

      HOLDING MIDFIELDER
      Gilberto (Diaby)

      CREATIVE MIDFIELDERS
      Fabregas (Denilson)
      Rosicky (Merida)

      SUPPORT FOR FORWARD
      Van Persie (Walcott)
      Hleb (Vela)

      FORWARD
      Adebayor (Eduardo)

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      • .............Fabianski / Lehmann...(can fab speak english?)

        Sagna........Toure........Gallas.....Clichy

        ...................Gilberto................

        ..............Fabregas....Rosicky...........

        RVP./ Eboue....................
        .........................................Walcott

        ....................Ade / Da Silva..(once accustomed)

        we need to use rosicky in the centre instead of wasting him out wide.

        included walcott for some much needed pace

        hopefully fabianski can take the no1 shirt early because iv got no trust in lehmann

        this formation alternates between 4-3-3 and 4-5-1, its probably the only way we can play fab and rosicky in the middle, although there is an arguement that in home games against weak opposition we cld dispense with the holdng midfielder.

    • I like a lot of these looks. V.persie in behind Ade and Eddie. But then where do we put Rosicky, Hleb, Walcott.

      What this excersise shows us is that we really do have a pretty complete squad. and with the astute additions so far with maybe another to come and the possibility of Flams staying, we know have a complete and deep squad. Interesting how the pieces of Arsene's puzzle are fitting together.

      I'm sure it hasn't been all scripted as nothing is. But the signings of Walcott and Diaby and Ade last winter. Of Denni last summer, the loannees brought back judiciously. It's almost like Wenger has been planning for this season the past few years! we don't need to buy like Spurs of Liverpool, we've been buying for two years for this team!

      ahh the mastermind at work!

    • Rosicky is a proven international support striker. Fabregas hasn't got that game, his passing in incisive but as a midfield director.

      So...

      Lehmann
      Sagna Toure Gallas (regrettably) Clichy

      Gilberto

      Fabregas
      Eboue Van Persie

      Rosicky


      Eduardo


      You could switch up RVP and Rosicky on the opposition or just to confuse teams at half time.

      Eboue will give us more bite in midfield hopefully, as well as good crossing. Eduardo seems to be more Ian Wright than Thierry Henry which may not be a bad thing.

      I still worry about key injuries wiping us out because we don't have the same level of cover as others.

      I also think Hleb could be good if he grew a pair of gonads.


      Swerve

    • I'd have to agree with Essex - Cesc's a fantastic player, but he's not Dennis, and he could become too peripheral to the action if he were placed in the second attacking role.

      For me RVP is the natural successor to Bergkamp - and we will be an extremely attacking force if he can be fitted into an attacking midfield role - with Ade and Eduardo up front.

    • What you talking about Fabregas in the Bergkamp role, you not taking your tablets again, if any one could do the 'Bergkamp' role then surely Van Persie would be the guy for that! even Hleb would be more suitible than King Cesc!!

    • I would prefer to see us play the way we used to in Wengers early years. Fabregas could fulfil the Bergkamp role superbly.

      I would go for

      Lehmann

      Eboue Toure Gallas Sagna


      Walcott Gilberto Diaby Rosicky


      Fabregas

      Eduardo

    • I don't think Hleb's up to the pace of the premiership. He always wants to take the ball and slow down the pace of the game.

      ----------- Lehmann/Fabianski
      Sagna ---- Toure --- Djourou/Gallas ---- clichy
      --------------- gilberto
      Eboue --------- Fabregas -------- Rosicky
      -----------Van Persie
      ----------------Eduardo/Adebayor

      Or, for a "plan B" team.... against more "bullyish" teams...
      ----same back 5------
      ------Gilberto --- Diaby
      Eboue -- Fabregas -- Rosicky/RVP
      ------- Eduardo / Adebayor

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