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  • PhantomKnight PhantomKnight Nov 5, 2009 01:05 Flag

    Rotation

    I believe we need to rotate a little bit cos a have noticed sign of fatigue with certain players, namely Arshavin.
    We play Wolves and Suderland next before tackling a hard one at the emirates with Chelsea.

    Tonight

    ----------------------Almunia------------------------------------
    ---Sagna-----------Gallas-------------Vermalen-----Gibbs-
    --------------------------Song----------------------------------------
    Eboue-------Fabregas-----------Diaby---------Nasri------
    ------------------------RVP-------------------------------------------

    Wolverhampton
    ----------------------Mononne------------------------------------
    ---Eboue-----------Senderos-------Vermalen-----Gibbs-
    --------------------------Song----------------------------------------
    Merida-------Fabregas-----------Ramsay---------Nasri----
    ------------------------Eduardo-------------------------------------

    Sunderland
    ----------------------Almunia------------------------------------
    ---Sagna-----------Gallas-------------Silvestre-----Gibbs-
    --------------------------Song----------------------------------------
    Eboue-------Fabregas-----------Diaby---------Arsha------
    ------------------------RVP-------------------------------------------

    Hopefully we get back Bentner, Walcott and Clichy before the Chelsea game.

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    • senderos against Wolves are you thinking straight!!
      I was hopeful we had sold him
      I would not to be honest want him anyplace near an Arsenal defence
      wolves have a mixed bag attack a small twisty one and a tall one so it depends on what they do I think they will play just one upfront with 5 strung across the middle as will sunderland
      and to be honest I dont think we should change the defence at anytime
      I am not sure if kenwyne Jones will be available against us but he is a right hand full and we will need our first defence out I cannot see the point of playing the other two when we dont have to and the defence is an area we definitely need to strengthen in January if possible so we can then perhaps rotate pairs ie Gallas and Vermahlen for the 2 we buy

    • I would love to keep this line-up against Wolves, but I think Sagna should replace Eboue for more solid defense. Nasri looks good and he can only get better and better through games. In fact, Arshavin-RVP-Nasri could form the most dangerous yet versatile attackers, with Fabregas and Diaby support from second line.
      Also don't forget the weeks after there will be international break for WC playoffs. At least 4 Gunners will present their countries (Gallas, Sagna, Diaby/Nasri, and Arshavin). And make sure they can deliver maximum peformance beforehand to boost confidence for their respective national training camps.
      What I expect to be tight is Sunderland. It's always been difficult at away games, especially after half of our first team travelling back from their national team. This team needs solidity to keep momentum going if they are to be serious title challengers. Hopefully AW has backup plans in mind like try out some formations with the second team (Senderos/Silvestre, Eastmond/Coquelin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Traore and Watt). And I wish some other injured players get back to the team (Walcott, Denilson, Wilshere or Vela). But I concern the likes of Bendtner, Clichy or Fabianski need longer period to recover.
      Go Gunners all the way!!!