The squad was announced ahead of tomorrow’s match and normally I don’t do an extra blog but this is big enough news that I feel like I need to share it right away. It was revealed today that Toure, Senderos, Nasri, and Fabregas all picked up injuries and will be unavailable for the match tomorrow. Add them to Eduardo, Diaby, Rosicky, and Song and I think we can confidently say (with 8 players out) that this is a thin squad. At least Wenger sees the humor in the situation when he says that we have a “big squad at home.” Har har Arsene.
The squad was named and the boss has said that Ramsey is likely to start; if he doesn’t pick up an injury tonight somehow. For the record, Arsenal are starting a 17 year old in a crucial Champions League qualifying away match against a hungry team with a hungry manager. A 17 year old who’s closest experience at this level is a cameo during an FA Cup semi-final.
It’s official, I’m getting worried.
Robin VAN PERSIE
The lineup will probably be:
Sagna, Djourou, Gallas, Clichy
Eboue, Denilson, Ramsey, Walcott
van Persie, Adebayor
I could also see the boss playing a sort of 4-3-3 with Walcott up front since that’s what he played last week against Juventus.
What else is there to say? Up the Arse!