Match Preview: Arsenal v Plymouth

Venue: Emirates Stadium   Date: Saturday, 3 January   Kick-off: 1500 GMT

Lukasz Fabianski, Arsenal

Arsenal Likely Line Up (4-4-2)

Fabianski(c)
Sagna – Gallas – Silvestre – Clichy
Eboue – Diaby
– Ramsey – Nasri
Van Persie – Vela

Subs from: Fabianski, Djourou, Song, Wilshere, Bendtner, Adebayor

Portsmouth Likely Line Up (4-4-2)

Larrieu
Doumbe – Timar
– SeipCathcart
Sawyer – Puncheon – SummerfieldFolly
Mackie – Maclean

Subs from: Duguid, Paterson, Gray, Noone, Fallon, Gallagher, Duguid

Arsene Wenger will name a squad comprimising of namely first team players but it is the fringe players that are expected to start. Diaby is likely to play central midfield in the absence of Denilson while Ramsey may also start. Vela may also start with Van Persie who was rested against Portsmouth in a team likely to be led out by Fabianski.

Plymouth will provide a good test and will have nothing to do but to go for it. Their game plan may be defensive but will try and get Arsenal on the break and via long balls. The match may be a final test for Wenger to evaluate his squad further in the light of the transfer window.

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2 thoughts on “Match Preview: Arsenal v Plymouth

  1. Fabianski is there twice.

    Other than that it looks like a fairly good team apart from Eboue and Silvestre. I wouldnt play either of the two, instead i would prefer to see Wilshere and JD in there. Silvestre may be experienced but that counts for nothing when you are shite.

  2. i hope the match will be great,but we need to face the reality of exposed football like premiership.lets take the the chance of current transfer window.we fans are tired of seeing our great club fall for the weak clubs.wenger should be result oriented like he has always been.wish u guys good luck

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