I didn’t manage to get on here for the Man City match report, but I’m sure you all got to watch it. What a game eh?
Well the Man City game has been and is now slowly going, as we prepare for the match tonight against newly promoted Newcastle, in the Carling cup.
It seems as though Wenger has decided to take a different approach to the cups this season, as he admitted that we would field a strong side. Personally, I feel as though that’s the best option, as Arsenal Football Club, needs a cup. Whether it’s the carling or the champo league cup, the Emirates needs a new cup painted across it. But the Champo League Cup would luck pretty.
Onto the game.
Newcastle aren’t expected to field their strongest side, as they are hoping to stay in the league above other things. But this doesn’t mean to they won’t have a eager side.
They are without Big Sol, and Steven Taylor, so expect a young back line. I expect Arsenal to win, with our free flowing football being too much for Newcastle. But we have to remain concentrated, as this Newcastle side ended Chelsea’s run in the competition.
Laurent Koscienly has recovered from his back injury. Bendtner, who managed to get the third against City, is back in contention to play along with Walcott. Szczesny will play, as Mannone is at Hull.
Expected Line-up –
RB – Eboue
CB – Djourou
CB – Koscielny
LB – Gibbs
CM – Lansbury
CM – Eastmond
CM – Rosicky
LF – Vela
CF – Bendtner
RF – Walcott
This is a strong team, and would finish above Newcastle’s first x1 in the PL, so we should be able to get past a weakened Newcastle. Expect to see JET play maybe even start.
Bring on Newcastle!
Do you agree with the match line-up? Score Predictions?
GoonerSOnline Prediction –
Tough one this, once we get one I can see us getting 4. Hmmm.
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