Arsenal Eleven To Face Sevilla…

By Bilal Zaidi

The squad that has travelled to Spain for tonight’s game against Sevilla has been named:

1. Jens Lehmann
3. Bacary Sagna
4. Cesc Fabregas
5. Kolo Toure
6. Philippe Senderos
7. Tomas Rosicky
8. Lassana Diarra
9. Eduardo
15. Denilson
16. Mathieu Flamini
17. Alex Song
19. Gilberto
24. Manuel Almunia
26. Nicklas Bendtner
27. Emmanuel Eboue
30. Armand Traore
31. Justin Hoyte
32. Theo Walcott

The most likely team in my opinion is as follows:

GK-Almunia
RB-Sagna
CB-Toure
CB-Senderos
LB-Hoyte/Traore
RM-Eboue
CM-Fabregas
CM-Gilberto/Diarra
LM-Rosicky
CF-Eduardo/Walcott
CF-Bendtner

Bendtner is a definite to start…Flamini won’t start according to Wenger even though he wanted him to…and I think Eduardo may get the nod up front if Wenger plays 4-4-2. He may go with 5 in midfield with a central 3 of Fabregas, Gilberto and Diarra or Denilson. He could also play Walcott up front but I think Wenger may want to give Eduardo a go up front in the champions league which probably suits him better for the moment since he is still apparently “settling in”.

We have already qualified but Sevilla will want to get revenge for our 3-0 victory at home. It may be a good chance for us to see the likes of Traore, Diarra, Denilson, Bendtner. Bendtner did well against Wigan when he came on so let’s hope he can have a positive impact tonight. I would like to see him played with another striker rather than be stranded up front on his own, even though he is very strong as a lone striker. Eduardo or Walcott may like to play just off him so it could be interesting.

However, I think the fact that we are away AND we have already qualified….gives Sevilla a slight advantage. Sevilla are the bookies favourites but without jinxing it…My personal feeling is not the same. Other interesting matches today include Lyon vs. Barcelona and Stuttgart vs. Rangers who still have a chance of getting through to the next stage.

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  • Anonymous

    It’ll be 4-5-1

    Sagna will be rested for Hoyte.
    Traore at left back.
    Eboue-Gilberto-Fab-Diarra-Walcott
    Bendtner up on his own

    Rosicky, Eduardo and Denilson will all get a run out in the 2nd half.

  • Goonoo

    I reckon
    Lehmann
    Hoyte-Toure-Senderos-Traore
    Rosicky-Diarra-Denilson-Eboue
    Bendtner-Eduardo

    Fabregas/Walcott to come off the bench if needed

  • ArsenalReview.co.uk

    thankyou anon at 1:05pm aka Arsene Wenger

  • Anonymous

    Goonoo, you think that Wenger will split 4 of the back 5? ha-ha, I don’t think so..It’s Sevilla, not a conference league side!