Sunday, 20 February 2011

Leyton Orient v Arsenal - confirmed starting line-ups

After the highs of a midweek win against the mighty Barcelona I feel I'm less motivated today to blog about the more ordinary match against Orient.

Let's hope the players aren't less motivated for today's match otherwise we could get embarrassed. Wednesday's result against Barca needs to be the springboard which gives us momentum for the rest of the season, otherwise it was for nothing.

We have a lot of important matches coming up over the next couple of weeks and the way that Arsene Wenger rotates the squad will be crucial to our success. With that in mind, only Alex Song keeps his place from the Barca match.

The main surprise inclusion is Ignasi Miquel, who looked very good in pre-season matches. I'm excited to see how he gets on today. With him and Kyle Bartley (currently on loan at Rangers) both looking very promising it is easy to see why Arsene decided we didn't need to sign a centre-back in the transfer window.

I can't pretend to know anything about Orient, although Arsene Wenger said they've got a good left-back and a good striker. If Wenger says that, I'm inclined to believe him. Althoug when he says 'good' of course he means good for their division not Barca good. Other than that, they also have two ex-Arsenal players in Ben Chorley and Jason Crowe, so they are obviously of quite a high standard.



Sagna, Squillaci, Miquel, Gibbs

            Song, Denilson

  Bendtner, Rosicky, Arshavin


 Subs: Fabregas, Koscielny, Nasri, Wilshere, Clichy, Eboue, Szczesny


Jones, Whing, Chorley, Forbes, Crowe, Cox, Dawson, Daniels, Smith, McGleish, Revell

Subs: Butcher, Omozusi, Mike, Carroll, M'Poku, Tehoue, Kane

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