Team News: FC Twente vs Arsenal (CL 3rd Round) – Down to the bare bones…

On top of that injury, we've also been informed of injuries to Senderos and Toure, which means we are running quite light in the squad department...

Here's a little something from Arsene:

“We have a big squad at home. Kolo Toure, Philippe Senderos, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky and Eduardo are out.

“Kolo has a hip muscle problem. Cesc has a hamstring problem, he will be out for the next two games.

“Abou Diaby (thigh) will be out for a while, we knew that. Philippe Senderos has a scan on his hamstring. He did that today whereas Fabregas did his hamstring yesterday.

“Samir Nasri (knee/thigh) should be OK for Saturday and so should Kolo Toure. Aaron Ramsey has a good chance to start”.

So where does leave the starting XI, let’s have a look:

Right Back
Centre Back
Centre Back
Left Back
Right Wing
Left Wing
Van Persie
Support Striker

Which leaves: Fabianksi, Hoyte, Traore, Wilshere, Vela, Bendtner and one other on the bench… possibly either Gavin Hoyte or Harvard Nortveit…

Definitely down to the bare bones…

More soon….]]>

  • Zohaib

    < ![CDATA[its Gibbs in place of Traore. and Randall in place of G. Hoyte or H. Nordveit.

    hopefully ramsey and djourou have learnt something from the game against sevilla. and if djourou can avoid making mistakes and ramsey can control the midfield alongwith denilson, we should be ok. the rest of the squad is pretty much first team regulars. also, hopefully for almunia, this is the start of an outstanding season.]]>

  • lakuch david

    Arsenal will win Twente FC 3- 0 Thank you