Cardiff vs Arsenal Preview

Today sees us take on Aaron Ramsey's forner club, Cardiff City, in the FA Cup. It should be an exciting game, and I expect Cardiff to give us a run for our money.

I'm sure it will be a proper FA Cup game - Cardiff are the type of club who would make it proper tie. We're without Gael Clicy who will miss out through suspension - and then of course we have our usual injuries of Rosicky, Eduardo, Walcott and Cesc.  So apart from that, we're good to go.

Almunia
Goalkeeper
 
Sagna
Right Back
Toure
Centre Back
Djourou
Centre Back
Gibbs
Left Back
 
Eboue
Right Wing
Denilson
Midfielder
Nasri
Midfielder
Diaby
Left Wing
 
  Adebayor
Striker
 Van Persie
Support Striker

With the bench entertaining the likes of Fabianski, Gallas, Song, Wilshere, Ramsey, Vela and Bendtner.

Of course Nasri and Diaby may start the otherwise round – should be a great game – let’s take a look at what Arsene said:

“[The atmosphere] should help us to focus and prepare but not worry us because that would mean we are scared and we are not scared. We know we’ll need full commitment. But we are a Premier League team at the top of the league. That’s why we want to show that when we go to these kinds of places that we can compete and let people know why we are where we are.”

To win, we have to be on top of our game, and that’s exactly what we have to be on to get a result.

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  • Fabrez

    Shud b a cracking game! And i agree with ur line-up except 4 the GK… AW said Fabianski is the Cup keeper…

  • ny

    Yes .. Fabiansky will start and as u said Diaby and Nasri may swap the positions .Somehow I feel that Bendtner may start in place of Persi.

  • http://kierandelaney.net/blog kierandelaney.net/blog

    < ![CDATA[This will be a very big test for AFC. Cardiff haven't conceeded much at home this season and Arsenal's problems in the latest part of the season have been creating chances.

    I think we've got the team to beat Cardiff but they aren't going to be pushovers. Even if they didn't have the toughest run to the final last season they still got there!

    Fingers crossed!]]>