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Arsenal v CSKA Moscow

Arsenal v CSKA Moscow

Arsenal will be looking to exact revenge on CSKA Moscow tomorrow after the 1-0 defeat 2 weeks ago.

The Russians beat us courtesy of a wonder freekick from Daniel Carvalho. The score would have been 1-1 if Henry had kept his mystery 'third arm' under his shirt.

Right back Justin Hoyte is battling a back injury and is a major doubt. First choice right back Emmanuel Eboue is defiantly out with a knee injury along with Ljungberg (calf), Baptista (hamstring), Lauren (knee) and Diaby (ankle).

Senderos, Clichy and Flamini all return to the squad along with Brazilian midfielder Denlison.

Captain fantastic Thierry Henry will go top of the all-time European goal charts ahead of Raul providing Henry scores a hat-rick and the Spaniard fails to score.

Know your enemy

CSKA were the first Russian team to win a European trophy when they won the UEFA Cup in the 04/05 season. The Russian outfit are close to winning their third league title in a row with a 4 point lead with just 4 games to go.

They boast 7 Russian internationals in their squad along with three Brazilian internationals in attack in the form of Vagner Love, Dudu and Daniel Carvalho.

If they manage to beat us and Hamburg lose then CSKA will be guaranteed a place in the second round.


Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger: "I was very confident beforehand but I feel overall as a team we were too confident to go there and take the points,"

"We had been warned because we were told by Porto they were a difficult side to beat. But we only came into the game at 1-0 down. Before that we were there but not 100 per cent there in every fight or every one-against-one. When you play against a team that defends so deep and plays so well on the counter-attack you make the job even harder when you go 1-0 down.'

CSKA Moscow striker Daniel Carvalho: 'I think Arsenal respect us more than before and a draw would be fantastic. But another victory could mean a spot in the last 16 and now we know we can beat Arsenal, we are much more confident.'

Match preview submitted by Simmy8_2000

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday October 31 2006
Time: 9:48PM


I can't wait, I'm going to this match which is my first ever, hopefully we can win as i'd rather top the group than just qualify. Also thats a big to miss lol, wouldn't mind a hat-trick mind.
31/10/2006 21:56:00
Enjoy yourself GM, the first time you lay eyes on the beautiful playing surface will stay with you for the rest of your life!!
31/10/2006 21:57:00
Blimey rocky7,sounds like you've near enough got a hard-on.I of course hatethegoons,but as i've got you lot in 2 accumalators you'd better not let me down.(no doubt you will,like saturday)
31/10/2006 22:59:00
Thats the joys of having two decent stadiums in one life time,....ohh sorry you wouldnt know would you. A Spurs fan putting money on his much hated rivals, sounds very much to me like you rate us much much more than you'd care to let on. Because if a Spurs fan was betting his hard earned money on the team he hates more than any in the world, he must think they are pretty good. Or are you just and idiot?? Come on, which is it?
31/10/2006 23:06:00
Gunners will win this game against them!
01/11/2006 11:43:00
Neither m8,just being shrewd.If i could have an accumalator on Milan,Lyon,Madrid then i would,but i can't.Even you lot should beat those bunch of cabbage munchers at home,it's not like there any good...oh yeah that's right they beat you.Better change that bet...LOOOOSSSSSEEEERRRRRRSSSSS!!!!!!!
01/11/2006 12:59:00
Erm.....they beat you too, Moron
01/11/2006 13:43:00
Should be an enjoyable 90 minutes, I am sure Arsene won't let his side take anything for granted this time. Hope the faithful give TH a big welcome!
01/11/2006 13:45:00
If the lads take it easy tonight I will be very annoyed. We should pummel them from start to finish. No let up.
01/11/2006 13:55:00
CSKA Moscow will go to the Emirates, shut up shop and try to hit you on the break. Unfortunately despite all the complaining, it has been demonstrated as a tactic that works and be under no illusion, if CSKA score first, then Arsenal will struggle as they do seem to find it tough to break down certain sides
01/11/2006 18:17:00
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