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Arsene Wenger is set to 'do a Rafa' for the away trip to Sevilla in the Champions League tomorrow.

With the Gunners already through to the knockout phase of the competition, Le Boss looks to rest some major players with an extremely hectic December coming up.

Wenger revealed on Arsenal.com that the squad will have the same Carling Cup feel as it did when Arsenal took on Slavia Prague.

"Some players will be rested for Sevilla," he said. "I will rotate and it will be maybe a similar side to that against Slavia."

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Monday November 26 2007
Time: 12:40PM

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Fabianski (probs Almunia); Hoyte, Senderos, (probs Toure) Gallas, Traore, (probs clichy); Rosicky, Cesc, Diarra, (probs Flamini) Eduardo; Walcott, Bendtner (probs Rvp) Thats my hope, with rvp coming on from the bench.
Goofle
26/11/2007 13:22:00
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I'd hazzards a guess of Fabianski, Hoyte, Senderos, Toure, Traore, Walcott, Diarra, Denilson, Rosicky, Eduardo, Bendtner!!!
Rocky7
26/11/2007 13:33:00
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Its good that the squad is being worked in this manner. In case they are called upon later in the season, rustiness certainly cannot be an excuse. Plus its good to see players like Theo, Bendtner, Dudu and Diarra given a run in the team.
prits
26/11/2007 13:36:00
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Just keep playing Bendtner! He looks like he has the potential to be up there with our sharpest shooters - he reminds me of the classic generic CF - strong direct and aggressive, good in the air and with quick feet. He also has good vision as we saw on Saturday, and can pass the ball. We must hang onto him. I would not like to see him playing against us!
Cesky
26/11/2007 13:41:00
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I think this shows that the league is definitely our top priority and we are willing to finish second in the group if needs be in order to preserve our league form through Christmas. Wenger has spoken in the past about getting greedy and losing important games by not prioritising his fixtures, I think we are seeing that here.
Little Dutch
26/11/2007 13:41:00
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Agreed LD - The season we went to the final we still played a very strong team against Ajax despite already having qualified, and we still ended up with Real Madrid. The CL is so unpredictable these days that 1st or 2nd doesn't really matter anymore anyway. We have 3 away games coming up, and AW looks like he's preparing well for all of them!!
Rocky7
26/11/2007 13:45:00
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I hope so LD. I'd take the Premiership over C.L any day. When we get into Man Yoo territory of winning countless Premierships maybe that'll change, but winning the league proves that you're the best team in the country and should be the priority. After all, Liverpool have proved that the C.L is competition that anyone can win.
hatespur
26/11/2007 13:46:00
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I have to say I'm desperate to win the CL just once, just so we can say we've done it, but the league is the real yardstick. Wenger has said recently that he's stopped obsessing so much about winning a CL title in recent years, as is often the case in life you often find that that's when it's most likely to happen! Like when I was a teenager and going through, ahem, a dry spell, I'd give up and say I don't care then BANG.........I turned 18 and was old enough to legally purchase pornography.
Little Dutch
26/11/2007 13:58:00
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hatespur, u still haven't changed the name as Tarttime suggested? back to CL, Sevilla seem to be going through a drab time, good chance for some of the 'reservists' to get a run out. Personally, I think Almunia has to stay in goal and continue to prove himself. I would go with RB Hoyte, CB1 Song or Senderos (who's fitter) and CB2 Toure, LB Traore, FWL Eduardo, CM Diarra, CM Denilson, CM Cesc, FWR Walcott, ST Bendtner. Bench: Fabianski, Adebayor, Gibbs, Senderos/Song, RvP, Randall, Eboue.
G4L
26/11/2007 14:01:00
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I've never been on a dry spell, I always found my way to the nearest pub with cheap beer.
G4L
26/11/2007 14:03:00
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