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Pick the starting XI against Barnet

Arsenal has named a 24-man squad for the pre-season friendly kicking off on Saturday against Barnet at 3pm.

The squad has just six of last season`s first team regulars with Almunia, Bendtner, Denilson, Clichy, Sagna and Walcott on the list. New boys Carlos Vela and Aaron Ramsey should make an appearance and some exciting young reserves also feature with Nordtveit, Wilshere and Barazite amongst them. The squad also includes Traore, Justin Hoyte and Randall who were on the fringes of the first team last season.

The full list is:

Justin HOYTE
Bacary SAGNA
Wojciech SZCZESNY (GK)
Carlos VELA

Reckon you can correctly predict the starting eleven from that squad? If so post your thoughts in the comments box below or on the Match Predictions forum here.

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The Journalist

Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 16 2008

Time: 3:49PM

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Alexander Hleb to start up front and score a hat-trick!
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16/07/2008 15:54:00

Spot the Brit
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16/07/2008 16:08:00

Shouldn't take too much spotting - there are 12 Brits in that list!
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16/07/2008 16:12:00

Defence: Vito MANNONE. Armand TRAORE. Havard NORDTVEIT. Gavin HOYTE. Paul RODGERS. Midfield: Nacer BARAZITE. Mark RANDALL. DENILSON. Jack WILSHERE. Forwards: Carlos VELA. Theo WALCOTT Expect to see a few more familiar faces during the match, but I am particularly keen to see what Barazite does this year. Wilshere looks bright talent too.
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16/07/2008 16:18:00

Looking forward to hopefully seeing Ramsey, Vela, Simpson, Randall and Nordtveit. They can all feature in the first team in the coming season (not just in Carling cup). I would love also to see Wilshire get a run with some of the first-teamers in this game.
Bradys Chips
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16/07/2008 16:18:00

you should hammer them, dont do what villa did and stand off them though.
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16/07/2008 16:19:00

I doubt we will hammer them, the team should be too experimental to play we any real cohesion, but we should have the quality to win by 2 goals.
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16/07/2008 16:40:00

Mannone; J.Hoyte G.Hoyte Nordtveit Traore; Wilshere Denilsson Ramsey Vela; Walcott Bendtner
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16/07/2008 17:52:00

I think we'll see most of the players over the ninety. I'm looking forward to see Vela, Wilshire and Barazite. I'm going with a Barnet season ticket holder, so it should be fun!
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16/07/2008 19:18:00

I want to go! 3:1, Theo, Barazite and Vela to score! :)
Lou the Gunneress
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16/07/2008 20:06:00

does anyone know if I can watch the game without ATV?
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16/07/2008 20:13:00

I want to see Vela, Walcott, Barazite, Ramsey, Denilson, Traore and Lansbury play in the same team.
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16/07/2008 20:56:00

I think all the first teamers will start and then be replaced by the reserve and academy players after half time. So Almunia, Sagna J Hoyte, Nordveit, Clichy. Traore will start on the left wing, Ramsey and Denilson in the middle Randall on the right with Walcott and Bendtner up front.
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16/07/2008 21:38:00

all pre-season friendlies are being shown on Arsenal TV live.
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16/07/2008 21:49:00

All the friendlies are on ATV, and the tournaments are on Sky Sports
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16/07/2008 22:55:00

Btw where the hell is Diaby? He didn't go to the Euros, had a good few weeks off, should have had enough time to get well from his "minor" injury that he had at the end of last season, yes? Sigh.
Lou the Gunneress
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16/07/2008 23:36:00

Where is Fran Merida
Youngest in Charge
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17/07/2008 03:17:00

Where is Fran
Youngest in Charge
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17/07/2008 03:17:00

Frans at the under 19 championships.
Aussie Gooner
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17/07/2008 05:56:00

Merida is on loan for the season I think.
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17/07/2008 10:27:00

Fran Merida went to the U19 championships but didn't play for Spain in the match on Monday. Some said he's injured, some said suspended. You can follow the kids' development with Young Guns.
Lou the Gunneress
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17/07/2008 12:12:00

how come fabrianski is not there?
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17/07/2008 13:28:00

Although he didn't play, Fabianski went to the European Championships, so I'd guess he, Gallas, Senderos, Djourou, Gallas, RvP and especially Cesc will get an extended break.
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18/07/2008 16:55:00

Correction; there's only one Billy Gallas! ;-)
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18/07/2008 16:56:00


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