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Preview: Arsenal v. Shakhtar

Arsenal Starting XI: Fabianski, Squillaci, Djourou, Clichy, Eboue, Song, Wilshere, Fabregas, Rosicky, Nasri, Chamakh

Arsenal Bench: Szczesny, Diaby, Walcott, Gibbs, Arshavin, Denilson, Bendtner

Shakhtar Starting XI: pyatov, Hubshman, Kucher, Adriano, Willian, Gai, Mkhitaryan, Rat, Teixeira, Srna, Rakitskiy

Shakhtar Bench:Khudzhamov, Jadson, Eduardo, Kobin, Stepanenko, Costa, Chygrynskly

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Writer: Brice Coffer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 19 2010

Time: 7:08PM

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Looking forward to seeing Douglas Costa in addition to Eduardo
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19/10/2010 19:14:00

We love you , Eduardo..
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19/10/2010 19:20:00

Abou and Andrey are rested, and normally Gibbsy would play this kinda of a match but I dont think it Wenger would want a complete reserve back four. I expect Jack to play the full 90, Cesc to play 60 and Chamakh to be rested for Bendtner. Probably a late cameo by Theo too.
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19/10/2010 19:26:00

Fab with all this time out and he's coming straight in to start? Don't really like that to be honest
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19/10/2010 19:52:00

Agree with TP, not sure about starting Cesc. Fingers crossed....
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19/10/2010 19:53:00

We should sign that keeper!!
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19/10/2010 20:04:00

I think Alex Song has created a new position: the holding striker.
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19/10/2010 20:15:00

good finish from sam. And Arsene_Wonder, I think Song just popped up as a holding winger!
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19/10/2010 20:27:00

Song does not know his position. He knows he is just free lancing. He is lucky jack is playing next to his left.
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19/10/2010 20:35:00

Chamakh doesn't have an understanding of Cesc's game and style.
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19/10/2010 20:37:00

Half time thoughts guys?
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19/10/2010 20:39:00

What a finish from Samir!! Off topic, I'm watching Sir Red Nose's press conference online. Amazing stuff. I almost felt for him!
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19/10/2010 20:40:00

@Sajit..I hope the defence doesn't go to sleep. Each time i see Djourou it feels like Mikael Sylvestre all over again. I hope we don't concede but overall the game looks so easy
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19/10/2010 20:43:00

Lovely goal from Jack, lovely combination play! :D
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19/10/2010 21:09:00

Bring it on.
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19/10/2010 21:10:00

good finish from Jack there, surprisingly only his second goal for the first team
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19/10/2010 21:11:00

Now Eddy can score :P on this occasion we don't mind not keeping a clean sheet, just for once, just for him!
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19/10/2010 21:13:00

Yay, very nice to have a chance to take off Cesc, Chamakh and Samir with this scoreline. :) We needed this confidence boost before facing City. Well done all the lads!
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19/10/2010 21:15:00

Why do people have a go at Song regarding his positioning? Its pretty clear to me that he is instructed to go forward at times.
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19/10/2010 21:16:00

bit surprised Nicky B didn't get a run out tonight
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19/10/2010 21:18:00

9 points and 14 goals from 3 group games, qualifying job 80% done. :)
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19/10/2010 21:20:00

Agree Tom, I thought it was pretty clear as well... now whether or not its a good instruction is up for debate
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19/10/2010 21:24:00

Eddy heard me (and us). Lovely goal. Lovely reception. Perfect European night this one! :)
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19/10/2010 21:27:00

jaelle mention Douglas Costa in her earlier post, the boy can play
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19/10/2010 21:31:00

Tis a fairytale.
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19/10/2010 21:31:00

So Chamakh has scored 6 goals in 13 appearances yeah? How many pens earned too, about 4 or 5? Amazing numbers so far!
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19/10/2010 21:33:00

Great moment for Eddie. Great Player. Great Person. Totally deserved it. A proper send off for him. Elsewhere, great win. 5-1 at home against Shakhtar ain't that bad is it? Jack was great in midfield. MOTM for me was Song. Looked really solid in midfield and of course got the goal and the assist
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19/10/2010 21:45:00

Well done lads :D
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19/10/2010 21:53:00

..That reception and farewell brought tears to my eyes. Classy, Arsenal fans at the stadium. Even applauding his goal.
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19/10/2010 22:04:00

Brilliant Night! Great to hear the Fans sing Eddy name and cheer when he scored!
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19/10/2010 22:18:00

Great performance from Le Goons, opened them up defensively. Bring this kind of game to City.
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20/10/2010 01:40:00

Eddy deserved that, classy guy. I hope Adebayor watched that and realised that if you're not a complete ***** when you leave a club, you could still get some respect from them.
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20/10/2010 03:47:00

Lou, I think he's drawn 5 penalties by my count, and don't forget was very much influential in the own goal at Anfield
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