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Team News: Arsenal vs Chelsea

The shock defeat to Wigan earlier in the week leaves our match vs Chelsea being on the verge of a "must win" match.

With only three games of the season left after this one it`s imperative that we take 3 points from one of the chasing pack. A win would all but guarantee Chelsea would no longer to be able to catch us this season. They would need us to lose our three remaining games whilst winning all four of theirs.

Let`s see how we line up:

Arsenal

13 Szczesny
03 Sagna
05 Vermaelen
06 Koscielny
28 Gibbs
07 Rosicky
14 Walcott
15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
16 Ramsey
17 Song
10 Van Persie

Substitutes
21 Fabianski
11 Santos
20 Djourou
02 Diaby
39 Coquelin
27 Gervinho
29 Chamakh

Chelsea
01 Cech
17 Bosingwa
24 Cahill
26 Terry
34 Bertrand
05 Essien
06 Romeu
15 Malouda
09 Torres
21 Kalou
23 Sturridge

Substitutes
22 Turnbull
03 Cole
19 Ferreira
08 Lampard
12 Mikel
16 Meireles
10 Mata



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday April 21 2012
Time: 12:16PM

Comments

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In an ideal world we'd have this match at about 2 or 3 nil early enough for them to consider using their top players off the bench too much of a risk ahead of their Barcelona match. But having gone 2-0 down against Wigan in such a fashion I would gladly take 3 points any way if happened to arrive.
Rocky7
21/04/2012 12:23:00
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8 changes for us - I guess Barcelona is at the forefront, despite RDM saying other wise of our thoughts!
merlin
21/04/2012 12:32:00
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Cmon you gunners!!!
Wyn Mills
21/04/2012 12:42:00
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What is Merlin talking about? This is a strong Chelsea side irrespective of the fact some were rested for the mid week game. Other than Drogba, the rest of the team is on the bench.
Naijagunner
21/04/2012 13:11:00
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Obviously, their last few results has improved confidence of this Chelsea side while our last game at the Emirates has caused our lads to play with fear of defeat (with the hand brakes on). Still, a long way to go and hopefully, the Manager says the right things and makes the right changes to give us the desired result.
Naijagunner
21/04/2012 13:27:00
0
Towards the end I just wanted to get a draw.. Whew...
Sajit
21/04/2012 14:41:00
0
Not the worst result in the world against a team on the up. But now we absolutely have to win at Stoke.
Sajit
21/04/2012 14:42:00
0
Problem now is that theres absolutely no room for error between now and end of the season... And thats tough considering we have tough fixtures..
Sajit
21/04/2012 14:44:00
0
We dont have anyone to take the game by the scruff of the neck if RvP is having a bad game.. I hate to hype players but I feel someone like Jack would have made a big difference.
Sajit
21/04/2012 14:48:00
0
a fair results. rvp missed some 1/2 chances. those angles were difficult i must say. kos made at least 2 very crucial interceptions. ramsey was not the most direct again but credit to him, he pulled up his socks and tracked back for the defense.
Joe_@**
21/04/2012 15:11:00
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