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Team News: Schalke vs Arsenal

Team News: Schalke vs Arsenal

Arsenal`s attempt to turn-around our current slump couldn`t be too much more difficult as we face Schalke away in the Champions League tonight.

Schalke made mince meat of at Ashburton Grove in the last CL game of the group stages and the normally tougher away game comes on the back of a humiliating defeat to Manchester United and our worst start to the season after 10 games in Arsene Wenger`s reign.

Morale is at an all time low in N5 as everyone is pointing their fingers at everyone else in an attempt to find someone to blame. But as we all know there`s nothing quite like a good hearty win in football to help you forget all your troubles.

In team news, Theo Walcott replaces Aaron Ramsey whilst Laurent Koscielny takes the place of the favourite whipping boy Andre Santos, presumably seeing Thomas Vermaelen moving to left back.

Let`s see how the team lines up.

Arsenal: Mannone, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Podolski, Walcott, Giroud.

Subs: Shea, Santos, Djourou, Jenkinson, Coquelin, Arshavin, Chamakh.

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Date:Tuesday November 6 2012
Time: 7:33PM


Or, could it be Bacary to LB and Kos at RB, where he has played in the past? All in good time, I guess.
06/11/2012 19:37:00
Going to be a keenly contested game. COYG!!
06/11/2012 19:45:00
0-2! Composure now, lads.
06/11/2012 20:12:00
What a difference having a left back who is not overweight and can actually move makes. LB is not Vermaelen's best position but he looks much better than Santos there.
06/11/2012 20:17:00
Shakey start, decent middle, and a silly end. The Arsenal way.
06/11/2012 20:39:00
Shocking decision from the ref to stop play no wonder Podolski was fuming. Should have been out third goal that. Mannone has had a good game, credit to the lad.
06/11/2012 21:08:00
Finely balanced now, at 2-2. We must get that 3rd goal. We must show we want this.
06/11/2012 21:18:00
On paper ... a good result ... after watching the game ... very very disapointed.
06/11/2012 21:40:00
What is with Wenger's unwillingness to make a tactical substitiution? Is he so convinced at his own team selection that he's unwilling to admit a different player might make it better? Also, I'd swear Walcott was a striker playing on the wing. If I didn't know who Walcott was, watching him play I'd still say he's a striker playing on the wing.
Arsenales F.C
06/11/2012 21:40:00
Les - did you see the bench? We had nobody on there that would enable AW to make a tactical substitution.
06/11/2012 21:41:00
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