Writer: Brice Coffer
Date:Sunday January 24 2010
After two highly contested physical battles against Bolton Wanderers, Arsenal limp into the fourth round of the FA Cup. Some people will be disappointed if Wenger resorts to a Carling Cup squad, but I'll be disappointed if any of our starters show up on the initial team sheet. Wenger will surely be called a hypocrite, but no one has the upcoming schedule that we do.
Here is Wenger's pre-match squad news: "We have called up Kyle Bartley, Jay Emmanuel Thomas, Francis Coquelin, Gilles Sunu, and Craig Eastmond.'
"Sol will be OK to play [after regaining fitness] but, right now, I don`t know if I play him. However it is a big opportunity for him if he does. I have to make a decision at right back too. Eastmond is possible. We moved him from there to central midfield in the past, so we`ll see. But Coquelin can play right back as well. I want to pick a team which is strong enough to win the game, without ignoring we are under immense physical demands in every single game right now and the fact some players need to have a breather."
Unlike Arsenal, Stoke have a full-strength squad available as Abdoulaye Faye and Rory Delap have recovered in time for this weekend's match. Thomas Sorenson will continue in goal for Pulis.
He killed us with his long throws last season. It will be interesting to see how Fabianski deals with the problem.
See above as Wenger pretty much gives away the team. Silvestre and Campbell will start at the back, while Vela, Walcott, and Wilshere will get to have a go as well.
Predicted Starting Lineup: Fabianski, Coquelin, Campbell, Silvestre, Traore, Eastmond, Jay Emmanuel Thomas, Wilshere, Walcott, Vela, Sunu
I've been looking forward to seeing JET in the first team for a while now. He's a big strong lad, and we'll need him to match Stoke's physicality in the midfield.
Martin Atkinson is the head official.
Once the lineups are announced, Stoke will be the obvious favourites. I think Stoke will end up capitalizing on our weakened lineup, but if they take the kids lightly, the home side could be in for a rude awakening. Stoke 2-1 Arsenal
27/1 (Wed) - Aston Villa (a) - Premier League
31/1 (Sun) - Manchester United (h) - Premier League
7/2 (Sun) - Chelsea (a) - Premier League
10/2 (Wed) - Liverpool (h) - Premier League
Date:Sunday January 24 2010
Vital View - FA Cup, 18th-20th February 2017 (Tuesday February 21 2017)
Stats: Sutton United v Arsenal (Monday February 20 2017)
Sutton v Arsenal - Team Sheets (Monday February 20 2017)
Sutton v Arsenal - Follow Live On Twitter (Monday February 20 2017)
Perez Linked With AC Milan (Monday February 20 2017)
Wenger - Artificial Pitch No Excuse (Monday February 20 2017)
FA Cup Quarter Final Draw (Sunday February 19 2017)
2016/17 FA Cup Quarter Final Draw On Sunday (Saturday February 18 2017)
Vital Preview - FA Cup, 18th-20th February 2017 (Friday February 17 2017)
Match Day Officials v Sutton (20/2/17) (Friday February 17 2017)
|1. Man City||13||9||3||1||17||30|
|6. Man Utd||12||5||4||3||3||19|
|(Audio) Redknapp: Tottenham To Win Title Within Fo
Ľ Spurs : 21/02/2017 09:34:00
|UCL Match Officials: Manchester City v AS Monaco
Ľ Man City : 21/02/2017 09:10:01
|Vital View - FA Cup, 18th-20th February 2017
Ľ Arsenal : 21/02/2017 09:00:01
|Man City v Monaco Live Streams & Global TV Coverag
Ľ Man City : 21/02/2017 08:46:00
|West Ham - Defender Interest
Ľ West Ham : 21/02/2017 07:48:01