27
Aug

Match Preview: Arsenal v FC Twente (UEFA Champions League)


Written by Chris Wheatley

18 Comments  

Arsenal looked a shadow of their usual selves against Fulham at the weekend and Arsene Wenger and skipper William Gallas have both demanded urged for a ‘top-class’ response as The Gunners seek to hold onto a 2-0 advantage over FC Twente and reach the group stages of the Champions League.

Arsene Wenger promised a new signing before the second leg against Twente but few Arsenal fans would have expected Mikael Silvestre to be that man. Certainly, with Philippe Senderos joining Milan and the Frenchman injured at present, last week’s events actually deplete Wenger’s options.

The Gunners will look to build on the two goals from Gallas and Emmanuel Adebayor which gave them a 2-0 lead over Steve McClaren’s Twente side in Arnhem.

Arsenal Team News

Midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas should be back from a hamstring injury for the second leg Champions League qualifier against Steve McClaren’s FC Twente.

New signing Mikael Silvestre will not feature because of a thigh muscle strain, while Philippe Senderos has completed his move to AC Milan on loan.

Abou Diaby (thigh), Amaury Bischoff (groin), Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) and striker Eduardo (leg) remain in recovery.

Predicted Starting XI

Almunia
Sagna – Toure – Gallas – Clichy
Walcott – Fabregas – Song – Nasri
Adebayor – Van Persie

Match Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 FC Twente

Leave your views and predictions of tonights game in the comments section below.


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18 Comments on "Match Preview: Arsenal v FC Twente (UEFA Champions League)"


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Steven The Gunner
7 years 5 months ago

Predictions

3-0

denilson adebayor toure

Guest
7 years 5 months ago

gooner chris how can i delete previous comments that i have made, and if i cannot can you please delete them, it would be much appreciated. thanks.

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Tugz
7 years 5 months ago

crucial match for us to pick ourselves up and regain the teams confidence.

prediction 4-0

if not… a draw

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ChrisMoz
7 years 5 months ago

didnt know we were playing West brom again! (your match prediction lol)…hopefully we can bounce back from the disappointment and produce a very good display..ideally 2-3 nil. come on you arsenal

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Matthew789
7 years 5 months ago

loool Chris ” match prediction Arsenal 2-0 West Brom LOOOOOOOOOOL i think your heads somewhere else mate 😛

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nishanth
7 years 5 months ago

I really hope wenger gives vela a start instead of walcott.It will also give walcott a breather.As stupid as this sounds i wish gallas or toure gets injured cos toure and gallas just cant play together. Toure is our vice captain rite???..or is it cesc

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7 years 5 months ago

What are you talking about mate?

It says: Arsenal 2-0 FC Twente :S

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7 years 5 months ago

I think Song will play and Adebayor and maybe Toure will be on bench.
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andyman
7 years 5 months ago

so much 4 da inler deal

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jonathan
7 years 5 months ago

STOP FUCKING PLAYING WALCOTT ON THE WING.

HE CANNOT KEEP THE BALL.

ARSENAL FANS FORGET THAT HLEB NEVER LOST THE BALL. CRUCIAL TO OUR GAME. HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU SEE FAB LOSE THE BALL?

PLAY EBOUE. ANYONE WHO WATCHED THE FULHAM GAME WOULD HAVE SEEN HOW MANY TIMES HE IS FOULED.

OPPONENTS ARE TERRIFIED OF HIS PACE.

Guest
7 years 5 months ago

haha, typo. 😉

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Matthew789
7 years 5 months ago

lol didn't know we was playing West Brom again Chris:S ( your match report arsenal 2-0 west brom ) LOL

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Matthew789
7 years 5 months ago

oh u changed it LMAO

Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Read below…

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Stu
7 years 5 months ago

I too hope that Gallas gets injured so thats he will be finally be taken out of the team and Djourou can keep him out.

Chris, i read a while ago that Gallas wanted to leave at the start of last season but instead Wenger gave him the captaincy to, presumably, keep him happy.(dont have any link tho) I think Wenger is becoming afraid to hurt players feelings. He wants to be nice to youngsters by not buying experience.
Is the Gallas thinkg true?

2/3-1 to us.

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wer gooner getcha
7 years 5 months ago

anyone know why bendtner is starting for adebayor?

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aidan daley
7 years 5 months ago

great result. senderos gone, hopefully bendtner next!!!

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le sagna
7 years 5 months ago

To be fair bendtner got tired I think. he started off well.

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