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Which Arsenal side would you field on Wednesday?


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Arsenal could have been forgiven for wanting an easy time of things in the fourth round of the Carling Cup after their fantastic 4-1 victory over arch-rivals Spurs in the last round.

There was no such luck for Arsene Wenger’s side though, as they pulled Premier League new-boys Newcastle United out of the hat for their last 16 tie.

A similar Gunners side to the one that beat Spurs is expected to be named on Wednesday, consisting mainly of first team regulars and fringe players.

“We will go for every single competition this season with all the possible resources we have,” said Arsene Wenger at last week’s AGM.

“We will play a strong team at Newcastle. I am not saying Cesc will definitely play, because he is only just back from a hamstring injury and we have to be cautious.”

Gooner Talk’s Predicted Starting XI against Newcastle

Fabianski
Eboue – Koscielny – Squillaci – Gibbs
Diaby – Denilson – Rosicky
Walcott – Bendtner – Vela

What would be your ideal starting XI for Wednesday’s game? Should the likes of Jay-Emmanuel Thomas and Henri Lansbury be rewarded for their performances in the Gunners’ second string? Or is experience necessary if Arsenal are seriously targeting the Carling Cup this season?

Leave your views and predictions in the comments section below.


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Andrew
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Andrew
5 years 11 months ago

not even close

Szczesny
Eboue – Koscielny – Djourou – Gibbs
Lansbury – Denilson – Rosicky
Walcott – B52 – Vela

Arse&Nose©
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Arse&Nose©
5 years 11 months ago

Chesney is going to play.

Eoin_Gunner
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Eoin_Gunner
5 years 11 months ago

iffy picture…

Andrew
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Andrew
5 years 11 months ago

Diaby has an ankle problem and Lansbury, Szczesny deserve a chance
Squillaci have been playing all the games since vermaelen injury so he deserves a break and djourou needs game time
JET should also get a chance but I guess vela is ahead of him

Mike Olu
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Mike Olu
5 years 11 months ago

I wont expect much change in the squad to help its balance. However, MC, SS and posibly AS shl be rested alongside SF. We shld then hav NB, JET and posibly HL and b4 i forget, LK should start too.

RedandDread
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RedandDread
5 years 11 months ago

I would like to see Scez….or other Polish goalie in goal. If Diaby is fit, then him plus Lansbury/Denilson in Midfield with Rosicky pulling the strings. Eboue at right back is great and young Gibbs on the left. The Koz needs some game time and I would play him with the Squiller. Up front B52 needs game time as does Theo and Vela. Trouble withe my selected front three is that they are all a little rusty………maybe Arshavin starts?

my opinion:
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my opinion:
5 years 11 months ago

Szczesny
Eboue – Koscielny – Djourou – Gibbs
Lansbury – Wilshere – Rosicky
JET – Bendtner – Walcott

Lawrence
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Lawrence
5 years 11 months ago

I think Szczesny, Gibbs, Djourou, Kos, Eboue, Denilson, Rosicky, Diaby (if fit)/JET, Lansbury, Walcott, Bendtner

A mixture of experience and youth. And those needing match practice.

rc
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rc
5 years 11 months ago

any reason why vela not on bench yesterday, and why he was in reserve team last week and not europe match !! maybe wenger has given him thime to rethink his future with us, so i will discount him from wednesday

Szczesny
Eboue – Koscielny – Djourou – Gibbs
Lansbury – Denilson – Rosicky
Walcott – B52 – JET
strong subs bench

Gunner till i die
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Gunner till i die
5 years 11 months ago

Almunia
Eboue Koscienly Djourou Gibbs
Rosicky Denilson Wilshere
JET Vela Walcott

Wenger Boys
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Wenger Boys
5 years 11 months ago

Szezesny Hawkes deserves a chance in goal for definite. Should start.

King Richard
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King Richard
5 years 11 months ago

Wilshere’s suspension counts in the Carling Cup and rules him out, so if Diaby is not fit Lansbury is likely to start.

Tay
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Tay
5 years 11 months ago

Szezesny
Eboue – Nordviet – Koscielny – Gibbs
Lansbury – Eastmond – Rosicky
JET – Bendtner – Vela

Fabianski, Djourou, Squallaci, Cesc, Chamakh, Nasri, Walcott

andy
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andy
5 years 11 months ago

chesney
eboue kos djourou gibbs
lansbury song wilshire
theo nikki b vela

Davi
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Davi
5 years 11 months ago

Szczesny
Nordtveit??? Kos JD Gibbs
Rosicky Diaby Lansbury
Theo Bendtner Vela

It’s annoying because JET REALLY deserves a chance, but then, I hope vela gets some game time because IMO he’s been really mistreated this season (AGAIN!). Maybe JET would play ahead of lansbury even though he’s been more of a forward this season from the sounds of it.

luca quarta
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5 years 11 months ago

My predicton lineup for arsenal vs newcastle in carling cup is Fabianski, Eboue, Koscielny, Djourou, Gibbs, Lansbury, Denilson, JET , Walcott, Bendtner, Rosicky Subs Szczesny, Fabregas, Chamakh, Arshavin, Sagna, Clichy, Vela

oluokun Adeyemi
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oluokun Adeyemi
5 years 11 months ago

my starting line-up,4rm goalpole:Szezesny,Eboue,Gibbs,Song,Kosy,Djourou,Nasri,Walcote,Lansbury,Roscisky and Bendtner.While Arservin,Fabregas and Clichy in standby.Gunners 4 life.

Ewan
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Ewan
5 years 11 months ago

Arsenal’s only chance of trophy

puppyguts
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puppyguts
5 years 11 months ago

this will b a massive game for vela, he needs to prove himself or JET will take his place

Ivan
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Ivan
5 years 11 months ago

Szczesny

Eboue-Squillac-Djourou-Gibbs

Denilson
Lansbury Nasri

JET Vela

Nick

derek burke
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derek burke
5 years 11 months ago

——– Szczesny

eboue djourou koncielny gibbs

denilson wilshire diaby

walcott—————-vela
———-bendtner

jena
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jena
5 years 11 months ago

The strongest team possible. This is the only trophy we have a realistic chance of winning and there is no point in resting players really….If we win the carling cup, it might just catapult us to greater success…So I say, field teh strongest team and win this game.

messi
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messi
5 years 11 months ago

Fabianski

Eboue kosielny djourou gibbs

Denilson Song Rosicky

Wallcot Vella

Bendtner

PRAVEEN KARTHA P
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PRAVEEN KARTHA P
5 years 11 months ago

Szczesny
Eboue – Koscielny – Djourou – Gibbs
Nasri – Denilson – Song- Rosicky
Walcott – B52

Subs For B52- JET
Nasri- Lansbury
Walcott- Arshavin

CHRIKO
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CHRIKO
5 years 11 months ago

Give some yungsters a chance to shine, Jay Thomas, Lansibury, Vela & Szcezesny.

digger
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digger
5 years 11 months ago

Seaman
Dixon-Bould-Adams-Sansom
Viera-Petit
Overmars-Fabregas-Brady
Bergkamp
Henry

Rimmer-McClintock-Storey-Wright-Bastin.

Ibrahim
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Ibrahim
5 years 11 months ago

eboue koscielny djorou gibbs

walcott denilson song rosicky

bendtner vela

Gunningooner
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Gunningooner
5 years 11 months ago

—————Szczesny——————
-Eboue–Koscielny——Djourou—Gibbs—-
————–Denilson——————-
——-Wilshere——–Rosicky————–
—Walcott——-Bendtner—-Vela————-

Subs:
Fabianski, Squillaci, Diaby, Lansbury, JET, Fabregas, Nasri, Clichy, Sagna

Ppl seem to forget wilshere

rc
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rc
5 years 11 months ago

@digger
we would definitly win with your 12 man team !! not sure about Mclintock, too out spoken haha

art arsenal
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art arsenal
5 years 11 months ago

Put strongest team since our next PL tie is against WestHam who also play Carling match

OldGoon
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OldGoon
5 years 11 months ago

I’d say Bobby Pires right wing instead of Overmars Digger, but bleh, not a bad side 😉

Harry
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Harry
5 years 11 months ago

Sczeszny

Eboue Djourou Koscielny Gibbs

Diaby/Lansbury Denilson Rosicky

Walcott Bendtner Vela

subs: Fabianski, Squillaci, JET, Arshavin, Aneke, Chamakh, Diaby/Lansbury

wally
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wally
5 years 11 months ago

everybody adding wilshere are either retarded or have seriously forgotten that wilshere is serving a 3 game ban for his tackle on zidic during the birmingham game

Szczesny
Eboue – Koscielny – Djourou – Gibbs
eastmond – denilson
vela – rosicky – Walcott
bendtner

jason
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jason
5 years 11 months ago

@Gunningooner

wilshere is still suspended.

Ceejay
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Ceejay
5 years 11 months ago

Lil. Jack is out. I will like to see scezyn, eboue,kos., djorou,gibbs, lansbury,denilson,Rosicky theo, NB52, Vela. Bench: Nasri, Ashavin n odas

Swifty87
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Swifty87
5 years 11 months ago

Djourou should be Right side CB so he can cover RB when Eboué goes forward. This is the natural side for him and looking at the difference in his all-round positioning between Spurs in carling cup & Man City on Sunday, he has to be on the right with Koscielny on left.

Akintola josh
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Akintola josh
5 years 11 months ago

D weekend s fantastic bt consistency is d way out.i will like to see fab(gk)
ebue-jud-skula-gibbs
walcot-song-deni-rosky
B52-vela. Bench-jet,ashav,nasri,lansb. Gud luk

goonerbegood
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goonerbegood
5 years 11 months ago

—————Szczesny——————
-Eboue–Koscielny——Djourou—Gibbs—-
————–Denilson——————-
——-J.E.T——–Rosicky————–
—Walcott——-Bendtner—-Vela————-

Subs:
Fabianski, Squillaci, Diaby, Lansbury, Fabregas, Nasri, Clichy, Sagna

i hope since wilshere is suspended,JET needs to replace that position.

the guy is in serious form ,he has played 5 GAMES ,and has scored 8GOALS .i believe he is going to play a major part in the season as it progresses,while senior players rest and prepare for the coimng weekeend.JAY EMMANUEL THOMAS SHOULD BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED TO REPLACE WISLHERE.

Dgob
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Dgob
5 years 11 months ago

Szczesny
Eboue, Koscielny, Djourou, Gibbs
Diaby, Denilson, Rosicky
Walcott, Bendtner, Vela

Subs: JET (on for Denilson at 70 mins), Lansbury (on for Diaby on 70 mins), Eastmond (on for Rosicky on 70 mins).

My substitutions are based on us having a decent lead by the 70th minute and giving youth a chance. The selected team is to give more established players running time and give us maximum chance of winning against whatever side Newcastle field.

bc
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bc
5 years 11 months ago

From Days Gone by my worst League Cup X1

Barnett
O’Shea Howard Stepanovs Sparrow
Heeley Mendez Malz Helder
Kosmina Hankin

Subs: Wood Mancini Tavlaridis Flatts Bischoff Diawara Hawley

Arsenalisto
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Arsenalisto
5 years 11 months ago

Agree with all apart from the GK, Szczesny will start.

John Muhindo
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5 years 11 months ago

Wenger should know that every game is important and Newcastle is strong, so he has to field his first team. That is why chelsea almost win everything.

TrAnE
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TrAnE
5 years 11 months ago

Szczesny
Eboue Nordviet Djorouou/Kos Gibbs
Diaby Rosciky Denilson/Lansbury
Walcott NB52 JET/Vela

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