25
Jan

Fabregas & van Persie start against Ipswich


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Arsenal field a strong starting eleven for tonight’s Carling Cup semi-final second leg against Ipswich Town.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has taken no chances with his team this evening where Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie both start.

Nicklas Bendtner is also handed a start on the right wing, despite Denmark manager Martin Olsen complaining that Wenger ‘isn’t getting the best’ out of the Dane there.

Szczesny
Sagna – Djourou -Koscielny – Clichy
Fabregas – Denilson – Wilshere
Bendtner – van Persie – Arshavin

Subs: Shea, Gibbs, Eboue, Song, Nasri, Walcott, Chamakh. 


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13 Comments on "Fabregas & van Persie start against Ipswich"

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arsenal fan
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arsenal fan
5 years 3 months ago

i cant get my head round why bendtner plays on the right.
and whatever happened to rosicky?

JosephLittle
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JosephLittle
5 years 3 months ago

I think Rosicky has a flue or something?

I don’t understand Bendtner on the wing either. Hopefully it will be the same as Leeds when Sagna would bomb forward more, occupying the right wing while Bendtner would shift in a more central position where he can actually use his aerial power.

Aerzenspider
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Aerzenspider
5 years 3 months ago

Where’s Nasri?

dasds
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dasds
5 years 3 months ago

could be van persie on right and bend central

athlon
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athlon
5 years 3 months ago
It’s hilarious what Wenger is doing. OK, RvP is a key member, but to play Bendtner as a winger? non-sense. I’m very sad about Chamakh, becasue his predecssor, Eduardo was exactly in the same situation – no chance to play and everybody is asking why he is out of form… Wenger had the conclusion about the RVP-Chamakh duo after only one (repeating: ONE)match and has decided not to field that anymore. He is reluctant. But if you see the CC-match against Wigan former this season, we could see that it is working if RVP plays deeper, but Vela missed even… Read more »
athlon
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athlon
5 years 3 months ago

*it would have worked, sory.

Steve
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Steve
5 years 3 months ago

No need to rest anyone – Got a week off assuming he plays fridge players vs Huddersfield.

Wenger always makes it hard for himself – play the first team then it’s a cakewalk – this teams means a close game!

Denilson – fuck me, my Gran’s better

mark
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mark
5 years 3 months ago

whatever team we put out, if we cant beat a championship side over 2 legs weve got serious mentality issues!

WhyMe
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WhyMe
5 years 3 months ago

Bendtner and RvP can switch in and out, and Bendtner is better out wide than Chamakh. As either gives us additional height on set plays and against a packed defense, Bendtner makes more sense. What we lose is width and pace down the right.

AW is giving both AA and NB the chance to be heroes and get their mojo back. Meanwhile, RvP, Cesc and Jack will be too much for them over 90 minutes. Add AA to that group (and he’s hardly played with them so far this season) and there could be fireworks.

jimmy
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jimmy
5 years 3 months ago

really nervous about this game! but knowing cesc and vp are starting helps alot. was hoping walcott would start too but this team can do us proud. please gunners win this and take us to the final!

AGGREY
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AGGREY
5 years 3 months ago

those guyz will help us while winning this game am Aggrey from Uganda

WhyMe
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WhyMe
5 years 3 months ago

@WhyMe: Good call there mate, if I don’t say so myself. Bendtner scores the first, Arshavin assists on 2 & 3. But I have to admit (to myself) that AA doesn’t look like his mojo’s back.

pastaface
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pastaface
5 years 3 months ago

@Whyme – yes good call!

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