Feb 17

Wenger set to rotate against Leyton Orient

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will rotate his squad for Sunday’s FA Cup clash with League 2 side Leyton Orient.

The Gunners will be without defender Johan Djourou (back) at Brisbane Road which means Frenchman Sebastien Squillaci will partner his compatriot Laurent Koscielny in the centre of defence.

Tomas Rosicky and Denilson are expected to start in midfield, while Bacary Sagna returns to the squad after missing Wednesday’s win over Barcelona through suspension.

“All the others are smaller things I will assess slowly. Sagna is back from suspension but Abou Diaby is still suspended. Marouane Chamakh will be back in the group.

“There will be some rotation. We will see what I do. We play Sunday, Wednesday, Sunday again. But I have shown in many competitions that I have the same belief in every player.”

England starlet Theo Walcott (hamstring) is another play unlikely to be involved on Sunday, handing Nicklas Bendtner another chance in the starting eleven.

Leyton Orient v Arsenal kicks off at 16:30 (GMT) and is live on ESPN. Stay tuned to the blog for all the build-up towards Sunday’s game.


14 Responses to “Wenger set to rotate against Leyton Orient”

  1. OldGoon says:

    What’s happened to Johan?!

  2. Nabz says:

    @OldGoon: Prob resting for PL games and CL,, although Orient is my second club and i live 5 min walk from them there team is very very weak and should win by flying colours!

  3. b.o says:

    do you think johans problem is serious, how long will he be out for?

  4. Chris M says:

    come on arsenallllll

  5. GunnerMKD says:


    bench: rvp, fabre, sagna, clichy, miquel, nasri clichy, sagna and nasri to come in … 3-0 to the arsenal 😀

  6. dw says:

    Nah he is reasting johan he does
    Not play van persie and johan twice
    A week.

  7. MikE says:

    he’ll rest jack too. and the goalie.

  8. tsholofelo tnaks nakedi says:

    dats great,i cant wait to see chamakh start the game,go gooner gooner

  9. meaner says:

    The sight of Denilson really pissed me off, hopefully he will not play.

  10. Chris says:

    cant wait for the game.

  11. jason says:

    sagna—kozzer—-squill(oh no)—gibbs

  12. GunnerMKD says:

    so, apparantly djourou can play on sunday, but i would leave him on the bench. play squill and i dont want song to play, he needs rest, what happens if he plays and get injured,and then not feature in barcelona-they would rip us apart then

  13. The Left Hand Of HENRY says:

    what a load of rubbish

  14. jo says:

    Y does he always do that everytime, 1-0 up thinks the game is over he shud ov put on Nasri & Fabregas to finish of the game. What a waste of 2hours


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