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Feb

Wenger set to rotate against Leyton Orient


Written by Chris Wheatley

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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.


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14 Comments on "Wenger set to rotate against Leyton Orient"


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OldGoon
4 years 11 months ago

What’s happened to Johan?!

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Nabz
4 years 11 months ago

@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!

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b.o
4 years 11 months ago

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

Guest
4 years 11 months ago

come on arsenallllll

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GunnerMKD
4 years 11 months ago

—–sczes——
eboue—kos—-squill—gibbs
——-denilson——
—-rosicky—jack—
bentner—chamakh—arshavin

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

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dw
4 years 11 months ago

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

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MikE
4 years 11 months ago

he’ll rest jack too. and the goalie.

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tsholofelo tnaks nakedi
4 years 11 months ago

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

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meaner
4 years 11 months ago

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

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Chris
4 years 11 months ago

cant wait for the game.

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jason
4 years 11 months ago

—–chezzer——
sagna—kozzer—-squill(oh no)—gibbs
——-song——
—-rosicky—denilson—
bentner—chamakh—arshavin

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GunnerMKD
4 years 11 months ago

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

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The Left Hand Of HENRY
4 years 11 months ago

what a load of rubbish

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jo
4 years 11 months ago

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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