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Nasri Still Out, Vela Back In

Arsenal midfield maestro Samir Nasri has been ommitted from Arsene Wenger’s 18-man squad for the trip to Dynamo Kiev tomorrow night through injury.

The French star has failed to recover from his knee injury in time and has been left at home.

Youngster Jack Wilshere, who made his debut for the club in the Gunners’ 4-0 win over Blackburn on Saturday, has been included in his place, while forward Carlos Vela has also made the squad and could fit in on the left of midfield after impressing in that position during his loan spells with Spanish teams Salamanca and Osasuna.

Emmanuel Eboue has been deemed fit enough to play and is included while Aaron Ramsey – who set up Emmanuel Adebayor for his hat-trick at the weekend – also gets the nod along with Alex Song and Gael Clichy, who had also been struggling with a knock.

Predicted Line-Up

Almunia
Sagna – Toure – Gallas – Clichy
Eboue – Fabregas – Denilson – Walcott
Adebayor – van Persie

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izu
izu
12 years ago

nasri pls get well soon.the good LORD is with u.

Stanley
Stanley
12 years ago

I think Vela might start on the left wing instead of Walcott who has been playing a lot recently, won't be surprised to see Bendtner come in place of van Persie too. I have a feeling it will be –

Almunia
Sagna Toure Gallas Clichy
Eboue Fabregas Denilson Vela
Adebayor Bendtner

james
james
12 years ago

+i seriously cant believe some fans are saying Bendtner will start tomorrows game i think u guys may have had a bit to much to drink tonight Bendtner has got to be the worst striker at our club since France's jeffers in my opinion i think he is saw crap the boy hasn't got any thing to his game apart from a OK first touch and i dont want to here any other gooner say that hes still young. like Ive said a million times Rooney was far better at sixteen i really do wonder how he gets in are… Read more »

Stu
Stu
12 years ago

James, i cant believe that you wont shut up. What the hell is wrong with you, everytime i read one of your comments it is a complaint about someone(usually Bendtner).It is totally unjustified. Bendtner formed a great partnership with Eduardo last season, they had a nice understanding together and played in most of the cup games together. And more recently with Vela Although it was only pre-season they were fantastic, playing neat 1-2's and scored a few each. Plus this is only Bendtners 2nd season in the top flight and he starts for his country. So far this term he… Read more »

Stu
Stu
12 years ago

James, i cant believe that you wont shut up. What the hell is wrong with you, everytime i read one of your comments it is a complaint about someone(usually Bendtner).It is totally unjustified. Bendtner formed a great partnership with Eduardo last season, they had a nice understanding together and played in most of the cup games together. And more recently with Vela Although it was only pre-season they were fantastic, playing neat 1-2's and scored a few each. Plus this is only Bendtners 2nd season in the top flight and he starts for his country. So far this term he… Read more »

iJemz
iJemz
12 years ago

Well said, Don't hate on Bendtner, He is really good

james
james
12 years ago

Stu ur saw pathetic are u still dwelling on games he had nearly a year ago. Mate I'm talking now the guy is crap end of no way good enough to be wearing an Arsenal shirt and fucking hell he had 2 good games in the Carling cup last year.bloody hell some of use really jump the gun some times. just watch the next time he plays his striking partner looks saw frustrated to play with him all the time who ever it is i repeat what i say again who ever thinks Bendtner is a good play i honestly… Read more »

iJemz
iJemz
12 years ago

You're not fit to support Arsenal.

james
james
12 years ago

why because I'm a Arsenal fan that tells the truth Jemz shut up

james
james
12 years ago

why because I'm a Arsenal fan that tells the truth Jemz shut up

Stu
Stu
12 years ago

Well, at least you can speak proper English….Oh wait….no you cant. You are actually thick! Who have you seen Bendtner play with? He was great with Eduardo, is great whenever he plays with Vela and has not really played with RVP (I think). Adebayor is the only other striker he has actually started with so how can you judge his purely on those particular performances. You can't – exactly. He is our 2nd best finisher behind Eduardo and is great when he is on his game. He is still only young. So what is rooney was better when he was… Read more »

james
james
12 years ago

stu stop licking Bendtner's balls i new u was a gay from when u had that picture up with your gay partner, remember when u was practically kissing anyway i would rather Eboue than Bendtner any day of the week the people that criticized Eboue need to remember before sagna we were all saying hes the best right back i for one have never criticized Eboue as i have always had faith in him and i have patience on a player that has been taken out of there natural position into to a different position the poor guy needed more… Read more »

james
james
12 years ago

our second best finisher what hes a better finisher than Van Persie my Ass is he

Stu
Stu
12 years ago

James, its actually amazing how incredibly thick you are. Eboue should be (at best) our back-up for Sagna but why am i telling you. 1: you prob wont understand, 2: if, by chance, you did then so what- you have faith. Anyway, you're probably right. No goals or assists in the entirety of last season and 1 assist so far this completely justifies his place in the team. In the comparisons debate-Eboue is not stronger than Bendtner, his movement is horrible and he is all round annoying. He blatantly dove to win a pen on sat and to make things… Read more »

james
james
12 years ago

my god and u say i'm not fit to be a Arsenal fan u silly twat take a look a your self saw Ur calling one of our own players a diver if u take another look at the penalty incident again you will see that Eboue was actually clipped at the back of his foot before he went down u fool of course Eboue is stronger than Bendtner that's why Wenger finds it very difficult to drop him out of the side for Wallcot because of his good defencive cover and Stu wouldn t you say hes been one… Read more »

james
james
12 years ago

if you really think Bendtner is a better finisher than Van Persie then i honestly ant wasting my time on a idiot like u its really obvious u dont know as much about football as u make out because if u did u wouldn't think such a thing when RVP is 100 percent fit he is know doubt in my opinion one of the best strikers in Europe with unbelievable quality saw how Bebdtner could possibly be a better finisher than RVP really does baffle me half of the bloody time Bendtner is struggling to get the ball out of… Read more »

james
james
12 years ago

that goal RVP scored against Blackburn on the weekend the way he moved his body to get in the position to finish his goal was top class.lets face It Bendtner has not got in his locker

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We shud rest some of defenders (they played two matches for france). I wud put fabregas on the right to allow Eboue to play RB.
Almunia- Eboue, Toure, Djourou, Clichy- Fabregas, Denildon, Song, Walcott- Adebayor, Van Persie.

Sam
Sam
12 years ago

Stu you clearly don't watch Arsenal much Bentner is no way a better finisher than Van Persie

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