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Silvestre & Song Handed Gunners Starts

Arsene Wenger has handed new-boy Mikael Silvestre and defensive midfielder Alex Song starts for this afternoons Premier League tie against Everton.

Summer-signing Silvestre, made his first appearance in an Arsenal shirt just a fortnight ago when the Gunners’ reserves beat Stoke City 3-2. William Gallas’ injury has given the former Man United star a chance to impress in the centre of defence.

As for Song, the Cameroonian youngster was below-par during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland. He’ll also look to put right the drab game of 2 weeks ago with an assure performance in front of the back four this afternoon.

French midfielder Abou Diaby returns to the Arsenal squad – but only on the bench – after recently coming back from a thigh injury. Theo Walcott is dropped to the bench after starring for England twice in midweek while Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs, Carlos Vela and Gavin Hoyte make up an exciting young bench at the Emirates.

Confirmed Starting XI

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Eboue – Toure – Silvestre – Clichy
Denilson – Fabregas – Song – Nasri
Adebayor – van Persie

Substitutes:

Fabianski (GK), Diaby, Vela, Walcott, Ramsey, Gibbs, Hoyte

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shahgooner
shahgooner
11 years ago

this is infuriating the back 4 sucks except for clichy and toure .we need sagna and gallas! and bring in walcott and ramsey!

Neil
Neil
11 years ago

RVP IS Woe full, hes a good player to have when 2 or 3 up, other wise so wastefull, really not happy with the shift any of them are putting in at the moment, our mid field is 2 small.

iJemz
iJemz
11 years ago

LOL at the guy on the left in the picture.

The Brain
11 years ago

Arsenal!!!!

The Brain
11 years ago

Always…Always one behind!!!

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Fucking hell. We still haven’t learn’t the lesson of the Fulham and Hull games.

AndyMcPhail
AndyMcPhail
11 years ago

theo and diaby on please, this is dire.

Neil
Neil
11 years ago

song is having a mare,

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

1-1.. Samir Nasri 😀

Neil
Neil
11 years ago

any 1 just see that rvp miss? again ggrrrrrr

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Yep, I did.

I agree with your earlier comment mate. He’s such a wasteful player.

Neil
Neil
11 years ago

this ref is DRUNK!!!

Neil
Neil
11 years ago

YELLOW!!!!!, reckless challenge then hands around the throat, whaat a farce

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Terrible refereeing. I hope we manage to win this one.

Neil
Neil
11 years ago

well he shut me up for now haha 😀

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

RVP gets his goal. 😉

At last. 😀

shahgooner
shahgooner
11 years ago

yes arsenal won !! finally woo walcott’s goal was nice it went under the keepers legs!

Stu
Stu
11 years ago

Disgraceful formation. Diaby and Theo should have started instead of Denilson and Toure/Song. Eboue should have played right back and Ade should have been shot in the face. How can anyone be offside so much.

Gunner Jillu
Gunner Jillu
11 years ago

Why does Wenger insist on playing Song in the middle and Denilson on the right. Song is a liability and Denilson aint a wide player! Good to see Diaby back. Walcott is looking to be a very influential player, i take back all my criticism i threw at him in the beginning of the season

The Brain
11 years ago

Wenger wanted to play 4-4-2 so played Song at RB.
http://arsenalcolumn.wordpress.com

Nandu
Nandu
11 years ago

@ Stu,
Wenger didnt want to start an already tired Walcott (international outings). Also, he can’t throw Diaby straight away after a long lay off. Dats why both were sed as subs. And Denilson was a make shift right winger.

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