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Extraordinary 9 Players Not Involved In City Tie

A jaw-dropping NINE players will be missing from Arsenal’s squad to face Manchester City at Eastlands tomorrow afternoon.

With the news that Emmanuel Adebayor has been rested, and William Gallas has been stripped of the captaincy, Arsene Wenger is left with very few options for a tough Premier League clash with Mark Hughes’ side.

Young Guns exclusively revealed that Reserves skipper Gavin Hoyte has been drafted into the starting line-up due to Gallas’ disappointing comments earlier in the week.

The 18-year-old is one of many teenagers to take their place in the Arsenal squad, with Henri Lansbury, Jack Wilshere, Jay Simpson and several others also involved.

UPDATED – Players out of Manchester City game:

Bacary Sagna – Ankle
Theo Walcott – Dislocated Shoulder
Emmanuel Eboue – Knee
Eduardo da Silva – Broken Leg
Tomas Rosicky – Hamstring
Kolo Toure – Calf
Cesc Fabregas – Suspension
Emmanuel Adebayor – Rested
William Gallas – Dropped

Below, you can see the official starting XI for Saturday’s game below, we’d like to know who you think will play – so give your views in the comments section!

Almunia
Hoyte – Djourou – Silvestre – Clichy
Diaby – Denilson – Song – Nasri
Bendtner – van Persie

Subs:

Fabianski, Gibbs, Lansbury, Wilshere, Ramsey, Vela, Simpson

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Neil
Neil
11 years ago

Not Ramsey?

Fucking disgrace…. Denilson is shit

Kightning Kev
Kightning Kev
11 years ago

it will be interesting to see how hoyte fairs against the likes of Robhinio. i know hoyte is pacey and im geussing he likes to press forward so he should be testing Robhino’s defensive skills!
How come randall isnt on the bench? is he injured currently?
also i think simpson may be used on the right wing as a sub if things are going well as he did well there for milwall last year and with theo out and eboue still injured may get a chance on the wing.

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Ramsey will definitely get a decent amount of playing time, but Denilson has the Premier League experience needed IMO.

Richard
Richard
11 years ago

I would play
Almunia
Djourou – Song – Silvestre – Clichy
Diaby – Denilson – Ramsey – Nasri
Van Persie – Bendtner

alex
alex
11 years ago

isn’t that 9 players out??? or am i missing someone

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Yes it is, mistake on my part. 😛

You could count Traore and Senderos, as we could re-call them from their loan spells.

Steven
Steven
11 years ago

what about bischoff? he’s been doing well for the reserves and, even if he is tired,shouldn’t adebayor at least be on the bench

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Myself and Young Guns have been told that Adebayor won’t be involved. I personally hope he plays, we saw the damage he caused last time he played at Eastlands.

jubby aro
jubby aro
11 years ago

in arsene we believe, always gooners .even all the way from nigeria we beliave age is not a cretria for good football.you are well protected in the mordern day football ince you can show oyurself with rewind television replay with a spectacular display

athlon
athlon
11 years ago

Adebayor? Free Day???? People, is it the Arsenal???

ClockEndofTimes
ClockEndofTimes
11 years ago

Adebayor didn’t even make the bench?!
4-5-1
Bendtner
Nasri RvP
Diaby Ramsey
Denilson
Clichy Djourou Song Silvestre
Almunia

The Brain
11 years ago

This will be the team. Plus Adebayor may be the one involved as he and Vela were halfway across the planet but Ade was rested. Maybe as he came back from injury recently.
Almunia(c)
Song – Djourou- Silvestre – Clichy
Ramsey – Diaby – Denilson – Nasri
Van Persie – Bendtner

hente
11 years ago

Ade and Rambo WILL start!

Chris
11 years ago

No disrespect to Wenger, but sticking with Bendtner after last week and prefering Denilson to Ramsey would be insane.

Pat
Pat
11 years ago

I have a feeling that we will win by 3 goals. Billy cry baby Gallas is out and he was the bad apple. Let the children sing, let the children sing! COME ON YOU GUNNERS YOUR TIME IS NOW!!!!!

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

The Brain, research your stuff first mate. He played 45 minutes before being replaced.

Pat
Pat
11 years ago

Chris

Bendtner is poo as a lone striker but with RVP he will shine. The lad is class. Midfield we have issues but i think that the events of today will set the team free. COME ON YOU GUNNERS. This is the rebirth…..

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Pat mate, I agree. Bendtner hasn’t really delivered this season, so tomorrow’s game he will really have to show up.

The Brain
11 years ago

I thought Bendtner was your guys player of the month for one of them? Interesting partnership tomorrow with RVP.

toure tribe underboss
toure tribe underboss
11 years ago

adebayor has a thigh strain

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Yes he was, there’s no doubting he started the season off brilliantly with some great goals against Twente and Bolton, but game by game, he’s starting to lose his momentum; it could be a confidence thing.

Mraces
Mraces
11 years ago

Almunia
silvestre, djourou, song, clichy
Nasri, Diaby, Rambo, Vela
rvp, bentdner

has a good balance Imo, silvestre slighty out of position but has the experiance to play there more effectivly than song.

spaz
spaz
11 years ago

it just goes from bad to worse for you guys. you are playing man city on their own turf with barely an attacking force to call upon… imo you best formation would be 4-4-1-1 djourou and silvestre at centre back, clichy and toure (probably) will start at either full back position. load up the midfield with song, denilson, nasri and ramsey. and have diaby play behind van persie or vela. man cutys midfield is far from a strong thing, and with help diaby can easily take car of comapny and run at the defence while van persie or vela runs… Read more »

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
11 years ago

If the reports I’ve read are to be believed, here is what I think we will see:

Almunia (C)
Hoyte Djourou Silvestre Clichy
Nasri Song Denilson Diaby
RVP Bendtner

Agree that Bendtner is infinitely better when playing w/ another striker and not on his own. Nasri will have to put in one hell of a shift to be our most creative midfield player as well as tracking back to help Hoyte w/ Robinho. Should be interesting…

ClockEndofTimes
ClockEndofTimes
11 years ago

Please NO DIABY ON THE LEFT!

Tristan
Tristan
11 years ago

I don’t Mean to Question Mr wenger But Seriously i don’t think Bendtner i don’t know i really haven’t seen him making a Bigger Impression other than the Spurs game he keeps the ball too long and somtimes he is abit selfish infront of goal and the result is a waste clear cut chance really no offence but thats Just what i think , i’d like to see Vela getting some play time alongside Van the Man, and Rambo i hope he’d start as well since Fab is Out…. i Just Saw the News on Skysport saying Gallas is No… Read more »

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Yes Tristan, almost every Arsenal blog has posted on it.

It’s not a temporary thing either.

Tristan
Tristan
11 years ago

Oh Thanks Gooner_Chris Btw How’s it Going Mate ? Oh well Hope something Good will Come outta This Though?

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

I’m good thanks fella 🙂

And yourself?

So do I, we really do need some stablity at the club.

Tristan
Tristan
11 years ago

I’m Very well Cheers Mate.
Yeah we Sure Do Need That.

Armourist
Armourist
11 years ago

Has to be Clichy for captain, i dont think these kids need someone shouting at them although if Flamini was about i would nominate him for captain, but it seems this team is more impressed by how you approach the game as opposed to how you talk it up. Gallas was in poor form and it seemed the other players questioned whether someone playing so badly can tell them that they werent doing there jobs. The way the team took to Flaminal and nick named him showed the affection he had in the team and the respect for his effort… Read more »

dreni
dreni
11 years ago

this is shit…we gonna lose this fuckin game

Tristan
Tristan
11 years ago

Have some Faith Mate 🙂

Brain
11 years ago

Gooner Chris- At No.16: I meant to say Adebayor was maybe that player involved with the bust up but I wasn’t talking about the line-up. Yeah I did research about Adebayor playing for Togo; it’s in my international round up.
I don’t think it was RVP or Ade as they both danced around like nothing changed. Maybe Sagna? Actually I don’t care, hope they just sort it out.
We will win don’t worry guys

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

I’m not too bothered mate. Of course we will win, our formbook shows that we should win this one. 😀

chris
chris
11 years ago

i hope all this doesn’t affect the team, i am hoping they somehow use it as inspiration that le sulk 2 is out. Really hoping Djourou gets his chance tomorrow, dont like the idea of song playing though..hes slow and a bit clumsy in and around the box so could give a few free-kicks away that robinho could capitalize on

Neil
Neil
11 years ago

Cesc is the new Arsenal captain

breaking news

Loz
Loz
11 years ago

Hoyte right back… that’s gonna be a nightmare. Persie Pigs should go right wing seen as he has a good delivery and is class at cutting inside, while it should be Vela and Bendtner up top. Ramsey and Diaby centre mids, Song makeshift right back.

Loz
Loz
11 years ago

Bollocks Neil

Vertino
Vertino
11 years ago

Gallas has never been a favourite of mine. I don’t know if it was me but he pretty emotional even after winning against Man Utd (almost in tears). And he might have a point about the youngsters not playing well enough to get a result whether its playing attractive football or not, but to make details like that public is never on. Saying that I hope Wenger protects Gallas possible (most likely) replacement in Hoyte by playing a 4-5-1. This game could be the making of a local lad and shouldn’t be anything but that.

Gunner Jillu
Gunner Jillu
11 years ago

Bring back Pat. Think you should set up a petition Gooner Chris. Best Cap we have had since Tony

Ras_GoOneR
Ras_GoOneR
11 years ago

Bendtner RvP

nasri Diaby denilson

song
Clichy Djourou Silvestre hoyte

Almunia

dan
dan
11 years ago

diaby at the right??bendtner shouldnt b there…bring on vela

Arsenal-norway
11 years ago

Almunia

Hoyte Djouro Silvetre Clichy

Ramsey

Nasri Wilshere Vela

v Parsie Bendtner

Arsenal-norway
11 years ago

yes yes yes Gallas go to hell we don’t need you

Arsenal-norway
11 years ago

Almunia

Hoyte Djouro Silvetre Clichy

Ramsey

Nasri Wilshere Vela

v Parsie,cap Bendtner

jh92
jh92
11 years ago

well done gooner chris keep up the gd work.

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Cheers mate. 😉

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