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Vela & Traore start against Blackburn

Carlos Vela has been handed a start ahead of Eduardo at Ewood Park today.

The Mexican striker, who has seen limited game time this season, plays upfront with Theo Walcott and the returning Robin van Persie.

French fullback Armand Traore also plays while Alex Song, Gael Clichy and Nicklas Bendtner are being rested.

Fabianski
Sagna – Campbell – Silvestre – Traore
Eboue – Diaby – Nasri
Walcott – Vela – van Persie

Subs: Mannone, Djourou, Gibbs, Eastmond, Henderson, Arshavin, Eduardo.

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kr
kr
12 years ago

where on earth is bendtner is the boss angry with him and clichy no reason for injury and has been best player with campbell for past few weeks

simon
12 years ago

eduardo should have started not vela, vela should go onloan

kr
kr
12 years ago

we are going to hit them with full speed as the 3 fastest arsenal players have started theo,traore, and vela

J@CK
J@CK
12 years ago

Vela wont play down the middle, he’ll play on the left. I wonder who will anchor the midfield though? Eboue, Diaby and Nasri have all tried it before so that’ll be interesting to see.

kr
kr
12 years ago

i disagree with you simon they should have both started
but eduardo isnt the fastest so will come on when blackburn are tired

pakke
pakke
12 years ago

if that indeed is the 11 players then that is definitely not the formation. a 4-4-2 with eboue and vela on the flanks, rvp and walcott up top. or if eboue plays on the left then walcott may be playing wide right.

VanDaManPersie
VanDaManPersie
12 years ago

WTF! Where on earth is Song, Clichy, Bendtner?

kr
kr
12 years ago

@VanDaManPersie:

thats what i said but didnt realise song wasnt there as he is an automatic starter

simon
12 years ago

eduardo hasent even played in the last 4 games or so KR

VanDaManPersie
VanDaManPersie
12 years ago

an away game is not the kinda game where u rest ur star players. Coulda rested them for the Fulham game at the Emirates. I’m so baffled. This old man has lost the plot

Dan
Dan
12 years ago

A virus has swept through the squad. These players aren’t rested, they’re sick.

We’re without:

Almunia (injured)
Gallas (injured)
Vermaelen (injured)
Djourou (not match fit)
Gibbs (not match fit)
Clichy (virus)
Song (virus)
Denilson (injured)
Ramsey (injured)
Cesc (injured)
Rosicky (injured)
Arshavin (not match fit)
Bendtner (virus)

Will you all please stop moaning.

looneygooner
looneygooner
12 years ago

Terrible selection, no protection for any of the players, Silvestre again in defence and Wenger wants us to trust him when he makes crass signings like Silvestre

Dan
Dan
12 years ago

@looneygooner: Silvestre is our 6th choice CB. Stop moaning and grow up. Gallas, Vermaelen, Djourou and Song are all out (Djourou not match fit), who do you suggest we play as our CB??

Until you know anything about football, you need to keep you idiotic comments to yourself.

Name me Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpools and Man City’s 6th choice CB??

Dan
Dan
12 years ago

You guys sound like a bunch of 12 year old little brats.
I hate that I share football club with you people, it’s embarrassing.

Wahhh, Wahhhh, Wahhhh… that’s all you do.

kr
kr
12 years ago

@simon:

true but looks shrp in training so you never know remember when rvp looked sharp and came on

got to go watch match on tv see ya later

My Name Is Earl
My Name Is Earl
12 years ago

season is over, wenger will rest a few now with world cup coming up. looks like Eduardo is deffo goin tho if he cant even get a start with nothing to play for, shame he’ll be leaving coz he had massive potential before his leg break 🙁

VanDaManPersie
VanDaManPersie
12 years ago

@ Dan.

where did u hear about this Virus, because it has nothing about it on Arsenal.com

simon
12 years ago

nice miss vela

AJ
AJ
12 years ago

Wow, some are moaning like a drain and have now shut up now that RvP has scored. Some moaners behave much like opposition fans do.

simon
12 years ago

vannnn perrssiiee

Andrew
Andrew
12 years ago

RVP is the man!! I am so disappointed at the way this season has frizzled out after so much promise early on. BUT at the start of the season we were expected to drop out the top 4, so there is no shame in finishing 3rd to 2 top class sides in Chelsea and Man u

My Name Is Earl
My Name Is Earl
12 years ago

urghhh this game is so dull !! we may as well end the season now coz nobody seems to be bothered in last few games…

J@CK
J@CK
12 years ago

Cue the “New ‘keeper needed” comments. I agree but don’t bother because we won’t be getting one.

Ricky
Ricky
12 years ago

This keeper cannot go through 90mins without making any mistakes..

We say he is not good enough to play for us but i dont think he’s good enough to be playing for anybody.

chris
chris
12 years ago

fabianski the usual mistake-per-game but no point debating it again, had enough of it, wenger will keep sticking with fabianski and almunia till they both retire..vela been poor cant take the physical nature of this game..same old arsenal and same old blackburn!

IVERSEN
IVERSEN
12 years ago

i fcking hope wenger have a talk with all the players who r sleeping on defensive freekicks.. it has happend so manyyy times now fcking nasri sleeping.. or else most of u stop moaning

danish gooner
danish gooner
12 years ago

Jesus christ,this Fabianski dude has zero confidence.

Andrew
Andrew
12 years ago

TBH Fabianski has played well today, apart from flapping at that corner, which could have been given as a foul

Andrew
Andrew
12 years ago

Haha , now my comment just looks stupid

simon
12 years ago

ahhhhhhhhhhh im gonna kill fabianki

danish gooner
danish gooner
12 years ago

Calamity.

chris
chris
12 years ago

fuc* off fabianski… completely had enough i cba to watch the fulham game next weekend somehow i think we will manage to lose

My Name Is Earl
My Name Is Earl
12 years ago

argghhhhhhhhhhhhhh does nobody wana play for arsenal?!?! ffs

Pritpal
Pritpal
12 years ago

how embarassing it will be if after all this spurs beat us to 3rd!

Angry fan
Angry fan
12 years ago

What a fucking joke. All u “fans” are fuckig blind. We are fuckig shit. Fucking goalkeeper what a joke. Time to move on wenger. Ur fucking us up.

Nesta
Nesta
12 years ago

Wenger z killin us on purpose no need to rest best players coz we r only left wit 1 game to say he z restin thm 4 world cup dat z nt hs concern coz è players r paid by è club nt è countries. Mayb if fabianski dies Wenger wil buy a new keeper dats wht um prayin for.

danish gooner
danish gooner
12 years ago

Another complete rubbish game and what worries me is the way our attackers were completely bereft off any ideas in front off the Blackburn defense.

Andrew
Andrew
12 years ago

Didnt take long for the moners to come out then. I think its worth noting we have little to play for and a catalogue of injuries, just cant wait for next season.

Afc kings
Afc kings
12 years ago

Fucking inept overpaid cunts!

Ole
Ole
12 years ago

No surprises today and so it should be, apart from V.Persie, non of the players today are good enough for blackburn. We are lucky if we stay fourth. No wonder arshavin wants to leave, i don`t think any player of that quality like cesc wants to play for arsenal.

Angry fan
Angry fan
12 years ago

@Andrew ur the typical fan we could do without. Are u fucking blind? Do u live in space? We are shit. Totally shit. We did nothing all game and the players that wenger believes in so much are fucking dreadful. Fabianski wouldn’t get into most Sunday league teams. Wenger wants trust from the fans. Well no. enough is enough now. It’s got to change. Starting with the attitude of some fans. This ain’t fucking good enough. We are arsenal. We should be rolling teams like Blackburn. For fucks sake the spuds could finish with the same points as us??? Wake… Read more »

gunergetreal
gunergetreal
12 years ago

wenger jus fu!K off nd take idiots like fianski wit u

Andrew
Andrew
12 years ago

@Angry fan:

O shut your face you moaning c**t. You’re the kind of fan we could do without, first to cheer when we win and critisce when we lose, absolute plastic idiot.

What I said was true, I never said I thought those players were good enough, but they are mostly our squad players. Our injuries are ridicuolus.

Angry fan
Angry fan
12 years ago

@ andrew. I’m not one of those fans fella. I’m just sick of the shit that we are being told. Most of those players today don’t know what it means to play for arsenal fc. You don’t win anything with your best players or your best team. It’s a squad game now. And ours ain’t good enough. I fear we will go the same way as liverpool. If we don’t wise up. And man up. May I also add that ur the one we could do without. Read the arsenal fan pages. Ur opinions are becoming a minority. We are… Read more »

American Gooner
American Gooner
12 years ago

Andrew, you cannot keep blaming our finishes on injuries. We choose who to buy, who to keep, etc. It is our own fault we pick brittle, small players. This match should highlight our true weaknesses – #1 by 100000000000000% is a top-class keeper. If Arsene thinks Fab or Almunia is one, he has completely lost it. Without a top keeper, we will not challenge – as simple as that. #2 is a top class CB. We cannot rely on the same two to play the entire year. Injuries happen, and Djourou cannot be counted on to be fit. #3 another… Read more »

Andrew
Andrew
12 years ago

@Angry fan:

No need to have a go at me personally. I actually agree with some of your points, our squad isnt good enough to win the league or challenge convincingly for anything. However, our injury situation is horrendous and there is a difference between being able to compensate for losing a few key players and losing literally everyone, which is what we have sort of done, and for long periods as well.

Angry fan
Angry fan
12 years ago

@ andrew. I’m sorry if it came across that I was gettin personnal. I didn’t want that. I’m just so angry and disgusted that this keeps happening to us. Yes our injury situation is bad but we shouldn’t make an excuse for this. The simple facts are that the players that wenger puts alot (far too much) trust in are shit. Every pundit, player, ex gooners and fans can see it. So y can’t our manager? And u did call me a moaning cunt 1st. But I forgive u coz that’s what my mrs says to me eveytime we lose.

Jon
Jon
12 years ago

see look what its doing, fans are fighting with fans, whatever the problem is it needs to be addressed but as the fans of the club we need to stay united. None of us make decisions all we have is opinions, we should be directing our anger at the board, manager, staff and players not each other. C’mon guys lets get through this horrid season, cheer england (or the US or whatever country your from) on through the world cup and hope that some serious changes are made for next season. Bottom line is were playing below our standard, im… Read more »

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