Philippe Senderos is left out again, and I really think he’s going to go in the Winter Transfer window. And, as Berty Me said earlier, Silvestre doesn’t inspire anyone with confidence, but it looks like Arsene will not buy a defender. As Berty Me reports:
Always believing in attack Arsene reponse to a question about the January transfer window and Song’s departure to the ACN was “I don’t believe we are especially short in midfield, I just believe we are short up front.” Yet what about cover, especially with how thin our defense it. Arsene seems again to out his trust in Sylvester. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
As usual, it looks like Arsene won’t buy more than one player in the window, if at all.
The 18 man squad is in, and 10 teenagers are in it. Sanchez Watt is a notable miss, as he played for the Reserves tonight in their 1-0 loss to Fulham. A shame for Sanchez, as I thought this could be a good chance to impress. Walcott, Vela, Song, Silvestre and Ramsey will make the trip, but Eduardo is apparently short of fitness. Hopefully now first team player gets injured.
Personally I think the lineup will be:
Arsenal (4-3-3): Fabianksi, Gilbert, Song, Bartley, Silvestre; Ramsey, Eastmond, Merida; Walcott, Vela, Wilshere
Subs: Mannone, Cruise, Ayling, Emmanuel-Thomas, Sunu, Randall, Coquelin