Monday, 5 December 2011

Arsenal Squad to Face Olympiacos...

Evening all,

Today we saw the Champion’s League squad announced as well as having the news of our FA Cup third round opponents of Leeds. We will talk about that when we get closer to the time so let’s have a look at the squad for tomorrows tie in Greece.

As expected, Arsene Wenger has named a much changed squad to the one that faced Wigan for that thumping win. With Arsenal already through to the knockout stages, guaranteed to be top of the group there is little value in risking some of our big name players.

Moreover, this is a fantastic opportunity to give some of the fringe players another opportunity to shine as well as some of the promising youngsters.

After the fantastic display against Manchester City last week in the League Cup, the same set of players have another chance to show what they are made of! I for one am very excited for a number of reasons. 

I love watching football without having the feeling that I may have a heart attack which is something which has happened more often than not this season. Secondly it is nice to know that Robin Van Persie will not get injured in the match tomorrow as well as some of our other key players. Lastly, I love having the chance to see our fringe players, so all in all I am looking forward to this immensely. 

Though the team will have many youngsters who rarely get the chance they crave, the team will still have a number of experienced internationals in Park, Chamakh, Benayoun, Arshavin, Rosicky and Vermaelen.

The Arsenal squad is one that is built around players who need game time which I am sure they will relish. Particularly, the trio of Frimpong, Coquelin and Oxlade-Chamberlain are ones to watch tomorrow. Arsenal squad: Fabianski, Mannone, Park, Chamakh, Benayoun, Coquelin, Frimpong, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Squillaci, Djourou, Vermaelen, Santos, Rosicky, Ozyakup, Yennaris, Eastmond, Miquel.

Well with that I shall leave you to it!

Have a lovely night and speak to you tomorrow!



  1. Fantastic to watch Frimpong, Coquelin and Chamberlain, I am salivating to watch this match.

  2. it good seeing the fringe players show the stuff they are made of. Also they portray the meaning in the club's name.
    Arsenal for life