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Ipswich vs Arsenal: Injury News, Preferred Team & Predicted Score

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Ipswich host Arsenal at Portman Road tonight. The Blues returning from London having suffered a 7-0 thrashing from Premier League Champions Chelsea now face an Arsenal side which will be looking to earn back some respect after their ‘performance’ against Leeds United. In all probability we shall field a weak side against Ipswich. Hopefully the fellas’ should do enough work so when we host them at the Emirates we won’t have a lot to do!

Injury News :

The normal list of injuries now has a new addition to it. Sebastien Squillaci has unfortunately picked up a hamstring injury against Leeds, and is ruled out of this clash. [However every cloud does have a silver lining, so this injury may just force Le Boss to buy a defender in January.] The remaining names are the same : Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), Manuel Almunia (ankle), Abou Diaby (calf) are all out with defender Bacary Sagna serving his 2nd match ban.

Preferred Team







Subs: Luke, Clichy, Djourou, Jack, Denilson, Nasri, Chamakh

Final thoughts:

AA23 has really been having a bad dry spell, and this would be the perfect opportunity for him to do well. Nikko wants his chance up front, so I’d play him. Djourou can rest for sometime, with rookie defender Miguel taking his place. Hopefully Cesc can be given some time to rest for Upton Park next week with Chamakh and Nasri sitting on the bench (incase something goes horribly wrong!)







  1. GunnerPete

    January 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Well mate you have some confidence I give you that ! With your team, I will be happy to draw 1-1….as its even weaker defensively and in DMF spot than ever . Hope you are right and I am totally wrong!

  2. Random

    January 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Wilshere should be involved from the start after being rested at the weekend. Ramsey unfortunately isn’t ready for a start, He is still way off the pace judging from his Forest cameos. However if Arsenal Start well, expect him to get 20+ minutes.
    Rosicky should get the nod again to pulll the strings and Chamack should start at the tip of the front 3. Either Walcott or Nasri will also start, i’d go with Nasri, as historically he’s less of a risk with Walcott added to the mix again after the half. Lets see.

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  5. samuel

    January 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

    What,s with Carlos Vela as he needs game time and Ramsey too ?

  6. Showtime

    January 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Eastmond ws one of da culprits in dat 10-1 hammerin by villa chance of him playin..

  7. dz

    January 12, 2011 at 11:55 am







  8. Osaiyuwu Eseosa

    January 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I insist le prof should not take this people lightly b cos they have nothing to loose so they going to be dangerious.why arsenal will be under presure.

  9. Demeke

    January 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm


    ____Eboue _________Dijuru ________Kosliny__________ Gibbs______


    Nasri ___________Fabrigas__________Wilsh______________Theo


    • Fab4

      January 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      No chance Djourou should be playing. He is vital for the team now and the last thing we want is him getting injured again.

      Same can be said about Cesc and RVP, but i have a feeling Arsene will play Fabs but keep RVP on the bench. Chamack will defo start i think. I expect a fairly strong side:

      Chesney, eboue, gibbs, kos, song, denilson, wilshere, cesc, nasri, chamakh, rosicky.

  10. anonymous ipswich supporter

    January 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Weyyyyyyyyyyyy we pwned u arsenal you are so crap weeeey

    also good luck tonight you have probably won but the fact you didnt win first time is disgraceful weeeeeeeeyyyyyyy

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