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Arsenal vs Bolton: Match Preview & Predicted Line-up

Arsenal play Bolton at the Emirates this weekend looking to bounce back from last weekends disappointing 4-3 defeat to Blackburn. A red card for Klasnic is something which is going to be very beneficial for us Gooners. He can really get at defenders and ours is one defense which needs to avoid any trouble. Chamberlain put in a good shift against Shrewsbury, but it’s unlikely that Wenger will start him.

Probable Line-up:

Bolton are a physical side and they will know what upsets us the most. Free-kicks, corners, ref decisions. Do expect them to come at us with everything. As of right now we are the most likely team in the former top 4 to drop points, and we are vulnerable.

The above line-up is what I expect. Santos however may come in for Gibbs. I found it foolish to play Gibbs in the Carling Cup. The player has league experience, and should have been rested for Bolton. Instead Santos should have started. But anyway what is done is done, so why moan about it?

Tomorrow will be crucial to get 3 points and keep up pace with the runaway leaders at the moment. Let’s hope we get them.

Submitted by Armoury Square




  1. ne

    September 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    it would be nice if in the 2nd half we go for 4-3-3 to defend, song-arteta-frimpong. Let the front 3 venture forward wiht a quick pass for counter, hope song will be diclipne these time not to venture forwarrd to much cause he lack the pace to track back. I’m with the idea starting santos infront of gibbs but the problem with playing santos seems he lack the understanding with the rest to play the offide trap, if with gibbs we only have per as the new guy and it would be a bit easy to arrange. Hope per would be commanding enough to arrange the defense…

    • Francis

      September 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      I like the idea of playing Santos as an attacking Winger ahead of Gibbs. Perhaps we can move Gervinho to the right wing in such a formation. Re the formation published above, I prefer playing Frimpong with Song or Rosicky along with Song, bringing on Ramsey as a sub.

  2. Francis

    September 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    My preference would be:
    Sagna Kos Per Gibbs
    Song Arteta
    Oxlade or Rosicky RVP Gervinho

    Subs: Frimpong, Arshavin, Chamakh

  3. Cherry

    September 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I would prefer scz sag kosh per sant song rociky arteta gerv aox vp. second half time frim. walcot. chamak.

  4. ahmedsalamijohnny

    September 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    yah yah.

  5. Ibrahim

    September 23, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Let arsenal play wt 2 netural stricker upfront i mean 4-4-2,dis will hepen our defence.

    • collins odhiambo

      September 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      i tink dat will du

  6. Gersha-ethiopia

    September 24, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Yaeh i agree with santos but he can’t read the much @ rovers especialy his off saids coming not true.

  7. alemeshet.tadesse

    September 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    what i want to transfer to all arsenal fun is that, i do belive in the quality of the team , but these days the problem of the team is their mentality weaker due Aresn Wenger, please our fun belive we can achevie at least one trouphy by this team. please Wenger you had alot for us, but you need to help the players to keep their consentration 90 minutes by standing & forwarding possible information to them . i said this becauose of Gargiola what the did even to his players eventhough his team matured enough. forca ARSENAL

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