[Teams] Arsenal vs Blackburn: Coquelin & Chamberlain Start
Arsenal welcome Blackburn Rovers to the Emirates today looking to pick up their first win of 2012 after only managing 1 point from 12 so far this year. Full teams:
Arsenal welcome Blackburn Rovers to the Emirates today looking to pick up their first win of 2012 after only managing 1 point from 12 so far this year. However, despite this poor form of late, we’re still in touch with fourth-placed Chelsea and a win today will close the gap to just two points with the Blues playing United on Sunday.
Arsene has decided to rest Sagna today after the Frenchman made his comeback from a long injury lay-off against Bolton on Wednesday, Coquelin taking his place at right back. Chamberlain is passed fit to start after being a slight doubt with a knee injury. Ramsey gets a well deserved rest with Rosicky given the nod.
Szczesny, Coquelin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Van Persie.
SUBS: Fabianski, Sagna, Ramsey, Benayoun, Arshavin, Henry, Park.
Robinson, Olsson, Givet, Dunn, Modeste, Gamst, Petrovic, Nzonzi, Dann, Hoilett, Lowe.
SUBS: Bunn, Formica, Orr, Rochina, Goodwillie, Vukcevic, Hanley.