Wigan Athletic vs Arsenal: Team line-ups, half-time thoughts and match chat
Written by Chris on December 3, 2011 14:45
Arsenal desperately need all three points after last week’s disappointing result against Fulham, at home.
With key players rested in mid-week, manager Arsene Wenger will probably opt for a formation very similar to the one that started against the Cottagers, with some minor question marks to answer.
The condition of Aaron Ramsey will surely be assessed after last week’s tragedy that hit football in Wales and in case the youngster will not be involved, with Tomas Rosicky out injured, I would opt for Mikel Arteta in the creative-midfield role with Francis Coquelin and Alex Song behind him.
Of course, with the Champions League game next week meaning nothing for the Gunners as they are already qualified, expect the likes of Robin van Persie and Andre Santos, rested against Manchester City, to start from the first minute, with the Dutchman to hopefully show that without him, our offensive department does indeed lack something.
Anyway, December, for Arsenal, starts today. Get comfortable because the next thirty days will be very long, a lot of fun and hopefully, very positive.
And, until you wait for kick-off, check out Arsene Wenger’s comments on Emmanuel Frimpong and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as well as the latest team news given by our manager in Friday’s press conference.
As always, please do join the discussion in our chat room which will also be active after the full time whistle. You will be glad to know that from this season, to provide a better chat experience to our readers, users can be banned if they post offensive comments.
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Subs: Coming Soon
Szczesny, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Andre Santos, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Gervinho, Walcott, van Persie
Subs: Fabianski, Djourou, Coquelin, Benayoun, Arshavin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chamakh
Half-Time Thoughts and Analysis
As the chat room has grown in popularity, my half-time thoughts as well as the comments of other Arsenal fans are now being discussed in the Arsenal Interactive chat room to which you can find a link at the bottom of this page. Please feel free to join the fun and share your point of view.