The Opposition: Arsenal

The Gameplan
4-3-3. I call it the 'Arselona' formation.

Strengths
Goals come from carving the opposition apart with slick passing football.

Weaknesses
Defending is not a strong point. Any set piece in Arsenal’s own half is a definite scoring opportunity. Also a tendency to get caught on the break.

Injuries/Suspensions
Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) will not play. Denilson (back) should be available.

Predicted starting 11

Almunia
Sagna – Gallas – Vermaelen – Traore
Ramsey – Song – Denilson
Nasri – Arshavin – Diaby

Kevin Whitcher is editor of The Gooner