The Preview : Newcastle United FC vs Arsenal FC…We need 5 this time !Posted: August 12, 2011
The season is finally upon us as Arsenal kick-off at St. James Park. Now we all know what happened last year at St. James Park, and its better for any Arsenal fan to forget the incident(s) that took place there. Its been a long summer for us gooners, so personally tomorrow cannot come faster. Most of the squad should travel to Newcastle, however Jack Wilshere will not take part in the ‘season opener’ due to an ankle problem.
Injury News :
RVP, Gibbs, Vermaelen and Theo are all fit. Jack and Diaby however, are not. Cesc will travel, Nasri on the otherhand will go to Manchester.
Probable Line up :
Subs : Luke, Traore, SQ18, Jenkinson, Rosicky, Chamberlain, Chamakh
I know about the massacre that happened last season, so this time we have to be very careful, especially in the second half. I know the plight of Nasri, and that he is sick. So ideally I prefer Arshavin to play as CAM. He started off his career in that role, and it would be interesting to see how the man would fare up in one of the best leagues in the world.
All players have had a good break, and should be refreshed for this match. I expect a good performance with us getting the required 3 points.