Gunning for Udinese

by admin

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

A quick look ahead to tonight’s Arsenal match against Italian side Udinese. The teams have been released and here they are;

Udinese: Handanovic, Ekstrand, Benatia, Danilo, Neuton, Isla, Agyemang-Badu, Asamoah, Armero, Pinzi, Di Natale. Subs: Belardi, Basta, Denis, Abdi, Pasquale, Doubai, Fabbrini.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Djourou, Vermaelen, Sagna, Walcott, Frimpong, Song, Ramsey, Gervinho, van Persie. Subs: Fabianski, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Chamakh, Traore, Miquel.
Referee: Olegario Benquerenca (Portugal)

I would say judging from that, we are in with a chance here. The Verminator will provide some solid defence in the back row,  and new summer signing Jenkinson is starting alongside him.  Hopefully Walcott, Gervinho and van Persie can cause Udinese some problems in their defence and we can target their weaknesses, capitalise on these, and storm through to the Champions League. Let’s not forget, we have not actually qualified yet!

Although in a roundabout way, even if Arsenal lose tonight, they may still qualify due to the fact that Fenerbahce, have been pulled out due to a Turkish match fixing scandal. But that is all by the by, Arsenal must play to win tonight!

Hope you enjoyed this, feel free to comment on it! 🙂 – and don’t forget to check out my personal blog at – even posted a celebratory picture on there!

 ** Update ** With the final whistle having blown at 9.35pm Arsenal have confirmed their place in this years Champions League with a 3-1 win over Udinese. It looked hairy in the first half with the Italian side scoring in the 39th minute, Arsene Wenger then gave his team some chin music in the break and they came out all guns blazing in the second half, with RvP scoring, Szczesny saving a crucial penalty and Walcott wrapping up another goal to seal the spot!

Stay tuned for the draw tomorrow to find out the groups in this years Champions League!

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  • Mystical Mike

    Best we’ve played all season and we find ourselves a goal down. Come o u gunners

  • Mystical Mike

    Superb performance. In the face of adversity too!

    Now spend that cash and challenge for the title once again

  • DD

    well helloooo Gooner Girl, I think you could b our good luck charm! Nice write up. 😉

  • Lauren Miles

    well thanks very much! 🙂 I do try!

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