Arsenal vs Huddersfield Town: Preview and Starting Eleven

It’s back to the FA Cup today and we are at home against Huddersfield town.

In the last round we were taken to a replay by Leeds and I hope it’s not the case this time. I don’t know much about Huddersfield but that they are in League One and they are fighting for promotion. This Cup, I feel, will not be a priority for them but still expect a very determined side that faces us today.

For the starting team, we can expect many changes and most of our second string to start as we have a Premier League match forty-eight hours after it. Most will be hoping for a strong side, but with a match against Everton on Tuesday, we cannot play the same men twice. And by now you would expect the whole squad to be at the same level.

So who ever starts, we can expect a win but we would have to show up and not take them lightly.

In goal, I expect Szczesny to keep his place even though Almunia is back from his injury. With Squillaci available, he will be in the starting eleven and Djourou will have a rest. Koscielny, therefore, will be the other centre back. Gibbs and Eboue will be on the flanks as Sagna won’t be risked for this and Clichy will need to start on Tuesday.

In the middle, Arsene will have to be decisive. I won’t start with Diaby as he has just come back. Also we would need someone who can control the midfield. We cannot start with Fabregas. However, we can start with Nasri as he started on the bench in the last game. Denilson to retain his place. To partner them, I will go with Song as we will need a good cover for our backline. We can bring on Diaby later when we have the game in control.

Upfront, I would start with Chamakh as lately he hasn’t featured much. On the left side, Arshavin needs to continue to improve his confidence. On the right, I can’t make up my mind between Walcott and Bendtner. Bendtner and Chamakh’s combination hasn’t clicked yet. However, Bendtner is improving with games and I won’t be surprised if he starts. Although, I would prefer Walcott to start.

Probable starting XI: Szczesny, Eboue, Squillaci, Koscielny, Gibbs, Song, Nasri, Denilson, Walcott, Chamakh, Arshavin

This game should be a walk in the park, no disrespect to Huddersfield, considering our team and how we have played these past few games.

My only concern is the back line as they will be playing together after a long time. However, if our midfield stays close to the defenders and not lose possession in dangerous areas, we will be fine.

No score predictions again as they always turn out to be incorrect.

Enjoy the match and keep your fingers crossed.

10 Responses to Arsenal vs Huddersfield Town: Preview and Starting Eleven

  1. effective says:

    Arsenal is winning today.despite the fact that we are going to rest most of our boys

  2. arsenal must surely win since we have nasri, walcott, arshavin in the stating eleven

  3. augustus ighonmieyetan says:

    i expect bendtner to start this one…but which ever team d prof picks should be able to beat hudderfields today..but no disrespect.

  4. musa koroma says:

    you just have to be careful in the selection.

  5. musa koroma says:

    Mr manager you just have to be careful in the selection of the newly coming back guys.

  6. sam nkeera says:

    i was expecting to bring in Traore to replace Gibbs in case but my worry with Ebue he over laps and forget to fall back quickly

  7. oti ukoha says:

    mr manager. Needs to b desidsive about his seletion becos we need every silver wear.

  8. soben says:

    just a win no matter the squad

  9. Ha ha says:

    Ha ha says:
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    January 30, 2011 at 13:27
    Arsenal got all the ref decisions in the 1st half, blatent handball by Chamakh for the goal, Gibbs should have got 2nd yellow for his rash tackle plus his handball in the area.

    Arsenal getting absolutely battered by Huddlesfield in the 2nd half!! lol

    How embarassing is this, Nasri injured and your season starts its famous roll down hill!


    Go on Huddlesfield, completely mugging Arsenal iff in their own back yard!!

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