Arsenal has announced the line up for today’s game. We have the early KO so we must take the initiative and put pressure on the chasing pack. If we fail to get three points, it will almost certainly lift Spurs and Newcastle, who both play tomorrow.
Given our injuries and form, most of the team picks itself, apart from the wingers. Gervinho is given another chance to make an impact after a few lacklustre performances, and Benayoun starts on his birthday.
This will be Arsene’s 900th game with the club, and he is looking for his 520th victory. It is our last home match and Pat Rice’s last game in London serving as Arsene’s right-hand man. The fans better give it their all today!
Substitutes: Fabianski, Santos, Djourou, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Park, Chamakh