Pick your Arsenal team to finish the job against Villarreal

Arsenal/Villarreal, Champions Lge QF L2, 7.45pm, Sky Sports 3

Arsenal’s biggest worry tonight is how their defence will cope without Manuel Almunia, Gael Clichy, William Gallas and Johan Djourou. It is with that in mind that we have decided to stick with the 4-2-3-1 formation from the first leg, ensuring that the patched-up back four are adequately supported:

The Spoiler’s Arsenal line-up for the Champions League quarter-final against Villarreal

Emmanuel Adebayor was isolated at times in Spain but with Villarreal needing to commit bodies forward, there should be more space for Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott to exploit, while Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner will be ready to do damage off the bench if the visitors score.

Do you agree with our formation or do you think Arsenal should start with two strikers? Let us know who you would pick with a comment below.

10 responses so far
  • marco // April 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    walcott,denilson or song,fabregas,nasri

  • g ward // April 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    fabianski eboue toure silvestre sagna walcott fabregas song nasri van persie adebayor

  • amar // April 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    eboue toure silvestre sagna

    walcott fabregas nasri

  • Benhur Hadgu // April 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I think arsenal should start with two strikers up front. Robin Vanpersie and adebayour. And i completly disgree with silvestre playing in the center back. Alex song should be pushed in the center back with kolo toure.
    And i dont think Gibbs should play in the left back Eboue should come in.

  • Ben S // April 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Fabianski Eboue Toure silvester Sagna
    denilson Song Walcott Fabregas Nasri Adebayor

  • lady nina // April 15, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    and ray parlour off the bench

  • s.sen // April 15, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Fabianski,Eboue,Toure,Silvestre,Sagna,Walcott,Fabregas, Song,Denilson,Nasri,Adebayor If 4-4-2 Then Van Persie instead of Denilson

  • Samnnachi // April 15, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Sagna, Toure, Silvestre, Gibbs
    Walcott, Song, Fabregas, Nasri
    Van Persie, Adebayor

  • Luke D // April 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I completely agree that Song should be moved to centreback, which then allows Diaby to come in to the midfield:

    Sagna Toure Song Gibbs
    Walcott Fabregas Denilson Diaby Nasri

  • Jon // April 15, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    diaby’s not fit enough to start apparently

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