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Pick your Arsenal team to face Manchester Utd tonight

Arsenal/Man Utd, UCL Semi-Final 2nd leg, 7.45pm, ITV1

The Spoiler’s Pick

Arsenal’s Champions league lineup against Manchester Utd

The Spoiler doesn’t profess to have a bulging brain like Professor Wenger, but we’ve had a go at selecting the team tonight all the same.

There’s no real surprises except for the inclusion of Nicklas Bendtner, who will come into the game with confidence after netting twice at the weekend. We feel he deserves a place ahead of Emmanuel Adebayor; he was poor in the first leg, and has demonstrated unprofessional conduct by harping on about AC Milan all the time.

Like our selection? Let us know who you would start below…

4 responses so far
  • gmp // May 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    i would rather have almunia, bakari, kolo, djorou, gibbs, song, cesc, eboue, nasri, rvp/vela, bendtner.

    think adebayor should be left on the bench and damn the consequencies. with the way he is playing, theres not much difference between him and niklas, and i woul rather have eboue start on the right ahead of theo simply becouse he provides more defensive security and hes no slouch either and hes got a bit of skill. theo can come on in the 2nd half when man u throw evrything forward to score the away goal that they would need after arsenals 2nd goal

  • jwe // May 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I agree with having Eboue in the team for Theo. Theo was pretty easily handled in the first leg and I feel like Eboue could really mix things up and make some decent runs at Evra.
    I don’t know if Arsenal can afford to have Adebayor on the bench. He’s been a bit crap lately, but he can do amazing things when necessary. What he lacks in work rate, he sometimes makes up for in idiot savant like talent.
    Niklas on the other hand, works hard, but can blunder open chances.
    Nik v. Adebayor? it’s about the same to me.
    I feel the same way about Djourou/Silvestre. Silvestre is pretty disliked, but there’s something to be said for his experience. Djourou has improved a lot this season. Djourou has a bright future, while Silvestre is on the decline, but for right now. They are, in my opinion, nearly interchangeable.

  • fourstar // May 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I think AW will go with Adebayor, even though he doesn’t deserve it after his come-hither to AC Milan. But we will see.

  • lady nina // May 5, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    and ray parlour off the bench

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