Udinese v Arsenal (Second Leg) Preview (Agg. 0-1) by Alex-Forty-Nine
24/08/2011, 18:06
Filed under: August 2011


So we are just under an hour away from one fo the most important games Arsenal will have to play this season, it is not only a ticket into the champions league but it may also be the start of and hopefully some incoming signings, as it has been reporting we have been waiting to secure UCL football before targeting players, a bit late it seems though with only one week left in the transfer window.

So lets start off with the line up being confirmed by UEFA themselves –


Jenkinson – Djourou – Vermaelen – Sagna

Song – Frimpong


Walcott                                     Gervinho


It looks to me that Arsene has decided to go with a solid foundation but with the content to counter attack quickly through Ramsey, Walcott and Gervinho. Gervinho and Walcott will need to provide the quick counter Arsenal need to threaten the Udinese defence which i feel isn’t great at all. It will be interesting to see the partnership between Song and Frimpong, Frimpong recently said in the Arsenal Close Up on Arsenal Player that he gets on most with Song and is a father/uncle figure towards him. No doubt it will be quite solid from the both of them, my only concern is the Right hand side of the Defence with Djourou prone to the odd mistake and having the in-experienced Jenkinson at right back im pretty sure Udinese will look to exploit that side more often than the left side. This is where it will be important for either one of the DM of Song and Frimpong to help that side more often but to maintain having that one guy in the middle of the park at all times.

Come On You Gooners

I’m excited for the game not too nervy but why should i be we are the Arsenal, Udinese aren’t a great team and we should effectively beat them. The only drawback to this game is the Media will be ready to pounce all over us if all goes wrong for us.

Thats all for now and lets just focus on winning the game!

Yours Goonerly.


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