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Arsenal Prepare For Marseille & Stan Visits

by on October 31, 2011

After a brilliant victory over  Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal now turn there attentions towards the Champions League. The North London side are playing against French side Marseille on Tuesday in Group F. They recently played each over twelve days ago at the Stade Velodrome, which a last minute Aaron Ramsey goal was enough to win the game for the gunners.

Arsenal defenders Thomas Vermaelen and Carl Jenkinson have both been declared fit to play for Arsenal tomorrow. Yossi Benayoun also return after missing the Chelsea game because of the terms of his loan deal.

Marouane Chamakh misses out though because of an knee injury and not fit to play. The Moroccan striker joins Kieran Gibbs who has a stomach injury, midfielders Abou Diaby, Jack Wilshere and French full-back Bacary Sagna who all have ankle injuries on the sidelines.

The gunners can qualify for the last 16 if they get a victory tomorrow. This Arsenal side are growing in confidence after winning eight of their last nine games in all competitions.

Arsenal provisional squad for tomorrow match is – Szczesny, Santos, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Walcott, Song, Ramsey, Arteta, Van Persie, Gervinho, Fabianski, Rosicky, Park, Benayoun, Frimpong, Djourou, Arshavin, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Miyaichi.

The squad will get shorted to eighteen players, Arsène Wenger got asked today if he will rotate his starting elven from Saturday and he said ““I will rotate a little bit certainly.” at his press conference today.

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke watched Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea on the weekend from directors’ box at Stamford Bridge. Kroenke adressed the first team squad today ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Marseille at Emirates Stadium.

Kronke was at Arsenal training group London Colney this monry and also was show around Arsenal’s new medical facility.

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  1. ALIYU BABA UMAR GIZA permalink

    I want to appeal to Arsene Wenger to please feature Park on tomorrow match against marsielle and let do substitude @ the right time. I love ARSENAL.

  2. Jaamiu dauud permalink

    Arsenal is going 2 beat marselle and i want wenger 2 use park 2morrow on d field. Frm dauud

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