Date: 19th February 2007 at 3:08pm
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Arsene Wenger has named his 18-man squad that travelled to Holland for the last 16 tie of the Champions league.

The good news is that Gallas has suffered no setback after his return against Blackburn at the weekend, the bad news is that there is no recognised right-back in the squad.

However, all 4 centre backs named can play there. Kolo Toure played there as his Arsenal career took off, Johan Djourou has played there several times, Big Phill Senderos started out as a right back and Billy Gallas played there for the s**t team in Fulham before he moved to the red side.

Squad in full:

1 Jens Lehmann (GK)
4 Cesc Fabregas
5 Kolo Toure
6 Philippe Senderos
7 Tomas Rosicky
8 Fredrik Llungberg
9 Julio Baptista
10 William Gallas
13 Alexander Hleb
14 Thierry Henry (C)
15 Denilson
16 Mathieu Flamini
19 Gilberto
20 Johan Djourou
22 Gael Clichy
24 Manuel Almunia (GK)
25 Emmanuel Adebayor
30 Jeremie Aliadiere


31 Replies to “Wenger Names Squad For Holland Trip”

  • no walcott no hoyte, saving them for the CC final on sunday?

    we are only 2 short of our strongest side, taking into account hleb and gallas are coming back from injuries, its only Eboue and RVP we are missing from our strongest 11

  • Apparently PSV have a bit of a problem at left-back, so we shouldn’t get too much traffic onto our right side – or they will be exposed for us to finish them off. Let’s hope this is true…

  • Le Boss has proved once again why he is such a genius. with eboue injured, playing hoyte away in the champions league could leave the defence a little lightweight. djourou gives us a good physical presence and has done well whenever he’s played at right back. din think wenger is saying hoyte for the Carling Cup, he’s selected the best side keeping in mind our opponents and the competition. Le Boss you’re simply a legend..

  • Good to see Hleb back in the squad. I’d really like to see Denilson get on the pitch at some point. For me he has been this seasons major surprise. Lets just hope that tomorrow is where Henry starts to play football again!!!

  • Hleb is playing Iceman. i think he’ll go with a 4-5-1 with either Freddie or Rosicky as the second striker..

  • scooch henry never stopped playing football. just go and read The Thierry No Transfer (TNT) policy article on the forum to clear all those doubts and misconceptions you have about the king..

  • Bootoo, does that means that if those two are missing you are playing your kids/second 11 like the CC? Guess it does! GOONER MUGS!!!!!! COYS

  • hoyte has a hamstring injury it seems – djourou would be strong at RB or gallas to continue his comeback – wenger should go 4-4-2 with beast starting along side henry, he will be deadly in Europe where the pace is slower and they dont play so hard/close
    Gavaldinho – you certainly told us! make a ***** comment with no basis loosely tied to something i said, youre a genius i tell the!

  • Look at the sad scummer he thinks we cheated them out of the Carling cup final by playing a few 1st teamers how dare we! Denilson is our 4th choice centre mid and he’s better than Zakora, Huddle20stone, Jenas and Tainio, Diaby played 2 games in a year and outshone your shower of s*@t. Almunia is 2nd choice, Walcott is a 17, Traore is 17, Hoyte is our 2nd left back, Senderos is our 4th choice centre back, Aliadiere is our 5th choice forward and Baptista our 4th choice. They all knocked you the f*@k out!

  • Hahaha one result and the Spurt fan thinks he can come here and tell us about football. I’d be far more inclined to listen to his sorry ar$e if he was around to take the flak last week!!!

  • lol iceman they’ve been bitter for the past few decades now. lets leave them alone in their misery. we have a champions league game to look foward to, something that they havent had for millions of years, and they probably never will..

  • I see there is no Reading fans on here telling us they are on the way up and we are in decline and they are having a much better season than sp*rs did last year, hell there even gonna play more than 40 games!

  • wait till bolton do spuds at white trash lane, then it will be normal quiet service resumed ! i reckon flamini at RB will be the ticket, but i reckon on wenger playing 4-4-2 with adebayor up with Thierry.. what i like about us currently is our strength.. toure, sendoros, gilberto, adebayor, baptista and denilson look so strong and don’t get pushed around, something that has deffo changed this year and will prove good for us and the future.

  • i thnk a 4-5-1 formation will be good since rosicky anyway is a central atacking mid feilder plus ljunberg has lots of goals in em…n hleb is also VERY capable of knocking a few in…n if we need we always have adebayor to support henry….CL GLORY WILL BE OURS !!!!!!

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