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Match Preview:Celtic v Arsenal – It’s the ‘Bhoys vs Boys’…Squad & Score Predictions

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Champions League time and it’s also a nervous time for Arsenal fans because unlike last year this year’s qualification will prove to be a tougher test for the team. A trip to Celtic Park is always tricky and a CL qualification tie with £30m at stake  just adds a little bit of extra pressure. Having said that I think the players don’t really need to be told the importance of this game

Arsenal and Celtic both have had a winning start to the new season and are quite confident ahead of the all important tie.Celtic will have their pathetic away record in mind and will hope to make the home fixture count as much as they can while Arsenal will be hoping to make things easy at home by winning the away leg by a decent margin.

Arsenal have a few injury concerns with Fabregas,Denilson and Sagna facing late fitness tests to determine their participation.All three were part of the squad against Everton and will be hoping to shake off their injuries to continue the fine form. Although I would personally not like too many changes and disturb the winning combination but Wenger might be forced to make some in the case of injuries.I guess Arsene Wenger will go for a more cautious 4-5-1 in this game than the attacking 4-3-3 he started with against Everton. With Theo ruled out for the game it would mean that Eboue has a chance to fit in on the right side of midfield unless Wenger decides to rest Sagna and play Eboue at right back. Wenger’s preference for the 4-5-1 in European games and also the preference to start Diaby could mean that Denilson gets a breather. Van Persie looks good to lead the attack once again with Wenger continuing to be cautious with Eduardo.

A trip to Goodison park provided the perfect preparation for this game but Celtic will surely provide sterner resistance than Everton. I still expect us to come off with a win.In the build up to the game Wenger seemed to be a bit wary about the atmosphere at Celtic Park but I think if our team can cope with the crowd at San Siro and Istanbul we can very well cope up with the scots.The team looked completely charged up at the weekend and every fan would be hoping that they carry over the same and come out comfortable winners.

Squad Prediction: ( 4-5-1)

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Subs: Mannone,Silvestre,Wilshere,Ramsey,Eduardo,Gibbs,Bendtner

 

Score Predition: Celtic 0- 2 Arsenal.

Cheers and Keep Gunning!

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  1. Madagascar
    August 18, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    celtic 1-ars 3
    the scots will know exactly why they can’t be a part of the premiership

  2. TonyAdams
    August 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    arsenal will win 3-0

  3. Pires7
    August 18, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Arsenal will win the CL & PL this season.. 0-3 today and 4-0 at Emirates…. arsenal go through Celtic 0-7 arsenal (aggregate)

  4. Ole Gunner
    August 18, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    3-0 to arsenal

  5. Ole Gunner
    August 18, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    i think Wenger will again go with 4-3-3…. with cesc and diaby in a more attacking role and song providing the cover.I expect Eduardo to start with RVP being rested for the Portsmouth game.

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