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After a convincing win over Blackburn, we have another tricky away game on Wednesday. The Champions League nights are back and it's important for us to start well. We usually struggle in Eastern Europe and our record in Kiev isn't pleasant at all. The timing of this match is excellent though. We don't have to worry about weather conditions or bad pitch.

Unfortunately we have some injury concerns. Here is the boss report after today's match:

“[Samir] Nasri is a big doubt for that, Eboue we might lose and Clichy too. We have to assess them tomorrow. It doesn't look too good.”

So, assuming this trio is out, I would like to see something like this:

-------Almunia------
Sagna----Toure----Djourou-----Gallas
Walcott---Cesc----Song------Denilson
Ade--------RvP​

Come on Arsenal!!! I'll be there in the stands!!!
 

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Well, this season the club have claimed some big results against teams which had proven to be more difficult in past seasons. Then again, the club forget how to play in Eastern Europe, so it's a very different frontier.
 

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Clichy and Eboue will be important absences.
 

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As will Nasri. Even if Silvestre is ready to play in this game, I would much rather have Gallas out there and Djourou in the middle at this point. I just don't trust Silvestre at all.
 

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wow to many absences.
it will be a difficlut away game..
but i think we can win it,
scoring in the first 30 minutes will be relief
 

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with Gallas' form, I would even trust half-baked Rosicky at CB :rolleyes:
 

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Gallas looks absolutely shocking in defence, its only a matter of time till we play a side whose not playing absolutely crap like blackburn and newcastle and concede. we really need to do something about this.

oh dear, clichy and eboue are injured.. this is a worry.
 

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When is Gael due back?
 

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We play with the reserve team this week end for the ukrainian cup who won 5-0 away.
 

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Maybe we'll see Vela on the wing?
 

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Daunting trip to Eastern Europe where we 'never' win. With our injury problems a draw would'nt be such a bad result IMHO.
 

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Attack, attack, attack. This is the best course to take for this game even if it is an away game. Hope Wenger doesn't get too cagey about this one. We can kill them early in this game if we go at them. Their defence is suspect. Going forward they are decent themselves and if Bangoura and Milevsky play they will have to be watched. Give Theo licence to go at their back four and he will frighten them to death. It's good that we play this game early in Kiev before the temperatures plummet in a few months time.
 

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erm that's what we used to do in Wenger's initial years and we couldn't get past the QFs.
For this particular match. Get at them early. That's the way to win it. Kiev shipped a load of goals last season in the CL. Go for their weak point.
 

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2-0 for the Arsenal!
 

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So frustrating with al these players injured.
I don't watch Dynamo Kiev so i have no idea how this is gonna go.. I'd be happy with a draw, but we should win.
 
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