Arsene Wenger is once again set to rotate his squad ahead of Sunday afternoon’s clash with Everton at the Emirates Stadium.
The Arsenal manager made five changes to his starting XI for the midweek visit of Hull City, with Nicklas Bendtner on of the players to come in.
Arsenal maintained their four point lead at the top of the Premier League by beating Hull City at the Emirates Stadium yesterday evening.
Nicklas Bendtner was handed his first league start for the club since March 2011, and took just ninety seconds to make an impact, nodding in Carl Jenkinson’s cross to put the hosts in front.
Arsenal welcome Hull City to the Emirates Stadium this evening looking to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League.
The Gunners go in to the game without right-back Bacary Sagna, so Carl Jenkinson is set to deputise while the game has come too soon for Lukas Podolski, though the Germany forward has returned to training following a hamstring injury.
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the club’s official website that he will rotate his squad regularly over the busy festive period.
The Gunners’ hectic run of fixtures continues tomorrow evening with the visit of Hull City, before a run that sees them face three of the Premier League’s current top five, as well as Napoli in their final Champions League group game all before Christmas Day.
An inspired performance from Aaron Ramsey led Arsenal to a 3-0 victory over the Welshman’s former club Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon, and strengthened the Gunners’ grip on top spot in the Premier League in the process.
The club’s top scorer this season struck first on twenty-nine minutes, converting Mesut Ozil’s cross, before the German international fed Mathieu Flamini, who doubled their advantage with his first goal since returning to the club four minutes from time.
Arsenal head to Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon looking to strengthen their hold at the top of the Premier League.
Theo Walcott is pushing for his first league start in over ten weeks after making back to back substitute appearances, while Kieran Gibbs is available for selection following illness.
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Emiliano Viviano is a January transfer target for Bologna and Werder Bremen, Talksport understands.
The 27 year-old goalkeeper is currently with the Gunners on a season-long loan from Palermo, but is currently behind Poland internationals Wojciech Szczesny and Lukas Fabianski in the pecking order at the Emirates, and is yet to make an appearance for Arsene Wenger’s side.
A Jack Wilshere double inspired Arsenal to victory against Marseille at the Emirates yesterday evening, and all but secured their places in the knockout stages of the Champions League for a fourteenth season in succession.
The England international opened the scoring after just thirty seconds, before doubling the host’s advantage twenty minutes into the second half.
Mathieu Flamini is set to return to the Arsenal line up to face former club Marseille in tonight’s Champions League group F clash.
The France international missed Saturday’s Premier League win over Southampton through suspension after amassing five yellow cards, but could feature at the Emirates Stadium.
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