1.. We got Nick Bendtner…mainly due to the club forgetting to sign a real plan B to Giroud for this season. Everyone knows my displeasure for the man, but when he’s on the pitch he deserves full backing.
2.. Will be good run out for Arteta and Vermealen both returning from knocks.
3.. Out back 5 will be decent, with 3 of them (Jenkinson, Vermaelen and Monreal) likely to get a lot of games this season
4.. We have won the last 10 visits to the Hawthornes
5.. WBA haven’t beat us home or away in 3 years
6.. We have won the last 10 away games on a spin.
7.. We have sold just over 5,500 tickets for tonight, by far the best travelling support in the country.
8.. Gnarby should get another chance to show us what he’s got
9.. We really should go all out to win this, I’m slightly disappointed we wont be playing a full strength side, but there is no excuses the players on the pitch have enough to win this game.
10… Wenger knows, he needs silverware this season…
Team from – Per Mertesacker – Thomas Vermaelen – Mikel Arteta – Emiliano Viviano – Nacho Monreal – Mathieu Flamini – Lukasz Fabianski – Nicklas Bendtner – Carl Jenkinson – Ju-Young Park – Ryo – Chuba Akpom – Hector Bellerin – Thomas Eisfeld – Serge Gnabry – Isaac Hayden – Kristoffer Olsson – Alex Iwobi