As I thought this morning, Wenger has opted to start Robin Van Persie alongside Adebayor, and rest Henry by putting him on the bench. It makes a lot of sense, and I’m glad I stuck my neck out and predicted he’d start with RvP!
Henry can always come on from the bench anyway if we need him.
It also looks like Arsene has opted for 4-4-2 and not gone with the 4-5-1 that has seen us do so well in Europe. With 4-4-2, expect Arsenal to create a lot of chances and go out for the 3 points we need in the fight for fourth spot.
Here is the team in full:
Jens Lehmann, Emmanuel Eboue, Kolo Toure, Philippe Senderos, Mathieu Flamini, Alexander Hleb, Cesc Fabregas, Gilberto Silva, Robert Pires, Robin van Persie & Emmanuel Adebayor.
Mart Poom, Johan Djourou, Abou Diaby, Freddie Ljungberg & Thierry Henry.
It will be interesting to see who the captain will be, but I’d guess that Jens would fill the role.