Arsenal will give due respect to Bradford tonight

Arsene Wenger will not put his strongest possible Arsenal side out tonight against Bradford in the Capital One cup, but there will be a good few first teamers involved, and the players will know that they cannot afford to take the League two side lightly if we are to progress to the semi-final stage.

Not only are Bradford on a good run of form in the league, they knocked out Premier league side Wigan in the last round at the DW stadium in Wigan. This time they have home advantage and will undoubtedly see this as the biggest game the club has had in years.

The young German midfielder Thomas Eisfeld is likely to be one of the reserve players to start the game tonight, and knows that anything can happen in these games if you underestimate the opposition.

“In Germany we say that cup games have their own rules because anyone can beat anyone.

“At the moment, I’m very happy. I don’t know what the coaches think. Of course I hope I get the chance to play in the game, it would make me really pleased.”

Young players like Eisfeld, Jernade Meade, Coquelin and Gnabry will not take any game lightly and are desperate to impress Wenger and the Arsenal fans, so it is a good idea to mix them in with the more experienced players tonight. In 22-year old Nahki Wells, Bradford have their own up and coming star. Now in his second season with the Bantams, the Bermudian striker already has 14 goals and will need to be kept quiet by the Arsenal defence.

If you’re thinking about placing a bet on the game, bear in mind there are always shocks in the League Cup. Perhaps a wiser place to spend your money would be on a few hands of poker at poker.betfair.com. At least that way the outcome is in your hands.

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22 thoughts on “Arsenal will give due respect to Bradford tonight

  1. Tristan

    respect Bradford, but it doesn’t mean we need to fill in first team. young gunner must be capablt to do the job. otherwise they do not deserve to wear AFC shirt!

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  2. leo

    nani was spotted at arsenal training ground sources say that arsenal are frustrated by theo’s one demand after another & are set to sell him while nani earns 90 a week at manure there are reports that wenger tried to sign him in summer & there is also an option on nani during rvp sale to mufc media sources also claim arsenal could offer nani a 4-5 year deal which will be initially 90 a week then it could be increased in 1-2 years time when arsenal’s new commercial deal will come in especially with nike set to offer 25m a year deal offer

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  3. k

    Szczesny
    Jenkinson//Koscielny//Vermaelen//Meade
    Coquelin//Rosicky//Eisfield
    Chamberlain//Podolski//Gervinho

    Rest Sagna and give Jenkinson a game. Meade can get some experience with Vermaelen there to help. Rest Mertesacker and play Koscielny who could use a game. Eisfield can play with Rosicky who he admires, Coquelin showed some quality and deserves a chance in this game. Podolski should play striker as he has already been rested. Chamberlain should get a game and Gervinho can play and be subbed for Arshavin whenever the manager sees fit.

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  4. leo

    Nani pictured at Arsenal’s training ground over the weekend according to various reports. Reports in media that AFC in talks with MUFC.

    Robbie Earle: “I still think Arsenal will get 4th. They’re serial finishers in there. Wenger knows how to do it.”
    Report: Arsenal have £60m to spend in January

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  5. k

    @leo
    Not sure I want Nani to be honest. He’s a good player but he seems greedy and isn’t getting much game time at Man U.
    Would rather keep Walcott and buy a good defensive midfielder, a good backup for left back and a clinical finisher.

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  6. leo

    @k still early days anything can happen jan is imp arsenal signing him looks difficult but not impossible

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  7. AFC_Gooner

    This is definitely the youngsters cup but they always need the guiding hand of a few big players.
    @leo – Nani would be a good addition but £20m is too much really – knowing Wenger, £15m will be his max. Still we need to offload the deadwood that has grown mouldy

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  8. dee

    Man I hope this game will not be another Reading vs Arsenal thriller. I hope we can bang 3 goals from start and keep Bradford boys quiet! Concerning Nani, why not! We always talk about needing EPL experience players, you can’t get much more expreinced then this. I thinki with his dribling skills and finish he can add value to us. And dont hate him just because he used to play for Manure, he didn’t do anything against Arsenal. Plus if Wenger can put Nanis brains back and some confidence then I think we will get a winner. Let Theo know that he is not, not replaceble!

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  9. Segun

    @Leo, I’m pretty sure you have loads of fun posting rumours. Why don’t you provide links or photos of your sources eh? Funny guy.

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  10. leo

    @afc gooner manure could sell nani for less despite 20m valuation they could sell him for 15m a bid from zenit around that was accepted but the player tunred it down he prefers to stay in england a move to chelski is unlikely given fergie’s relation with rafa while city is also unlikely arsenal can buy him but depends on arsenal board at 26 with pl experience would be perfect but still it’s doubtfull

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  11. vickie

    @leo: you better read well before running here posting nonsense. Nani was spotted near watford training ground and not arsenal’s. Seems “Paul and CJ” are your elder brothers.

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  12. Ashendren reddy

    Amongst my friends I am the only gooner and the only 1 who knows who Eisfeld is. Maybe its time we showed the world who he is. I know people will say he is too young but he is older than when the gas (Fabergas) made his debut.

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