Bradford vs Arsenal preview line up and score prediction. by KJ
The first team seem to be finally clicking together as they finally managed to get a win against West Brom on the weekend. Now we have the Capital One Cup fixture against Bradford that definitely has a less tense atmosphere to it. We probably aren’t under as much pressure because – firstly, it isn’t a league game and secondly, it’s a game that we expect to win every day of the week.
Arsenal need to get this win against Bradford to get them into the semi-finals of a cup. We have suffered a 7 year drought now and we really need to win a trophy to get that monkey off our back.
I haven’t really watched any games that Bradford have been involved in (who has?) so I can’t really comment on any of their players (I don’t even know their names!). However, I expect them to give us a tough game as they’ll want to win this trophy as much as us. But, we are clearly the dominant team and there is no excuse for us not to win this match comprehensively.
Jenkinson – Mertesacker – Djourou – Meade
Coquelin – Arteta
Chamberlain – Rosicky – Ramsey
This team is easily strong enough to win a Premier league game, let alone a game against league 2 opposition. Wenger is intent on taking a strong team because we have a nice 6 days rest before our away game against Reading.
The defence is pretty standard. Sagna is injured and Djourou looks like he needs a run around. Wenger might start Vermaelen though on the left hand side instead of Meade. I think Gibbs is out of the question as he’s a bit injury prone and has just come back from injury.
I’m almost 100% sure Wenger will rest Wilshere. He put in a proper shift against WBA and needs a rest. He’s young and his body can’t take too much intensity. Coquelin is a good player and can dictate play with Wilshere’s absence.
Cazorla is another player who needs a rest. Not playing as well as he should. Still brilliant at times but not enough. Rosicky has exhibited his brilliance once again on his return against Olympiacos and I think he can handle things against Bradford.
Finally, Giroud is injured and hence Gervinho will have the opportunity to torment their defence. Whether he puts the ball in the back of the net is another story.
My score line prediction is a relatively comfortable 4-1 win.
Bradford vs. Arsenal will be on justlivestreaming.com