Watch out Reading – Arsenal have the best reserves in the League!

Arsene Wenger has made it perfectly clear that he will resting Arsenal’s first team players for tonights visit of Reading in the League Cup, but according to one Arsenal old-boy, Charlie Nicholas, the reserves should still be able to easily beat the Championship side.

Nicholas said: “Arsenal have got the strongest squad in Premier League,”

“The sort of players who come in here are experienced and should be ready to step up for the first team and seize on a disappointing result at the weekend.

“Olivier Giroud will probably get a run out and you’ve also got Lucas Perez, Kieran Gibbs, David Ospina, Rob Holding and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is looking more influential.”

“There’s a few I’d like to see get a chance,” he added.

“One is the boy Jeff Reine-Adelaide, who I’ve only seen glimpses of but looks like he could be the next Alex Iwobi, and Mohamed Elneny is another one.

“Reading are still learning under Jaap Stam and I see no excuses for the Gunners, who will still have plenty of experience, so I’m expecting those who disappointed at the weekend to be pushed for their places in a comfortable win.”

That is confident words from the ex-Gunner, should it really be that easy tonight?



  1. Stop it… just stop it. Somebody on this board said last week that they feel sorry for Boro before Saturday. Well, we were lucky to get a point out of that game. I also recall an FA Cup game against Reading from a few years ago which we actually won 7-5 in extra time, but we were down 4-1 at halftime. Another one that comes to mind is against Sheffield Wednesday from last year, where we were literally spanked, and our squad wasn’t all that bad either. All I’m trying to say is that it’s anyone’s game really. Yes, it looks like an easy one on paper, and we should win it. But there are no guarantees in this life.

  2. Someone brought this up before and I agree. A team that is basically mashed together in the space of a week, basically a line up that is all new to one another. Versus one that plays competitively week in week out. The team that plays regularly together automatically holds an advantage.

    Then you have the drop in class between both sets of players, it makes things difficult to predict, if they weren’t already to begin with. The players must show some character.

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors