With key Gunners crocked, who is Arsenal's strongest 11 to face FC Twente?

Arsenal have travelled to Holland missing five major players for the clash with FC Twente tonight, forcing Arsene Wenger to rely on youth for the crucial Champions League clash.

The bad news for all Gooners everywhere is that Cesc Fabregas could be sidelined until next month, meaning Le Gaffer is looking at Aaron Ramsey or Denilson to to lead his midfield this evening against Steve McClaren's men. It's far from ideal.

Speaking to Arsenal online, Wenger said, "Kolo Toure, Philippe Senderos, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky and Eduardo are out.

"We have a big squad at home." No shit Sherlock.


Kolo and Nasri should be back in time for the weekend, but the rest of the crocked stars will miss more than a couple of games and leaving the Arsenal with a makeshift 18-man squad to start the season.

The squad that travelled to Holland is:


Manuel Almunia, Lukasz Fabianski, Bacary Sagna, William Gallas, Gael Clichy, Justin Hoyte, Johan Djourou, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Denilson, Theo Walcott, Emmanuel Eboue, Mark Randall, Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin Van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela.

Let me know what your starting 11 would be from that
bunch, but for the record, here is mine:

Almunia
Hoyte, Sagna, Gallas, Clichy
Eboue, Denilson, Djourou, Walcott
Adebayor, van Persie