Play Fantasy Arsene Wenger - who should replace Mozart tonight?

By Avenell Dave

Apart from Alex Song, Tomas Rosicky was by far and away Arsenal's best player on Saturday.

You can see why Arsene Wenger was so patient with him while he recuperated from this muscle injury - and why Wenger must sign 'Little Mozart' up to a new contract even if there are clauses to ensure injuries are taken into account.

But with Rosicky unavailable tonight and Theo Walcott crocked for another month after being hacked down on Saturday, it leaves Arsenal with precious few attacking options as they bid for a third successive Champions League victory which will almost guarantee qualification.

It's simple to see what Wenger will do, of course.

Manu Eboue will come in for Theo Walcott as the right sided forward with Bacary Sagna returning to right back, with Abou Diaby on the left of midfield and Andrey Arshavin ahead of him.

I imagine after his flap that Vito Mannone will be dropped as well with Manuel Almunia recturning in goal after a chest infection. I hope not, because Mannone can be a top class goalkeeper which Almunia will never be.

I'd like to see Wenger mix it up, though, and bring Aaron Ramsey in for Diaby (who was a passenger for most of Saturday's match apart from his goal) and being daring with Jack Wilshere or Carlos Vela in for Eboue on the right.

It's a gamble - but this is the sort of game where we can afford to do blood younger players - and if things aren't going so well, we can always bring them on.

Wilshere doesn't do much wrong on the ball and Vela could be lethal cutting in from the right on that left foot of his.

Somehow, I don't think this will be the side though....

Addict XI


Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy

     Song Fabregas Ramsey

         Vela RvP Arshavin