Play Fantasy Arsene Wenger - Toffees not too sticky a prospect

By Graham McNorthbank

It’s mighty distressing when a game gets called off.

Bolton were in something akin to disarray, having sacked their manager and not appointed the replacement and, despite our injuries, I expected us to win on Wednesday. Handsomely. But we'll never know now and the fixture congestion that now faces the team could make that game trickier now than it would have been.

On the bright side it gave our injured players more days to recover and rest – and the likes of Armand Traore, Denilson and Andrey Arshavin probably needed that having been pressed into action earlier than was ideal.

Tomas Rosicky returns to the squad for tomorrow's clash with Everton and it will be interesting to see if he starts or is brought on. We could really do with his experience right now with Cesc still out and Alex Song away.

When it comes to my team for the Toffees game, I have to say I'd be tempted to stick with the line-up that fought back from a goal down against West Ham last weekend. The line-up, that is, when Abou Diaby and Samir Nasri came off the bench to effectively turn the tie in the Gunners favour. Oh and Armand Traore's pace over Mikael Silvestre's zimmer-user lack of it.

Actually, if Rosicky is fully fit I'd opt for him over Nasri, with Denilson filling the vacancy left by Song, who has been arguably our best player this season. Long term Addict readers will know that I'm no fan of international football, but apologies to Cameroon fans because I'll be supporting anyone your nation plays in the African Nations Cup so that we can get Song back to Arsenal as soon as possible.

That said, this would be my starting line up tomorrow:

Addict XI


Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Traore

Ramsey Diaby Denilson Rosicky

Eduardo Arshavin