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Reading vs Arsenal

Reading vs Arsenal Preview:

In October 30, 2012 Reading welcomes Arsenal at the Madejski Stadium. The gunners enjoy 100% result against the hosts ahead of Capital One Cup game. Arsenal have won every game against Reading, but today they will make some changes to their usual Premier League starting line-up.

Brian McDermott has played with his strongest players in the Capital One Cup. It is expected that he will do it again to try to shock the Gunners with home win. Jem Karacan has got a knee injury, so he will miss this clash.  In fact, that Noel Hunt can make the 375th appearance of his club career.

Reading’s coach has no other injury concerns. Hal Robson-Kanu could come into left flank after he scored an equalising last-minute goal in the EPL against Fulham.

Arsene Wenger usually uses squad rotation and gives an opportunity to get some playing time to reserved and young players. So he will likely to follow his traditions and will give some rest to his key players after a hard win over QPR this weekend. Finally Bacary Sagna and Jack Wilshere made their comebacks from long-term injuries. But they are still looking for their good fitness.

All this means that young players Nico Yennaris, Francis Coquelin and Serge Gnabry will get a chance to shine in the starting squad. They will be assisted by more experienced stars suchlike Andrey Arshavin and Theo Walcott.

Arsenal can’t count on injured Abou Diaby, Kieran Gibbs, Tomas Rosicky and Wojciech Szczesny.

Reading and Arsenal have faced each other nine times and Arsenal have won all the games. In the Capital One Cup Reading have won all games this season but they still can’t get a victory in the Premier League.

Arsenal was a two time winners of the League Cup, in 1987 and 1993.


Reading line-up: McCarthy, Cummins, Mariappa, Gorkss, Shorey, Robson-Kanu, Guthrie, Leig’wood, McAnuff, Pogrebnyak, Roberts.


Last three matches:

Reading 3 – Fulham 3;

Liverpool 1 – Reading 0;

Swansea 2 – Reading 2.


Arsenal line-up: Mannone, Jenkinson, Djourou, Vermaelen, Miquel, Yennaris, Coquelin, Walcott, Arshavin, Gnabry, Giroud.


Last three matches:

Arsenal 1 – QPR 0;

Arsenal 0 – Schalke 04 2;

Norwich City 1 – Arsenal 0.

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