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Arsenal v. Bolton: Carling Cup Lineups and Openthread

Arsenal v. Bolton Wanderers
Location: The Emirates
Date: Tuesday, October 25th

Time: 7:45pm BST/2:45pm ET

Form (all competitions)

Arsenal: W-W-L-W-W-W

Bolton: L-W -L -L-W-L

GK: Lukasz Fabianski
GK: Adam Bogdan
RB: Nicholas Yennaris RB: Gretar Steinsson
CB: Sebastien Squillaci
CB: Gary Cahill
CB: Thomas Vermaelen CB: Zat Knight
LB: Ignasi Miquel
LB: Ricardo Gardner
RW: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain RW: Tuncay Sanli
CM: Francis Coquelin CM: Mark Davies
CM: Yossi Benayoun CM: Darren Pratley
CM: Emmanuel Frimpong CM: Fabrice Muamba
LW: Andrei Arshavin LM: Gael Kakuta
ST: Park Chu Young ST: Ivan Klasnic

Arsenal subs: Mannone, Miyaichi, Aneke, Boateng, Meade, Ozyakup, Watt

Bolton subs: Jaaskelainen, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Blake, Ngog, Wheater, Riley

I have it on good authority (Ted from the Short Fuse, the best authority) that Arsenal will probably be lining up in a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1. Both of these seem very frightening as Bolton have barely managed to get past the 4-4-2. Benayoun is likely to be driving the machine in the center, while Park Chu Young, who was supposedly originally a Bolton target this summer, is the danger up front.

Meanwhile, Coyle pleasingly took my advice and went with the 4-5-1, although his features different players than I suggested. Tuncay is replacing Eagles on the right, and Kakuta getting a rare look in on the left. Ivan Klasnic will be hoping to get back his early season mojo as he starts as our loan striker. Gretar gets the start after being left out of the squad, thanks to the ineligibility of Boyata.

What are your thoughts on the line up?