Fulham: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Briggs, Davies, Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Gera, Kamara. Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Baird, Andrew Johnson, Duff, Eddie Johnson, Greening.
So, big news, after that youth article I wrote a couple of days ago about not resisting the temptation to throw youngsters in at the deep end… Briggs starts! Just as he did against Chelsea and it’s just as suprising. He was dropped for Newcastle in favour for Duff and didn’t make the bench against Birmingham, does Hughes trust him defensively more than any other Salcido alternative? Anyway, at last he’s making an impression on the first team after the injures and loss of form since his debut. Really nice to see.
Also, Kamara preferred to AJ, sounds like AJ’s not fit again which is bad news after Kamara’s headless chicken impression last week. Here’s the Arsenal team if you’re interested. It’s strong but Koscielny’s playing which gives me hope.
Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Koscielny, Squillaci, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Nasri, Rosicky, Arshavin, Chamakh. Subs: Szczesny, van Persie, Walcott, Denilson, Djourou, Gibbs, Bendtner.