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Arsenal vs. Blackburn

Highbury

26/11/2005

3pm

Blacburn Visit Gunners

This is never an easy place to visit, Arsenal have an impressive record and have done the double over Blackburn in the last two seasons. However Blackburn are a strong and physical side, who also have the sharp shooting of Bellamy.

Arsenal Team News:

Cole and Glichy are both out until the new year.(from): Lehmann, Almunia, Lauren, Eboue, Cygan, Campbell, Senderos, Toure, Gilberto, Flamini, Fabregas, Song, Reyes, Pires, Ljungberg, van Persie, Henry, Bergkamp.

Player to watch: Henry

A sniff at goal is all he needs.

Blackburn Team News:

Tugay may return following injury but Bentley can't feature against his own club as per the Premiership loan rules. (from): Friedel, Gray, Neill, Nelsen, Khizanishvili, Savage, Pedersen, Tugay, Bellamy, Kuqi, Dickov, Todd, Emerton, Mokoena, Reid, Thompson, Enckelman.

Player to watch: Bellamy

Back to fitness and his pace worries many a defence.

Match Facts & Stats

Arsenal are 4th with 23 points and could go 2nd with a win.

Blackburn are 12th with 18 points and could rise to 7th if they won and other results went their way.

Last season: Arsenal 3-0 Blackburn Rovers

Arsenal v Blackburn record at Highbury: Arsenal 4 wins, Blackburn 3, Draws 4


Ref Watch:

Chris Foy. 5 matches, 1 red, 15 yellows.

Match Prediction:

Home win. Highbury is a fortress and Arsenal have ground to make up on the leaders. 2-0

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