Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(10) 9 Goals 3 (8)
28 Average Age 27.3
183 Average Height (cm) 178.7
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Capital One Cup.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status
Andrew Davies Out
Tom Naylor Out
Craig Forsyth Out
Zavon Hines Doubtful
Kyel Reid Doubtful

Team News

  • With no fresh injury concerns, top scorer Nahki Wells could be partnered by either Hanson or Connell, after the latter netted the winner from the bench against Torquay at the weekend.
  • Craig Forsyth and Tom Naylor are both cup-tied, having played earlier in the competition for Watford and Derby respectively, and are unable to feature.
  • Wingers Zavon Hines and Kyel Reid are nearing a return to fitness after a spell on the sidelines, though the game may come too soon for them.
  • Arsene Wenger has stated that he will take an experienced squad to Bradford as the team 'have a good recovery time ahead of the game at Reading on Monday'.
  • However, many of the experienced players that he may include are those that are unlikely to get a look in in the league, including Squillaci, Arshavin and Chamakh.
  • Youngsters such as Jenkinson and Coquelin also have first team playing time under their belts, while Jernade Meade could get another chance to impress at left-back having done so against Olympiakos in the Champions League.

Prediction

  • Having been eliminated from the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player, Bradford will be keen to get over that disappointment with an upset here to progress to the semi-finals.
  • Far more easily said than done, Arsenal will be huge favourites despite the fact that they will field a side full of fringe players on Tuesday night and while they have shipped goals at the back in this competition, Wenger's young guns have netted 13 goals in just 2 games in the Capital One Cup.
  • Expect this to be a similar story. While Bradford will look to make it uncomfortable for their guests, Arsenal should have enough to win by a couple of goals in the end.
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