No Van Persie for Blackburn, Theo Walcott to start as striker?
In form Van Persie has scored around 25 goals this season. Arsenal manager Wenger says that Persie would be given rest against Blackburn. He will rotate the squad a little bit.
“I will rotate a little bit because many players have given a lot,” said Wenger. “[With Van Persie] the temptation is there.
“We are in a situation at the moment where he is the main goalscorer, so I will maybe have to build a team that works around him.”
Wenger will not field Marouane Chamakh against Blackburn after the striker returned from the Africa Cup of Nations, but he could use Theo Walcott up front if Van Persie is rested.
“We have [Ju Young] Park, Thierry Henry, we have Walcott who wants to play through the middle – he has not done it,” he said.
“We have not done it but we always have adapted. Thierry Henry at the start was not a centre forward, Robin van Persie was not a centre forward, so we’ll see what we do if it happens.
“But Chamakh is back. No [he is not ready to play]. He should be in today because they have 48 hours to be back after the competition, but I will not use him tomorrow.”
No Robin Van Persie and Chambo ( who is out injured ) for Blackburn match. Who is gonna score and will we be able to win today? Tough call.
Arsenal vs Blackburn 13:00, today.
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