Arsene Wenger will select a strong side for tomorrow night’s Carling Cup 4th round trip to Newcastle United.
Theo Walcott – 21 year-old expected to start tomorrow night
Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott are now both fit and ready after they both made substitute appearance in Arsenal’s fine 3-0 win at Eastlands on Sunday afternoon.
There is news from down south that youngsters Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Kieran Gibbs, Henri Lansbury, and 20 year-old 6’5″ ambitious Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will all be included for the trip north to St. James’ Park.
French central defender Laurent Koscielny has now recovered from his back problem, but Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), Robin van Persie (ankle), Manuel Almunia (elbow) and Aaron Ramsey (leg) are still out with injury, while 18 year-old England midfielder Jack Wilshere is still on a three-match ban for his sending off against Birmingham – and that’s good from a Newcastle viewpoint.
Newcastle will also include a number of their top youngsters for the game tomorrow night, and teenagers Shane Ferguson, Tamas Kadar, Haris Vuckic and Nile Ranger are all expected to get starts against the London giants, who are currently in second place in the Premier League.