Some very brief pre-Birmingham thoughts from a very hungover man.
- Laurent Koscielny has been ruled out of this game with a back injury. His absence should mean a start for the rusty Johan Djourou and the same centre-back pairing that played against Spurs in the Carling Cup. Alternatively Alex Song could drop back into defence but the likelihood is that Djourou, a player who has been itching to prove his quality, will get a well-deserved chance.
- Theo Walcott is back in the squad. It’s uncertain as to what role he will play but he joins Nicklas Bendtner in the ‘fit again’ party.
- Arsene Wenger is a big, fat liar. Well, sort of.
And that, in a disgraceful Saturday morning performance, is all I can muster.
Let’s hope the boys do better than me today.
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