Herb wrote:We should tank this lot again if we can just get the first to open them up and there may well be surprises in the selection because there's not a lot of pressure to rest players with a week until the next game and we could perhaps see players returning from injury getting some pitch time in as well as a few youngsters.
I'm wondering who we'll have in net as it's custom & practice to play our understudy keeper in games like this and, what with Hart being dropped yet again for his constant calamities, that would mean that Hart would get the start. My thought is that today might be different though as Pellegrini could want Cabellero back between the sticks at short notice as extra game time pre the tough games he should play in against Everton, the Arse and Chelsea.
PS. Also Thought it might be good to hear from foreverUpJoesArse to get a spermy perspective.
Willy is in goal, Pellegrini said earlier in the season that he likes to give a few games back to back to his goal keepers and that's why Willy got a few around the capital one cup games and again on New Years Pellegrini reiterated that because of busy schedule he thought he'd give Willy Sunderland game and then the FA cup game together before Hart comes back in at Everton.
There should be a 4th round FA Cup tie in between Arsenal home and Chelsea away, would be interesting to see if Pellegrini sticks to his back-to-back games for Willy then or just picks him for the one off FA 4th round game (also depending on who we draw, as a big PL team away might see Hart keeping intact).