Leyton Orient vs Arsenal FA Cup match preview 20.2.2011

FA Cup match between Leyton Orient and Arsenal will be played at Matchroom Stadium — London at 4:30 PM GMT. Recent victory for Arsenal over Barcelona by 2-1 has really bucked up Arsenal players.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is adamant his side will not underestimate League One Leyton Orient in Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round tie.

The Gunners head to Brisbane Road on the back of their magnificent 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League but Wenger knows that will count for nothing on Sunday.

“We can gain more respect from everybody if we turn up on Sunday with absolutely full commitment. Then people will say this team is ready to have a real go and not choose the competition or the games,” he said.

Leyton orient manager Russell Slade is under no illusions about the size of the task facing his side when Arsenal visit Brisbane Road on Saturday.

Slade watched in awe, along with everyone else on Wednesday night, as the Gunners came back from a goal down to beat Barcelona in the Champions League, but he insists his side are ready for what he describes as “the ultimate test”.

He told the club’s official website: “We’re really looking forward to the game. It’s a different challenge, against world class opposition.

“It’s a great test – the ultimate test – but I don’t think there’s one player not looking forward to it. We’ve had a fantastic FA Cup journey and we don’t want it to finish.”

Possible starting 11 squad/team for Arsenal is: Almunia; Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Gibbs; Rosicky, Denilson, Wilshere; Walcott, Chamakh, Bendtner.
Possible starting 11 squad/team for Leyton Orient is: Jones; Omozusi, Whing, Chorley, Crowe; Cox, Dawson, Daniels, Smith; M’Poku, Revell.






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