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What would be your starting line-up if everyone was fit?

Posted by James Dall on 4, February 2007

On the comments today of an earlier blog I was posed that question. I answered the following –

Henry, van Persie

Rosicky, Fabregas, Gilberto, Hleb

Clichy, Gallas, Toure, Eboue

Lehman

I would love to read your thoughts on this matter. From the previous blog a couple of people did not even include Thierry, each to their own I guess but as I said I look forward to reading further opinions

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57 Responses to “What would be your starting line-up if everyone was fit?”

  1. Tom Clancy said

    Lehmann

    Toure
    Djourou
    Gallas
    Clichy

    Hleb
    Cesc
    Gilberto
    Rosicky

    RvP/Henry
    Adebayor/Baptista

    The strikers are alternative. E.g. Adebayor and Henry at bolton or RvP and Henry at Man Ure.

    Kolo would be the worlds greatest right back, he cant head so put Djourou or Sen-Doh! next to Gallas.

  2. adam, essex said

    mine would be exactly the same, but with the addition of hoyte, instead of eboue

  3. KEN said

    LEHMANN

    EBOUE TOURE GALLAS GLICHY

    GILBERTO

    HLEB FABREGAS DIABY VAN PERSIE

    HENRY

    ALMUNIA
    HOYTE
    SENDEROS
    DJOUROU
    TRAORE/BALE*
    RIBERY*
    DENILSON
    ROSICKY
    WALCOTT
    BAPTISTA
    ADEBAYOR
    BENDTNER

  4. Tony Rogers said

    Henry
    George
    Bergkamp

    Rocastle
    Brady
    Fabregas
    Vieira

    Gallas
    Adams
    Toure

    Seaman

    Well you did say if everyone was fit ?

  5. Neal said

    Mine is:

    ……….Lehmann,

    Hoyte, Toure, Gallas, Clichy

    ………Gilberto

    ….Fabregas, Rosicky

    van Persie………..Henry

    ……..Ade/Bap

  6. Toby Palmer said

    Lehmann

    Toure
    Djourou
    Gallas

    Hleb
    Fab
    Diaby
    Denilson
    Rosicky

    Henry
    Van Persie

    Subs:
    Almunia
    Adebayour
    Walcott
    Gilberto
    Senderos

  7. Andrew said

    Lehmann

    Eboue Toure Gallas Clichy

    Hleb Fabregas Gilberto Rosicky

    Baptista Henry

  8. Mike said

    ———-Jens———–

    Eboue—–Kolo—Gallas—Clichy

    Hleb—–Cesc—–Bert—–Rosicky

    ——-Baptista—————–

    —————Henry————-

  9. Mike said

    For me, RvP and Walcott are impact players to be used as subs.

    Ade is a good option for a 4-5-1 when we are up against a tough team.

    Denilson and Diaby are good rotaional players for the midfield to keep Bert and Cesc fresh.

  10. lc said

    Mike, good observation!

  11. Desert Gooner said

    Tom Clancy: Kolo can’t head the ball?

    Are you f**king mad?

    He’s one of the best centre backs we’ve seen and you want him out in the sticks?

    What an ar*sehole.

  12. nik said

    If only…… Seaman

    Dixon Adams Toure Winterburn

    Overmars Viera Petit Henry

    Bergkamp Wright

    subs:
    Manninger
    Wright
    Keown
    Cesc
    Denilson
    RVP

    Todays squad

    Lehman

    Eboue(when not diving/faking) Toure Senderos Clichy

    Rosicky Cesc Gilberto Hleb

    RVP Henry

    Subs:
    Poom
    Denilson
    Aliadiere
    Baptista
    Adebayour

  13. Tom Clancy said

    Kolo cant compared to sen-Doh! and Djourou and i think he would be better at rightback

  14. Tom Clancy said

    Nik, Gllas?

  15. nik said

    I put Henry on the left cos he spends half his time there and cuts in 😉

  16. nik said

    Personally I don’t rate Gallas, don’t know why I just don’t. Big Phil does have his momentary lapses in concentration but he is a thugish centre half unlike Kolo who’s more balanced player

  17. grime said

    Lehmann,

    Eboue, Toure, Gallas, Clichy,

    Rosicky, Denilson, Cesc Fabregas, van Persie,

    Baptista, Henry.

  18. potter said

    So the best ever team debate begins! Seaman dixon adams mclintock sansom storey armstrong fabregas brady bergkamp henry. Fun going forward ! Funniest team Fumbling Jim Furnell, Irish international full backs Mcgill and Mc,cullough Scottish giant centrebacks Ure and Young skirton, hillier mcgoldrick marinello in the middle Chapman and Caeser up front. Just a thought.

  19. eddie mcgoldrick said

    Since when has first goal freddie not even been considered suitable for the bench!

  20. gunner4ever said

    Eddie he is a walking hospital and has been for the last 2 years!

    —————–Lehman———————
    -Gallas–Toure————-Senderos–Clichy-
    -Rvp——Gilberto———Cesc——Rosicky
    ————-Walcott——–Henry————

    Almunia
    Baptista
    Adebyor
    Hyote/ Djorou
    Hleb
    Diaby
    Denilson

  21. Batesy said

    does anyone believe rosicky and hleb need to score alot more than they do although great technical players .. not having the likes of pires and ljungberg who got around 15 goals a season sometimes more without them goals were really lacking and we need them at the amount of times we go behind more goalscoring midfielders please.

    Lehman

    Eboue Gallas Toure Clichy

    RVP Gilberto Fabregas Rosicky

    Baptista
    Henry

  22. Hugh said

    At the Emirates:
    Lehmann
    Eboue Kolo Gallas Clichy
    Hleb Diaby Fabregas Rosicky
    Rvp Titi
    For way games bring in Gilberto and Ade.

  23. the whole selection is cool de la but i would probably omit van persie for adebouyour

  24. Edward sarpong said

    Lehmann
    Gallas Kolo Djorou Clichy
    Rvp Gilberto Fabregas Hleb
    Baptista Adebayour

  25. Ray said

    I watched Baptista at Sevilla and he bangs in goals. He and Rosicky can bring a directness to Arsenal and in time Walcott will as well. Hleb and Eboue were great on the right last year, both can pass and have goals in them. Gilberto makes us tough to beat. Gallas is awesome, fast and doesn’t panic like Senderos. Djourou and RVP were very close to making this team. Adebayor works hard but has a really poor shot for a striker. He needs to develop other ways of scoring.
    I think this team would be awesome, especially in Europe. (Mike and Andrew clearly understand football)

    Lehmann

    Eboue Toure Gallas Clichy

    Gilberto

    Hleb Baptista Fabregas Rosicky

    Henry

  26. Ray said

    Just wanted to add that it is great to see Diaby back. Physically he is awesome, has great potential and is already more effective in the middle than flamini. At some point a midfield three of [Diaby Fabregas Denilson] could be frightening.

  27. Edward said

    4-4-1-1 formation
    Lehmann
    Eboue , Toure , Gallas , Clichy
    Hleb , Fabregas , Gilberto , Rosicky
    Baptista
    Henry

  28. Jordan Elias said

    Everyone who is putting Baptista in ahead of van Persie needs to give their head a shake.

  29. Jordan Elias said

    Even more, van Persie can’t play on the left wing worth a damn. He’s a second striker who likes to drift to the right.

    Lehmann
    Eboue-Toure-Gallas-Clichy
    Hleb-Gilberto-Cesc-Rosicky
    RvP-Henry

    It’s not a coincidence those are Arsene’s first picks.

  30. Jeffrey said

    My Selections are :

    Lehmann

    Eboue Toure Senderos Clichy

    Gilberto
    Hleb Rosicky

    Fabregas

    Van Persie Henry

    Subs : Flamini, Djourou, Alumnia, Baptista, Aliadiere (Sorry Hoyte but Flam can play anywhere. =P)

    I will sell Adebayor at the drop of the hat. I am still not convince by his performances, He must be the WORSE technical player AW has ever bought. Can’t control the ball EVER, (look at the videos of his ‘assists’ bloody fluke touches) He slows down the play way too much, There were so many times runners went pass him, but he held the ball and played it backwards. (no, not just middlesborough and sp*rs, download the videos and watch!) He is just a headless chicken running around. I’m sure we can find headless chicken with a bit more technical ability. Even the goal he scored against Sp*ds (some blogs insist he ‘aimed’ for the corner, look at the replay, the ball bobbled before he touched it which luckily for him, it went in.) Did anyone see Flamini shouted at adebayor over his ‘pass’ during the boro game? Ade had the cheek and said ‘ ME?’? Yes you, you shit, you can’t pass!. I thought ray parlour was bad, but Ade takes the cake. Yes thanks for the goals against man u, but luck does run out, skills and class doesn’t.

    I agree with Jordan on V.Persie, he’s better on the right (just look at his Holland performances).

  31. The Greek 1 said

    Lehmann

    Toure
    Gallas
    Clichy
    Eboue

    Hleb
    Cesc
    Gilberto
    Rosicky

    RvP
    Henry

  32. Edyfire said

    Mad Jens

    Eboue
    Toure
    Gallas
    Clichy

    Denilson
    Gilberto/Diaby
    Fabregas

    Rosicky
    RVP/Hleb

    Henry/Adebayor

    4-3-2-1

    you know it makes sense

  33. John Poorta said

    Adebayour adds something we haven’t seen up front for a long time; enthusiam, persistance and physical presence. (We have scored two goals against Spurs and Middlesboro by him being able to climb and nod the ball onto Rosicky and Henry)He is also very fast and much better on the ball than some of you are saying. I agree however that his shooting is poor for a stiker. Just as Henry is showing sustained tendancy to have to pace himself (he is now 29) he needs someone to do some of his leg work.

    Also Eboue was a winger at one time. When he takes on defenders he is very impressive.I’d be tempted to play him wide right instead of Hleb (or as a sub for him) and keep Hoyte as a steadier right back.

  34. Fatah said

    Lehmann

    Eboue Toure Gallas Clichy
    ^ ^
    | Hleb Fabregas Gilberto |
    | |
    V RVP Henry V

    Adebayor
    subs

    Almunia
    Rosicky
    Senderos
    Aliadiere
    Denilson

  35. quartz said

    This is a champs league away formation of 4-4-1-1. it gives us Hoyte’s defending/tackling mixed with Eboue’s runs down the left. Rosicky can cut inside with Djourou’s pace allowing him to cover Rosicky’s forward runs. Galls and Toure gives us pace in middle at the back. Hleb ca hold ball up and play in Henry, Cesc and Rosicky.
    The bench is strong too, something that we have lacked. It has impact players. Djourou can always drop back if a central defender is injured, likewise Eboue can cover if Hoyte is hurt. RvP and Denilson can cover the wide positions, or Hleb can go wide right to cover and we have two
    strikers on bench too.

    Lehman

    Hoyte-Toure-Gallas-Clichy

    Eboue – Cesc -Djourou -Rosicky

    Hleb

    Henry

    Subs (Champs League): Almunia, R V Persie, Adebayor, Denilson, Gilberto, Diaby

  36. quartz said

    ooops, soprry that should read Eboue’s runs down the RIGHT!

  37. Phillip Three said

    Almunia

    Djourou Toure Gallas Clichy

    Eboue Denilson Fab Hleb/Rosicky

    Baptista Henry

    Hoyte Senderos Diaby RvP Adebayor

  38. Rob said

    Lehmann

    Eboue, Kolo, Gallas, Clichy

    Rosicky, Gilberto, Cesc, RVP

    Baptista, Henry

  39. lee todd said

    LEHMANN
    TOURE SENDEROS GALLAS

    HELB ABFAB GILBERTO ROSICKY

    BAPTISTA

    ADE/VAN HENRY

  40. Smith said

    JENS

    HOYTE TOURE DJOUROU GALLAS
    GILBERTO
    ROSICKY CESC BAPTISTA HLEB
    HENRY

  41. amiripz said

    —-Henry-van Persie

    Rosicky-Fabregas-Gilberto-Hleb

    Clichy-Gallas-Toure-Eboue

    ——-Lehman

  42. mycar said

    ————lEHMAN——–
    Eboue–toure–gallas–clichy
    ——-Gilberto——
    Hleb/—–Fabregas ——Rosicky
    ——–Baptista/Vanpersie—–
    ——-Henry/Adebayor——–

    Subs:
    Poom
    Djourou
    Walcott
    Denilson
    Vanpersie
    Adebayor

  43. gooni said

    lehmann

    eboue toure gallas clichy

    denilson fab gil rosicky

    rvp henry

    subs:
    hleb
    almunia
    djourou
    diaby
    aliadiere

  44. nw9goona said

    lehmann

    eboue kolo willy clichy

    gilberto

    cesc denilson

    henry van pers

    ade/bap

    almunia
    djourou
    hleb
    diaby
    ade/bap

  45. Woody said

    —————-Jens——————–
    Eboue——Toure——–Gallas—-Clichy-
    —————–Bert——————-
    ——(Hleb/Rosicky)——-Fabulous——–
    RVP——————————–Henry
    —————-Aliadiare————–

    Do I get the prize for including Aliadiere ?

  46. Donners said

    Lehmann

    Toure Djourou Gallas

    Gilberto

    Helb Fabregas Rosicky

    Baptista
    RVP Henry

    Thats just awesome!

  47. Stephen said

    Lehmann

    Eboue Toure Gallas Clichy

    Gilberto

    Fabregas Rosicky

    Van Persie Henry

    Adebayor

    Almunia
    Djourou
    Denilson
    Walcott
    Baptista

  48. augie said

    anybody who rates senderos ahead of djouru knows f*** all about football. much as we’d all like to see big phil succeed at the emirates the facts are that he is not as good on the ball as his swiss team-mate and is beginning (??) to panic every time a ball comes near him. if our beloved capt don’t pull out his finger on a consistant basis he will on his bike and of that i have no doubt- arsene has already shown this season that he is tiring of his attitude and le boss can be ruthless when he decides to move a player on. Anyway best team is

    crazy jens

    toure djouru gallas clichy

    rosicky cesc bert/diaby hleb

    rvp henry

    almunia & baptista r not gud enuff for arsenal and even tho it pains me to say it i suspect that niether are flamster r aliadaire

    ps seaman would not be close to touching jens as arsenals best keeper in the last 15 years or so. i could play in goal behind the famous back 4 and look brill and the way he fucked off to citeh thinking he should get a 2 yr contract pissed me off big time

  49. barton said

    Lehmann

    Eboue Toure Gallas Clichy

    Gilbrto Fab Rosicky

    Henry

    Rvp Adebayor

  50. Hussain said

    At the top the team is right exept 4 lehmann put almunia however if arsenal r in penoz put on lehmann cuz dats all hes good at

  51. Hussain said

    Almunia

    Eboue
    Toure
    Gallas
    Clichy

    Rosicky
    Gilberto
    Fabregas
    Hleb

    Henry
    v.Persie

  52. Anonymous said

    i would put lehmann as gk bacary sagna as rb kolo toure as rcb gallas as lcb eboue as lb flamini as cdm hleb as as rm rosicky as lm fabregas as cam van persie as rs theo and theo walcott as ls or put lehmann as gk kolo toure as rb senderos as rcb eboue as lcb william gallas as lb rosicky as lcm fabregas as cm gilberto silva as rcm i would put van persie as lf theo walcott as rf and adebayor/bendtler oh yeah news for you henry has gone to barcelona

  53. Anonymous said

    i would put lehmann as gk bacary sagna as rb kolo toure as rcb gallas as lcb eboue as lb flamini as cdm hleb as rm rosicky as lm fabregas as cam van persie as rs and theo walcott as ls or put lehmann as gk kolo toure as rb senderos as rcb eboue as lcb william gallas as lb rosicky as lcm fabregas as cm gilberto silva as rcm i would put van persie as lf theo walcott as rf and adebayor/bendtler as st oh yeah news for you henry has gone to barcelona hey i hope you agree with this if you agree with this say yes

  54. tremaine said

    i would put lehmann as gk bacary sagna as rb kolo toure as rcb gallas as lcb eboue as lb flamini as cdm hleb as rm rosicky as lm fabregas as cam van persie as rs and theo walcott as ls or put lehmann as gk kolo toure as rb senderos as rcb eboue as lcb william gallas as lb rosicky as lcm fabregas as cm gilberto silva as rcm i would put van persie as lf theo walcott as rf and adebayor/bendtler as st oh yeah news for you henry has gone to barcelona hey i hope you agree with this if you agree with this say yes 4-3-2-1-1 this 4-3-2-1-1 line-up is the 2nd one i mentioned

  55. tremaine said

    rb/rightback rcb/right central back lcb/left central back lb/left back rcm/right central back cm / central midfielder lcm/left central midfield rf/right foward lf/left foward st/ striker cdm/central defense midfield lm/left midfield rm/right midfield cam/central attack micfield sw /n/a

  56. Nick Clohessy said

    Lehmann

    Sagna Toure Gallas Clichy

    Walcott Flamini Fabregas v. Persie

    Hleb

    Adebayor

    Almunia
    Senderos
    Gilberto
    Rosicky
    Bendtner

  57. lundi said

    aluminia
    sagna_____djourou_____toure_______clichy

    song

    walcott________fabregas_________wilshire

    rvp

    ade
    sub: vela
    eduardo
    bendnar
    denilson
    hoyte

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