Saturday, July 19, 2008

Vela Won't Play Against Barnet

PREVIEW : Barnet vs Arsenal (Friendly)

Newly-signed French midfielder Francis Coquelin will replaced Mexican striker Carlos Vela in the squad for this afternoon’s game against Barnet.

Football pundit Tom Watt mentioned on Arsenal TV’s ‘Fans Forum’ last night, that the Frenchman would be involved in the match while Vela will be absent, Watt failed to explain why the 19-year-old would not play at Underhill.

Today’s news could be an enormous bonus for another youngster in Jay Simpson. The striker was on loan to Millwall last season where he impressed the fans with his quality goals and fantastic work ethic. He could earn a start today as could Nacer Barazite who will also be pushing for a place upfront, added to that, the Dutchman will be look for a repeat of last season’s fixture where Nacer scored and wrapped up the game for the Gunners.

Good luck to Jay and the rest of the lads this afternoon, hopefully it will be a comfortable pre-season win against League 2 opposition..

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