This is never an easy place to visit, Arsenal have an impressive record and have done the double over Blackburn in the last two seasons. However Blackburn are a strong and physical side, who also have the sharp shooting of Bellamy.
Arsenal Team News:
Cole and Glichy are both out until the new year.(from): Lehmann, Almunia, Lauren, Eboue, Cygan, Campbell, Senderos, Toure, Gilberto, Flamini, Fabregas, Song, Reyes, Pires, Ljungberg, van Persie, Henry, Bergkamp.
Player to watch: Henry
A sniff at goal is all he needs.
Blackburn Team News:
Tugay may return following injury but Bentley can’t feature against his own club as per the Premiership loan rules. (from): Friedel, Gray, Neill, Nelsen, Khizanishvili, Savage, Pedersen, Tugay, Bellamy, Kuqi, Dickov, Todd, Emerton, Mokoena, Reid, Thompson, Enckelman.
Player to watch: Bellamy
Back to fitness and his pace worries many a defence.
Match Facts & Stats
Arsenal are 4th with 23 points and could go 2nd with a win.
Blackburn are 12th with 18 points and could rise to 7th if they won and other results went their way.
Last season: Arsenal 3-0 Blackburn Rovers
Arsenal v Blackburn record at Highbury: Arsenal 4 wins, Blackburn 3, Draws 4
Chris Foy. 5 matches, 1 red, 15 yellows.
Home win. Highbury is a fortress and Arsenal have ground to make up on the leaders. 2-0
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