Arsenal v Watford confirmed team news: Cech on the bench for the Gunners

first_img1 Alex Iwobi playing for Arsenal Arsenal take on Watford this afternoon in the Premier League, looking to keep their slim title hopes alive.The Gunners are currently 11 points behind league leaders Leicester City, and having dropped out of every other competition, Arsene Wenger is fighting for this final piece of silverware.They take on the Hornets, who defeated them at the Emirates just weeks ago. Quique Sanchez Flores’ impressive side beat Arsenal 2-1 in the FA Cup, although their league form has faltered since the start of 2016.Here are the confirmed line-ups:Arsenal XI: Ospina, Bellerín, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Elneny, Coquelin, Sánchez, Özil, Iwobi, WelbeckSubstitutes: Gibbs, Mertesacker, Giroud, Walcott, Chambers, CampbellWatford XI: Gomes, Nyom, Cathcart, Prödl, Aké, Suárez, Watson, Abdi, Capoue, Deeney, IghaloSubstitutes: Britos, Jurado, Amrabat, Guédioura, Pantilimon, Berghuism, Anyalast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps have been handed another blow with the news that FOUR players will miss their crucial clash away to Wexford Youths in a fortnight’s time. Harps were defeated 1-0 by UCD earlier this evening at the Belfield Bowl.An instinctive finish from Robbie Benson in the second-half condemned Ollie Horgan’s side to defeat in what was a scrappy encounter. Harps lacked a cutting edge throughout and now face a huge game against Athlone at Finn Park on Friday.There was more woe for Harps off the pitch with Packie Mailey sustaining yet another injury as he hobbled off after the hour mark.Tommy McMonagle saw red late-on and he will now miss their crucial clash with Wexford Youths along with Damien McNulty, Ciaran Coll and Kevin McHugh.Harps entertain Athlone on Friday night and will hope they can return to winnings ways before their top of the table clash with Wexford Youths. Harps remain on top but missed the opportunity to put daylight between them and Wexford as well as third-placed UCD. FURTHER BLOW FOR HARPS AS FOUR PLAYERS NOW SUSPENDED FOR CLASH WITH WEXFORD YOUTHS was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsnewssoccerSportUCDlast_img read more

World T20: India to play warm-up games against West Indies, South Africa

first_imgHosts India will play West Indies and South Africa in their two warm-up matches in the run up to the ICC World Twenty20 to be staged at eight venues starting next month.While India will play West Indies at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 10, the hosts last practice match against the Proteas will be hosted by Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on March 12 . (Also read: Shikhar Dhawan promises to fire at ICC World Twenty20) The teams taking part in the first round will play their warm-up matches in Dharamshala and Mohali from March 3 to 6, while sides featuring in the second round will play their practice games in Kolkata and Mumbai from March 10 to 15.The women’s warm-up matches will take place in Bengaluru and Chennai from March 10 to 14. (Also read: India have a settled bowling line-up, says Sourav Ganguly) The Indian eves will play only one warm-up game against Ireland in Bengaluru on March 10.Meanwhile according to the schedule announced by the ICC, the men’s afternoon matches will take place from 15h00-18h10, while the evening matches will be played from 19.30IST-22.40IST. The semifinals and the final will be held from 19.00IST – 22.10IST.The women’s afternoon matches will be played from 15h30- 18h15, while the evening matches will take place from 19.30IST- 22.15IST. The semifinals and the finals, which will be played before the men’s matches, will be played between 14.30IST-17.15IST.last_img read more