Walcott starts for Arsenal against Reading


(Sporting Alert) — As reported, Theo Walcott is in the starting line-up for Arsenal in tonight’s trip to Reading in the Capital One Cup.

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Walcott returned to action over the weekend from the bench against Queens Park Rangers, after sustaining a bruise lung on international duty and manager Arsene Wenger has decided to start him tonight.

Also in the Arsenal starting team is striker Marouane Chamakh, who makes his first start of the season, while youngsters Damian Martinez, Ignasi Miquel and Serge Gnabry are all included as well.

Chamakh makes only his first start for Arsenal since January and only his second appearance for the Premier League club since last season.

Johan Djourou will captain the side from his center back position and he will be partnered by Laurent Koscielny in that area of the pitch.

Andrey Arshavin and Emmanuel Frimpong also start the game.

Reading meanwhile, start Jason Roberts and Noel Hunt in their line-up.

Reading v Arsenal Teams

Arsenal: Martinez, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Djourou, Miquel, Arshavin, Frimpong, Coquelin, Walcott, Chamakh, Gnabry.
Subs: Shea, Giroud, Squillaci, Bellerin, Eisfeld, Meade, Yennaris.

Reading: Federici, Gunter, Gorkss, Morrison, Shorey, Tabb, McCleary, Leigertwood, Robson-Kanu, Roberts, Hunt.
Subs: Stuart Taylor, Pearce, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre, McAnuff, Church, Harte.