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Arsenal team news with Gibbs captain and Giroud IN against Reading

Arsene Wenger must be feeling pretty confident that his Arsenal team will bounce back from the Premier League draw with Middlesborough to beat Reading in the EFL cup tomorrow. Not only is Le Prof going with a much changed side at the Emirates, he has revealed a lot of the changes that will be made in an Arsenal.com report.

The Gunners boss is going to completely change the back four, with the summer signing Rob Holding to partner Gabriel in the middle and with Carl Jenkinson set for the first game since his long spell out with injury. Kieran Gibbs will be the other full back and just like in the last round of the cup away to Nottingham Forest, the England international defender will captain Arsenal.

BANG! Arsenal defence in shreds as Gabriel out for TWO months

I am not sure exactly what the Arsenal and Brazil international defender Gabriel thinks is bad news, but maybe he is just glad that the ankle problem he picked up in the dying seconds of our pre-season win over Manchester City is not as long term as the knee problem affecting his Arsenal teammate Per Mertesacker.

Earlier today Gabriel seemed to suggest there was good news about his injury, as he took to scoial media to say that he was feeling better and it was not a big problem. Maybe not as big as Mertesacker’s reported five months on the sidelines I suppose, but BBC Sport have reported that the Brazilian is going to miss 6-8 weeks, so I would say that is pretty bad wouldn’t you?

Brilliant news for Arsenal fans on defender transfer

Arsenal have already signed a new defender this summer, although there has not been too much fuss over the transfer as it was for Rob Holding, a 20-year old who has only played one full season for Bolton Wanderers as they finished bottom of the division below us.

He has been included in squad for Arsenal’s mini pre-season tour of America, though, so we should at least get a chance to have a look at what Arsene Wenger has brought to the club. Another player included in that squad is much more important to us and his name is Hector Bellerin.

Arsenal to complete defender transfer and want another

While most Arsenal fans were hoping that Arsene Wenger was going to depart from his usual cautious approach to a transfer window this summer and add quite a few players for the season to come, a lot of us were also hoping more than expecting this from the Frenchman and so far that is the way it has been.

If you believe the latest Arsenal transfer rumours that could be about to change, as the Gunners could be about to go transfer crazy and sign not one but two new centre backs to compete with the likes of Per Mertesacker, Gabriel, Koscielny and Chambers.