Ferdinand and Mensah start

20 February 2010 02:28
STEVE BRUCE has dropped Matthew Kilgallon to the bench preferring the experience of John Mensah and Anton Ferdinand as Sunderland seek to do the double over Arsenal.[LNB] Ferdinand is expected to be handed a defensive midfield role with Mensah and Michael Turner the centre-backs.[LNB] Kieran Richardson returns to the side with Fraizer Campbell also restored the starting line-up as Bruce adds pace to his midfield.[LNB] Manuel Almunia has recovered from a finger injury and replaces Lukasz Fabianski in goal.[LNB] ARSENAL (4-4-2): Almunia; Eboue, Vermaelen Silvestre, Clichy; Ramsey, Fabregas,Song, Nasri;Bendtner, Walcott. Subs: Fabianski (gk), Rosicky, Vela, Traore, Campbell, Denilson, Sagna.[LNB] SUNDERLAND (4-4-2): Gordon;Hutton,Turner,Mensah,McCartney;Campbell,Cana, Ferdinand, Richardson; Jones, Bent. Subs: Carson (gk), Bardsley, Da Silva, Kilgallon, Malbranque, Benjani, Zenden.[LNB]

Source: Northern_Echo