By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger could be forced to draft in a couple of first-team players for Tuesday's Carling Cup Semi-Final second leg at White Hart Lane.
 
The Arsenal manager has a policy of playing squad players in this competition. For example, in the first leg, Justin Hoyte was the only starter to retain his place from the previous Premiership game - and the former England Under-21 international has hardly been a regular in the top-flight this term.
 
Wenger is without five players at the moment - three of them centre back - and, as a result, he may employ some experience.
 
"The players who were on the bench at Fulham will play," he said. "But I will have to play one or two who played on Saturday because we are short in numbers."
 
One reporter asked if William Gallas would be one of that duo.
 
"I will see," replied the Arsenal manager. "Come to the game on Tuesday!"

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Richard Clarke 21 Jan 2008