By 1970's Gooner
The news coming out of Prague is that Tomas Repka’s knee is a lot better. The swelling seems to have eased and this allowed him to be included in the squad that travels to London.
The Czechs are taking this game very seriously as Pavel Horvarth has postponed an operation so that he could also take part.
If Repka starts the game at the Emirates on Wednesday, all eyes will be on him and young Fabregas after the two clashed in the first leg.
It was Fabregas’s tackle that finally forced Repka out of that game and in a way helped Arsenal towards a fine 2-0 victory.
Repka was not included in the squad that were winners 4-1 away at Viktoria Žižkov last weekend.
The other team news coming out of Sparta is that their most influential player, Pavel Horváth, has postponed an operation so that he could take part in the return game at the Emirates.
He is considered to be Sparta’s creative player in midfield.
He started the game against Viktoria Žižkov but was substituted in the 75th minute. He scored the second goal from the penalty spot.
The other scorers for Sparta were Kisel, Abraham and Došek with another penalty.
Sparta is now lying second in the Czech League two points behind their arch rivals Slavia Prague with 10 points from 4 four games.
Sparta’s manager Michal Billic said in a press conference that it will be obviously difficult to reverse the 2-0 deficit of the first leg but they will certainly attempt to do it.
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