When and Where?
We are back to FA Cup action, as Arsenal visits Forest Park on Sunday 21:30 IST in the third round of Emirates FA Cup.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will have to watch from the stands with touchline ban handed by FA due to his comments on referee’s decisions in two consecutive games against West Bromwich and Chelsea.
Arsenal remain plagued by injuries in the first team, but with FA Cup – pretty sure Wenger will rotate the squad around and try giving youngsters some minutes. On the experience fence, we could see Mohammed Elneny, Francis Coquelin, Theo Walcott and Mathieu Debuchy back into starting lineup with David Ospina in goal.
According to Arsenal Boss with a numbers of injuries to deal with already, there’s a new problem for Granit Xhaka who won’t take part.
“From before Chelsea, nothing has changed,” he said. “Kolasinac, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Giroud are all out.
“From Wednesday night we certainly lose Granit Xhaka, who finished with a tight groin.
“I will rotate a little bit because play three games in six days.”
And for the host side, there will be a check on the fitness of Daryl Murphy. Matts Mills and Jack Hobbs remain on the sidelines.
Arsenal: Ospina, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Holding, Nelson, Elneny, Coquelin, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Walcott, Welbeck