We’ve got familiar foes in the FA Cup this weekend, with Hull City blocking our path to the next round. Arsene Wenger has a massive game against Barcelona coming up which he needs to think about too, so wholesale changes are predicted.
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up against Hull this weekend:
GK) David Ospina
The Colombian hasn’t exactly impressed when given the chance this season, but the FA Cup is really the only chance he’s going to get to play ahead of Petr Cech.
RB) Hector Bellerin
If given the choice Arsene Wenger might prefer to rest the young right-back, but with injuries to our centre-backs he may not have the option. Bellerin’s only back-up at the moment is Calum Chambers, and he may be required at centre-back.
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LB) Kieran Gibbs
Monreal seems likely to be rested ahead of our clash with Barcelona, with Gibbs proving a reliable replacement this season.
CB) Per Mertesacker
Mertesacker missed a few games following his red card against Chelsea, but was brought back into the side in Gabriel Paulista’s absence.
CB) Calum Chambers
Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista are both nursing injuries (via the Metro), and while the Frenchman should be back in time, Wenger might continue with Chambers at the back.
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