Arsenal travel to St Mary’s for a Fourth Round FA Cup tie with Southampton today and we expect Arsene Wenger to make a number of changes to his side.
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Match: Southampton v Arsenal
Stadium: St. Mary’s Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 22 Jan 17:30
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up:
GK) David Ospina
The Colombian should make a return to the starting lineup this evening. David Ospina has started all of Arsenal’s Champions League matches this season as well as taking to the field in the previous round against Preston.
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RB) Hector Bellerin
The Spaniard should make his first start since returning from injury. Hector Bellerin needs time on the pitch and this FA Cup clash is the perfect opportunity.
CB) Gabriel Paulista
Gabriel Paulista has been heavily involved in the Arsenal team of late and we expect that to continue. The defender has featured at right-back in Hector Bellerin’s absence but with the Spaniard’s return, we expect Gabriel to move to the centre this evening.
CB) Shkodran Mustafi
With his recent return from injury, we expect Shkodran Mustafi to feature against Southampton. The German got his first goal for the club last weekend and will be hoping for another. The match is probably too big to play Rob Holding.
LB) Kieran Gibbs
He’s back in training and will also need time on the pitch. It’s a good opportunity for Kieran Gibbs to impress at left-back and he could well lead out the team as skipper.