Arsene Wenger has named his lineup for the crucial FA Cup clash with Lincoln City and there are a couple of surprises.
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Match: Arsenal v Lincoln City
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 11 Mar 17:30
Arsene Wenger has, rather surprisingly, named a full-strength side for the FA Cup quarter-final clash with Lincoln City.
Petr Cech starts in goal – his first appearance in the FA Cup this season – behind a first choice back four. Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny all keep their places with Keiran Gibbs at left-back.
Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey start in midfield once again with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the central attacking midfield role. Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez start out wide with Olivier Giroud keeping his place up front.
There are places on the bench for Mesut Özil, Alex Iwobi and Lucas Perez.
Here’s how the teams line up:
Subs: Martinez, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Iwobi, Özil, Lucas
Lincoln City Lineup
Subs: Etheridge, Ward, Calder, McCombe, McMenemy, Margetts, Marriott