Arsenal take on Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup later today and here’s how we think the Gunners will line up.
GK) David Ospina
He’ll start for the cup team.
RCB) Mathieu Debuchy
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Mathieu Debuchy hasn’t played in some time and should feature from the off. However, the Frenchman could be deployed at right-back should Arsene Wenger elect to deploy a 4-2-3-1.
CB) Per Mertesacker
Per Mertesacker should start from the off.
LCB) Rob Holding
Holding played in the most recent Premier League match against Chelsea but should start today.
RWB) Reiss Nelson
Reiss Nelson hasn’t featured much in the Arsenal first-team of late but could be in line for a return.
RCM) Mohamed Elneny
Another man who has barely played over the busy festive period is Mohamed Elneny. That will undoubtedly change today.
LCM) Francis Coquelin
LWB) Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a doubt for this one considering his exploits for the first-team. However, Arsene Wenger doesn’t have too many options at left wing-back.
RAM) Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott’s future is in doubt but he still should start.
LAM) Alex Iwobi
He should play.
ST) Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck will undoubtedly start from the off against Forest.