Arsene Wenger has a few decisions on his hands ahead of our clash with Watford this weekend, with Barcelona on the horizon.
We’re arguably already out of the Champions League, while the FA Cup is looking like our best chance of silverware. The fact that it would be our third consecutive FA Cup trophy and it really starts to seem like we have to prioritise correctly.
Wenger has been resting the likes of Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez in the FA Cup, but perhaps it’s time to throw the big guns in.
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up against Watford:
GK) David Ospina
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With no Petr Cech at the moment, Ospina is obviously first choice. Thankfully he’s been pretty solid recently, and has really been fairly reliable.
RB) Hector Bellerin
It’s possible Calum Chambers will get the nod ahead of Bellerin this Sunday, with Wenger having one eye on Barcelona. Hopefully he knows the importance of the FA Cup though, and will start the Spaniard.
LB) Nacho Monreal
On the opposite flank it’s also not clear who will start, as Kieran Gibbs has been doing a decent job in the FA Cup.
CB) Gabriel Paulista
There were concerns over our defence earlier in the week, with Gabriel, Per Mertesacker, and Laurent Koscielny all injured. It seems all three are available now though (via the Daily Star) so the Brazilian could get another start.
CB) Per Mertesacker
The German’s injury appeared to be the least serious of the trio, so it seems likely that he’ll start alongside either Gabriel or Koscielny.
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