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Arsene Wenger: These 3 players could all start vs Hull City
Arsene Wenger has dropped a huge hint that David Ospina, Mohamed Elneny and Danny Welbeck will all line-up against Hull City tomorrow.
We welcome the Tigers to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon in the fifth round of the FA Cup and the boss has confirmed that although he’ll field a strong side, there will be changes from the team that beat Leicester.
With Barcelona coming up on Tuesday night, it makes sense to rest a few key men and Wenger has confirmed that Petr Cech will be among those given a breather as Ospina is set to start in goal.
We will also get another look at Elneny with the Egyptian international set to make his second appearance following his January move. Arsene confirmed he’ll play some part in the game and says he’s got a decent chance to start in midfield.
Welbeck is also a serious contender to be among the starting eleven after coming off the bench to score a crucial winner against Leicester last Sunday, but it sounds as though Arsene is yet to make a definitive decision over his line-up.
Here is what he’s told Arsenal.com:
on if Welbeck will play…
I might start him. I haven’t completely decided yet. It crosses my mind to start him.
on whether he will rest Cech…
Petr Cech it is possible yes, because Ospina plays in the FA Cup and [Cech] will not be involved.
on if Elneny could play…
Elneny is fit. He is one of the players who could get a run [out] there. He’s mobile, he’s a very good player. He’s adapting at the moment and I think he’s there now. We’ll certainly see him against Hull. He has a chance to start.
I think we should see plenty of changes tomorrow with Kieran Gibbs, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Flamini, Joel Campbell and Theo Walcott also pushing to start against Hull.