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Iwobi & Walcott start in 4-2-3-1: My Arsenal XI To Face Hull
Arsenal head to the KC Stadium on Tuesday night to take on Hull City in our FA Cup fifth round replay with Watford awaiting the victors in the quarter finals….this is the team I’d like to see Arsene Wenger go with.
Cech is out until after the international break so Ospina will once again start tomorrow. The Colombian was impressive against Spurs so hopefully he’ll be full of confidence as he’s going to be in goal for at least the next four games.
Defence: Chambers, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Monreal
Koscielny has also been ruled out with a calf problem so we’re going to have to stick with Gabriel alongside Per Mertesacker at the back. Chambers will come in but I think Bellerin needs a rest so I’d go with Calum at right-back.
Monreal missed the draw with Spurs with a minor calf injury but he should be fit to return tomorrow with Gibbsy dropping out after a solid display at WHL.
Midfield: Ramsey, Elneny
Coquelin is obviously suspended following his sending off on Saturday and while Flamini is expected to be recalled, I’d prefer to try out Ramsey next to Elneny.
I’m not fan of Ramsey in the middle right now, but I’m also not a fan of Flamini being near the first team, so this could be a good game to see Elneny in a proper defensive midfield role.
Attack: Campbell, Iwobi, Walcott
Arsene has confirmed that Iwobi will be in the squad and I’d give him another start after he featured in the 0-0 draw with Hull last month. The 19-year-old played in place of Ozil in a central attacking position at the Emirates that day and we could try this again as Mesut needs a rest.
I’d also give Sanchez a breather with Walcott starting on the left while Campbell deserves to come back in after being left on the bench at Spurs despite scoring a fine goal against Swansea last week.
Welbeck ran himself in to the ground on Saturday and with him still working his way back to full fitness following nearly 11 months on the sidelines, I think it’s safe to say he should be rested tomorrow.
That would see Giroud come back in to the side and hopefully he’ll have a point to prove now that Welbeck is pushing for his first team spot up front.
This would be my line-up:
Despite Leicester’s eight point advantage, I still don’t think the Premier League is over so that should be the priority and I hope our key men are rested tomorrow night.
The team above is more than capable of getting a positive result at Hull, especially as Steve Bruce has also confirmed he’ll make plenty of changes again.
Let’s hope whatever team Arsene puts out, we can get the job done and book our place in the last eight….