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How Arsenal could lineup at Sutton United


How Arsenal could lineup at Sutton United

Giroud a potential starter for Arsenal at Sutton

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is likely to make numerous changes to his side when they make the visit to fifth-tier Sutton United in the FA Cup Fifth Round.

The Gunners were humiliated by a 5-1 scoreline by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and this makes the cup all so important for the north London giants.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Lineup:

Emiliano Martinez could earn the chance to feature between the sticks on Monday night with Wenger likely to offer opportunities to fringe players.

Both Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi are likely to be rested for the clash with the former having sustained a hamstring problem.

Rob Holding and Gabriel could take their positions in the heart of the defence accompanied by Kieran Gibbs and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the full-back positions.

Granit Xhaka was particularly awful with his display in midweek, and there is a huge possibility that he could be rested for the clash altogether.

Mohamed Elneny could earn his first start since his AFCON return alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in central midfield thus offering a much-needed break to Wenger favourite Francis Coquelin.

Moving forward, Jeff Reine-Adelaide is likely to occupy his position on the right-wing with Alex Iwobi in the number 10 role whilst Danny Welbeck could be deployed on the left side of the attack.

Olivier Giroud has not started the last two outings across all competitions, but he could be offered the chance to torment the Sutton defence on the night.