Arsenal travel to Falmer in East Sussex on Sunday to face Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup fourth round.
Arsene Wenger has plenty of important selection decisions to make as he weighs up his limited resources and the club’s growing fixture commitments.
With the fight for a top four spot well and truly on and with Champions League returning next month, he will need to protect his top players as much as possible.
But, as evidenced last season, the FA Cup is an excellent opportunity for silverware for the Gunners and they have a difficult tie on their hands against Championship opposition this weekend.
So what is Wenger going to do? Well, Danny Welbeck, Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy, Abou Diaby and Serge Gnabry are all out.
Hector Bellerin is a doubt which means Calum Chambers could step in. Chuba Akpom is a rumoured starter, although that might be too big of a gamble.
The safer play would be to stick with Olivier Giroud, who played excellently in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Manchester City earlier this month.
Joel Campbell would probably expect to start, but the return of Theo Walcott could push him out of the side. Alexis Sanchez is a prime candidate for a rest, but it would still be a surprise to see him left out here.
Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla are the players we believe will be given the game off, both looked absolutely shattered against City and Ramsey is only just returning from injury.
Here’s our predicted lineup…
Ospina, Chambers, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Coquelin, Flamini, Ozil, Walcott, Sanchez, Giroud
What do you think Gunners' fans?
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