Mikel Arteta has named his side to face Bournemouth in tonight’s FA Cup game, with a shock inclusion for Eddie Nketiah.
Sokratis returns to the side as our defensive crisis eases up, and there’s also a surprise start for Joe Willock.
Nketiah is yet to start a game for Arsenal since being recalled from his loan spell at Leeds United this month.
David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are suspended for the clash, and finally the other major change is Emiliano Martinez who comes in for Bernd Leno in goal.
Arteta is definitely taking the competition seriously, and said:
“We’re going to fight for every competition that we are involved in…”
The game kicks off at 8pm, and is live in the UK on BT Sport. The draw for the next round is coming up, and I’ll tweet once it’s been done.
Arsenal: Martinez; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Saka; Guendouzi, Xhaka; Pepe, Willock, Martinelli; Nketiah