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GK) Lukas Fabianski
Fabianski has proved an able deputy in the FA Cup this term, and should be given the nod once again ahead of Wojciech Szczesny.
DR) Bacary Sagna
There’s a chance Wenger could play Carl Jenkinson, but with the FA Cup looking like Arsenal’s best chance of silverware in eight years, he will likely deploy his best fullback, Sagna.
DC) Laurent Koscielny
The Frenchman provides the defence guile, and expert positioning, and should start alongside Mertesacker, like he has done for virtually the entire season.
DC) Per Mertesacker
Mertesacker will be charged with dealing with the dangerous Romelu Lukaku up top, and he’ll be desperate to celebrate his newly awarded contract extension with a clean sheet.
DL) Kieran Gibbs
Spaniard Nacho Monreal is crocked, meaning Gibbs will surely take his regular place on the left of the back four.