How Arsenal Could Line Up Against Bournemouth In The FA Cup

Arsenal faces AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round this Monday. The Gunners are the most successful team in the competition and will be aiming to extend that record this season.

Below, we look at how Arsenal could line up in this knockout fixture.


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Emi Martinez is the cup goalkeeper and will start in goal. The Argentine kept the Gunners in the game with some brilliant saves in the last FA cup match against Leeds United.

At right-back, Ainsley Maitland Niles starts having missed the last match against Chelsea a the first choice right-back Hector Bellerin made his comeback. Bukayo Saka will deputize at left-back in the absence of Sead Kolasinac and Keiran Tierney.

With David Luiz suspended, Rob Holding will get his chance to impress at center back alongside the fit-again Sokratis.


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Matteo Guendouzi rarely features in the league which means he will automatically start against Bournemouth. The youngster was one of the standout stars from last season but has suffered a dip in form lately.

He will be paired with the excellent Lucas Torreira in a double pivot. Ahead of the two, Mesut Ozil comes in to add creativity in the attacking midfield role.


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Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is still suspended folwing a red card against Crystal Palace three weeks ago. This means that Alexandre Lacazete wi start as the main striker.

On the wings, Mikel Arteta does not have many options with Reiss Nelson injured. It means that the Spaniard will once again pick Nicholas Pepe and Gabriele Martinelli on the flanks.

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