Arsenal have a fantastic chance to go one step closer to that long awaited trophy tonight. It will be freezing cold and the pitch will be like concrete, but that is all the more reason for the Gunners to work hard and keep warm. The key to this game should be not to allow Bradford to out work us. They will press and harry and Arsenal need to match them and earn the right to show the skill we have.
Arsene Wenger is showing clear intent by starting Jack Wilshere, alongside Ramsey and Coquelin. Cazorla, Podolski and the brilliant Gervinho all start and the back four is the full strength line up of Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen and Gibbs.
Wenger is really taking this seriously and not taking any chances. I feel a bit sorry for some of the young players, they have not even made the bench, but for Arsenal fans it is great news, and will come as a surprise to Bradford as well. Wenger does not want extra time, and if we don’t win in normal time with that team, there is something amiss.
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