Arsenal really need a strong performance and a good result against Burnley in the FA cup 4th round clash at the Emirates Stadium today. The last thing we need is another game although if we are behind with not long left we would all take a replay.
But hopefully that can be avoided and the Gunners can take another step towards winning the FA cup three times in a row, something no club has achieved in living memory. That is why Arsene Wenger has resisted the urge to make wholesale changes to the Arsenal starting line up, although he has given a debut to our new January transfer addition Mohamed Elneny.
The boss has also given a rare start to Calum Chambers at right back, and even though both first choice full backs are rested as well as Petr Cech, the defence still looks very strong with Koscielny and Gabriel in the centre and Francis Coquelin back from injury in front of them.
Young Alex Iwobi also starts and it looks like he will occupy the number 10 role, with Alexis Sanchez and the Ox either side and with the big French striker Olivier Giroud leading the line.
Chambers, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs
Chamberlain, Iwobi, Alexis
subs: Cech, Monreal, Bellerin, Arteta, Rosicky, Walcott, Campbell.
Should this Arsenal side be strong enough to avoid any cup dramas?