With the FA cup being the only chance left for Arsenal to end the current season with a trophy, Arsene Wenger is taking no chances despite the fact that the Gunners´opponents at the Emirates stadium today are 88 places below us in the echelons of English football.
Whether the manager wants a trophy to sign off his ong reign with or whether he wants the FA cup to convince the fans he should stay is something only the Frenchman knows, but at least his strong team selection today should ensure that we get through this quarter-final to book our place at Wembley in the semis.
Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs
Ramsey, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Walcott, Sanchez, Giroud
Subs: Martinez, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Iwobi, Ozil, Lucas.
I like the look of this side, with Gibbs joining the full strength back four to give us a bit more attacking threat down the left, where we already have the Chilean star Alexis Sanchez. Ramsey and Xhaka in the middle offer attacking threat as well so the boss is clearly planning on a lot of goals or at least giving Arsenal the best possible chance of breaking down a stubborn defence.
The fact that he has gone for Cech over Ospina just highlights how important this game is. Now go ann win it well you Gunners!