Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed the following updates ahead of the FA Cup clash against Premier League side Hull City.
“Honestly, I have to check who is available and who is not,” said Wenger. “The two keepers, Ospina and Martinez, will come in.”
The Frenchman also revealed that he will start with a strong lineup. The lineup will be almost same as of last Premier League game against Southampton. The Gunners’ boss told that no one is returning, the same squad will be named against the Tigers.
While for the midfielders, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil all remain on the sidelines.
Wilshere remain a long term absentee with his ankle problem but Ozil is expected to be back this month. Ramsey and Arteta both could take a much longer time as per the reports. Francis Coquelin is likely to continue in the midfield.
For strikers, Olivier Giroud will suffer his third and last ban following his red card against Queens Park Rangers. While Summer signing Danny Welbeck is set to miss his second game with a thigh injury. Alexis Sanchez will hopefully continue to lead the attacking line.
Columnist: Dany Fendi