[Teams] FA Cup: Preston vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on January 7, 2017

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Arsenal will look to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup when we take on Preston North End at Deepdale this evening.

Arsene Wenger has made wholesale changes for the game with several of his big guns given a well earned rest. Petr Cech makes way for David Ospina in goal while youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles comes in for Hector Bellerin at right-back.

Aaron Ramsey partners Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park while Shkodran Mustafi lines-up at the back alongside Gabriel and Nacho Monreal.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain starts in attack along with Alex Iwobi while Lucas Perez is handed another chance to impress as he supports Olivier Giroud up front.

Danny Welbeck makes his long-awaited return as he’s named on the bench along with several youngsters.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Preston

Maxwell, Vermijl, Clarke, Huntington, Cunningham, Gallagher, Pearson, Johnson, McGeady, Robinson and Hugill.

Subs: Lindegaard, Spurr, Browne, Pringle, Horgan, Doyle and Makienok.

Arsenal

Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Gabriel, Monreal, Ramsey, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Lucas, Giroud.

Subs: Martinez, Jenkinson, Holding, Reine-Adelaide, DaSilva, Willock, Welbeck

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