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

By on January 9, 2016

Arsenal will begin the defence of the FA Cup when they take on Sunderland at the Emirates this afternoon.

Arsene Wenger has named a stronger side than expected with Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud all starting.

Gabriel comes in for Per Mertesacker at the back while Kieran Gibbs starts at left-back with Nacho Monreal dropping out. Calum Chambers starts in midfield along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain while Alex Iwobi is given a chance to impress in attack.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Arsenal

Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs, Chambers, Ox, Iwobi, Walcott, Campbell, Giroud

Subs: Macey, Debuchy, Arteta, Ramsey, Monreal, Reine-Adélaïde, Willock.

Sunderland

Pickford, van Aanholt, Cattermole, O’Shea, Lens, Graham, Toivonen, Coates, Fletcher, Yedlin, Watmore

Subs: Mannone, Jones, Borini, Defoe, M’Vila, Mavrias, Beadling.

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