Friday, December 8, 2023

Unexpected line up vs Oxford, Arteta with a lot of suprises

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Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round tie will be against Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium tonight.

The Gunners, who were eliminated at this very stage of the competition last season, know that victory tonight over the League One side will set up a fourth-round tie against Manchester City later this month as the draw took place before their win over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

And the good news for Mikel Arteta ahead of kick-off is that he once again has a near full-strength squad to choose from with Emile Smith Rowe on course to be available for selection after being sidelined since September following surgery to correct an ongoing groin problem.

With that said, the confirmed Arsenal absentees are Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson, whilst it remains to be seen if the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Thomas Partey, William Saliba, Martin Odegaard and Oleksandr Zinchenko are involved just six days before the North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur.

Kick-off is at 8pm, Tom Canton and Tashan Deniran-Alleyne will be on hand to provide build-up to the game, confirmed team news as well as live updates on the action, analysis and reaction from the Kassam Stadium.


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