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4-2-3-1: Arsenal Lineup Against Burnley – Elneny Debuts, Rosicky and Ospina in Starting XI, Coquelin on the Bench

Current champions Arsenal will face Burnley in the fourth round of FA Cup at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Gunners have won the cup on last two occasions, and they are one of the favourites to win it this year. They will like to get over the disappointing defeat against Chelsea by progressing to the next round.

Meanwhile, Burnley are on a great run in Championship and currently sit third in the table.

Team News:

Arsenal have received an injury boost in the recent days. Francis Coquelin and Tomas Rosicky are fit to play whereas Danny Welbeck has returned to first-team returning.

Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla are the only Arsenal players ruled out due to injuries at the moment.

Arsene Wenger revealed the team news in his press conference: “Mertesacker is out because of the red card, and everybody else is available, apart from Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla. After that it is just a question of selection and decision-making, that is the key.”

“Danny Welbeck is not completely ready, but he is not far. He needs a game or two because he’s been out since last April. The Stoke [under-21] game is too soon because he only had one session with the team, and that is too short.

“Francis is available to play now because he has passed two weeks of full training. Tomas is also available for selection.”

Predicted lineup [4-3-2-1]


Wenger confirmed that David Ospina will start in the cup game. So the Colombian will replace Petr Cech in the sticks.


Kieran Gibbs is expected to start as a left-back while Calum Chambers can feature as a right-back. Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny will form the centre-back pairing.


Wenger mentioned in his press-conference that Mohamed Elneny might be handed his club debut in the game. He will be partnered by Mathieu Flamini in the midfield. Tomas Rosicky might start in the attacking midfield position.


Youngster Alex Iwobi will be given another run out on the left wing, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start on the opposite flank. Speedster Theo Walcott will lead the attacking lines for the Gunners.

Starting Line Up: Ospina, Chambers, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs, Elneny, Flamini, Rosicky, Iwobi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott

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