Arsenal - Sunderland
Arsenal - Sunderland
Group of Arsenal:
Cech, Ospina; Montreal Gibbs Koshchelni, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Beyerin, Debyushi, Chambers; Ramsey, Flamini, Arteta, Ozil, Chamberlain, Campbell; Walcott, Giroud, Ayobi, Rene-Adeled.
Injured: Sanchez, Coughlan, Wilshere, Welbeck, Rosicky, Cazorla
Manon, Pantilimon, Pickford; Jones Yedlin, Van Aanholt, Robson, O'Shea, Coates, Brown Biyding; Mvila, Katarmol, Gomez, Johnson Lens; Toivonen, fights, Fletcher, Defoe, Uotmor, Graham Guuch
Injured: Kabyul, Matthews, Larsson, Rodwell
Without the right to play - Kirchhoff
The winner of the FA Cup for the past two seasons - Arsenal will begin their quest for a new trophy to host Sunderland.
People Arsene Wenger will surely try to get far in the race, although possibly dropping unlikely to be accepted as a tragedy given pursuit team to win the title in the Premier League and Championship is normally namely a priority.
Black Cats struggling for survival and also have other objectives, such as at the last visit of "Emirates" in December they distressed serious opponent and with a little more skill in front of goal calmly would escape a better result of which this ultimately 1 : 3.
It is interesting that the first match Wenger was also in the race against Sunderland in 1997, so the clash will probably be more emotional for the Frenchman, who has won awards for record of the tournament with 6.
The last time Arsenal lost in the third round of the competition was almost 21 years old. This happened in 1996, when Londoners gave way to Sheffield United in a replay of "Bramal Lane," which is another proof that the Gunners are the big favorite in the clash.
The fact is that this tournament brings many surprises and quite elite formulations often are emiliminirani early as enabling rather spare and young players to take part, especially in the first two rounds.
Wenger will hardly fail to do something now, although whatever be XI Arsenal, it will have a serious class, so the chances of continuing ahead are quite high.