Arsene Wenger is having to walk a fine line with his Arsenal team selection today. The Frenchman must balance the need to get through to the next round of the FA cup and stay on track for a record three trophy wins in a row, with the need to treat the Premier League title race as a priority.
He also needs to weigh up the benefits of playing a strong side against the desire to rest some key players like Mesut Ozil agead of the game against Southampton in the league on Tuesday. It is all about risk and reward really and the boss suggested in his press conference that because Arsenal really need a win after three games without one he would be leaning towards as strong a team as possible.
Chambers, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs
Chamberlain, Ozil, Alexis
This starting line up, for me, is very strong and will hopefully see Arsenal take control of the game against Burnley and get us into a strong position so that Wenger can then bring off the likes of Ramsey and Ozil and give them a little rest. What do you think of this Arsenal XI for the cup?