FULL Arsenal team news and preview for Lincoln City in FA cup

Arsenal go onto this FA cup quarter-final at the Emirates as huge favourites to beat the National League club Lincoln City and progress to the final, and with the famous old trophy being the last chance of some silverware for the Gunners in what could be the final season under Arsene Wenger it is vital for the players to make sure the bookies are not wrong.

The fact that tomorrow’s match will take place at the Emirates is a huge factor, as the pitch should allow Arsenal to play the sort of football that we have become famous for under the Frenchman and should have the visitors chasing shadows and looking like a side 88 places below us in the league standings.

Giroud starts as Arsenal go BIG for Preston FA cup clash

What with all the fixture congestion and the injury problems that Arsenal have had to deal with in the first half of the season, together with the fact that Arsene Wenger has often admitted that the FA cup is below the Premier League title and the Champions League on his list of priority goals for the Gunners, I was half expecting the Frenchman to field a team of nearly unknown players today.

Arsenal starting XI for Watford FA cup clash WITHOUT Ozil

While Arsene Wenger has already accepted that the FA cup is now the best and perhaps only chance for Arsenal to get our hands on a trophy this season, he has not quite given up on the other two competitions yet. So with a second leg against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday followed by a big Premier League game away to Everton next Saturday, the prof is going to have do some clever tinkering and rotating to get the best out of the Arsenal squad in the next week.

Wenger blames Arsenal forwards for FA cup replay

After seeing Arsenal held to a disappointing draw by the Championship side Hull City yesterday, I left the TV in and waited to see what Arsene Wenger would say about the team, the result and the problem of another game to fit in as we head to an FA cup replay.

But the programme finished before the Frenchman emerged from the home dressing room, although his past match comments have now been reported on the Arsenal website, and from what the manager said I assume the extra time in the dressing room was because Wenger was giving his misfiring forward players a piece of his mind.

Arsenal XI for Hull in FA cup with EIGHT changes

There were always going to be some changes made to the Arsenal starting line up for this FA cup 5th round match against Hull City. Arsene Wenger has always used these cup games top rotate his squad and give sime valuable first team experience and game time to some of the lesser used members of the squad.

And with our opponents today having bigger fish to fry with their battle for promotion to the Premier League and a busy fixture list, the boss has a great chance to make changes and still have a great chance to win the match and qualify.

Can Arsenal win the FA Cup for a third year in a row?

Arsenal secured their place in the fourth round of the 2015-16 FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Premier League rivals Sunderland. The Gunners have won the competition in each of the last two seasons, beating both Hull City and Aston Villa in the respective finals.

Arsene Wenger’s side are hoping to get their hands on the Premier League title this season, however another FA Cup success would land Arsenal in the history books as no-one has won this competition three times in a row since the 19th century. Can they do it? We investigate.

Arsenal bounce back to begin FA cup defence in style

Towards the end of the FA cup clash between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates stadium, the poor old Black Cats of Sam Allardyce looked like they did not know what day it was. The Gunners were in full flow and could have scored a hatful of goals as the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Joel Campbell, Bellerin, Giroud and all ran rings around the tiring visitors.

But it was not always so comfortable and the Arsenal players had to dig deep into the resources of energy and application after a slow start and a mistake gave Sunderland the lead about halfway through the first half. They had other chances as well, including a header that came crashing off the bar early in the second half.

Arsenal FA cup line up with EIGHT changes

Now is the time when having a strong squad really pays dividends and Arsenal have so far managed to cope with the various competitions and the heavy festive fixture list, even though the Arsenal injury list has had some key players on it for a while.

And despite the Gunners being drawn against Premier League club Sunderland for today’s FA cup 3rd round, Arsene Wenger will make some changes to the starting line up with injury concerns and the EPL game away to Liverpool next week on his mind.

Positivity and Passion will see Arsenal right says Wenger

Arsene Wenger has reminded his Arsenal players that they have a tough test ahead of them today in the 3rd round of the FA cup against Sunderland, because this season and recent years has taught us that any Premier League team can cause us an upset on their day.

But the Gunners have ways of making sure that today is not their day, by turning up with the right attitude and putting in the right sort of performance from the first whistle at the Emirates stadium. History beckons for Arsenal as this year gives us a chance to be the first club for 130 years to win the FA cup three times in a row but just like in the game today, Arsenal need to be on it from the start to keep this hope alive.

Walcott explains why he will sign new Arsenal contract

Theo Walcott has not always been all that popular with the Arsenal fans but he enjoyed arguably his finest hour as a Gunner yesterday and then appeared to commit his future to the club, thanking Arsene Wenger profusely for giving him a Wembley start ahead of Olivier Giroud and talking about the future of the club and his own part in it.

In a post match interview reported on the Arsenal website, Walcott gave a clear explanation of just why he wants to stay with Arsenal and it is all very positive stuff.