Team News: Swansea vs Arsenal
As the media take great delight in reminding us, the FA Cup is the last trophy Arsenal won way back in 2005 (the day of my stag-night, meaning we haven`t won anything since I got married, I`m blaming the Mrs), and today the mighty Gunners enter the tournament at the 3rd round stage as we travel to Swansea.
Most of the big boys have already made their way into the hat for the next round of the draw (albeit a couple of them still requiring a replay to see if they can progress) we travel to Wales to see if we can gain victory over a side that have proved a little problematic for us over the last couple of games.
The latest clash between the pair took place only a couple of weeks ago with The Swans fully deserving their 2-0 victory over a very lacklustre Arsenal.
We`ve since gone on a bit of a mini-run but have looked anything but convincing, even losing to bottom tier club Bradford City in the quarter finals of the League Cup.
Today represents a chance to progress in a tournament that is probably our last shot at silverware this season (no, I don`t believe we can win the Champions League, shocking eh?).
Let`s check out the line up for the game.
Arsenal team: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Walcott, Cazorla, Giroud
Arsenal substitutes: Martinez, Vermaelen, Santos, Coquelin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski