Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have endured a frustrating December following narrow, but defining losses leaving them nine points adrift of the top of the Premier League.
However, an FA Cup trip to Preston North End this weekend could come as a welcome distraction as the Gunners look to win their 3rd FA Cup in 4 years following triumphs in 2014 and 2015.
With that all said, Saturday’s trip to Deepdale will not be as straightforward as it seems. The Lilywhites are currently 11th in the Championship and with the magic of the FA Cup still being very much alive, Arsene Wenger will be aware that anything can happen.
Wenger is expected to give some of his more important players a rest for this cup fixture (as many other managers will) following the hectic Christmas Period though the Gunners will be going into this game as strong favourites to get the job done.
In a constant search for trophies, Gunners fans will want a strong showing in this years FA Cup and our Landlord has a feeling that Arsene Wenge’s side will be amongst the contenders come Cup Final day in May.
Here is the XI (with an England star returning) that will help them get a result.
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