Arsenal.com have revealed the Arsenal starting XI and substitutes to take on Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth-round in just under 1 hour’s time.
The team is very interesting. Vermaelen and Koscielny have both recovered from injury and are included in the starting line-up. Mertesacker is rested. Coquelin appears to be at right-back. Rosicky gets a start for the first time in a while. Gervinho and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain are in. Sagna, Wilshere, Walcott and Cazorla are all on the bench.
This is quite a strong team and does also mean that many of our regular starting XI can be rested before Bayern Munich. I am surprised that Wenger has chosen to take a risk on both Vermaelen and Koscielny. I maybe would have started with Ignasi Miquel.