Arsenal named strong lineup for Coventry FA Cup clash

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsene Wenger has made six changes to his team, but still named a very strong Arsenal starting XI for tonight’s FA Cup 4th Round clash with Coventry City at Emirates Stadium.

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The Gunners starting line-up includes Mesut Ozil, who was expected to miss the game, with Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski all starting.

Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker keep their place in the heart of the defence, while the fit-again Nicklas Bendtner leads the attack.

Lukasz Fabiański starts in goal with Wojciech Szczęsny given the night off.

For Coventry, leading striker Leon Clarke, who is the subject of a move away from the club, after his recent transfer request, leads the attack for the visitors.

Arsenal XI: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Gnabry, Podolski, Bendtner.
Subs: Viviano, Sagna, Monreal, Zelalem, Flamini, Cazorla, Giroud.

Coventry XI: Murphy, Christie, Webster, Seaborne, Adams, Baker, Thomas, Fleck, Daniels, Moussa, L. Clarke.
Subs: Slager, Burge, Barton, Phillips, Willis, Jordan Clarke, Haynes.

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