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Wenger facing cup selection issues

21st April 2017, 12:50 by Tom Hill

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger will have a number of selection problems when his team take on Manchester City in the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Gunners will make the short journey to Wembley for the semi-final with the Citizens but will be without several first-team stars.

David Ospina, Danny Welbeck, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez are all missing as they continue to nurse injury problems.

Wenger may use a three-man defence like he did for Monday's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.

Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott will be pushing for recalls as they try to help the Gunners reach the FA Cup final.

Provisional squad: Cech, Martinez, Macey, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Walcott, Iwobi, Sanchez, Giroud.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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