Arsenal team news: Wenger set to bring star players to Sutton clash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be taking no chances against Sutton United in the FA Cup Fifth Round clash on Monday 20 February as he has brought a full strength squad to take on the non league side.

The Gunners will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing 5-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Last 16 first-leg on Wednesday 15 February.

Wenger has included the likes of Petr Cech, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Mustafi in his provisional squad.

The French manager stated in his press conference that he is unlikely to heavily rotate his side. When asked about what sort of team he will field against Sutton, Wenger was quoted by the Independent as saying: “A normal team.”

The only youngsters that rarely feature in the first team picked in the provisional squad are Martinez, Holding, Maitland-Niles and Reine-Adelaide.

Germany international of Turkish origin Ozil has come under fire from sections of the fans and media after a dip in form lately.

It remains to be seen whether Wenger will give Ozil the chance to regain his confidence against – on paper – weaker opposition or decide to give him a rest in preparation for the following game.

Provisional Arsenal squad:

Cech, Ospina, Martinez, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Xhaka, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Walcott, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi, Perez, Sanchez, Giroud.