We start our journey to attempt to add a record-stretching out fifteenth FA Cup to our distinctions list when we head to Oxford United in the third round on Monday night.
It’ll be our first gathering with the U’s in quite a while, and our lady outing to the Kassam Arena as we take as an afterthought presently fourteenth in Association One, who beat Woking and Exeter City to make it this far.
Having experienced a shock exit at this phase of the opposition last term because of Nottingham Backwoods, it’s been a long time since we last experienced third-round disposals in progressive seasons, as we plan to set up a fourth-round gathering at Manchester City.
Time of ups and down for U’s
Karl Robinson’s group come into this cup tie on the rear of one win from their last six excursions in Association One, albeit that was a 3-1 home triumph over Charlton Athletic in the last round of 2022.
A sluggish beginning to the season saw the U’s playing with the drop zone in October, before they set out on an unbeaten eight-game run that immediately edged them into the top half. Anyway losses to Ipswich Town and Exeter City either side of New Year’s Eve has seen them become settled in mid-table.
The FA Cup has given some pleasure however, with Woking dispatched 2-1 away from home, before a determined 4-1 accomplishment over Exeter where Welsh worldwide Billy Bodin got a support to take his opposition count to three this term.
Who to pay special attention to
Skipper Elliot Moore is normally joined forces in guard by one-time covered Scottish worldwide Stuart Findlay, who showed up in the mid year from Philadelphia Association. Left-back Ciaron Brown has two covers for Northern Ireland and Djanvan Anderson is a right-back beforehand on the books of Ajax, AZ Alkmaar and Lazio.
Long-serving midfielders Cameron Brannagan and James Henry have both played north of 200 times for the club, with the previous driving the goalscoring outlines this term with nine strikes. Winger Bodin is next up with seven, who showed up once for Grains back in 2019.
Previous Sound End graduate Marcus McGuane highlights in midfield, who played two times for us prior to moving to Barcelona in 2018. Wide midfielder Josh Murphy is the twin sibling of Newcastle Joined’s Jacob, and Lewis Bate has dazzled borrowed from Leeds united together.
What the chiefs say
Arteta: “It’s dependably interesting, I’ve played there a couple of times and have encountered undeniably challenging matches, so it will be troublesome. We need to view the opposition and the rival exceptionally in a serious way and play well, to a significant level to dominate the game.
“From what we’ve seen they’ve played in various ways, and result-wise too they’ve had a touch of everything. It’ll be an extremely unique evening and everyone will raise their level and it will be intense.” – read each word from his pre-match public interview
Robinson: “This gives us a slight interruption from our association structure, yet in the event that anyone watched our exhibitions in the association for the last seven or eight games, we’ve been great.
“I’m certain the nature of Weapons store can knock us off our beat rapidly. We’ll have total and upper regard for them, very much like we have regard for Fleetwood the next week. We’ve recently got to ensure we stress over ourselves, with the absolute regard we have for the resistance.”
Oxford United vs Arsenal Team news
Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson stay out with knee and hamstring wounds separately, while Mikel Arteta uncovered that Emile Smith Rowe could have some impact assuming he keeps on preparing great on the ball – read more about ES’s recuperation.
Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood could be in line for a return subsequent to missing late coordinates with a calf injury, while left-back Brandon Fleming finished his credit move from Frame City so as to be enlisted for this game.
Marcus Browne is likewise liable to pass up a major opportunity with a hamstring issue, while long haul injury casualties Kyle Joseph and Sam Baldock are back in preparing.
Realities and details Oxford United vs Arsenal
We have advanced from our last 13 FA Cup ties against sides from outside the main two divisions of English football, with the last coming against Portsmouth back in 2020. Wrexham were the last side not in the best two associations to dispose of us in January 1992, winning 2-1 as a fourth-level side.
We have just been dispensed with in two of our last 26 FA Cup third round ties, the twice against Nottingham Timberland in 2017/18 and 2021/22.
Oxford haven’t scored in any of their last five games against us in all contests (D3 L2). The last U’s player to net was Billy Hamilton in a 3-0 win in May 1986 in the Primary Division.
The U’s have just advanced from one of their last eight FA Cup ties against Chief Association groups, taking out Swansea City in the third round in 2015/16.
Match authorities Oxford United vs Arsenal
David Coote is the man in the middle of this cup tie, in what will be his sixth game in charge of us – his first since the 3-0 win at Brentford back in September.
We have won three and drawn once under his watchful eye, with the only defeat coming last season when Brighton triumphed at the Emirates back in April.
VAR and goalline technology will not be in operation for this game.
- Referee: David Coote
- Assistant Referee 1: Lee Betts
- Assistant Referee 2: Timothy Wood
- Fourth Official: Michael Salisbury
This will be the tenth time we have clashed with the U’s, and the first for flawlessly precisely 20 years.
Back in January 2003 we won 2-0 in a game outstanding for Dennis Bergkamp scoring his 100th objective for us that day, in a mission where we proceeded to lift the prize – read more about that evening.
Our last association experience came in Walk 1988 when we played out a goalless draw at Oxford’s previous home, the House Ground. On the whole, we have won four and drawn three of our past installations against Joined together.
Not any more Red 2023
This installation will see us by and by wear a unique all-white strip, fully intent on bringing issues to light of our Not any more Red mission, which intends to assist with guarding youngsters from blade wrongdoing and youth savagery.
The unit won’t ever be financially accessible, and just be granted to people who have a constructive outcome locally by chipping in with our Not any more Red cause accomplices and associations.
Tune into Arsenal.com and the authority application an hour prior to start off where Scratch Splendid and Adrian Clarke will be in charge from the Emirates.
They’ll examine the Not any more Red mission, seeing FA Cup third-round ties from years gone by and giving some understanding into what issues our adversaries could present.
Then, at that point, from 8pm, Dan Roebuck will be on live editorial obligation at the Kassam Arena, keeping you refreshed on every one of the goings-on.
Group news Oxford United vs Arsenal : Seven changes for Oxford tie
Mikel Arteta has rolled out seven improvements to our firing line-up for this evening’s FA Cup tie against Oxford Joined together, in spite of the fact that our assault stays unaltered.
The supervisor has picked to begin every one of the three of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah, with Gabriel Magalhaes the main other player to have been named in our last beginning XI against Newcastle Joined six days prior.
That implies Matt Turner and Takehiro Tomiyasu get their initial beginnings since the World Cup, with Burglarize Holding and Kieran Tierney making up the remainder of the back four, while Mohamed Elneny, Sambi Lokonga and Fabio Vieria involve the midfield.
On the seat, Emile Smith Rowe shows up in a matchday crew since September in the wake of recuperating from crotch medical procedure.
Karl Robinson in the interim has rolled out two improvements to his group since their last association game – a 1-0 home loss to Exeter City.
Welsh global Billy Bodin and Josh Murphy supplant Tyler Goodrham and Yanic Wildschut on the wings, and there is a beginning for previous Heavy weapons specialist Marcus McGuane in focal midfield.
Oxford: McGinty, Anderson, Long, Moore, Brown, McGuane, Bate, Brannagan, Murphy, Bodin, Taylor.
Subs: Eastwood, Fleming, Sade, Findlay, Negru, Johnson, Goodrham, Wildschut, O’Donkor
Arms stockpile: Turner, Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Elneny, Lokonga, Vieira, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Subs: Hein, White, Zinchenko, Xhaka, Partey, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Marquinhos, Steward Oyedeji.