Arsenal vs. Lincoln City: FA Cup Quarter-Final – Match Preview

Arsenal are on a hiding to nothing when they host non-league side Lincoln City in the Quarter-Final of the FA Cup this Saturday evening.

The Gunners were embarrassed again in the Champions League during the week, suffering another 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.

In the previous round Arsenal eliminated another non-league side in the form of Sutton United, thanks to goals from Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott.

Lincoln are the first non-league side to reach the last eight of the competition in over 100 years, having stunned Premier League outfit Burnley in the previous round.

They also sit top of the Conference as they bid to return to the Football League and they opened up a six point lead at the top after a 4-0 win over Braintree in the week.

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Form guide: Arsenal W2 D0 L3; Lincoln W3 D2 L0
2016/17 top scorers
Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez 20 goals
Lincoln City – Matthew Rhead 13 goals

Team news
Arsenal will name a strong XI here with the FA Cup the only competition they can still win.

Expect the likes of Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to all be involved.

Hero of the previous round Sean Raggett will continue in defence as Lincoln name a similar XI to the one that beat Burnley.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Gibbs; Coquelin, Chamberlain; Perez, Ozil, Walcott; Sanchez
Lincoln (4-4-2): Farman; Wood, Raggett, Waterfall, Habergham; Arnold, Woodyard, Power, Hawkridge; Muldoon, Rhead

Predictions

Result: Arsenal (25/1 with Coral)*

Correct Score: 3-0 (6/1 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Lucas Perez (4/7 with Betfair)

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