Arsenal vs Manchester City predicted XI: The FA Cup is serious

Arsenal, Shkodran Mustafi (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Arsenal, Shkodran Mustafi
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Rob Holding made on mistake against Liverpool. In one instance, he decided to channel his inner Shkodran Mustafi and drive the ball into the midfield. Problem is, he’s not as athletic as Mustafi and he lost possession. Boom. Mistake made.

That was it. Other than that he was brilliant. And as such, he will be dropped here in favor of the terrifying trio that Mikel Arteta has come to trust, solely because of the preferred foot of his preferred guys.

Sead Kolasinac will return on the left. He’s batting about .333 in terms of good performances-to-starts, which is a good batting average in baseball, but not such a great level of proficiency here. Still, I have to have faith. He’s a competitor and he’ll be able to move around. So he may get back to his better form.

Shkodran Mustafi will be back. I have more confidence in him than anyone else, which is rounded out by David Luiz.

It may not inspire you, but this defense has done the job before.

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