Sutton v Arsenal teams: Walcott and Perez start, Sanchez involved, ex-Gunners duo start for Sutton

Arsenal have selected a strong team for their FA Cup game at non-League Sutton United, retaining six players who started the 5-0 win at Southampton in the last round.

David Ospina, Shkrodran Mustafi, Rob Holding, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott – who scored a hat-trick in the game at St. Mary’s last month – are all included.

Granit Xhaka and Alex Iwobi, along with Ospina and Mustafi, are among the four survivors from the team that started the Champions League game in Munich on Wednesday.

Per Mertesacker, who has not made a first-team appearance this season due to injury, features on the bench, just as he did against Southampton.

Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and the out-of-favour Mathieu Debuchy are also among the substitutes.

National League Sutton, who are 105 places below the Gunners in the pyramid, include former Arsenal youngsters Roarie Deacon and Craig Eastmond in their line-up.

Sutton United: Worner; Amankwah, Downer, Collins, Beckwith; Deacon, Bailey, Eastmond, May; Gomis, Biamou.
Subs: Shaw, John, Hudson-Odoi, Fitchett, Spence, Monakana, Tubbs.

Arsenal: Ospina; Gabriel, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal; Elneny, Xhaka; Perez, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi; Walcott.
Subs: Martinez, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez.




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