Arsenal are aiming to get over their Europa League disappointment in quick fashion when they travel to Portsmouth on Monday night’s FA Cup 5th round clash.
The south coast side who are flying in League One will be right up for a cup upset.
Pablo Mari is expected to make his debut at Fratton Park in a game set to be the first meeting between the respective clubs since a league encounter in late December 2009.
Mikel Arteta could also turn to Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli and Joe Willock.
Kieran Tierney, Sead Kolasinac and Calum Chambers are still missing, whilst Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt.
Arsenal’s defence must be on high alert, particularly when it comes to stopping Pompy’s talisman Ronan Curtis. The left-winger has been turning heads in League One this season and is Portsmouth’s leading goal scorer (13 goals).
After crashing out of the Europa League to Olympiacos with the last kick of extra-time on Thursday night, Arteta knows the pressure is on.
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