Today sees us take on Aaron Ramsey's forner club, Cardiff City, in the FA Cup. It should be an exciting game, and I expect Cardiff to give us a run for our money.
I'm sure it will be a proper FA Cup game - Cardiff are the type of club who would make it proper tie. We're without Gael Clicy who will miss out through suspension - and then of course we have our usual injuries of Rosicky, Eduardo, Walcott and Cesc. So apart from that, we're good to go.
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With the bench entertaining the likes of Fabianski, Gallas, Song, Wilshere, Ramsey, Vela and Bendtner.
Of course Nasri and Diaby may start the otherwise round – should be a great game – let’s take a look at what Arsene said:
“[The atmosphere] should help us to focus and prepare but not worry us because that would mean we are scared and we are not scared. We know we’ll need full commitment. But we are a Premier League team at the top of the league. That’s why we want to show that when we go to these kinds of places that we can compete and let people know why we are where we are.”
To win, we have to be on top of our game, and that’s exactly what we have to be on to get a result.