Date: 9th January 2012 at 7:24pm
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Arsene Wenger has named an extremely strong line-up for tonight`s FA Cup 3rd Clash vs Leeds United at Ashburton Grove.

Wenger had made comments about the FA Cup being a “bonus” that had been blown completely out of all proportions in some quarters, however Wenger`s team selection has shown that the Frenchman is taking the competition very seriously.

Often in the past Wenger has used the cup competitions (the league cup more than the Carling cup) to blood young players, yet despite the lower league competition tonight Arsene has gone with a mixture of youth and experience.

Notable inclusions are obviously Thierry Henry, Alec Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta.


Arsenal
? 13 Szczesny
? 06 Koscielny
? 18 Squillaci
? 49 Miquel
? 08 Arteta
? 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
? 16 Ramsey
? 17 Song
? 23 Arshavin
? 39 Coquelin
? 29 Chamakh

Substitutes
? 59 Damian Martinez
? 14 Walcott
? 30 Benayoun
? 56 Yennaris
? 09 Park Chu-Young
? 12 Henry
? 31 Miyaichi

Leeds
? 01 Lonergan
? 22 Lees
? 28 White
? 29 Thompson
? 48 O’Dea
? 07 Vayrynen
? 15 Clayton
? 16 Pugh
? 17 Townsend
? 20 Nunez
? 10 Becchio

Substitutes
? 24 Taylor
? 04 Bruce
? 19 Parker
? 08 Brown
? 11 Sam
? 18 Forssell
? 44 McCormack