Arsenal news: Mertesacker and Gabriel fit for Watford? Predicted XI for FA Cup

first_imgArsenal are gunning for their third consecutive FA Cup triumph this season having overcome Hull 4-0 in their fifth round replay.That made it 18 FA Cup games since the Gunners last lost and they will be looking to extend that against Watford on Sunday.The competition looks like the only chance of silverware for Arsenal this season with Arsene Wenger’s men having to overcome a 2-0 deficit at the Nou Camp next week to beat Barcelona.Their Premier League title challenge is also on the wane meaning a strong team is likely for Sunday’s quarter-final.Aaron Ramsey is out, and it looks too soon for Laurent Koscielny, but Per Mertesacker and Gabriel are fit despite hobbling off against Hull.Petr Cech is still out so David Ospina will continue in goal, while Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla are progressing well.Click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted Arsenal line-up for Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Watford. 23. Danny Welbeck (centre forward) 35. Mohamed Elneny (centre midfield) 5. Gabriel (centre back) 11 18. Nacho Monreal (left back) 11 11 28. Joel Campbell (right wing) 11. Mesut Ozil (centre attacking midfield) 34. Francis Coquelin (centre midfield) 17. Alexis Sanchez (left wing) 11 11 11 11 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 11 13. David Ospina (goalkeeper) 11 11 11 4. Per Mertesacker (centre back) – Click the arrow, right, to see the predicted Arsenal XI in squad number order last_img read more