Arsenal will be welcoming Cardiff City to the Emirates on Tuesday on the back of the terrible news of the Bluebirds record signing Emiliano Sala's disappearance.
The Gunners will be approaching the game on the back of a disappointing fourth-round loss against old foes Manchester United at home and they will be looking to keep up the pressure on the fourth-placed Chelsea, as a win could see the North London side level on point with Blues on 47 points with the Blues only playing on Wednesday.
The first encounter between the sides ended with Gunners winning 3-2 at the Cardiff City Stadium.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Unai Emery has a big defensive headache with club captain Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin all out injured. Long term absentees Nacho Monreal and Konstantino Mavropanos are back in contention but their match fitness will be another issue the Spaniard will have to address.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is back in training after recovering from his foot injury while Danny Welbeck is still out.
CARDIFF CITY TEAM NEWS
Neil Warnock needs to assess his player's mental state before setting his starting lineup for the upcoming match against the Gunners.
Club captain Sean Morrison is expected to be out for the Bluebirds following an appendicitis operation.
ARSENAL V CARDIFF CITY LINEUP
Arsenal (3-4-1-2): Leno, Xhaka, Mustafi, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Torreira, Iwobi, Ramsey, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Cardiff City (4-5-1): Etheridge, Peltier, Bamba, Manga, Bennett, Mendez-Laing, Arter, Camarasa, Ralls, Hoilett, Niasse
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