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News24 – Arsenal can outgun a pumped-up Alexis Sanchez in FA Cup clash

November 4, 2019


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been waiting for the perfect moment to re-introduce Alexis Sanchez What better opportunity for the forward to relaunch his Manchester United career than by going back to his old club and knocking them out of the FA Cup?Not only will he be desperate to prove a point to the Arsenal fans, but Sanchez gets a real buzz from playing in this competition He has scored in two FA Cup final victories with Arsenal and found the net in three semi-finals — including for United against Tottenham last season He could cause Arsenal serious problems down their left flank. Sead Kolasinac plays as more of a wing-back than a defender, often leaving gaping holes behind him Those are the kind of spaces Sanchez will be looking to exploit to destroy Arsenal’s FA Cup dream This is a player who needs the love of his manager. Solskjaer has been talking him up in recent weeks as if readying him for this huge clash at the Emirates Friday night will be a stern examination of both sets of defenders. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are as good as any strike partnership in the Premier League With Aaron Ramsey playing behind those two, Arsenal will look to press high, win the ball and punish any mistakes United can threaten Arsenal’s centre backs with their pace, too. Sokratis is quicker than he is given credit for, but has a habit of getting the wrong side of his opponent and fishing for the ball Laurent Koscielny will have benefited from another week of training and if Arsenal are to go through, their new-look centre-half partnership has to hold firm Both sides have kept just four clean sheets in their 23 Premier League games, so this could well be a high-scoring game I’m hoping for a thrilling contest that ends 3-2. and I believe Arsenal’s firepower will be enough to inflict a first defeat on Solskjaer

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