ARSENAL TO MISS SANTI CAZOLA IN FA CUP AGAINST PRESTON
By Kiyimba Bruno
Arsenal the gunners is to miss its star and key player Santi Cazola as they play their FA cup against preston.
Cazola who has an ankle injury shall with other 6 players will not play the game.
Arsenal will be missing Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker (both knee), and Francis Coquelin (hamstring).
Arsene Wenger says he will also rest goalkeeper Petr Cech, defender Laurent Koscielny and forward Alexis Sanchez.
Defender Marnick Vermijl (groin) is a doubt for Preston, who are without Jermaine Beckford (suspension).
Midfielders Aiden McGeady and Paul Gallagher could start after continuing their returns from injury.
Gunners boss Wenger insists the FA Cup is a “big priority” for Arsenal this season and has said he will only make a couple of changes to his strongest side.
“We know as well that after a congested Christmas period that the third round is always a tricky game,” he said.
“That is why I believe it is a mental challenge for the Premier League teams to prepare well and not have a bad surprise – especially when you go to a Championship team, it is always difficult.”