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Predicted Arsenal XI vs Southampton: 23-year-old starts for first time this year

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Arsenal take on Southampton in the fourth round of the FA Cup tomorrow.

The Gunners are the holders and Mikel Arteta will want to go all the way again. However, Southampton are a difficult side to beat.

Arteta will likely make a number of changes as we face Southampton again in the Premier League on Tuesday. However, he will have to get his team spot on to counter the Saints’ threat.

Bernd Leno, Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney have to play every game and they are expected to start again tomorrow.

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Hector Bellerin will likely return and the Spaniard has to take his game to a new level after watching how well Cedric did against Newcastle.

Gabriel Magalhaes is expected to start his first game for us this year and the 22-year-old’s return is a massive boost for us.

Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka were brilliant in our last game but the duo are expected to be rested. Dani Ceballos and Mohamed Elneny will likely come in for them.

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Our front four is also expected to be different and all of them have to have to step up their game to stake a claim for a spot in the Premier League side.

Gabriel Martinelli and Nicolas Pepe will likely start either side of Willian with Eddie Nketiah leading the line.

That is a good enough XI to get a result against the Saints, but every one of them needs to be at their absolute best.

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