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Let's get back to the Cup, shall we?

The crane technique is much better in karate than soccer
The crane technique is much better in karate than soccer
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After easing past a struggling Sunderland in the third round of the Cup a few weeks ago, Arsenal turn their attention to Championship title-contending Burnley tomorrow. Burnley sit third in that competition right now, five points behind first placed Hull, and look a certainty to at the very least make the play-off, if not claim one of the two automatic promotion places.

Burnley are coming off a 4-1 win over Derby County at the weekend in which a Derby County own goal and two penalties accounted for 75% of Burnley's goals, but they are the highest scoring team in the Championship with 46 goals from 28 games, so scoring isn't a huge problem for them. Nor, from the looks of it, is defending - their 25 GA and resulting 21 GD are both third-best in the league.

So, they'll be a tricky opponent for sure, particularly in light of the lineup Arsene Wenger is reportedly going to go with tomorrow, which includes the debut of Mohamed Elneny, a Calum Chambers appearance, the probable return (even just as a sub) of Francis Coquelin, and maybe, just maybe, a David Ospina sighting. Squad rotation? From Wenger? Sure why not? In all seriousness, though, this is a good thing - spring is going to be tough, and Arsenal are still fighting for a Premier League title, so any chance to rest the first choice side is a great thing, even if in Per's case it's not a voluntary rest.

I would not be arrogant enough to say that Arsenal's scrubs-and-subs lineup will automatically have enough to beat Burnley - as mentioned, they're a tough team on both sides of the ball - but this is yet another chance for some of those fringe players to make their mark and help Arsenal advance to the next round of the Cup. I have faith that most of them can make that leap, and I have faith that the back line can help Ospina look like he can, even if he can't. SICK OSPINA BURN

WHAT:
Arsenal vs. Burnley
FA Cup, fourth round

WHERE:
Emirates Stadium, London

WHEN:
Saturday, January 30, 2016
7AM PT/10AM ET/3PM BT

HOW (to watch):
US: Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes
Worldwide: livesoccer.tv