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What’s your preferred FA Cup final starting XI?

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We’ll tell you ours if you tell us yours.

Aston Villa v Arsenal - FA Cup Final
This was fun, let’s do it again.
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One game left, and it’s a big one. The FA Cup final against Chelsea is Saturday, and Arsenal head into that final with a decimated lineup. Not only is Kos suspended, but Gabriel’s out and Ox is a doubt and Mustafi’s a doubt and why can’t we have nice things arrrrrrrrgh.

Sorry. Anyway, we did a quick poll of Short Fuse writer types, and asked them what they thought Arsenal’s starting lineup should be on Saturday. And, as with most times we ask questions, we got answers!

bozz:
Cech, Nacho, Per, Holding, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Alexis, Özil, Theo, Welbeck.
(If there are three cbs available, I want at least one on the bench)

Mchrisman:
Cech, Holding, Per, Monreal. Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Ox. Alexis, Özil. Welbeck.
(No Xhaka in training though, so that’s concerning. If Ox isn't fit enough to start could be Welbeck or Gibbs on the left wing)

Aidan:
Cech; Holding, Per, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Gibbs; Ozil, Alexis; Welbeck

pdb:
Cech; Holding, Per, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Gibbs; Ozil, Alexis; Welbeck
(aka “same as Aidan”) with Walcott coming on in the 75th minute to smash and grab a winner.

What would you like Arsenal’s starting XI to look like on Saturday?