Three Arsenal youngsters who could get a chance in the FA Cup

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Arsenal's FA Cup encounter with Hull City gives Arsene Wenger the chance to include some of his younger players if he so wishes.

Arsenal take on Hull City in the FA Cup on Sunday in a repeat of last year’s final.

The Gunners ultimately triumphed in that match despite the Tigers giving them an almighty scare and Arsene Wenger will want to take the match seriously as he bids to defend the trophy.

That said, after a busy festive period Arsenal could well shuffle their pack, with some of their younger players given a chance either from the start or more likely from the bench.

Here we take a look at three Arsenal youngsters who could feature on Sunday.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Ainsley Maitland-Niles made his senior debut for Arsenal earlier this season and it would be no surprise if he featured against Hull.

The 17-year-old winger did not look out of place in the Champions League against Galatasaray and Wenger clearly has trust in a player who could have a very bright future at the Emirates Stadium.

Gedion Zelalem

Having recently received American citizenship and closing on the chance to represent the USA at international level, midfielder Gedion Zelalem has the chance to celebrate with an appearance this weekend.

Another 17-year-old who could cause Hull plenty of problems either from the start or as a substitute, he should be given another chance to develop his game on Sunday.

Hector Bellerin

Right-back Hector Bellerin has been used sparingly this season but when he has played he has impressed more often than not.

He put in a brilliant performance against Newcastle United at the end of last year and this should be another perfect opportunity for Wenger to unleash the 19-year-old Spaniard.

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