Arsenal's predicted lineup for Hull City: Matt Macey in line for debut

The towering Matt Macey might earn his Arsenal debut.

With first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech ruled out for up to a month, 21-year-old Matt Macey might well line up between the sticks for his Arsenal debut in Tuesday's fifth-round FA Cup replay away to Hull City.

Second-choice David Ospina deputised for Cech in fine fashion with an excellent display in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in a hugely enjoyable North London derby.

But manager Arsene Wenger has elected to use his number two option for FA Cup outings in recent years, and for the next four weeks or so that is Macey, who was on the bench at White Hart Lane.

Having never made a senior appearance the Gunners, though, Wenger might have reservations about using the 6'6 giant, given his inexperience.


Francis Coquelin is suspended following his red card at Spurs, meaning Mathieu Flamini is likely to come into midfield alongside Mohamed Elneny - one of Arsenal's stars from Saturday.

Elsewhere, Olivier Giroud is likely to start up front at the expense of Danny Welbeck. The Frenchman will most probably play ahead of Alex Iwobi in the number 10 role, with Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell providing wide support.

Wenger's side are chasing a third successive FA Cup title.

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