Paulista Starts – Arsenal's Probable XI vs Middlesbrough

Arsenal FCAfter a disappointing defeat at the hands of arch rivals Tottenham, Arsenal bounced back in midweek to beat Leicester and once again over take Spurs.
The Gunners will now play Middlesbrough in the 5th round of FA Cup and the reigning champions should be favorites to go through.
At the Emirates, Arsenal should hold stronger cards even if they start a second string team. Wenger has a lot of quality at his disposal and expect a strong side to play.
Winter signing from Villareal, Gabrieal Paulista should make his debut for the new club and must start in his preferred central defensive role.
Although, Ramsey and Sanchez are fit for the FA Cup game, it is highly likely that they will not be rushed and rested for the game.
Chambers, Szczesny, Gibbs, Giroud and Welbeck should return to the starting line up as well.
Here is Arsenal’s probable starting XI vs Middlesbrough.

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  1. Goonereris says:

    Will be nice to see Gabriel in action (we’ve read that you cannot refer to him as “Paulista” as it is not his name but a tag to show his Brazilian city of birth in order to distinguish him from any other footballing Gabriel), hopefully, not at the detriment of defensive understanding.

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