Arsenal host Everton in the quarter finals of the FA Cup, looking to keep alive arguably their best chance of ending their trophy drought, which stands at nearly nine years.
They are currently four points behind Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title, a gap which will be extended furthermore if they Blues avoid defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge while they face the mammoth task of overturning a two goal deficit against Bayern Munich in the last sixteen of the Champions League.
With Capital One Cup winners Manchester City the only other side from the top half of the Premier League left in the cup, the Gunners will fancy their chances of going all the way if they make it past Roberto Martinez’s side.
Jack Wilshere will miss the game, after picking up a foot injury in England’s 1-0 win over Denmark on Wednesday evening.
The 22 year old has suffered a hairline fracture following a challenge from Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, and is set to miss up to six weeks.
Fellow midfielders Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott are also side-lined, while Kim Kallstrom, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal are doubtful.