Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Oxford United and Arsenal face each other at Kassam Stadium in the last game of the FA Cup round 3. The Yellows aim to claim a major scalp in the prestigious competition, but they will have a mountain to climb in Monday’s showdown. There are no fresh selection worries in the home team, but defender Stuart Findlay will almost certainly return to the starting XI after coming as a substitute in a 1-0 loss to Exeter.
The Gunners, on the other hand, are on the right track to win their first Premier League trophy since 2004. Mikel Arteta’s men dropped two points in a goalless draw with Newcastle in midweek, and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course as soon as possible. Regardless of which players will be deployed to the starting XI, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the in-form Premier League leaders. Gabriel Jesus remain on the sidelines with a knee injury, while all Elneny, Marquinhos, Tomiyasu, and Holding should be recalled to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Yanic Wildschut):
Yanic-Sonny Wildschut is a Dutch football player who was born in Amsterdam on 1 November, 1991. He was part of Ajax academy during his youth career and he made his senior debut for Zwolle in the Jupiler League. After playing 33 matches for Zwolle, the pacey winger joined VVV-Venlo on 29 June, 2011 and in 2013 he moved to Heerenveen.
He was soon sent on loan to ADO Den Haag and after making seven appearances for the club, he joined English side Middlesbrough on 1 September, 2014. Wildschut scored his first goal for the Boro in a 3-0 victory over Rotherham on 1 November, 2014. However, he played just 12 games for Middlesbrough in the Championship.
On 2 October, 2015 he was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic and three months later he signed a permanent deal with the Latics. You should have in mind that Yanic has 10 caps for Netherlands U21 team. Wildschut is a winger, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.