Arsenal XI vs Man City: Confirmed team news, starting lineup, injury latest for FA Cup game today

 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Leandro Trossard has been handed a first Arsenal start against Manchester City in the FA Cup tonight.

The Belgian winger - a new £26million signing from Brighton - comes in for his full Gunners debut in a mammoth fourth-round tie at the Etihad after impressing off the bench in a last-gasp 3-2 win over Manchester United last weekend.

Jakub Kiwior joined Arsenal from Spezia on Monday afternoon, for an initial fee of £17.5m, and he is on the bench this evening.

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Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is without Emile Smith Rowe at City tonight, along with fellow injury absentees Gabriel Jesus, Mohamed Elneny and Reiss Nelson.

“I see a player [in Trossard] that is willing to make things happen and who is really composed, especially in the final third,” the Spaniard said at his pre-match press conference.

“It’s something we needed in the team and straight away he had a beautiful impact in the team to help us to win it.”

Arteta faced a dilemma as to who he starts in goal, with Matt Turner usually given the nod over Aaron Ramsdale in cup games. That is the case again tonight.

Arsenal starting XI: Turner; Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Vieira, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Nketiah, Trossard

Subs: Kiwior, Ramsdale, White, Zinchenko, Saliba, Lokonga, Odegaard, Marquinhos, Martinelli

Friday 8.00pm GMT, ITV

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Referee: Paul Tierney

Injured: Elneny (knee), Jesus (knee), Nelson (hamstring), Smith Rowe (thigh)