Arsenal roll into town to play Sutton United in the FA Cup on Monday evening in what will be a huge game for the National League side after their heroic win at home to Leeds United in the last round. It's fair to say that the Sutton fans are looking forward to it as they were absolutely delighted to draw the Gunners in the last round. And who's to say a shock isn't on the cards? Arsenal's morale isn't exactly in a great place at the moment after being humiliated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek and faith in manager Arsene Wenger is at an all-time low. Plus, they will be without arguably one of their best players as Danny Welbeck won't be playing - because of Sutton's pitch.
Welbeck played for Arsenal's U23 side in their 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Sunday as part of his comeback from the knee injury injury layoff that saw him miss all games from March last year up until the Gunners' game against Preston in the FA Cup on January 7th. He then bagged a brace in his team's facile fourth-round win at Southampton. But he won't be risking his knee at Sutton United.
Glad to get 70 minutes today to build up my match fitness. Plastic pitch at Sutton isn't the best idea at the moment. #COYG
— Danny Welbeck (@DannyWelbeck) February 19, 2017
Arsenal fans are bound to be sick and tired of fragile players at this stage. If they're not mentally weak, they're physically susceptible to injuries. Is it any wonder Alexis Sanchez is tearing his hair out?