11 Mar '11, 2am

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he'll field his strongest side against Man Utd in the FA Cup to boost flagging morale

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he'll field his strongest side against Man Utd in the FA Cup to boost flagging morale

Arsenal's French player Gael Clichy gestures after losing their Champions League match against Barcelona. Manager Arsene Wenger has vowed to field his strongest available side against Manchester United in the FA Cup to boost morale. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON - ARSENAL will attempt to banish the disappointment of their Champions League exit on Saturday when they travel to Old Trafford for an FA Cup quarter-final showdown with Manchester United. After boldly stating last month that his team were ready to challenge for an unprecedented quadruple, Arsene Wenger will be left with only the Premier League to play for if they are beaten on Saturday. A shock defeat in the League Cup final to Birmingham was followed by Tuesday's chastening masterclass in the Camp Nou at the hands of Barcelona, where the Gunners lost 3-1 on the night, 4-3 on aggregate. The rancorous aftermath of that defe...

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