In the second part of our lead up to the FA Cup Final, we look today at the defence, having covered who should play in goal yesterday (Click here for the result of the poll).
If at the beginning of the season, we’d have said our 1st choice defence was Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny & Monreal, you all would have said we were speaking a load of old codswallop.
Fast forward 9 months and it seems that is the case. Injury to Debuchy gave Bellerin his chance, which he took with both hands, and improved week on week, whilst at left back, Monreal has kept his place due to his own form, rather than anything that Gibbs has done wrong. However, it is not clean cut. In the semi-final, Arsene Wenger gave the chance to both Debuchy & Gibbs.
And deciding on the full backs is not the only head for Arsene Wenger.
With Aston Villa likely to play on the break, and with the pace and power of Benteke and Agbonlahor, it might also be favourable to play Gabriel and Koscielny at the back.
So who do you want to play in defence in the cup final?