Arsenal is clearly not in a good psychological state after the humiliating 10-2 aggregate loss against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
In the Premier League their form is not very much better: they are 5th with 50 points in 26 matches (they have still to recover the match with Liverpool).
Things gets a little better at home where they have only lost 4 times.
Lincoln City is a very good team: they are 1st in the National League with 6 points advantage over the second win all the chances for promotion. In the last game they have beaten 4-0 Braintree away from home. The fact that they have arrived so far in the FA Cup is almost incredible: they have beaten Burnley, Brighton, Ipswich, Oldham, Altrincham, and Guiseley. They are now of course the lowest ranked team in the competition.
It is clear that Lincoln City is in far better form than Arsenal, but they are still 4 category below them.
After getting out of the Champions League and with little hope of fighting for the first places in the Premier League, I don't think Arsenal is going to take today's match lightly. On the contrary, they will play at full streght and in the end I think the difference in class will count.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pick1 (-3) AH
- Odds+100 Bet365
- Match result5-0 (+8.00)
|33 Petr Cech|
|6 Laurent Koscielny|
|20 Shkodran Mustafi|
|3 Kieran Gibbs|
|24 Héctor Bellerín|
|15 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain|
|29 Granit Xhaka|
|8 Aaron Ramsey|
|12 Olivier Giroud|
|7 Alexis Sánchez|
|14 Theo Walcott|
|Coach: A. Wenger|
|1 Paul Farman|
|11 Terry Hawkridge|
|5 Luke Waterfall|
|3 Samuel Habergham|
|25 Sean Raggett|
|28 Nathan Arnold|
|8 Alan Power|
|30 Alex Woodyard|
|2 Bradley Wood|
|9 Matthew Rhead|
|7 Jonathan Jack Muldoon|
|Coach: D. Cowley|
Head 2 head Statistics
Last 5 home Arsenal
|02.11.17||Arsenal - Crvena Zvezda||0-0||UEFA|
|28.10.17||Arsenal - Swansea City||2-1||Premi|
|24.10.17||Arsenal - Norwich City||1-1||Carli|
|01.10.17||Arsenal - Brighton & Hove Albion||2-0||Premi|
|25.09.17||Arsenal - West Bromwich Albion||2-0||Premi|
Last 5 away Lincoln City
|11.11.17||Crewe Alexandra - Lincoln City||1-4||Leagu|
|04.11.17||AFC Wimbledon - Lincoln City||1-0||FA Cu|
|21.10.17||Cheltenham Town - Lincoln City||1-0||Leagu|
|17.10.17||Swindon Town - Lincoln City||0-1||Leagu|
|30.09.17||Grimsby Town - Lincoln City||0-0||Leagu|
Last 5 away Arsenal
|05.11.17||Manchester City - Arsenal||3-1||Premi|
|22.10.17||Everton - Arsenal||2-5||Premi|
|19.10.17||Crvena Zvezda - Arsenal||0-1||UEFA|
|14.10.17||Watford - Arsenal||2-1||Premi|
|28.09.17||BATE - Arsenal||2-4||UEFA|