Mohamed Elneny is set to make his professional debut for Arsenal against Burnley in the fourth round of the FA Cup at the Emirates on Saturday, 30 January. The midfielder joined the north London club from FC Basel in the January transfer window but is yet to feature in a game, a situation likely to change soon.
The Telegraph reports that the midfielder will be slotted alongside Calum Chambers in the base of midfield, with Francis Coquelin, who is back in training also likely to make a comeback in the game. Tomas Rosicky may also be included, with Mesut Ozil resting after a gruelling afternoon against Chelsea. Kieran Gibbs will come into the side to replace Nacho Monreal while Gabriel will keep his position at the back in the absence of Per Mertesacker, who is suspended for the fixture.
The manager also has a decision to make on Alexis Sanchez, with the Chilean making his first appearance in almost two months against Chelsea. He is just recovering from a hamstring strain he picked up against Norwich. The South American forward added much-needed energy in the Gunners ranks after it was down to 10 men.
David Ospina will also come into the first eleven to give Petr Cech a well-deserved rest while Danny Welbeck, who would be back in training in the coming week, may not be ready yet. The striker has missed the entirety of the Gunners' season with a knee injury and will add to the Gunners' attack, which has been pretty lacklustre.
Arsenal, the holders of the FA Cup for two years in succession, will be desperate to add another trophy to their cabinet. The north London club is currently placed only three points adrift of Leicester City at the top. However, a meagre points tally of five, from a possible 12 in January, has seriously eroded their chances, something Wenger has to address with another busy February schedule upon them.