Arsenal travel to Everton in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off searching for 3 points that will restore their healthy 8-point lead at the top of the table.

Arsenal are looking to advance to the next round of the FA Cup but have to beat Oxford United in their Monday night fixture.

The Gunners are the most successful club in the competition and are looking to win a first title since 2020 when they beat Chelsea 2-1 in the final.

The home team, Oxford, were dumped out in round one by Bristol Rovers last season and now face their toughest test yet.

Oxford are coming off a 1-0 defeat ton Exeter in League One, while Arsenal were held to a barren draw by Newcastle United on January 3.

Oxford have seen off Woking and Exeter City to put their name in the hat for a third-round glamour tie with Arsenal.

Arsenal have the 2nd best attack in the Premier League, having scored 40 goals in their 17 games so far this season.

They also have the 2nd best defense, having only conceded 14 goals in their 17 games so far this season, while Oxford have only scored once in their last 5 games.

Oxford’s only win from their last eight FA Cup ties against Premier League opposition came against Swansea City in the 2015-16 third round.

Since beating Chelsea in the 2020 final, Arsenal have been dumped out in the fourth round by Southampton and third round to Nottingham Forest.

Will this be a routine victory for Mikel Arteta’s side or can Oxford pull an upset to advance to the fourth round?

Click here to make your predictions for the clash.

What time does Oxford vs Arsenal start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Kassam Stadium.

Oxford vs Arsenal team news

Kyle Joseph and Sam Baldock remain on the sidelines and will miss this game, as well as Marcus Brown who has a hamstring issue.

Hull City loanee Brandon Fleming is expected to be handed a first start on the left flank in support of teenager Gatlin O’Donkor in attack.

For the visitors, Matt Turner is expected to start in between the sticks in place of Aaron Ramsdale as Arteta rotates the squad.

Rob Holding, Fabio Vieira, Mohamed Elneny, Marquinhos and Albert Sambi Lokonga are all pushing for spots in the starting XI.

Eddie Nketiah has three goals in his last five games and is going to spearhead the attack.

Oxford vs Arsenal current form

The home team have only won once in their last five games – losing twice and sharing the spoils in another two games.

While, Arsenal have won three times, lost once and drawn another in that run.

Oxford vs Arsenal prediction

The hosts are not expected to pull off an upset, especially since they have only scored once in their last 5 games. The visitors are tipped as favorites to win this game comfortably.

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