Portsmouth vs Arsenal predictions & possible XIs

Portsmouth and Arsenal meet at Fratton Park on Monday evening for a place in this season’s FA Cup quarter-finals.

Competition: FA Cup

Venue: Fratton Park

Date: Monday, 02 March 2020

Kick-off: 10:45 PM

This will also be the first game between the respective clubs since a league encounter in late December 2009.

Portsmouth are the last non-Premier League or Championship team left in the draw whilst the Gunners are looking to bounce back following a disappointing Europa League exit.

Team news


Tom Naylor and Curtis are set to recover from the knocks they picked up in Friday night’s win over Rochdale.

Christian Burgess is set to serve a League One suspension after picking up his 10th booking of the campaign.

Predicted XI: Bass; Bolton, Raggett, Burgess, Seddon; McGeehan, Naylor; Williams, Cannon, Curtis; Marquis.


Kieran Tierney, Sead Kolasinac and Calum Chambers are still missing for the Gunners which means Bukayo Saka is expected to start at left-back. Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt.

Pablo Mari could be in line for his start.

Predicted XI: Martínez; Bellerín, Sokratis, Mustafi, Saka; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Pépé, Willock, Martinelli; Nketiah.