Reading likely Line-up vs Arsenal: Pogrebnyak & Kanu In Attack, Mackie & Karacan In CM.

Saturday 18th April. Reading-vs-Arsenal. Wembley

Saturday 18th April. Reading-vs-Arsenal. Wembley

FA Cup holders Arsenal, and Championship strugglers Reading meet at Wembley on Saturday evening for the semi-final match of the FA Cup.

Will Arsenal triumph as they aim to retain the trophy, or will Reading knock out the holders at the same stage where the two previous holders exited the competition?

Reading has beaten four teams, three of which were in the same division as them and one in the division below.

The Royals beat Huddersfield, Cardiff and Derby all away to set up a tie with giant killers Bradford City. Bradford took Reading to a replay, but Reading won it at home to book a first FA Cup semi-final in over 90 years.

Reading’s on-loan stars – Nathan Ake and Kwesi Appiah are both cup-tied. However, fellow loanees Nathaniel Chalobah and Jamie Mackie are both available to play.

Pavel Pogrebnyak’s participation was in doubt due to a calf problem, but he has passed a late fitness test and is ready for selection.

Despite the recent poor performances of his side, here is how Steve Clarke is expected to line-up his side against an in-form Arsenal side.

Reading vs Arsenal - Football tactics and formations

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