Follow Live: FA Cup heats up with second serving of quarterfinals

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The second pair of FA Cup quarterfinals take to the field as Manchester United, Watford, Arsenal, and West Ham all vie for a final four spot.

First up is Arsenal and Watford at 9:30 am E.T. The Gunners are scrapping and clawing in the Premier League, but are still alive in the competition they’ve won each of the last two seasons. A three-peat is still a possibility, but with the club in poor form and struggling to keep defenders fit, this week could prove a stumbling block.

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For the Gunners, who have had to move players like Mathieu Flamini back to central defender due to injuries at times, Per Mertesacker and Gabriel are fit to start, flanked by Calum Chambers and Kieran Gibbs. Danny Welbeck is on the bench while Olivier Giroud starts.

Later today, at noon E.T., Manchester United takes on West Ham, two teams vying for a Champions League spot who also meet in FA Cup action. The Red Devils are still without Wayne Rooney, but have seen young players take over and patch the hull for now.

LINEUPS

Arsenal: Ospina, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Gibbs, Coquelin, Elneny, Campbell, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud.
Subs: 
Macey, Bellerin, Monreal, Flamini, Iwobi, Walcott, Welbeck

Watford: Gomes; Nyom, Prödl, Cathcart, Ake; Watson, Behrami; Capoue, Deeney, Guedioura; Ighalo.
Subs: 
Pantilimon, Anya, Suarez, Abdi, Jurado, Amrabat, Oulare.