THE magic of the FA Cup has generously bestowed upon Oxford United a home clash against the Premier League leaders.

The U’s can again look forward to welcoming glamorous opponents in a cup competition, having taken on the likes of Manchester City, West Ham United and Newcastle United in recent seasons.

As ever with these sorts of ties, it is Karl Robinson’s side that will have nothing to lose.

The pressure will be on Arsenal, and there should be reason for optimism that a shock can be produced.

Not only is it the FA Cup, but the Gunners will surely have one eye on key Premier League clashes coming up against Tottenham and Manchester United.

Changes are almost inevitable and earlier this season, an Arsenal side with a handful of alterations was well beaten by PSV in the Europa League.

That 2-0 defeat in Eindhoven can be a source of inspiration for United.

The bad news however is that Arsenal won their five other Europa League matches and made it out of Group A with ease.

Robinson and the U’s though have recent history in causing an upset, and that will provide all-important belief on Monday night.

Whatever the result, the game itself should be one to remember for those watching.