West Ham have allowed Lincoln City to train at their Chadwell Heath base ahead of their trip to the Emirates for the FA Cup quarter final on Saturday.
The first non-league side to reach this round of the competition for 103 years, the Imps will be hopeful that they can capitalise on the chaos at Arsenal, but many forget that after the annual Champions League elimination at the hands of Bayern or Barca, Arsenal usually go on a bit of a run.
Lincoln manager, Danny Cowley, and his brother, Nick, are both lifelong Hammers fans. They spoke to Slaven Bilic about using the West Ham facilities to help them get accustomed to Premier League conditions.
Cowley has already shown himself to be a studious manager and you can be sure that he will have identified every single Arsenal weakness and look to exploit it on Saturday.
That being said, Arsenal should have more than enough to deal with any threat the Imps bring to the Emirates – as long as they play like they did for the first half against Bayern and not how they usually play when they feel a game is ‘easy’.
Arsenal’s own arrogance is the biggest problem they face ahead of this game. Thankfully, that’s something they have total control over.