The FA Cup Quarter-Finals commence this weekend with non-league sensations Lincoln City visiting Premier League giants Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (17:30pm).
The Gunners, who were thrashed 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages in midweek, will be looking to bounce back against the minnows with a thoroughly convincing victory.
Meanwhile The Imps, who currently sit six points clear at the top of the National League standings, will be hoping to add Arsene Wenger’s side to their sizeable FA Cup scalps this term, having already defeated the likes of Oldham Athletic, Ipswich Town, Brighton and Hove Albion and fellow top-flight outfit Burnley.
For the hosts, forward Lucas Perez is set to be handed a rare opportunity to shine against the non-league visitors, after netting against Sutton United in the previous round.
As for Lincoln, target man Matt Rhead will be key to The Imps’ fate at the Emirates, having netted 13 league goals and provided 12 assists this season. He will undoubtedly be looking to trouble Arsenal’s centre-halves with his sheer strength.
So, ahead of kick-off, here is how key men Perez and Rhead match-up so far this campaign in their respective leagues…