Unai Emery has named a mixed bag starting lineup with the likes of Joe Willock, Mohamed Elneny and Dinos Mavropanos all starting against Burnley.
Unai Emery has gone a little lenient with his selection ahead of the Burnley game as he has named a set of players both with experience and ones without. There are multiple changes to the team that beat Valencia during midweek, with the manager changing personnel in defence, attack and midfield.
Bernd Leno starts, although we expected Petr Cech to be given the nod in the last ever Premier League game of his career. Emery has also changed the formation of the side, reverting to a back four. Dinos Mavropanos and Shkodran Mustafi form the central defensive pairing, while Stephan Lichtsteiner and Nacho Monreal occupy full-back berths.
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Matteo Guendouzi starts and so does Mohamed Elneny, as Emery decides to rest Xhaka and Torreira before the Europa League Final, although the game in Baku is still more than two weeks away. In attack, Henrikh Mkhitaryan starts on the right side, while Joe Willock is a surprise starter in the No.10 role in place of Mesut Ozil. Alex Iwobi occupies the left side of attack.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is tasked with leading the line for Arsenal, while regular strike partner Alexandre Lacazette finds himself on the bench. Arsenal’s bench is a strong one with the likes of Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Granit Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, and Lacazette all getting a place.