David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return while Nicolas Pepe has been benched as Arsenal get set to take on Burnley at Turf Moor.
Mikel Arteta has made 5 changes to the side that started in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth in the FA Cup as Arsenal prepare to lock horns with Burnley at Turf Moor.
First of these shuffles comes in goal as Bernd Leno comes into the side in place of Emiliano Martinez. Defence also sees a solitary change with David Luiz replacing Sokratis. Luiz partners Shkodran Mustafi at the heart of the Arsenal defence. Hector Bellerin and Bukayo Saka continue as the full-backs.
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Ahead in midfield, Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi resume their partnership in the double pivot. The rest of the changes come in attack with the surprise exclusion being Nicolas Pepe.
Pepe makes way for Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang should start out on the left wing with Gabriel Martinelli moving to the right. Mesut Ozil returns to reprise the no. 10 role while Alexandre Lacazette will lead the line against Burnley, having replaced Eddie Nketiah.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Ozil, Martinelli, Lacazette