Mikel Arteta has named an unchanged lineup to face Leicester City at the Emirates, while Emile Smith Row and Takehiro Tmoiyasu make the Arsenal bench.
Mikel Arteta has chosen continuity and named an unchanged lineup for Arsenal to face Leicester City. The same team beat Crystal Palace last week, and the Spanish manager is hoping to keep the momentum going.
There are changes on the bench, as Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu are involved in Arsenal’s matchday squad. Both players have recovered from the fitness concerns that kept them out of pre-season and the opening game last Friday.
Aaron Ramsdale starts in goal and ahead of him is the back four of Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Kieran Tierney is on the bench alongside Tomiyasu and Rob Holding to provide defensive cover.
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Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka hold the midfield for the Gunners, with Martin Odegaard playing an advanced role ahead of the duo. Bukayo Saka will keep his place on the right side of the Arsenal attack, while Gabriel Martinelli is preferred on the opposite flank.
Gabriel Jesus leads the line for the Gunners in his first competitive game at the Emirates. Eddie Nketiah is an option on the bench to cover for the Brazilian international.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko. Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus