Aaron Ramsey starts alongside Granit Xhaka instead of the suspended Lucas Torreira as Arsenal prepare to face Manchester United.
In what was expected, Bernd Leno returns to guard the Arsenal goal after being rotated during the midweek. Ainsley Maitland-Niles comes in at right-back, with Sead Kolasinac also coming into the starting eleven. But, shockingly, Sokratis starts despite his costly sending off, with Laurent Koscielny alongside him.
Nacho Monreal is the third central defender as it seems to be a three-man backline with wing-backs. Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey will likely be the central midfielders with Mesut Ozil in the number 10 role. The German impressed against Rennes and appears to have been rewarded.
🚨 #ARSMUN TEAM NEWS 🚨
5️⃣ changes to Thursday’s #UEL lineup…
➡️ Leno, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Lacazette
⬅️ Cech, Mustafi, Torreira, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 10, 2019
With Arsenal desperate for a win, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both start upfront. The duo have produced great returns when played together and Unai Emery will be hoping for more of the same against Manchester United at Emirates on Sunday.