Rob Holding returns to the starting lineup as part of a back three while Mesut Ozil starts again as Arsenal get set to take on Leeds United in the FA Cup third round.
Mikel Arteta has made four changes to the side that started in the 2-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League last week as they prepare to lock horns with Leeds United for a place in the FA Cup fourth round.
The shuffles start right at the back, with Emiliano Martinez replacing Bernd Leno. There is a definitive change in the formation, with Arteta preferring a 3-4-3. Sokratis and David Luiz start once again, but have Rob Holding as their partner in the back three.
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Reiss Nelson is one of the wing-backs, with Sead Kolasinac starting on the left flank. Granit Xhaka retains his spot in the side, but Lucas Torreira has made way for Matteo Guendouzi.
The shift in formation also sees Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drop out and handed a rest. Mesut Ozil, though, starts again. Ozil is a part of Arsenal’s three-pronged attack alongside Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal Starting XI: Martinez; Sokratis, Holding, Luiz; Nelson, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Pepe, Lacazette, Ozil