Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns while Shkodran Mustafi replaces Rob Holding as Arsenal prepare to take on Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.
Mikel Arteta has made five changes to the side that started in the 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League earlier this week as Arsenal get set to lock horns with Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. There is no shuffle in goal, though, with Emiliano Martinez starting deployed between the sticks once again.
There is one change in the back-three, with Shkodran Mustafi coming into the starting lineup, with Rob Holding making way. Mustafi will have David Luiz and Kieran Tierney for company in the three-man central defensive unit.
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There are two new wing-backs in the side as well, with Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles coming in for Cedric Soares and Bukayo Saka, respectively. The duo will flank Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka, who combine in the midfield double pivot.
The final change in the starting lineup comes in the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s return. Aubameyang replaces Reiss Nelson in the final third, with Alexandre Lacazette leading the line for Arsenal against Manchester City, while Nicolas Pepe completes the numbers for the Gunners.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Martinez, Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang