Hector Bellerin comes in for Joe Willock as the only change Mikel Arteta makes to the Arsenal starting lineup for the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta has made just one change to the side that beat Watford last weekend in the final Premier League game of the season, as Arsenal get set to lock horns with Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley. There are no shuffles between the sticks, with the impressive Emiliano Martinez starting once again.
Arteta seems to have shuffled the formation in front of Martinez, reverting to the 3-4-3, with Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and former Chelsea superstar David Luiz lining up in the back-three. Hector Bellerin is the only change, with the fit-again Spaniard coming in for Joe Willock.
🚨 One change from Watford…
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Bellerin is deployed as the right wing-back, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles starting on the left flank, just as he did in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. The midfield double pivot sees Dani Ceballos and former Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka pair up once again.
Finally, in attack, there is no looking past the first-choice trio of Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Pepe and Arsenal skipper Aubameyang are the two wide men, while Lacazette spearheads the Gunners’ attack against Chelsea.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Martinez, Holding, Luiz, Tierney, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang