Runar Alex Runarsson is finally set to make his Arsenal debut in what is a heavily rotated side that will take the field against Dundalk in the UEFA Europa League.
Mikel Arteta has made wholesale changes to the side that was beaten 1-0 by Leicester City in the Premier League as Arsenal get set to lock horns with Dundalk in their second UEFA Europa League at the Emirates. The first shuffle comes in goal, as Runar Alex Runarsson replaces Bernd Leno to make his Arsenal debut.
In front of him, the Gunners seem to have lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Cedric Soares and Ainsley Maitland-Niles being the full-back pairing. In a new-look central defensive partnership, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac come into the side to pair up at the heart of the Arsenal defence.
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Up ahead in midfield, Granit Xhaka is the only player who has retained his place from the game on the weekend. The former Arsenal captain will be accompanied by Joe Willock and Mohamed Elneny, with Dani Ceballos and Thomas Partey being given a breather.
Finally, in attack, Arteta has named a brand new front trio, which will see Eddie Nketiah lead the line for Arsenal against Dundalk. Nicolas Pepe and Reiss Nelson are the two wide men for the hosts, with the likes of Willian, Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette the backup options on the bench.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Runarsson, Cedric, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Elneny, Xhaka, Pepe, Nketiah, Nelson