David Luiz is back to full fitness and starts in the three-man backline while Nicolas Pepe and Willian also feature for Arsenal against Molde in the UEFA Europa League.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has rung in the changes for their UEFA Europa League group game against Molde at the Emirates Stadium.
While Bernd Leno continues in goal, there is an entire reshuffle in defence. David Luiz, who missed the last two matches with a thigh injury, is welcomed back into the starting XI. Flanking the Brazilian at the back are Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka, who has been used as a makeshift centre-back in recent games.
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There are changes in the wing-back slots as well, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac getting the nod here, with there being no place for Cedric Soares. Joe Willock, who starred in last week’s win against Dundalk, starts in the middle of the park, with Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos partnering him.
Willian gets the nod on the left flank ahead of Reiss Nelson, while Nicolas Pepe and Eddie Nketiah, both of whom scored against Dundalk, complete the attacking trident for Arsenal against Molde.
Arsenal Confirmed XI: Leno; Mustafi, Luiz, Xhaka; Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Willock, Kolasinac; Pepe, Nketiah, Willian.