Bukayo Saka comes in for Gabriel Martinelli while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is fit enough to make the bench as Arsenal prepare to take on Wolves at the Molineux.
Mikel Arteta has made just one change to the side that started in the goalless draw with Manchester United this past weekend in the Premier League as Arsenal get set to lock horns with Wolves at the Molineux. There are no shuffles in goal, where Bernd Leno is the undisputed first-choice.
The defensive options remain unchanged as well, with Kieran Tierney still unavailable due to an ankle injury. That means Cedric Soares continues to deputise as the left-back, with Hector Bellerin starting on the opposite flank. At the heart of the Arsenal defence, Rob Holding and David Luiz continue their partnership.
🚨 One change from Saturday
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 2, 2021
Up ahead in midfield, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka form the solid double pivot once again, but there is some more good news in the form of Dani Ceballos’s return to the matchday squad. Ceballos and Mohamed Elneny are the backup midfield options on the bench. Emile Smith Rowe reprises the no. 10 role, meaning Martin Odegaard is still waiting to make his full debut
Finally, in attack, the biggest positive update ahead of the game comes in the form of Bukayo Saka’s return. Saka is one of the two wide men, with Gabriel Martinelli making way for him, meaning Nicolas Pepe retains his spot in the side. Alexandre Lacazette leads the line for Arsenal against Wolves, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench and inching closer to his return.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Leno, Bellerin, David Luiz, Holding, Cedric, Xhaka, Partey, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Saka, Lacazette