Alexandre Lacazette comes in for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while Emile Smith Rowe and Cedric start as Arsenal get ready to take on Tottenham at the Emirates.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made three changes to the side that defeated Olympiacos in midweek for the Premier League encounter against arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.
The first alteration comes at right-back wherein Cedric Soares gets the nod over Hector Bellerin. The rest of the backline remains intact though, with David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes and Kieran Tierney all starting while Bernd Leno guards the Gunners’ goal against Tottenham.
🚨 Three changes from Athens…
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 14, 2021
There are no changes in the middle of the park either with Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka forming the double pivot for Arsenal, with Mohamed Elneny out on the bench once again.
The big changes though, come in the attacking third. Emile Smith Rowe, who returned to full fitness and featured as a substitute last time out, replaces Willian on the left while Alexandre Lacazette is starting ahead of Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the centre-forward. Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard hold on to their places in the lineup.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Leno, Cedric, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Lacazette.