Gabriel Martinelli comes in for Nicolas Pepe while Mat Ryan and Mohamed Elneny also start as Arsenal gear up to take on Fulham in the Premier League.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made a few changes to the side that beat Slavia Prague in midweek for their Premier League encounter against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.
The first change comes in goal where No.1 Bernd Leno has been given a breather. In place of him, January signing Mat Ryan gets the nod for Arsenal. There are two alterations in defence as well, with Hector Bellerin and Gabriel Magalhaes replacing Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari, respectively. Rob Holding holds on to his place while Granit Xhaka continues at left-back again.
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🇨🇭 Xhaka continues at left back
🇦🇺 Ryan between the posts
🇧🇷 Martinelli makes back-to-back league starts
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Thomas Partey also gets a breather on the afternoon. The Ghanaian makes way for Mohamed Elneny, who will form the double pivot alongside Dani Ceballos for Arsenal against Fulham. Emile Smith Rowe, who had a brilliant game in midweek, starts as the No. 10 once again.
Gabriel Martinelli is back into the side, making back-to-back league starts. The Brazilian comes in for Nicolas Pepe while Bukayo Saka continues out on the right-wing. Alexandre Lacazette, who has four goals in the last two games, continues to lead the line for Arsenal against Fulham.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Ryan, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Xhaka, Elneny, Ceballos, Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Lacazette.