Gabriel Martinelli replaces Bukayo Saka, who drops to the bench while Mohamed Elneny starts as Arsenal gear up to face off against Manchester United.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made a couple of changes to the side that beat Newcastle United over the weekend for their Premier League encounter against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
There are no alterations in the backline as Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Nuno Tavares all retain their spots in front of in-form goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. This means Kieran Tierney continues to warm the bench, with Tavares seemingly establishing himself as the preferred option at left-back.
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🇵🇹 Nuno on the left
🇪🇬 Elneny in midfield
🇧🇷 Martinelli starts
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The first of the two changes comes in midfield, where Arteta has decided to axe Albert Sambi Lokonga, replacing him with Mohamed Elneny. The Egyptian international partners with Thomas Partey in the middle of the park for the Gunners against the Mancunian giants. Martin Odegaard, meanwhile, continues as the No. 10.
Bukayo Saka picked up an injury in the weekend clash and has been deemed fit only to feature from the bench. As a result, the England international has been replaced by Gabriel Martinelli on the right flank while Emile Smith Rowe continues on the left. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spearheads the attack against Manchester United.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Partey, Elneny, Martinelli, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang.