Mikel Arteta makes a host of changes to the Arsenal lineup, with Matt Turner, Fabio Vieira, and Marquinhos making their first starts.
Mikel Arteta has rested much of his first-choice team for the Zurich clash with a host of changes made to the lineup. A few familiar names are on the side, alongside names making their first start for the club.
Chief among those are Matt Turner, Fabio Vieira, and Marquinhos. The Portuguese makes his much-anticipated start for the club since signing for Arsenal in the summer.
🗞 Team news against FC Zurich
🇺🇸 Turner in goal
🇵🇹 Vieira in midfield
🏴 Nketiah leads the line
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 8, 2022
Turner starts in goal and is supported by a back four of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Rob Holding, Gabriel, and Kieran Tierney. Arteta has preferred to keep the midfield intact with Sambi Lokonga and Granit Xhaka taking charge. Vieira plays the advanced role vacated by Martin Odegaard.
In the attack, Arteta has preferred to rest Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo saka, although Gabriel Martinelli starts. Marquinhos makes his debut on the right side, with Eddie Nketiah leading the line for the Gunners.
Confirmed Arsenal Lineup (4-2-3-1) – Turner; Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Lokonga, Xhaka; Marquinhos, Vieira, Martinelli; Nketiah