Pablo Mari starts, Lacazette dropped: 4-3-3 Predicted team vs Portsmouth
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from Thursday night’s disappointment when they take on Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Monday evening.
Bernd Leno should make way for Emi Martinez in goal as usual while Hector Bellerin’s place at right back is taken by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
With Shkodran Mustafi struggling to stay fit, Pablo Mari should step in to make his debut alongside David Luiz at centre-back.
Bukayo Saka has to start again due to the fitness worries of the other left-backs while in midfield, the trio should be Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Joe Willock.
In attack, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah will have to replace the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil respectively – to hand the misfiring duo a rest.
Despite the fact that he has played so many games recently, top scorer Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang should retain his spot in the team after an emotional night on Thursday while Nicolas Pepe starts again despite a relatively indifferent show against Olympiacos.
Maitland-Niles – Luiz – Mari – Saka
Torreira – Guendouzi – Willock
Pepe – Nketiah – Aubameyang