[Teams] Arsenal vs Southampton: Confirmed Line-Ups From The Emirates

By on February 24, 2019

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Arsenal will be looking to keep the pressure on the top four with a win over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon. 

Unai Emery has axed Mesut Ozil with the German playmaker dropping to the bench along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aaron Ramsey is recalled with the Welsh international joining Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in attack.

Alexandre Lacazette is also recalled up front after missing the win over BATE Borisov through suspension while Lucas Torreira comes in to replace Matteo Guendouzi alongside Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park.

Bernd Leno replaces Petr Cech in goal while Laurent Koscielny is only named among the substitutes after being forced off with a calf problem in the Europa League game on Thursday night.

Sokratis is therefore recalled to join Shkodran Mustafi in the middle of the back four. Sead Kolasinac replaces Nacho Monreal at left-back but Stephan Lichtsteiner keeps his place at right-back with Ainsley Maitland-Niles missing due to illness.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Arsenal

Leno, Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette

Subs: Cech, Koscielny, Ozil, Aubameyang, Monreal, Suarez, Guendouzi

Southampton

Gunn, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Stephens, Valery, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Targett, Armstrong, Redmond

Subs: McCarthy, Yoshida, Austin, Elyounoussi, Bertrand, Slattery, Obafemi

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