[Teams] Arsenal vs Burnley: Confirmed line-ups from the Emirates Stadium

By on August 17, 2019

Arsenal will look to make a it back-to-back Premier League wins when we take on Burnley at the Emirates Stadium at lunchtime.

Unai Emery has handed David Luiz his debut as the former Chelsea defender lines-up alongside Sokratis in the heart of the back four. Calum Chambers is the man to make way which is harsh as he was excellent against Newcastle last week.

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Dani Ceballos is also given his full debut as he replaces Granit Xhaka – who’s out with a back problem – in midfield. Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi keep their places so Lucas Torreira has to make do with a place on the bench.

Sead Kolasinac is named among the substitutes so Nacho Monreal keeps his place at left-back while Ainsley Maitland-Niles continues on the right in the absence of Hector Bellerin – who remains out with a knee injury.

Alexandre Lacazette is recalled after recovering from an ankle injury. He joins Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reiss Nelson in attack so Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the man to drop out after his poor showing against Newcastle last weekend.

Nicolas Pepe must wait to make his full debut as he’s named on the bench along with Gabriel Martinelli but there is still no Mesut Ozil in the squad. The German returned to training earlier this week after missing the Newcastle match but it appears he’s still lacking match fitness.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Arsenal

Leno, Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Sokratis, Monreal, Ceballos, Guendouzi, Willock, Aubameyang, Nelson, Lacazette.

Subs: Martinez, Chambers, Kolasinac, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Martinelli, Pepe

Burnley

Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Barnes.

Subs: Hart, Taylor, Hendrick, Gibson, Rodriguez, Lennon, Bardsley

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