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

By on September 22, 2019

Bukayo Saka Arsenal

Arsenal will be desperate to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they take on Aston Villa at the Emirates this afternoon. 

Unai Emery has made several changes from the side that beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in the Europa League. Bernd Leno is recalled in place of Emi Martinez between the sticks while Sokratis comes in for Shkodran Mustafi to partner David Luiz in the back four.

Bukayo Saka keeps his place after putting in a superb performance against Frankfurt on Thursday night which means Mesut Ozil must make-do with a place among the substitutes. Nicolas Pepe also supports Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Arsenal attack so Reiss Nelson has to settle for a place on the bench along with Gabriel Martinelli.

Matteo Guendouzi replaces Joe Willock in midfield despite the youngsters impressive performance in midweek while Dani Ceballos is preferred to Lucas Torreira alongside Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park.

As for Villa, Wesley is supported by Trezeguet and El Ghazi in attack while Jack Grealish will also  be looking to impress against Arsenal this afternoon.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Arsenal

Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ceballos, Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka

Subs: Ozil, Torreira, Chambers, Nelson, Martinez, Willock, Martinelli

Aston Villa

Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Taylor, McGinn, Nakamba, Grealish, Trezeguet, Wesley, El Ghazi

Subs: Lansbury, Steer, Hourihane, Konsa, Jota, Elmohamady, Davis

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