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Confirmed teams: Arsenal v Southampton: Ozil benched, Ramsey starts

By on February 24, 2019

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Arsenal can move three points clear of Chelsea with a win over Southampton at the Emirates this afternoon.

Unai Emery has dropped Mesut Ozil to the bench with Aaron Ramsey the man to come in to the attack along with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also dropped to the bench with Alexandre Lacazette coming in up front while Lucas Torreira replaces Matteo Guendouzi alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield.

Stephan Lichtsteiner keeps his place at right-back but Sead Kolasinac returns at left-back with Nacho Monreal making way. Laurent Koscielny is only fit enough for the bench so Sokratis partners Shkodran Mustafi.

These are the teams:

Arsenal

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

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

Southampton

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

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

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