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Confirmed teams: Arsenal v Valencia – Guendouzi & Ozil start for Gunners

By on May 2, 2019

matteo guendouzi

Arsenal take on Valencia in the first leg of our Europa League semi-final at the Emirates Stadium tonight.

Nacho Monreal misses out on a place in the starting eleven as Shkodran Mustafi lines-up alongside Sokratis and Laurent Koscielny in a back three with Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles occupying the wing-back positions.

Matteo Guendouzi comes in for Lucas Torreria in midfield with Granit Xhaka keeping his place. Mesut Ozil is recalled to support Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in attack.

As expected, Petr Cech starts in goal with Bernd Leno dropping to the bench where he joins the likes of Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Here are the teams for the game:

Arsenal

Cech; Sokratis, Koscielny, Mustafi; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Kolasinac; Ozil; Lacazette, Aubameyang

Subs: Leno, Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Iwobi, Monreal, Nketiah

Valencia

Neto, Diakhaby, Garay, Paulista, Roncaglia, Piccini, Carlos Soler, Parejo, Gayà, Rodrigo, Guedes.

Subs: Domenech, Gameiro, Lato, Wass, Torres, Santi Mina, Ruben Sobrino

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