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Confirmed teams: Arsenal vs Southampton – Ozil starts in 3-4-1-2

By on November 23, 2019

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Arsenal desperately need to get back to winning ways when we welcome Southampton to the Emirates this afternoon.

Unai Emery has stuck with a back three as Sokratis and Calum Chambers join David Luiz in the Arsenal defence. Thankfully the boss has started both Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney in the wing-back roles.

There is still no Granit Xhaka so Lucas Torreira starts alongside Matteo Guendouzi in midfield while Mesut Ozil plays behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in attack.

It means Nicolas Pepe has to settle for a place on the bench alongside Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock. Shkodran Mustafi is also on the bench as Rob Holding misses out through injury.

These are the teams:

Arsenal

Leno; Chambers, Luiz, Sokratis; Bellerin, Guendouzi, Torreira, Tierney; Ozil; Lacazette, Aubameyang

Subs: Martinez, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Pepe, Willock, Martinelli.

Southampton

McCarthy; Cédric, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Obafemi, Redmond, Ings.

Subs: Yoshida, Long, Djenepo, Romeu, Boufal, Gunn, Valery

 

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