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Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Leeds – Holding & Ozil start in strong Gunners side

By on January 6, 2020

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Arsenal take on Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup tonight.

Mikel Arteta has named a surprisingly strong side with Mesut Ozil keeping his place in attack. The German playmaker joins Nicolas Pepe in supporting Alexandre Lacazette up front.

It appears Arsenal are playing with a back three of David Luiz, Sokratis and Rob Holding with Reiss Nelson and Sead Kolasinac starting in the wing back positions.

Granit Xhaka is joined by Matteo Guendouzi in the middle of the park meaning Lucas Torreira gets a rest. Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos and Joe Willock are among the subs along with young striker Tyreece John-Jules.

Here are the line-ups:

Arsenal

Martinez; Luiz, Sokratis, Holding; Nelson, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Pepe; Lacazette.

Subs: Leno, Mavropanos, Ceballos, Willock, Saka, Martinelli, John-Jules

Leeds

Meslier, Berardi, Ayling, White, Douglas, Gotts, Klich, Phillips, Harrison, Alioski, Bamford

Subs: Casilla, Cooper, Dallas, Casey, Davis, Stevens, Costa

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