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[Confirmed teams] Sheff Utd vs Arsenal: Lacazette starts as Arteta makes 5 changes

By on June 28, 2020

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Arsenal are at Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup this afternoon.

Alexandre Lacazette captains Arsenal today as Mikel Arteta rotates his squad with five changes from the side that beat Southampton. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drops to the bench which is a bit of a surprise considering this is arguably our most important game of the season.

Hector Bellerin is also rested with Ainsley Maitland-Niles coming in at right wing-back as it appears Arsenal will play with a back three. David Luiz is recalled to line-up alongside Shkodran Mustafi and Kieran Tierney with Sead Kolasinac on the left.

Bukayo Saka is starting on the left wing while Nicolas Pepe keeps his place on the right. Joe Willock is recalled alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield with Dani Ceballos making way.

Emi Martinez continues in goal in place of the injured Bernd Leno but there is no place for Mesut Ozil or Matteo Guendouzi in the Arsenal squad this afternoon. Ron Holding is unfortunate not to make the starting eleven but he’s on the bench along with the likes of Sokratis, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson.

These are the line-ups for the game:

Arsenal

Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Willock, Kolasinac; Pepe, Lacazette, Saka

Subs: Macey, Bellerin, Sokratis, Holding, Smith, Ceballos, Nelson, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Sheffield United

Henderson, Baldock, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Stevens, Norwood, Lundstram, Fleck, McGoldrick, McBurnie

Subs: L. Freeman, Sharp, Jagielka, K. Freeman, Mousset, Osborn, Moore, Zivkovic, Berge.

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