[Confirmed teams] Arsenal vs Norwich: Nelson starts, Saka & Pepe miss out

By on July 1, 2020

Reiss Nelson Arsenal

Arsenal are back at the Emirates Stadium as we take on Norwich City this evening desperately needing a win to climb up the table.

Mikel Arteta has made some changes from the side that beat Sheffield United with Nicolas Pepe among those dropping to the bench. Bukayo Saka – fresh from signing his new contract – is also named among the substitutes this evening.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is recalled in attack after being rested at the weekend and he lines-up alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson in the Arsenal front three.

It looks like we’ve gone with three at the back again with Shkodran Mustafi, David Luiz and Sead Kolasinac all starting while Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney occupy the wing-back positions.

Matteo Guendouzi is once again left out of the Arsenal squad following a bust-up with Arteta while Mesut Ozil also isn’t involved as he continues to be out-of-favour following the restart.

These are the teams:


Martinez, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ceballos, Tierney, Neslon, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Subs: Sokratis, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Pepe, Willock, Nketiah, Macey, Saka


Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Lewis; Tettey, Trybull, McLean, Rupp; Buendía, Cantwell; Pukki.

Subs: Vrancic, Hernandez, Stiepermann, Drmic, Duda, McGovern, Idah, Martin, Thomas