Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Rapid Vienna: Mari and Lacazette start

By on December 3, 2020

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Arsenal take on Rapid Vienna at the Emirates tonight with qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League already in the bag.

Boss Mikel Arteta has made wholesale changes to the line-up with Alex Runarsson coming in for Bernd Leno in goal while Pablo Mari makes his first team return as he looks to build up his fitness following a long-term injury.

Cedric Soares replaces Hector Bellerin at right-back and Shkodran Mustafi comes in to the back-line along with Sead Kolasinac as Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding are named on the bench. Gabriel is given the night off.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles starts and he could be in midfield depending on what formation Arsenal go with while Mohamed Elneny comes in for Dani Ceballos – who’s named among the substitutes this evening.

Nicolas Pepe starts as he’ll be suspended on Sunday while Reiss Nelson gets another chance to impress with Bukayo Saka and Willian named on the bench. Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah both start in the Arsenal attack with Forlain Balogun and Emile Smith Rowe among the subs.

These are the teams for the game:


Runarsson, Cedric, Mustafi, Mari, Kolasinac, Pepe, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Nelson, Lacazette, Nketiah

Subs: Leno, Macey, Tierney, Saka, Ceballos, Willian, Holding, Chambers, Willock, Smith Rowe, Balogun, Azeez

Rapid Vienna

Strebinger, Grei lm, Hoffmann, Sonnleitner, Ullmann, Ritzmaier, Schuster, Yusuf Demir, Arase, Alar, Kitagawa

Subs: Barac, Schick, Grahovac, Stojkovic, Gartlet, Knasmullner, Kara, Sulzbacher, Ibrahimoglu, Hedl