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Confirmed line-ups: Dundalk vs Arsenal: Smith Rowe and Chambers start for Gunners

By on December 10, 2020

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Arsenal wrap-up the group stages of the Europa League when we take on Dundalk in Ireland this evening.

Mikel Arteta has rested our key players ahead of the visit of Burnley to the Emirates Stadium this coming weekend so Alex Runarsson comes-in for Bernd Leno between the sticks. Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin, Gabriel and Rob Holding are also rested with Cedric Soares coming in to the defence along with Shkodran Mustafi and Pablo Mari.

Calum Chambers makes his first start of the season for Arsenal after recovering from a serious knee injury. Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos are given a breather so Mohamed Elneny lines-up in midfield alongside Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Willian all left in north London there are wholesale changes in the Arsenal attack. Nicolas Pepe gets another start as he’s suspended in the Premier League while Emile Smith Rowe comes in to start his first game of the new season. Eddie Nketiah also gets another chance to shine while Joe Willock also gets a recall.

Dani Ceballos and Bukayo Saka are named on the bench along with Folarin Balogun.

These are the line-ups for the game:

Dundalk

Rogers; Hoare, Boyle, Cleary; Gannon, Shields, Flores, Leahy; McEleney, Duffy; McMillan

Subs: McCarey, Corcoran, Gartland, Moutney, Sloggett, Colovic, Dummigan, Wynne, Kelly

Arsenal

Runarsson; Chambers, Mustafi, Mari, Cedric; Elneny, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Willock, Smith Rowe; Nketiah

Subs: Macey, Hein, Saka, Ceballos, Holding, Balogun, Cottrell, Azeez.

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