Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Burnley: Saka & Elneny start for Gunners

By on December 13, 2020

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Arsenal take on Burnley at the Emirates Stadium this evening knowing anything but a win will be a disaster.

Under pressure boss Mikel Arteta has made several changes from the side that beat Dundalk in the Europa League on Thursday night with Bernd Leno recalled in goal while Gabriel, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney all back in defence.

Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares all make way while David Luiz isn’t involved for the fourth consecutive game due to a head injury.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be looking to end his barren run as he starts in the Arsenal attack along with Alexandre Lacazette and Willian. Bukayo Saka also starts this evening with Emile Smith Rowe making the bench.

Granit Xhaka starts in midfield along with Mohamed Elneny so Dani Cebellos has to settle for a place on the Arsenal substitutes bench. Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah are also on the bench so Reiss Nelson misses out with a knock.

Here are the teams for the game:


Leno, Bellerin, Gabriel, Holding, Tierney, Xhaka, Elneny, Saka, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Subs: Runarsson, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Willock, Nketiah, Smith Rowe.


Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Brady, Wood, Rodriguez

Subs: Peakock-Farrel, Pieters, Long, Dunne, Benson, Vydra, Barnes.

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