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Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Man City: Martinelli & Lacazette start

By on December 22, 2020

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Arsenal are in desperate need of a win as we take on Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup this evening.

Mikel Arteta has made several changes to his starting eleven and Gabriel Martinelli is back in the Arsenal side after recovering from a long-term knee injury. The Brazilian joins Alexandre Lacazette in the attack with Joe Willock also given a run out.

Alex Runarsson starts in goal with Bernd Leno on the bench while Gabriel is recalled after serving his suspension. The centre-back lines-up alongside Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac in the back three.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Cedric Soares start in the wing-back positions with Mo Elneny and Dani Ceballos in the middle of the park. Emile Smith Rowe and Folarin Balogun are among the Arsenal substitutes with Nicolas Pepe and Eddie Nketiah are other options for Arteta.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is unavailable due to a calf injury, Granit Xhaka is suspended and Thomas Partey is out with a thigh injury.

These are the teams:

Arsenal

Runarsson; Mustafi, Gabriel, Kolasinac; Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Ceballos, Cedric; Willock, Lacazette, Martinelli.

Subs: Leno, Tierney, Mari, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Balogun, Nketiah.

Man City

Steffen, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Fernandinho, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus

Subs: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Sterling, Gundogan, Aguero, Torres

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