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Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Leeds Utd: Odegaard starts, Pepe benched

By on February 14, 2021

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Arsenal take on Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon in desperate need of a win.

Mikel Arteta has made some changes from the side that lost at Aston Villa last weekend with Martin Odegaard coming in to make his full debut. Nicolas Pepe is the man to make way as Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka keep their places in the Arsenal attack.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is recalled to start up front with Alexandre Lacazette dropped to the bench while Dani Ceballos comes in for the injured Thomas Partey in midfield with Granit Xhaka keeping his place.

David Luiz comes back into the side after serving his suspension. Rob Holding is dropped to the bench as Gabriel keeps his place while Hector Bellerin and Cedric Soares as the full-backs once again.

These are the line-ups for the game:

Arsenal

Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Cedric, Xhaka, Ceballos, Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Saka, Aubameyang

Subs: Ryan, Marí, Holding, Elneny, Chambers, Martinelli, Pépé, Lacazette, Willian

Leeds

Meslier; Ayling, Struijk, Cooper, Alioski; Klich; Raphinha, Dallas, Shackleton, Harrison; Bamford

Subs: Casilla, Roberts, Costa, Hernandez, Davis, Gelhardt, Jenkins, Huggins.

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