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Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: Aubameyang dropped, Saka starts

By on April 8, 2021

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Arsenal entertain Slavia Prague at the Emirates Stadium tonight in the quarter finals of the Europa League.

The boss has made a huge call after dropping captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the bench for this crucial game. Alexandre Lacazette leads the line up front for Arsenal while Willian comes into the attack in place of Auba.

Bukayo Saka is passed fit to start after recovering from a thigh injury while Emile Smith Rowe also returns from a knock. The youngster replaces Martin Odegaard who’s ruled out with an ankle injury.

Granit Xhaka is recalled after missing the defeat to Liverpool through illness. He starts alongside Thomas Partey in midfield meaning Dani Ceballos drops out this evening.

With Kieran Tierney ruled out with a knee injury, Cedric Soares comes in at left-back while Hector Bellerin replaces Calum Chambers at right-back. Rob Holding keeps his place alongside Gabriel in defence.

Here are the line-ups:

Arsenal

Leno; Bellerín, Holding, Gabriel, Cédric; Partey, Xhaka; Willian, Smith Rowe, Saka; Lacazette

Subs: Ryan, Hein, Ceballos, Aubameyang, Pepe, Mari, Nelson, Elneny, Nketiah, Martinelli, Lopez, Azeez

Slavia Prague

Kolar; Bah, Zima, Holes, Boril; Dorley, Provod, Stanciu, Hromada, Olayinka; Sima.

Subs: Kovar, Stejskal, Tecl, Kuchta, Sevcik, Traore, Masopust, Lingr, Visinsky.

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