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Confirmed line-ups: Burnley vs Arsenal: Partey, Pepe & Smith Rowe all start

By on September 18, 2021

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Arsenal take on Burnley at Turf Moor this afternoon looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League.

The boss has kept faith with Aaron Ramsdale in goal which means Bernd Leno has to settle for a place on the bench today. Takehiro Tomiyasu impressed on his debut last week so he keeps his place at right-back with Kieran Tierney on the left.

Ben White once again lines-up alongside Gabriel in the middle of the Arsenal back four so it will be interesting to see how they get on against the overly physical Burnley attackers this afternoon.

Thomas Partey is recalled to start in midfield after making his comeback from injury off the bench against Norwich. It looks like Arteta has gone with an attacking 4-3-3 formation today as Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe both start along with Partey while Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka line-up in attack.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the line up front so Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ainsley Maitland-Niles drop to the bench where they’re joined by Gabriel Martinelli and Alexandre Lacazette.

These are the teams for the game:

Arsenal

Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Saka, Pepe, Aubameyang

Subs: Leno, Lacazette, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Tavares, Mari, Lokonga, Martinelli.

Burnley

Pope, Lowton, Taylor, Mee(c), Tarkowski, Brownhill, Gudmundsson, Westwood, McNeil, Barnes, Wood

Subs: Collins, Lennon, Cornet, Hennessey, Bardsley, Vydra, Pieters, Cork, Rodriguez

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One Comment

  1. Silentstan

    September 18, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Midfied lacks bite v Burnley

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