Confirmed teams: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Pepe starts in attacking line-up

By on October 18, 2021

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Arsenal are back in Premier League action after the international break as we take Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium tonight.

It’s a familiar line-up that Mikel Arteta has gone with as Aaron Ramsdale keeps his place in goal following an excellent start to life in north London while Kieran Tierney once again lines-up at left-back.

Ben White and Gabriel continue their partnership together in the middle of the Arsenal back four and Takehiro Tomiyasu gets another run out at right-back so the likes of Cedric Soares and Rob Holding have to settle for a place on the bench.

Thomas Partey starts in midfield for the Gunners tonight with Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe just in front of him so it’s a very attacking line-up from the boss.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the line up front for Arsenal so Alexandre Lacazette remains among the substitutes. Bukayo Saka keeps his place once again on the wing while Nicolas Pepe is recalled.

Gabriel Martinelli is passed fit to be in the squad after recovering from a knock that he picked up during the international break but he has to settle for a place among the Arsenal subs.

We’ve been handed a big boost as Wilfried Zaha isn’t involved for Crystal Palace tonight so Edouard supports Christian Benteke in attack.

These are the line-ups:


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

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

Crystal Palace

Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Milivojevic, McArthur; Benteke, Edouard, Ayew.

Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Kelly, Clyne, Kouyate, Hughes, Schlupp, Olise, Mateta

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