Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Leeds: Partey starts, Saka benched

By on April 1, 2023

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Arsenal get back to Premier League action as we take on Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

Mikel Arteta is without William Saliba as the Frenchman has been ruled out with a back injury that he picked up before the international break. Rob Holding deputised well during the win over Crystal Palace last time out and he keeps his place alongside Gabriel in the middle of Arsenal’s defence today.

Oleksandr Zinchenko also continues at left-back ahead of Kieran Tierney while Ben White starts at right-back with Takehiro Tomiyasu ruled out for the rest of the season.

Thomas Partey gave Arsenal an injury scare after picking up a knock during the break. The midfielder was able to train on Friday and is passed fit to start in midfield today.

Granit Xhaka keeps his place in Arsenal’s midfield once again while Martin Odegaard captains the side. Gabriel Martinelli will be looking to continue his fine recent form as he starts on the left wing this afternoon.

Bukayo Saka has also been in excellent form lately and won the Premier League Player of the Month Award. However, the English international has been handed a rest with Leandro Trossard starting on the wing.

Gabriel Jesus leads the line up front for Arsenal while the likes of Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira and Reiss Nelson are on the bench.

These are the teams:


Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey; Odegaard, Xhaka, Trossard, Martinelli; Jesus

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Saka, Smith Rowe, Kiwior, Jorginho, Vieira, Nelson, Walters.


Meslier, Ayling, Koch Struijk, Firpo, Aaronson, Roca, Summerville, Harrison, Sinisterra, Kristensen.

Subs: Robles, Cooper, Bamford, Gyabi, Rodrigo, Rutter, McKennie, Greenwood, Gray.

One Comment

  1. Amechi enemchukwu

    April 1, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Saka will be the first to on