Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs PSV – Raya, Havertz & Jesus all start for Gunners

By on September 20, 2023

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Arsenal are back in the Champions League for the first time in six years as we take on PSV Eindhoven in our Group B opener tonight.

Mikel Arteta has made some changes from the side that beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. Aaron Ramsdale was dropped for the game last time out and the England international remains on the bench as David Raya keeps his place between the sticks this evening.

Ben White starts at right-back once again for Arsenal while Oleksandr Zinchenko lines-up at left-back. William Saliba marshalls the defence and is joined by Gabriel Magalhaes so Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jacub Kiwior remain among the substitutes.

Declan Rice gets his first taste of Champions League football as he starts in midfield. Martin Odegaard captains Arsenal once again while Kai Havertz is recalled in midfield with Fabio Vieira making way.

Bukayo Saka starts on the right flank but we’re forced into a change on the opposite side with Gabriel Martinelli ruled out after suffering a hamstring injury at the weekend. Leandro Trossard is recalled to start after coming off the bench to score the winner at Everton.

Gabriel Jesus is also given a recall to the starting eleven meaning Eddie Nketiah is the man to make way.

Here are the teams:


Raya; White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko; Ødegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Trossard.

Subs: Ramsdale, Hein, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Kiwior, Cedric, Tomiyasu, Jorginho, Vieira, Nelson, Elneny.


Benitez, Teze, Boscagli, Bella-Kotchap, Dest, Schouten, Saibari, Veerman, Bakayoko, Luuk De Jong, Lang

Subs: Drommel, Waterman, Sambo, Ramalho, Tillman, Pepi, Til, Babadi, Lozano, Van Aanholt, Vertessen.