Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Burnley – White ruled out but Saka starts for Gunners

By on November 11, 2023


Arsenal desperate need to head into the international break with a win over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

We bounced back from last weekend’s disappointing defeat to Newcastle United with a routine win over Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Mikel Arteta will now hope to get back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Burnley today.

David Raya keeps his place between the sticks so Aaron Ramsdale has to settle for a place on the bench once again. Ben White isn’t involved in the squad today so Takehiro Tomiyasu starts at right-back. Oleksandr Zinchenko is recalled to start at left-back while William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes marshal Arsenal’s back four.

Declan Rice lines-up in midfield once again and is joined by Jorginho with Thomas Partey facing another few weeks on the sidelines with a thigh injury. Kai Havertz also starts once again so Fabio Vieira has to settle for a place on the bench.

Bukayo Saka has shrugged off the knock that forced him off against Sevilla in midweek. The England international appeared to hurt his ankle mid-way through the second half but is passed fit to start today, which is a huge boost for Arsenal.

Gabriel Martinelli also keeps his place on the left wing after an electric performance on Wednesday night. Leandro Trossard keeps his place up front after scoring the opener against Sevilla. Eddie Nketiah returns to the squad after recovering from an ankle knock but he’s among the substitutes.

Youngsters Bradley Ibrahim, Charles Sagoe Jr and Revell Walters are all on the bench for Arsenal this afternoon.

Here are the teams for the game:


Raya, Tomiyasu, Saliba, Magalhaes, Zinchenko, Rice, Jorginho, Havertz, Saka, Martinelli, Trossard

Subs: Ramsdale, Nketiah, Kiwior, Vieira, Nelson, Elneny, Ibrahim, Sagoe Jr, Walters.


Trafford, Vitinho, O’Shea, Beyer, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Berge, Koleosho, Amdouni, Rodriguez.

Subs: Vigouroux, Roberts, Redmond, Ramsey, Cullen, Bruun Larsen, Delcroix, Obafemi, Odobert.