Mikel Arteta makes big decision on Nuno Tavares as Arsenal line-up emerges
Arsenal’s starting XI: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Xhaka; Lokonga, Odegaard; Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli; Lacazette.
Arsenal substitutes: Leno, Holding, Tavares, Ogungbo, Swanson, Elneny, Hutchinson, Pepe, Nketiah.
Brighton and Hove Albion from XI: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Cucurella, Caicedo, Mwepu, Gross, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Trossard, Welbeck.
Substitutes Brighton and Hove Albion: Steele, Lamptey, Webster, Maupay, Lallana, Alzate, March, Offiah, Sarmiento.
Arsenal go with Aaron Ramsdale in goal as they host Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.
The big decision was at left-back with Kieran Tierney injured, but Nuno Tavares was benched in favor of Granit Xhaka.
Xhaka joins Gabriel Magalhaes, Ben White and Cedric Soares at full back from left to right.
Albert Sambi Lokonga returns to midfield with Martin Odegaard sliding into a deeper role today.
Emile Smith Rowe is number 10, with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli flanking Alexander Lacazette in the lead.
Tavaers makes the bench, joining Bernd Leno, Rob Holding, Mazeed Ogungbo, Zak Swanson, Mohamed Elneny, Omari Hutchinson, Nicolas Pepe and Eddie Nketiah.
Brighton have Robert Sanchez between the sticks, but the rest of their line-up is unclear.
A single centre-back starts in Lewis Dunk, with right-back Joel Veltman and left-back Marc Cucurella also starting.
There are six midfielders on the bench today with Moises Caicedo, Enock Mwepu, Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma, Alexis Mac Allister and Leandro Trossard all starting.
Danny Welbeck leads the line against his former club but how Brighton will line up with these players is an absolute mystery.
Neal Maupay is only part of the Seagulls bench today, joining Jason Steele, Tariq Lamptey, Adam Webster, Adam Lallana, Steven Alzate, Solly March, Odel Offiah and Jeremy Sarmiento.
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