Arsenal will in a few minutes from now face Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup and the lineups have just been announced, and Mikel Arteta has made some changes to the squad that played against Watford in the last game of the Premier League.
ARSENAL LINEUP TO FACE CHELSEA TODAY
Martinez, Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Macey, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Torreira, Smith, Willock, Nelson, Saka, Nketiah
It looks like Mikel Arteta has decided to use the same system that earned him a win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi finals and this is shows that he will be aiming to use counter attacks in this game while letting Chelsea have most of the possession.
As expected, Mesut Ozil isn’t in the starting eleven or even on the bench because he has in the last few days been in Turkey as Mikel Arteta has not been including him in his matchday squads, Matteo Guendouzi is as well nowhere to be seen as the player has never trained with his teammates ever since the bad attitude that he showed after the loss to Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Arsenal fans will hope that their players give it their all today and avoid the embarrassment that they suffered in the UEFA Europa League final in Baku last season but most of the players have already come out and said how Mikel Arteta gives them more confidence, and sets them up in roles that they can easily understand.