Arsenal XI vs Chelsea: starting line-up, team news confirmed, Premier League injury latest today


rsenal appear to have opted for a three-way system for tonight’s crucial clash with Chelsea.

Rob Holding enters the side, alongside Ben White and Gabriel, as the Gunners look to solidify at the back.

Alexandre Lacazette is suffering from Covid-19 and is back on the bench, while Takehiro Tomiyasu has been out since January with a calf problem and is out again. Arsenal were valuing the pair on Tuesday.

“With Laca we are evaluating him today to see if he is available with the team,” manager Mikel Arteta said.


“Obviously, as you all know, he had Covid, so he’s been away for a few days. We’re just trying to get his feelings and where he’s at, and if he can contribute in any way. another with the team.

“Tomi is very, very close. Whether this game is too early for him or not, again, we decide today after the training session.

Arteta is already without Kieran Tierney (knee) and Thomas Partey (thigh) for the rest of the season, and he could go with a back three at Chelsea.

Eddie Nketiah retains his place in front, while Mohamed Elneny enters for a rare start as Albert Sambi Lokonga retires.

Starting XI: Ramsdale; Tenant, Gabriel, Blanc, Tavares, Elneny, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Smith Rowe, Nketiah

Subtitles: Leno, Cedric, Swanson, Lokonga, Azeez, Hutchinson, Martinelli, Pepe, Lacazette

Wednesday 7.45pm BST, Sky Sports

Place: Stamford Bridge

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