MIKEL ARTETA has restricted choices for his midfield line-up in opposition to Southampton on Wednesday.
However Nicolas Pepe may very well be given a right away recall after his three-match ban ended.
Saints journey to an empty Emirates Stadium for the 6pm kick-off, the Gunners’ first since London entered Tier 3 of coronavirus restrictions.
Following the defeat to Burnley on the weekend, Fifteenth-placed Arsenal are experiencing a interval in stark distinction to Southampton’s tremendous type.
In fourth, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s facet are unbeaten on the highway because the opening weekend of the season.
Arteta’s defence shall be examined by the guests, who’ve scored ten targets of their final 5 away days.
Hector Bellerin can’t be known as upon for the conflict following his fifth reserving of the season in opposition to Burnley.
David Luiz is a doubt due to a head injury, leaving Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Rob Holding to deputise of their absence.
Cedric Soares might characteristic in opposition to his outdated membership if Arteta prefers, with Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers different choices.
In midfield, Thomas Partey remains unavailable with Granit Xhaka banned for 3 matches following his pink card on the weekend.
Pushing to interchange the Swiss midfielder are Dani Ceballos and Joe Willock.
Simply as one Arsenal participant begins a ban, one other’s ends and Pepe might return to the midfield.
Willian’s lacklustre performances of late could push Arteta into recalling Pepe – despite his anger at the Ivorian’s dismissal versus Leeds.
Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Martinelli are considered unlikely to characteristic, together with Sead Kolasinac.
Nicolas Pepe may very well be introduced straight again into the XI for Wednesday’s sportCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Alexandre Lacazette is preventing to remain within the Gunners groupCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
That would imply Alexandre Lacazette retains his place in behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, except Eddie Nketiah earns a begin.
Bukayo Saka is predicted to proceed down the left flank.
No new damage points have been reported for Southampton, who could welcome Nathan Redmond again to the line-up on the expense of former Gunners attacker Theo Walcott.
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