Posted on: 2021-04-08 20:35:00
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta makes six changes from the side that started in the disappointing 3-0 defeat against Liverpool last time out. Cedric, Bellerin, Xhaka, Willian, Saka and Smith Rowe all come in to the side – with the latter two back to full fitness. Ceballos, Pepe and club captain Aubameyang are dropped to the bench, while Calum Chambers misses out alongside injured duo Kieran Tierney and Martin Odegaard – who join David Luiz on the treatment table.
Slavia Prague substitutes: Stanislav Tecl, Denis Visinsky, Ibrahim Benjamin Traore, Jan Kuchta, Premysl Kovar, Petr Sevcik, Lukas Masopust, Ondrej Lingr, Jan Stejskal.
Slavia Prague XI (4-2-3-1): Ondrej Kolar; Alexander Bah, David Zima, Tomas Holes, Jan Boril; Jakub Hromada, Lukas Provod; Oscar Dorley, Nicolae Stanciu, Peter Olayinka; Abdallah Dipo Sima.
Arsenal substitutes: Mohamed Elneny, Karl Hein, Reiss Nelson, Dani Ceballos, Miguel Azeez, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Mat Ryan, Nicolas Pepe, Joel Lopez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Cedric Soares; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Willian; Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal will be eyeing a third Europa League semi-final in four seasons as they bid to qualify for the Champions League through this competition and will hope for a strong start at home against Slavia Prague tonight.
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