Arsenal XI vs Burnley: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and latest injury update

Arsenal XI vs Burnley: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and latest injury update.

Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are poised to return to the Arsenal team for their trip to Burnley on Saturday.

Both were rested for Sunday’s victory at Leicester, but now both are ready to return to the fold.

Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe could be the two players to make way for Aubameyang and Saka, with Willian queuing up to keep his place after impressing at the King Power Stadium.

The Brazilian has struggled since signing for Arsenal last summer, and now that he’s finally recovered, Arteta may be reluctant to drop him.

Martin Odegaard is also likely to enter the team with Emile Smith Rowe in doubt after sustaining a hip injury.

Mikel Arteta and Willian
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta maybe reluctant to drop Willian who has rediscovered form . (Photo by Getty Images)

 

On defense, Hector Bellerin should return as a right back after having rested in Leicester and Cedric Soares could move to left back so Kieran Tierney can have an afternoon off before Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Olympiacos next week.

Rob Holding is another hoping to get started on Turf Moor. The defender suffered a concussion against Manchester City last month but is now fit and training again.

Pablo Mari may well start alongside him at centre-back, with Gabriel Magalhaes and David Luiz expected to play against Olympiacos.

Arsenal predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Cedric; Ceballos, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Willian; Aubameyang.

Arsenal Full squad : Leno, Ryan, Bellerin, Chambers, Gabriel, Luiz, Mari, Cedric, Ceballos, Elneny, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah, Martinelli, Balogun.

Doubts: Smith Rowe (hip)

Injuries: Runarsson (knee)

Saturday 1:30 pm

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