The lineups are in for Arsenal’s match against Stoke City and we have the news for both sets of players. Arsenal are boosted by the return of Hector Bellerin who takes a place on the bench for the Gunners.
Match: Arsenal v Stoke City
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 10 Dec 15:00
Arsene Wenger makes six changes to the team which demolished FC Basel in midweek.
As expected, Petr Cech comes in for David Ospina in goal but there are two changes at the back. Nacho Monreal and Shkodran Mustafi come in for Kieran Gibbs and Rob Holding and the pair will play alongside Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista at right-back.
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In midfield, Granit Xhaka starts again but the Swiss midfielder will play alongside Francis Coquelin instead of Aaron Ramsey. Mesut Özil keeps his place in attacking midfield.
Alex Iwobi and Lucas Perez drop to the bench which means that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott will play either side of Alexis Sanchez.
There is a place on the bench for Hector Bellerin after his injury.
Here’s how the teams line up:
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Bellerin, Elneny, Iwobi, Lucas, Giroud
Stoke City Lineup:
Bruno Martins Indi
Mame Biram Diouf
Subs: Given, Whelan, Bony, Crouch, Bojan, Ramadan, Ngoy