Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

It emerged on Friday afternoon that Aubameyang and Lacazette were not readily available for the video game against Brentford because they are unhealthy – and that suggests Balogun and Gabriel Martinelli begin in attack.England forward Bukayo Saka, who returned to training last week after being on holiday post-Euro 2020, is on the bench, while there are likewise Premier League debuts for summertime finalizings Ben White and Sambi Lakonga.The pair, who signed for Arsenal in the summertime, are both fully in shape and start the top-flight opener in west London.READ MOREFellow new finalizing Nuno Tavares is amongst the subs, with Kieran Tierney starting ahead of him at left-back. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will need to cope without Eddie Nketiah (ankle), Gabriel (knee) and Thomas Partey (ankle). Toolbox XI: Leno, Chambers, White, Pablo Mari, Tierney, Sambi Lokonga, Xhaka, Pepe, Smith-Rowe, Martinelli, BalogunSubs: Bellerin, Saka, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Tavares, Nelson, Elneny, HeinTonight 8.00 pm BST, Sky SportsVenue: Brentford Community StadiumArsenal team from: Leno, Runarsson, Okonkwo; Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac, Mari, Tavares, Tierney, White; Elneny, Lokonga, Maitland-Niles, Saka, Smith Rowe, Torreira, Willock, Xhaka; Aubameyang, Balogun, Lacazette, Martinelli, Nelson, Pepe and Willian.Injured: Gabriel (knee), Nketiah (ankle), Partey (ankle), Aubameyang (ill) and Lacazette (ill).


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