Arsenal XI vs Sheffield United: Lineup and confirmed team news - Martinelli and Saka start; no Aubameyang

Simon Collings
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 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Arsenal are without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard for today’s Premier League trip to Sheffield United.

Captain Aubameyang - dropped to the bench for Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg against Slavia Prague - misses out through illness, while Smith Rowe is nursing an ankle sprain.

Meanwhile, Odegaard has been struggling with his own ankle issue picked up on international duty and missed the 1-1 draw with Slavia.

Odegaard is absent from the squad to face Sheffield United, though Calum Chambers is fit to start after missing Thursday’s draw with Slavia due to a knock.

Gabriel Martinelli has been handed a place in the XI and Alexandre Lacazette starts again with Aubameyang out, while Bukayo Saka fills in at left-back with Kieran Tierney injured.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Chambers, Holding, Pablo Mari, Saka, Thomas, Xhaka, Pepe, Ceballos, Martinelli, Lacazette

Subs: Bellerin, Gabriel, Willian, Cedric, Nelson, Elneny, Nketiah, Ryan, Azeez

Sunday 7.00pm GMT, BT Sport

Venue: Bramall Lane

Referee: Peter Bankes

Arsenal squad from: Leno, Runarsson, Ryan; Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers, Gabriel, Holding, Mari; Ceballos, Elneny, Partey, Saka, Xhaka; Balogun, Lacazette, Martinelli, Nelson, Nketiah, Pepe and Willian.

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