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Mikel Arteta makes six changes and drops Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Slavia Prague test

Mikel Arteta makes six changes and drops Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Slavia Prague test

All or Nothing

Arsenal host Slavia Prague in the first-leg of their Europa League Quarter-Final tie this evening, in what is a huge game for the Gunners in the context of their season.

Arsenal suffered a miserable 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last time out in the Premier League, a result that left manager Mikel Arteta in “shock“.

With the club 10 points off the top-4, the Europa League is therefore their most realistic chance of making next season’s Champions League.

Arteta, ahead of tonight’s clash, stated that it is “all or nothing”, before adding that “we want to be in the semi-finals and we know how important the game is for us.

Slavia Prague have already knocked both Leicester City and Rangers out of this year’s tournament, and will head to the Emirates fancying their chances.

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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on December 29, 2020 in Brighton, England.The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on December 29, 2020 in Brighton, England.The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The major story ahead of kick-off is that Mikel Arteta has left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of his starting line-up. Alexandre Lacazette is set to lead the line, alongside Willian and Bukayo Saka.

Arteta has responded to the Liverpool hammering with six total changes.

Aubameyang is joined on the bench by Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe. Kieran Tierney and Martin Odegaard miss out altogether, whilst Calum Chambers isn’t in the squad, either.

Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Hector Bellerin, Willian, Cedric Soares and Granit Xhaka all come into the starting line-up.

Who is the Arsenal youth left-back Joel Lopez spotted in first team training after Kieran Tierney injury?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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3 Leicester City FC 31 18 56
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6 Liverpool FC 31 16 52
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Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 14
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 14
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
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