Predicted Arsenal Lineup for the Match Against Brighton

Arsenal’s Strong Champions League Performance Allows for Key Player Rest Ahead of Brighton Clash

Mikel Arteta capitalized on Arsenal’s strong performance in the Champions League by resting key players in the draw against PSV Eindhoven on the final group stage matchday. Despite allowing an equalizer from PSV’s Yorbe Vertessen, Eddie Nketiah paved the way for the Gunners, with Aaron Ramsdale, Jakub Kiwior, and Reiss Nelson also making starts. A more familiar starting XI is expected as Brighton visit the Emirates on Sunday.

Brighton, who secured a place in the Europa League last 16 by defeating Marseille, will test their squad depth in the trip to north London. Meanwhile, with a few injury issues, Arteta faces choices in selecting the Arsenal lineup for Gameweek 17.

Looking ahead to the game, Arteta is expected to make a few changes to the starting XI, including the return of several key players who were rested during the midweek draw. Here’s the potential lineup Arteta could select for the upcoming game:
– GK: David Raya – Aaron Ramsdale made the start against PSV but Raya is expected to return.
– RB: Ben White – White is likely to start considering other alternatives are sidelined.
– CB: William Saliba – Despite being substituted in the last game, Saliba is anticipated to start this weekend.
– CB: Gabriel Magalhaes – Gabriel is nearing his 150th appearance for Arsenal and is expected to start against Brighton.
– LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – Zinchenko is in line for his 12th league start of the season.
– CM: Martin Odegaard – Odegaard is expected to feature and add to his impressive record against Brighton.
– CM: Declan Rice – Expected to return to his midfield role after playing at centre-back in the last game.
– CM: Kai Havertz – Havertz is anticipated to start and contribute to the team’s attack.
– RW: Bukayo Saka – Saka will look to continue his strong form after an impressive Champions League campaign.
– ST: Gabriel Jesus – Expected to reclaim his spot leading the line for Arsenal after being rested in the last game.
– LW: Gabriel Martinelli – Arteta will hope to have Martinelli available, but if not, Leandro Trossard will step in as his replacement.

The potential return of key players will bolster Arsenal’s chances of securing a crucial victory over Brighton. With their eyes set on a favorable result, Arteta will be counting on his rested stars to make a significant impact in the upcoming clash.

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