Arsenal team news: Expected 4-3-3 for Aston Villa as Arteta makes two changes from Man Utd

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could make a couple of changes from last weekend’s win over Manchester United when Aston Villa visit the Emirates tonight. Arsenal are buoyant having won their last three matches in all competitions. And Express Sport have picked an XI we expect to see line up for the Gunners against Villa.

Goalkeeper: Leno

Leno has been an ever-present in the Premier League this season and will keep his place in goal.

The German has been questioned by some supporters for his performances in the Europa League in particular.

But there is no doubt he is the No 1 for Arteta this season.

Emiliano Martinez is set to be at the opposite end so Leno will be keen to show Arteta sold the right goalkeeper.

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Defence: Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney

Arteta could bring David Luiz into the side following his return from injury.

Luiz played the entire 90 minutes in the Europa League win over Molde on Thursday.

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Rob Holding may feel hard done by to be left out after performing well in the win over United last weekend.

Luiz could partner the impressive Gabriel, with Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney in the full-back positions.

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Midfield: Elneny, Partey, Saka

Arteta should keep the same midfield from Old Trafford after they all excelled in the 1-0 win.

Mohamed Elneny is enjoying a renaissance in his Arsenal career that no one expected.

He could once again keep Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos out of the team and partner Thomas Partey.

Bukayo Saka will play to the left of the three and have the freedom to venture further forward.

Forwards: Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Nicolas Pepe has scored in his last two Europa League matches so should be full of confidence.

Arteta needs to back the Ivory Coast international and a recently-leaky Villa defence could help his push for a start.

Alexandre Lacazette is likely to continue through the middle, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang making up the front three as he looks for his first home goal of the season.

Full expected Arsenal XI to play Aston Villa: Leno; Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Elneny, Partey, Saka; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

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