Southampton vs Arsenal XIs: Nketiah replaces Lacazette, Broja starts up top for the Saints

The big news coming out of the Arsenal camp is that Alexandre Lacazette is not included in the squad.

The striker has not trained this week, and coach Mikel Arteta stated that he did so for “private reasons”. Eddie Nketia takes his position forward, while Nuno Tavares starts at left-back.

Here’s the full team news:

Southampton team news

Starting in the eleventh: Forster, Valerie, Bednarek, Linko, Walker-Peters, Romeo, Ward-Prowse, Beyroud, S Armstrong, Illinosi, Bruga.

Subs: Caballero, Stevens, Livramento, Saliso, Redmond, Tila, A Armstrong, Adams, Long.

Arsenal team news

Starting in the eleventh: Ramsdale, White, Gabriel, Saka, Odegaard, Cedric, Tavares, Sambi Lukunga, Nketia, Xhaka, Martinelli.

Subs: Lino, Smith Roe, Holding, Bibi, Elni, Aziz, Ojungpo, Swanson, Hutchinson.

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