Arsenal team news: Predicted XI vs Aston Villa as Mikel Arteta rests two stars for Man Utd

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Midfield – Elneny, Odegaard, Xhaka

Arsenal will also be hopeful that Partey’s injury is not a lengthy one. But again, he will not be risked if there is any lingering issue.

Mohamed Elneny stepped in against Fulham and is likely to do so again. Skipper Martin Odegaard should also start alongside a reinvigorated Granit Xhaka.

Attack – Martinelli, Jesus, Smith Rowe

Bukayo Saka is in need of a rest soon and this game could be the perfect chance. Arteta will want him to be firing on Sunday, so Emile Smith Rowe could come in to replace him.

Gabriel Martinelli may switch wings in order to accommodate Smith Rowe. Arteta may consider playing Eddie Nketiah over Gabriel Jesus but will be wary of disrupting a winning formula too much.

Arsenal’s predicted XI vs Aston Villa in full: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Elneny, Odegaard Xhaka; Martinelli, Jesus, Smith Rowe.

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