It’s not an unfamiliar role for White as he often played there on occasion for Brighton. His move to midfield at Arsenal will largely depend on whether Arteta has already worked on that scenario in training. Martin Odegaard was forced off against Villa and he’s another player facing a late fitness test to prove he’s able to play.
The Norway international has started the season in terrific form as well, but Arteta has Emile Smith Rowe ready to step in and it may make more sense to start the 22-year-old over Odegaard.
Attack: Martinelli, Saka, Jesus
If it’s not broke then don’t fix it. Only Manchester City and Liverpool (courtesy of a 9-0 win) have scored more than Arsenal’s 13 through five games.
Both Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus are in top form in front of goal while Saka is yet to find the net. The England international has struggled to find his footing so far alongside Jesus, but has shown glimpses of his ability.
Eddie Nketiah remains a good option off the bench and he showed against Fulham that he’s more than ready to step in when needed. Marquinhos is yet to be used since his summer move, but will likely be given his first minutes against FC Zurich in the Europa League next week.