TEAM NEWS: Odegaard, Aubameyang start, Partey benched against Benfica
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TEAM NEWS: Odegaard, Aubameyang start, Partey benched against Benfica

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has named his team that will take on Benfica in a crucial round of 32 second leg tie of the Europa League. 

Partey was facing a late fitness test to determine whether he is fit enough to be involved following his hamstring problem. The Ghana international makes the bench with Dani Ceballos starting alongside Granit Xhaka in the midfield.

Gabriel Magalhaes and David Luiz return at centre-back while Pablo Mari, Mohamed Elneny and Nicolas Pepe drop to the bench from the team which started against City, 

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang, Saka. 

Subs: Ryan, Hein, Lacazette, Willian, Cedric, Partey, Pepe, Chambers, Mari, Elneny, Nketiah, Martinelli.

Benfica Starting XI: Leite, Verissimo, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Goncalves, Taarabt, Weigl, Silva, Grimaldo, Pizzi, Seferovic.

Subs: Svilar, Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Everton, Gabriel, Nunez, Waldschmidt, Cervi, Chiquinho, Pedrinho, Tavares, Ramos.

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