Xhaka, Saka return to Arsenal starting XI against Slavia Prague, Aubameyang benched
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Xhaka, Saka return to Arsenal starting XI against Slavia Prague, Aubameyang benched

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has named his team that will take on Slavia Prague in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals.

Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka, and Smith Rowe have all been handed a starting role as well as Hector Bellerin while the club's captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drops to the bench.

Kieran Tierney and Martin Odegaard miss out through injury, with Calum Chambers also not in the matchday squad. Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all drop to the bench.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Smith Rowe, Willian, Lacazette.

Subs: Ryan, Hein, Lopez, Elneny, Ceballos, Azeez, Nelson, Pepe, Nketiah, Martinelli, Aubameyang.

Slavia Prague XI: Kolar, Bah, Holes, Zima, Boril, Hromada, Oscar, Stanciu, Provod, Olayinka, Sima.

Subs: Kovar, Stejskal, Tecl, Kuchta, Sevcik, Traore, Masopust, Lingr, Visinsky.

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