TEAM NEWS - Arsenal v Leeds United: Mikel Arteta names strong Gunners line-up as Whites XI with two debutantes is confirmed

ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE, Mesut Ozil and Nicolas Pepe all start as part of a strong Arsenal line up for Monday night's third round FA Cup clash at home to Leeds United.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 7:08 pm
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 7:31 pm
BACK TO HIS ROOTS: Luke Ayling. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Arteta has made only four changes to his side with keeper Emiliano Martinez, Rob Holding, Reiss Nelson and Matteo Guendouzi coming in for Bernd Leno, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Lucas Torreira.

Aubameyang is not even on the bench.

Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa had already named the changes he would be making to his Whites side with Academy product Robbie Gotts and France under-20s goalkeeper Illan Meslier both making their Leeds debuts.

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Gotts replaces Stuart Dallas in centre midfield with Meslier taking the place of Kiko Casilla.

Gaetano Berardi also comes into the side in place of captain Liam Cooper in defence while Barry Douglas comes in for Helder Costa meaning Gjanni Alioski will move from left back to left wing.

Top scorer Patrick Bamford leads the Whites line in attack - taking the place of Eddie Nketiah who has returned to Arsenal from his loan spell - while Luke Ayling faces the side with whom he began his career with.

Arsenal: Martinez, Sokratis, David Luiz, Holding, Nelson, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Lacazette, Pepe. Subs: Leno, Mavropanos, Ceballos, Willock, Saka, Martinelli, John-Jules.

Leeds United: Meslier, Berardi, Ayling, White, Douglas, Gotts, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Alioski, Bamford. Subs: Casilla, Cooper, Dallas, Casey, Davis, Stevens, Costa.