Arsenal enter the game after bouncing back from a disastrous start to the Premier League to win their last three games in all competitions without conceding a goal.
Meanwhile, they oversaw several changes to the side with new signing Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Martin Odegaard all making their debut and impressing in a new 4-3-3 setup.
The Gunners’ resurgence after the international break is set to face its biggest test yet, as they welcome their fierce rivals this weekend for a potentially crucial clash in their season.
They welcome Granit Xhaka back from suspension for the game, but with Thomas Partey getting closer and in great shape and Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ainsley Maitland-Niles both impressive recently in the middle of the park, it will be interesting to see if the international Swiss is given a start.
That’s one of the many tough questions Arteta will likely have to answer in his press conference ahead of Sunday’s game.
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