Arsenal confirmed XI vs Brighton: Zinchenko OUT as wonderkid included
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Arsenal have confirmed their starting XI to face Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Seagulls travel to the Emirates for what looks to be a mouth-watering contest, with so much on the line for both teams.
Mikel Arteta will know he requires three points if his side are to stand any chance of keeping up with the reigning champions.
Meanwhile, Brighton will be hoping to bounce back from their shocking 5-1 defeat to Everton last weekend, as the Seagulls chase European football.
But due to a number of injuries to his squad, the Arsenal boss has had to react accordingly, making one notable change to his starting 11.
Arsenal confirm starting XI vs Brighton
Oleksandr Zinchenko has been ruled out of Arsenal's clash against Brighton, and Keiran Tierney will deputise in the Ukranian's place.
Zinchenko sustained a calf injury during the Gunners' 2-0 win over Newcastle last time out, with The Athletic reporting that he would miss the rest of the season.
However, the 26-year-old was spotted in first-team training yesterday, with fans speculating if he was in fact fit after all.
Meanwhile, young defender Ruell Walters is on the bench in place of the injured William Saliba, who has been sidelined since March with a back injury.
Jorginho keeps his place in the centre of midfield following an assured performance against Newcastle, with Thomas Partey among the substitutes.
Here is the full squad:
Staring XI: Ramsdale, White, Kiwior, Gabriel, Tierney, Jorginho, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus.
Substitutes: Holding, Nelson, Nketiah, Partey, Smith Rowe, Trossard, Vieira, Walters, Turner.