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Projected Arsenal XI against Luton Town: Midweek squad rotation


Bukayo Saka sidelined, Thomas Partey set to feature in the starting lineup as Arsenal make four changes against Luton Town


Mikel Arteta is considering making four alterations to Arsenal’s squad as they prepare to host Luton Town in the Premier League, with Bukayo Saka’s availability uncertain following the match against Manchester City.


They had to depend on Declan Rice’s brilliance to secure a late victory at Kenilworth Road, with a remarkable 4-3 win that stands out as one of the standout matches of the season. Luton is a team that can trouble any opponent, and Arsenal will need to be in top form to emerge victorious.


Considering the busy schedule and the return of several key players from injury, Mikel Arteta has the opportunity to rotate and rest some important individuals before the upcoming trip to Brighton this weekend. Arsenal experienced several players withdrawing from international duty, and it would be wise to take this into account when selecting the team for Wednesday night.


David Raya can certainly continue guarding the goal. The Spanish goalkeeper faced scrutiny for his distribution against Man City, opting for long balls to find Jesus and Havertz, who possess excellent aerial abilities. However, rest assured that a return to the slick and short passing style will be evident this midweek.


In defense, Ben White and William Saliba are more than capable of holding the back line, but Gabriel Magalhaes was rushed back after his time with Brazil. Resting him and giving Takehiro Tomiyasu a chance would be a wise decision. Jakub Kiwior could also be replaced by Oleksandr Zinchenko to provide a different style of play on the left flank for Arsenal.


Moving into midfield, the return of Thomas Partey is a positive development. Luton seems like the perfect opportunity to give him some much-needed minutes. Managing Jorginho’s game time by partnering him with Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard for this match makes perfect sense.


Kai Havertz should continue in the center-forward position due to his impressive form. Despite playing for Germany during the break, his athleticism is a key asset. Keeping him in the lineup against a physical and aerially strong Luton team is crucial.


Bukayo Saka’s recent display against Man City was affected by fatigue, as stated by Mikel Arteta. Considering this, it would be wise to rest Saka before the upcoming weekend clash. However, there is a lack of a suitable replacement for him on the right-wing, so it would be logical for Jesus to take up that position instead.


On the left side, Martinelli, who came off the bench in the City game, could potentially start in this match. If not, Leandro Trossard would be a sensible choice to fill in. Nevertheless, it might be the right decision to give Martinelli a starting role in order to regain full fitness.


The potential Arsenal starting lineup against Luton Town could consist of Raya in goal, with White, Saliba, Tomiyasu, and Zinchenko forming the defensive line. In midfield, Partey, Rice, and Odegaard could provide the creative spark. Up front, Jesus, Havertz, and Martinelli could lead the attacking line.