Arsenal lineups as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dropped and Sambi Lokonga returns vs Aston Villa

The Gunners take on Dean Smith’s team in a Premier League match at the Emirates on Friday night. Arsenal journalists in London have chosen who they would start in Mikel Arteta’s starting XI if they were him.

Mikel Arteta is under increasing strain, despite the fact that it may not seem such.

Alexandre Lacazette’s late equalizer spared the Spaniard from the humiliation of loss on Monday night, but if Arsenal performs as badly as they did against Crystal Palace when they face Aston Villa on Friday, the Emirates fans may turn against them.

With such a sensitive environment in North London, Arteta’s starting line-up is arguably more important than ever.

The Gunners’ starting lineup seemed to be fairly fixed until recently, but an injury to Bukayo Saka, coupled with the influence of replacements Gabriel Martinelli and Lacazette, may well alter that.

Mikel Arteta is under increasing strain, despite the fact that it may not seem such.

Alexandre Lacazette’s late equalizer spared the Spaniard from the humiliation of loss on Monday night, but if Arsenal performs as badly as they did against Crystal Palace when they face Aston Villa on Friday, the Emirates fans may turn against them.

With such a sensitive environment in North London, Arteta’s starting line-up is arguably more important than ever.

The Gunners’ starting lineup seemed to be fairly fixed until recently, but an injury to Bukayo Saka, coupled with the influence of replacements Gabriel Martinelli and Lacazette, may well alter that.

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