Mikel Arteta’s team for Arsenal’s FA Cup final with Chelsea at Wembley this evening largely picks itself.

Since football returned last month, the Spaniard has begun to find his favoured XI and they start this afternoon.

Bernd Leno is back in training, but Emiliano Martinez will play in goal. Rob Holding comes into the back-three due to Shkodran Mustafi’s injury, with David Luiz and Kieran Tierney alongside him.


Ainsley Maitland-Niles excelled against Manchester City in the semi-final and keeps his place.

Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka start as the midfield pairing with Hector Bellerin on the right.

Up front, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captains the side from out left, with Alexandre Lacazette leading the line and Nicolas Pepe on the right.

Arsenal XI to face Chelsea (3-4-3): Martinez; Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

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