Team News: Takehiro Tomiyasu starts for Arsenal, Gabriel Magalhaes on bench

Takehiro Tomiyasu comes into the starting lineup for Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, while Gabriel Magalhaes is on the bench again.

Takehiro Tomiyasu has come into the starting lineup for Arsenal‘s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Japan international replaces ACL victim Jurrien Timber – as was the case in the second half of last weekend’s win over Nottingham Forest – in the only change from the opening weekend.

Tomiyasu is given the nod at left-back despite Oleksandr Zinchenko‘s return to the squad from a calf problem, as the Ukrainian is granted a spot on the bench alongside Gabriel Magalhaes, who has failed to make the XI for the second week running.

Ben White and William Saliba will seemingly pair up in front of Aaron Ramsdale, as David Raya also warms the bench, while Thomas Partey will continue his inverted right-back role.

Kai Havertz, Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard form an untouched midfield trio, while Bukayo Saka will play an 82nd Premier League game on the bounce, equalling Paul Merson‘s long-standing Arsenal record.

Saka joins Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli up front once more, while Palace are unchanged from their victory at Sheffield United, as Jeffrey Schlupp makes his 200th Eagles appearance.

Crystal Palace: Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Doucoure, Lerma; Ayew, Eze, Schlupp; Edouard
Subs: Matthews, Clyne, Tomkins, Richards, Riedewald, Ahamada, Rak-Sakyi, Gordon

Arsenal: Ramsdale; Partey, White, Saliba, Tomiyasu; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli
Subs: Raya, Zinchenko, Kiwior, Gabriel, Jorginho, Smith Rowe, Nelson, Vieira, Trossard

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