Oleksandr Zinchenko captains Arsenal against Leicester on anniversary of Ukraine conflict as Eddie Nketiah dropped and Mikel Arteta boosted as Thomas Partey returns to bench

Oleksandr Zinchenko is captaining Arsenal against Leicester as a ‘mark of respect’ for the primary anniversary of the Ukraine conflict.

The Ukrainian worldwide is but to lead the aspect out onto the pitch since he joined from Manchester Metropolis in the summertime.



Zinchenko scored Arsenal’s second against Aston Villa final weekend

He will make his 21st appearance for the club away at Leicester


He’ll make his twenty first look for the membership away at Leicester

Nevertheless, a yr after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the 26-year-old will captain the aspect away on the Foxes as a substitute of Granit Xhaka.

When Arsenal’s crew information was revealed, the membership mentioned: “Alex Zinchenko is our captain right now, as a mark of respect and love on the primary anniversary of the conflict in Ukraine.”

Following their 4-2 win over Aston Villa final weekend, Mikel Arteta has determined to begin Eddie Nketiah on the bench.

Gabriel Martinelli has changed him up entrance after his aim final Saturday, the one change made to the aspect.

Nevertheless, the Gunners have welcomed the return of Thomas Partey to the squad following his thigh damage.


He was absent for his or her 3-1 defeat against Metropolis and the win against Villa while he recovered on the sidelines.

Martinelli has replaced Nketiah in the starting XI


Martinelli has changed Nketiah within the beginning XI

Partey is back amongst the substitutes


Partey is again amongst the substitutes

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Arteta’s aspect stay prime of the league and know a win will lengthen their hole over Metropolis to 5 factors.

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