David Raya retains starting spot as Mikel Arteta names Arsenal side to face RC Lens

Arsenal roared to the top of their UEFA Champions League Group with a stunning four-goal thrashing of PSV Eindhoven two weeks ago, and Mikel Arteta would hope for a similar performance from his side as they travelled to RC Lens’ Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

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Mikel Arteta opted to keep the faith and place David Raya between the sticks once more, situated just behind a strong back four of Oleksandr Zinchenko, William Saliba, Gabriel and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

The Gunners benefit from a formidable midfield trio of Declan Rice, Martin Ødegaard and Kai Havertz – while Leandro Trossard and Bukayo Saka are set to flank Gabriel Jesus up front.

RCL: Samba; Medina, Danso, Gradit; Machado, Samed, Mendy, Frankowski; Thomasson, Sotoca; Wahi

ARS: Raya; Zinchenko, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Rice, Ødegaard, Havertz; Trossard, Jesus, Saka