5 changes to Arteta’s personnel in the second round of the Premier League

Coach Mikel Arteta is likely to make 5 changes in terms of personnel in the second match in the Premier League season 2022/23. 

Coach Mikel Arteta is likely to make 5 changes in terms of personnel in the second match in the Premier League season 2022/23. 

Tierney replaces Zinchenko

In the opening match against Crystal Palace, Kieran Tierney replaced Oleksandr Zinchenko in the last 10 minutes. Both will compete fiercely for a place in the starting lineup.

Tierney was Arsenal’s mainstay last season and the Scotland international’s only problem was real combat. The new match against Palace is Tierney’s second appearance for Arsenal since the end of March. He has fully recovered from injury at the moment and is ready to play.

Meanwhile, Zinchenko is a versatile player. In addition to the left-back position, Zinchenko can also  be tested in midfield instead of Granit Xhaka, and joins Martin Odegaard to form the No. 8 pair in front of Thomas Partey.


Tomiyasu reappears

Takehiro Tomiyasu played 45 minutes against U21 MU last Saturday afternoon (August 6). After a long absence due to injury, Tomiyasu will return and create competition in the right wing with Ben White. Helping Arsenal U21 defeat U21 MU is also the first time since May, Tomiyasu did not get injured when the match ended.

In the training sessions before the match against Leicester, the Japanese player is expected to maintain the most prolific state. Ben White had a forgettable performance and received the lowest score in the competition against Crystal Palace. Therefore, Tomiyasu is clearly a more reliable choice for coach Mikel Arteta.

Smith Rowe and Vieira are back

According to multiple sources, Smith Rowe has returned to training after a groin injury forced him to miss the Crystal Palace win. The player who scored 11 goals last season will be a useful boost to Arsenal’s attacking selection. 

Another similar case is Fabio Vieira. The Gunners rookie only attended a few training sessions in pre-season because of a foot injury. The match against Leicester, it is likely that Vieira will be included in the registration list.

Marquinhos is named on the bench 

With Arsenal U21s due to play again on Friday night (August 12) against West Ham United, Marquinhos had to miss the first team’s game against Leicester about 24 hours later. But if not in the Arsenal U21 component, Marquinhos can completely appear on the bench of the London team.


The match between Arsenal and Leicester City will take place on August 20, 13.

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