TEAM NEWS: Xhaka and Lucas start

Granit Xhaka celebrates against Hull

Granit Xhaka and Lucas have been named in the starting line up for our EFL Cup third-round clash against Nottingham Forest.

Emi Martinez starts in goal, with Rob Holding and Gabriel pairing up in the centre of defence.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles starts at right back, with Kieran Gibbs at left back and captaining the side.

Mohamed Elneny partners Xhaka in midfield and Lucas starts up front, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Chuba Akpom supporting him in the Arsenal attack.

Under-18s captain Josh Dasilva is among the substitutes, as are Ben Sheaf and Stephy Mavididi.

Arsenal team: Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Gabriel, Gibbs, Elneny, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Reine-Adelaide, Akpom, Lucas

Arsenal substitutes: Macey, Bielik, Sheaf, Dasilva, Zelalem, Willock, Mavididi

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