TEAM NEWS: Jenkinson makes comeback

Carl Jenkinson makes his first Arsenal appearance for 898 days as the Gunners face Reading in the EFL Cup at Emirates Stadium.

After considerable time out with a knee injury, the right back returns to the defence, where he will be joined by Rob Holding, Gabriel and Kieran Gibbs.

Emiliano Martinez starts in goal, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Mohamed Elneny pair up in central midfield.

Lucas will lead the line in attack, supported by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Alex Iwobi.

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

Arsenal substitutes: Macey, Bielik, Bola, Sheaf, Zelalem, Willock, Giroud

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