Man City vs Arsenal: Why Nicolas Pepe was left out of matchday squad

Nicolas Pepe is feeling ‘unwell’ and has been left out of Arsenal’s matchday squad for the side’s

Premier League clash with champions Manchester City this afternoon, according to report.

The Gunners have made four changes from their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend,

with Martin Odegaard returning to Mikel Arteta’s starting XI following his permanent £30million move from Real Madrid.

Club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts for the first time in the top flight this season after recovering from an illness and Calum Chambers and Sead Kolasinac come in at the back for the visitors.

Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli and summer signing Albert Sambi Lokonga all drop out and will hope to make an impact off the substitutes bench at the Etihad.Advertisement

Bukayo Saka has shaken off a minor injury scare –

after going down with a knee problem in Arsenal’s Carabao Cup win over West Brom – and keeps his place.

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