By Emma Sanders
Arsenal forward Lucas and midfielder Francis Coquelin have been overlooked for Arsenal’s clash against Swansea on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger has named an unchanged team as he sticks with the starting XI that beat Burnley 1-0 prior to the international break.
This means that Granit Xhaka will remain as Santi Cazorla’s central midfield partner, while Alexis Sanchez will continue as the attack spearhead.
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The Gunners have recorded five victories in a row and will be hoping to make it six with another win at the Emirates against Swansea.
Despite speculation on whether he would start, Lucas remains on the bench alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Coquelin while Arsenal’s inform wingers Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi keep their places.
Both Coquelin and Perez will be expecting to feature at some point during the game despite not making the starting line-up.
The duo are returning from injuries and despite not starting, will no doubt be a boost for the hosts as they begin a busy fixture schedule.