Arsenal forced to repost line-up after forgetting to include debut player

Mikel Arteta has named his first Arsenal line-up of the new Premier League season, with signings Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian making their debuts.

However, the club were forced to repost the line-up on Twitter after forgetting to tag Willian's account.

The Spaniard continues with the back three system which served him well towards the end of last season, with Magalhaes lining up alongside Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney at the back.

Bernd Leno is given the nod in goal after returning from injury, with the impressive Emiliano Martinez not making the matchday squad amid speculation he is set for a move away to secure regular first team football.

Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles retain their places as the wing-backs, with Mohamed Elneny keeping his place alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield despite Dani Ceballos returning to the club on loan.

Willian, who joined on a free transfer from Chelsea, starts in a formidable front three alongside Alexandre Lacazette and club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and they will be looking to get off to an excellent start against newly promoted Fulham.

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However, some fans were wondering why the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Ceballos and William Saliba were not starting, with one supporter writing: "NO WAY YOU BENCHED PEPE FOR WILLIAN FFS"

"Ceballos needs to start!" added a second.

"Getting some serious Emery vibes from this line up", wrote a third.

"Where’s Saliba u frauds???" questioned another.

"We deserve a loss for this lineup" one disappointed supporter wrote.

Meanwhile, Fulham gave fans a shock as well, with manager Scott Parker benching star striker Alexander Mitrovic in favour of Aboubakar Kamara.

Parker has backed the vast majority of players which helped get them promoted, with new signing Alphonse Areola also on the bench alongside Andre-Franck Zambo Anguissa, who has returned to Craven Cottage after a loan spell at La Liga side Villareal.

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