Arsenal’s Premier League form may be up and down at present, but in the Europa League, the Gunners have been impressive to say the least.
Mikel Arteta’s charges have taken maximum points from their first three games and could seal qualification to the next round come the end of this evening’s games.
Arsenal face Molde in Norway tonight and will qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League if they better Rapid Vienna’s result against Dundalk.
Arteta tends to switch things around for Thursday night games and tonight is no different.
Alex Runarsson replaces Bernd Leno in goal, with a back four of Cedric Soares, David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
It looks as though Arteta has gone with a 4-4-2, with a midfield quartet of Nicolas Pepe, Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson.
Alexandre Lacazette, who captains the team this evening, and Eddie Nketiah complete the XI, while the bench features several youngsters including Miguel Azeez and Ben Cottrell.
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— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 26, 2020
Here is what some fans have made of Arteta’s selection tonight:
Damn. I was hoping for at least one of the u23s would get their first senior start today 😔
— ً (@AFCWaIter) November 26, 2020
Pepe with a masterclass ❤❤❤ make us proud man, for believing u. We are waiting 🙏
— ❤maleeha💛 (@qweengoonerette) November 26, 2020
Good to see Runnarsson, Willock and Nelson start… hopefully Balogun and ESR get some minutes….let’s go Gunners!!!
— Olayinka (@ykgunnerz) November 26, 2020
Perfect line up 💪
— Len (@dokogony) November 26, 2020
Explain how Willock kept his space in the team. He was so bad against Leeds. Don’t care if players need rest play Maitland Niles instead of him
— Steve Sharpe (@SteveSharpe23) November 26, 2020
Pepe masterclass i beg
— Washo-ho-ho (@AshoWill) November 26, 2020
Azeez needs a chance we lack so much creativity and willock is certainly not the answer
— Club dé Passion (@Club_de_Passion) November 26, 2020
Lacazette playing with Nketiah is going to be the death of me
— MartinelliStan (@ArsenalStan35) November 26, 2020