Arsenal take on Qarabag in the final group game of their Europa League encounter and they will be looking to stretch their long unbeaten run.
When it comes to the Europa League game, Unai Emery has been described as a master of the competition following his three consecutive wins of the Cup while managing Sevilla. He is poised to achieve same feat with Arsenal at least for this season.
Arsenal currently top their group having won four out of their five games. Regardless of today’s result, we have qualified top of the group.
Emery admitted ahead of the game that he will heavily tweak his team to give time to some of the U-23 players. We expect to see a different starting XI from those that played against Huddersfield Town over the weekend.
Squads & Team News
Rob Holding has been ruled out of action indefinitely, he’s with Emil Smith Rowe and Danny Welbeck on the sideline. Mavropanos is expected to return to full training before the close of the year.
Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are back to full action but it is the latter that would be given game time today.
Laurent Koscielny is back to action too and we would see manning the heart of the Gunners defence.
This is how we expect Arsenal to line-up today.
Possible Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Lichtsteiner, Koscielny, Elneny; Jenkinson, Willock, Gilmour, Maitland-Niles; Ozil, Saka; Nkeitiah