2020-21 UEFA Europa League – Arsenal vs Molde Preview

Date of the match: Thursday 29th October, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Stadium match: Huvepharma Arena, Razgrad

Arsenal possible starting lineup:

Leno; Mustafi, Gabriel, Kolasinac; Soares, Xhaka, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Nketiah, Nelson

Molde possible starting lineup:

Linde; Wingo, Bjornbak, Gregersen, Haugen; Aursnes, Eikrem, Ellingsen; Hestad, Omoijuanfo, Brynhildsen

Arteta is expected to name a much stronger lineup to the side which started last week's fixture against Dundalk.

Bernd Leno, Gabriel Magalhaes and Dani Ceballos are all expected to come into the team, while Granit Xhaka should be restored to the centre of midfield.

Shkodran Mustafi is in line to make another appearance in defence, with Reiss Nelson potentially getting a rare chance on the flank.

While David Luiz is back in contention after a thigh injury, the Brazilian may not be risked from the start.

Moe is expected to make a couple of changes to the team which faced Mjondalen at the weekend.

Martin Ellingsten will almost certainly be restored to the first XI after coming off the substitutes' bench to net a double in the 3-1 win.