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Predicted Arsenal XI to face Molde in the Europa League

Arsenal face off against Molde in a third-round group stage fixture of the Europa League. The Gunners are bound to be in buoyant form after a victory over Manchester United ot the weekend. They have also won both of their Europa League games so far.

Molde are in good form too, with a run of five wins which includes two wins in the Europa League. Both teams will be expecting a win to gain top spot in the group.

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Only Gabriel Martinelli is a confirmed absentee due to injury. There do remain some doubtful names such as David Luiz, Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari. Arteta might have to shuffle the defence a bit again to set the backline.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Runar Alex Runarsson of Arsenal is challenged by Patrick Hoban of Dundalk during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Probable Arsenal XI

Formation: 3-4-3

Alex Runarsson (GK)

Expected to return for the cup competition. Grabbed a clean sheet against Dundalk and will be hoping for another.

Sead Kolasinac (CB)

Returns to his new position of a left-sided centre-back after missing the last game.

Shkodran Mustafi (CB)

With Luiz still out with an injury he picked up, Mustafi might continue in his place for now.

Granit Xhaka (CB)

Much like the last game against Dundalk, Xhaka might have to drop into defence given the number of centre-backs still injured.

UEFA Europa League Group B, Emirates Stadium, London, England 29/10/2020 Arsenal vs Dundalk Arsenal s Granit Xhaka leads out his team Granit Xhaka leads out his team 29/10/2020.

Cedric (RWB)

Replaces Bellerin and is likely to get some valuable game time.

Joe Willock (CM)

The academy graduate should get his chance in the cup competitions this season.

Dani Ceballos (CM)

Likely to be involved in this one after playing no part in the Manchester United game.

Arsenal v Dundalk – UEFA Europa League – Group B – Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Joe Willock celebrates scoring his side s second goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Group B match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (LWB)

Enjoying his new role as left-wingback and should make a return to the line-up in place of Saka.

Reiss Nelson (LW)

One of the youngsters who might get his chance to impress. Cannot pass it up after claiming that he wants to fight for his place.

Eddie Nketiah (ST)

Will be deputising given the fact that senior attackers might be rested for the fixture. Looks in good touch with the occasional goal in games.

Nicolas Pepe (RW)

The forward will be one of the few senior players leading the line. Needs to lead by example and continue his good form.

Written by Sourav Ghosh

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