Confirmed lineups: Molde vs Arsenal

Arsenal have an early evening UEFA Europa League tie in Norway this evening where a victory would be enough to book our place in the knockout stage with two games to spare.

We have taken maximum points from our first three games whilst Molde are actually second in the group with six points. We were 4-1 winners in the reverse fixture at the Emirates three weeks ago.

The two teams are confirmed as:


Alex Runarsson; Cedric Soares, Shkodran Mustafi, David Luiz, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Nicolas Pepe, Joe Willock, Granit Xhaka, Reiss Nelson; Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah

Substitutes: Matt Macey, Karl Jakob Hein, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Keiran Tierney, Dani Ceballos, Miguel Azeez, Emile Smith Rowe, Ben Cottrell, Folarin Balogun

Mikel Arteta has made wholescale changes from the weekend’s 0-0 draw with Leeds United as only Granit Xhaka and Joe Willock remain in the starting XI for this evening’s game. That is largely because Thomas Partey is injured and Mohamed Elneny self-isolating.

Alex Runarsson gets a start in goal whilst it appears Ainsley Maitland-Niles will play left-back in a four man defence. Shkodran Mustafi gets a rare start too.

Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah start up front.

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Andreas Linde; Henry Wingo, Stian Gregersen, Sheriff Sinyan, Birk Risa; Fredrik Aursnes, Etzaz Hussain, Eirik Hestad, Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Martin Ellingsen; Leke James

Substitutes: Alex Craninx, Mathias Eriksen Ranmark, Marcus Pedersen, Mattias Mostrom, Erling Knudtzon, Tobias Christensen, Ola Brynhildsen, Mathis Bolly, Ohi Omoijuanfo

Molde’s top scorer in the competition so far this season, Ohi Omoijuanfo, is only among the substitutes, as Leke James leads the line up front.

Former Cardiff City midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem is in the starting lineup for the team currently second in their domestic league.