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Europa League 2018/19: Arsenal’s expected lineup vs Qarabag

Atharva Khadilkar

Arsenal's expected lineup vs Qarabag

TheSportsRush brings Arsenal’s expected lineup vs Qarabag, as Arsenal aims to extend their winning run to seven games.

Unai Emery’s Arsenal team takes a long trip to Azerbaijan to play Qarabag in the UEFA Europa League. The Gunners come into the fixture at the back of seven successive wins and will look to dispatch a side who was seen off by Chelsea by a 0-4 margin last year.

It is a fully fit squad at the availability to the former Paris Saint-Germain squad, barring Petr Cech. However, there are a few names which may be omitted. Let’s have a look at the probable line-up of the north Londoners.


Arsenal’s defence has been in sixes and sevens for quite a few matches this season, but things are starting to get organised now. Cech’s injury has paved the way for a start for Bernd Leno, the new signing from Bayer Leverkusen.

The German made his break in the Europa League two weeks ago versus Vorksla and in the league versus Watford last weekend. Sokratis was rested for the match against the Hornets but will be back in the fray for the visit to Qarabag and will be joined by Rob Holding. Stephan Lichtsteiner and Nacho Monreal will complete the defensive line.


Matteo Guendouzi is expected to be in the starting eleven after being left out in Arsenal’s victory over Watford last weekend.

Lucas Torreira too is likely to be back in favour for the Qarabag match despite stagnant contract talks with Arsenal. A three man midfield will be completed by the inclusion of Granit Xhaka.


Arsenal’s attacking department has been firing in the last few games but there will be a new look to it in the Europa League game. Since Alexandre Lacazette has managed to nail onto a starting berth in the Premier League, Danny Welbeck could be seen starting as the left winger.

Alexandre Lacazette could feature in the lineup, and Alex Iwobi is likely to start as the right wing, from where he has been threatening this season.

Arsenal’s expected lineup:

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