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.
We’ve got a fresh injury update on @PetrCech, plus news on…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 2, 2018
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.
Well this was an interesting exchange of views between Aaron Ramsey’s agent and an Arsenal fan (just as well I saved it before they deleted the tweets)..
Does anyone believe it was Ramsey’s team who secretly pulled the plug? pic.twitter.com/0HuwqNc2vy
— Gilles (@GrimandiTweets) October 2, 2018
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.
Welbeck already has 4 goals for Arsenal this season. He’s definitely getting 15+ in all comps this season. Put some respect on Welbecks name.
— P🎒 (@RedLacazette) September 26, 2018
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.
Remember when ‘over to you Lacazette’ was a thing? Since his injury he’s scored 11 goals, which is the joint most of any player in English football along with Mo Salah & Harry Kane.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 3, 2018
Arsenal’s expected lineup: