MOL Vs ARS Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Arsenal’s dreary attack looks to rediscover its form when it takes on a paper thin Dundalk defence.
Arsenal did manage to throw open their 2020-21 Europa League sojourn with a win to their name but the 2-1 result against Rapid Vienna was far from a convincing performance. The side was required to bring on its regular names to salvage a tournament opening win on the day, a performance which hardly augurs well for the side.
Taking on a Rapid Vienna side which stood little chance infront of them, Arsenal had only themselves to blame for their predicament on the day. The club was listless and uninspiring in attack, a drab display which saw the side struggle to fathom attacking plays of note and worth on the day.
Nonetheless, notwithstanding their plight, Arsenal did mange to pull off three points from the tie. However, it was clear that the club has issues to address in attack and with the side failing to address the elephant in the room in tie, the team was putdown 1-0 by Leicester City at the weekend.
In the midst of a rut, for Arsenal, today’s clash holds paramount importance. Dundalk’s 201 defeat to Molde the last time around showed that they can’t defend to save their lives, a side Arsenal really needs to string the goals against.
And we envision them doing so as well to record their second win in a row today.
Probable Playing 11
- Kristoffer will be missing out today’s encounter for Molde due to an ongoing injury issue.
- Arsenal continue to remain fraight with injuries with Gabriel, Partey, Saka and Willian all out injured for the side while Kolasinac is currently diagnosed with COVID.
Linde, Wingo, Bjornbak, Gregersen, Risa, Hussain, Aursnes, Ellingsen, Eikrem, Brynhildsen, James
Leno, Cedric, Mustafi, Luiz, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Ceballos, Nelson, Willock, Smith Rowe, Nketiah
Europa League 2020-21
Match: Molde Vs Arsenal Group B
Date And Time: 26th November, Thursday- 1:30am IST
Venue: Aker Stadion, Molde
Telecast: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Ohi: 2 Goals
- Pepe: 2 Goals, 2 Assists
Had it not been for Gary Rogers, Dundalk would have found themselves out of their contest against Molde out a long time back. The goal-keeper managed to keep the side in the affair with a slew of saves, ones which see him line up for us for the forthcoming match.
While Arsenal didn’t manage to pull off a cleansheet the last time around, we are still going to be opting for a trio from the club for this one. If there’s any side capable of a shut down on the day, its them, a side clearly on the uptick defensively under the tutelage of Arteta.
Our discourse lead us towards the selection of Deric Soares, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac for the upcoming matchup.
While his performance the last time around wasn’t too flashy or alluring, Nicolas Pepe did manage to layup the ball for the one assist to see him become the first pick from the club. CDM Thomas Partey joins up with him after a solid debut for the club against Rapid Vienna, one which augured well for his upcoming stay at the club.
Bukayo Saka joins up owing to his versatility, one which has seen him become a regular part of Arteta’s plans. Dundalk on the other hand see us repose faith in their only goal scorer against Molde, Sean Murray and John Mountney who helped craft that goal.
Eddie Nketiah has been abysmal in his outings for Arsenal till now but this is the ideal side for his to accrue elusive goals against to see us make him our first pick from the club. The visiting team meanwhile see us rope in Patrick Hoban owing to his ability to scour his way past tight spaces.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Pepe’s assist the last time around see him captain our side while Eddie is the vice-captain.
Rogers, Cedric, Mustafi, Sead, Pepe, Partey, Saka, Mountney, Murray, Eddie, Hoban
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.