Arsenal host Red Star Belgrade at the Emirates on Thursday night but who will line up against the Serbian team?
Arsenal have their fourth Europa League clash of the campaign on Thursday night as they welcome Red Star Belgrade to north London.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he’ll once again rotate the squad for the fixture seeing as that’s worked just fine so far. Plus, he’ll probably want the entire first team as fit and refreshed as possible for the weekend seeing as Arsenal travel to Manchester City.
David Ospina missed the trip to Red Star with a groin injury and the Colombian is apparently just short for the match on Thursday. Therefore, while reserve goalkeeper Matt Macey has a chance to get picked, Wenger will probably choose Petr Cech again.
The 35-year-old did manage to keep a clean sheet last time after all.
Mathieu Debuchy, who’s been pretty solid at centre-back in the Europa League and Carabao Cup, will likely get the nod again, while youngsters Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock will also probably get another chance to impress.
I’d be surprised if the boss doesn’t start Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud again as they seem to be gelling pretty well.
Predicted XI: Cech, Debuchy, Elneny, Holding, Nelson, Francis Coquelin, Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Walcott, Wilshere, Giroud.