Arsenal face CSKA Moscow on Thursday night at the VEB Arena in Russia, with a three-goal lead and a place in the Europa League semi-final on the line.


Arsenal have finally started to put some results together in recent weeks. Two wins against AC Milan, as well as one against Watford, Stoke City, CSKA Moscow and Southampton leave the team on a run of six straight victories.

It’s not all plain sailing though, particularly after the drama of the last week of football.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan came off injured against CSKA, and Bellerin went straight down the tunnel against Southampton. David Ospina picked up an injury in training and Ainsley Maitland-Niles is also seemingly still out, as he hasn’t yet returned to training.

Mohamed Elneny picked up a red card, which probably would’ve made him even more likely to start in Europe (since he couldn’t play in the Premier League). Then the FA overturned the dismissal.

So how will Wenger set up his side for such a crucial European tie, to ensure we don’t see another comeback like AS Roma’s on Tuesday?

Let’s try and work it out…