Arsenal will be expected to continue their good run in the Europa League as they face Standard Liege at home.
The gunners most recent result was a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. Unai Emery will be now be looking to get back to winning ways under floodlights at the Emirates.
Date-Friday, October 4
Time- 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Emirates Stadium
Arsenal Team News
Post the 1-1 draw to Manchester United, Arsenal finds itself at the fourth spot in the Premier League with 12 points on board.
Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney were rested against United but will be expected to feature against the Standard Liege. Rob Holding could also get some minutes under his belt as he returns from injuries.
Calum Chambers was taken off the field on Monday night against United and won’t play a part for this game. Kolasinac also looked to be cramping up in the most recent Premier League game.
Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson could be given a start by Unai Emery after coming off the bench against United.
Alexandre Lacazatte and Emil Smith Rowe will be on the sidelines due to injury, while Konstantinos Mavropanos.
Standard Liege Team News
Standard Liege has been impressive in the Belgian Pro League this season with 19 points off nine games which places them at the second spot.
Just like Arsenal, Standard Liege started off with a win in the Europa League against Victoria SC.
Orland Sa will not be a part of the squad that faces Arsenal due to an injury.
Centre-half, Zinho Vanheusden has returned from injury and should be starting in the back four which gives Merveille Bokadi to head in midfield.
Arsenal- Martinez; Maitland-Niles, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasina; Torreira, Willock, Nelson, Saka, Pepe; Aubameyang
Standard Liege- Bodart; Vojvoda, Vanheusden, Laifis, Gavory; Bastien, Cimirot, M’Poku, Carcela, Lestienne, Emond
The last time Arsenal and Standard Liege confronted one another was in the UEFA Champions League in 2009. Arsenal ended up winning both legs by 2-0 and 3-2.
Arsenal has won six of their last seven Europa League games.
Standard Liege has kept three clean sheets in their previous three Europa League fixtures.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the obvious picks to star for Arsenal. The Gabonese centre-forward has scored eight goals in as my games for the gunners.
18-year-old Bukayo Saka put an impressive performance against Manchester United on Monday night and is expected to contribute significantly in the forthcoming Europa League fixture. Saka scored a goal and had two assists under his belt versus Frankfurt.
For Standard Liege, Maxime Lestienne has been in red hot form with five goals under his belt in eight appearances.
Paul-Jose M’Poku who was the player of the match against Vitoria SC can prove to be lethal up top for Standard Liege.