Arsenal vs Molde predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Europa League fixture tonight


Arsenal host Molde in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Gunners have taken six points from their two games in Group B so far – as have their Norwegian opponents, after both playing Rapid Wien and Dundalk.

Mikel Arteta is likely to rotate his side once more to keep players fit and competing for places.

The two sides will face each other again after the international break and two wins will have the Gunners all but through to the knock-outs.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8pm on Thursday 5 November.

Where can I watch it? 

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport website or app.

What is the team news?

Arteta is likely to rotate his squad with a stronger starting line-up than the one seen against Dundalk last week.

Alex Runarsson could replace Bernd Leno in goal. David Luiz will return from his thigh injury.

Dani Ceballos, who has not started either of Arsenal’s last two games, is likely to play in midfield, perhaps alongside youngster Joe Willock, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Cedric Soares could possibly return to wing-back roles.

Reiss Nelson may be provided with a rare start on one of the flanks alongside Pepe and Eddie Nketiah.

For Molde, Kristoffer Haraldseid remains absent after the right-back suffered a cruciate ligament injury in June. But Erling Moe is looking to put out a full-strength team as his side prepare to face Arsenal for the first time in UEFA competition.

Predicted line-ups

Arsenal: Runarsson, Kolasinac, Luiz, Mustafi, Cedric, Willock, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Nketiah, Pepe.

Molde: Linde, Wingo, Bjornbak, Gregersen, Haugen, Aursnes, Ellingsen, Eikrem, Hestad, Omoijuanfo, Brynhildsen.

Odds

Arsenal – 2/7

Draw – 5/1

Molde – 8/1

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