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Arsenal vs Molde: Europa League – LIVE!

The Gunners continue their Europa League journey against the Norweign champions tonight, with Mikel Arteta’s side building real momentum.

The north London club broke their long wait for a win at Old Trafford by beating Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday, a first victory at the Theatre of Dreams since 2006.

The likes of Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes were in superb form, and Arsenal’s new-found defensive resilience has raised hopes that this could be a promising season.

But attentions now turn back to Europa action, with Molde heading to the Emirates and Arteta will want to see fringe players pushing for starting roles in the league.

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Team news

Arsenal youngsters Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson should get another chance to shine this evening.

The academy graduates all impressed during last week’s win over Dundalk and, after being left out of the team to play Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday, should now return.

Manager Mikel Arteta is likely to make several changes from the side that won at Old Trafford, particularly in defence.

Alex Runarsson will hope to get a second start in goal, while Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac should come into the back-three.

The question is who plays in the heart of defence. David Luiz is fit again, but Arteta may opt to use Granit Xhaka there.

That would mean Dani Ceballos and Joe Willock could start in midfield, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Cedric Soares being used as wing-backs.

In attack, Nketiah should lead the line, with Nelson and Nicolas Pepe the most likely to start out wide.

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Welcome!

Good afternoon and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Europa League game between Arsenal and Molde.

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We have Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium.

Stick with us for all the build-up, action and reaction.


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