Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly going to field a strong line-up in all Europa League matches. He is taking the tournament seriously.
The Gunners are a serious contender to win the trophy this season. However, they will face competition from a number of teams including Manchester United.
ARSENAL AND MIKEL ARTETA ARE TAKING THE EUROPA LEAGUE SERIOUSLY
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly going to field a strong line-up in all Europa League matches. They are taking the tournament very seriously. The reason is they have eyes on a return to the Champions League. Hence, the Gunners will be looking to make a solid start to the Europa League. They also will be looking to end the disappointment of defeat against Manchester United.
The Gunners’ perfect start in the Premier League came to an end after a defeat to United at Old Trafford. They will be starting their campaign against Zurich. Arsenal like United are contenders to finish on top of the group. They will also be looking to go till the end of the competition. However, the Gunners are going to have some injury concerns ahead of the game.
THE GUNNERS WILL BE CONCERNED BY THE INJURIES IN THE MIDFIELD DEPARTMENT AT THE START OF THE SEASON
It will not be easy to put a strong line-up. The Gunners will be currently concerned by the injuries to their midfielders. Mikel Arteta is currently without Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny. So there are chances that he will make a number of changes to the side for the game against Zurich. One of them might be the new midfielder signing from Porto in the form of Fabio Viera.
There are also chances new signing Marquinhos will be handed his Arsenal debut. Bukayo Saka is also a doubt for the Europa League game. Emile Smith Rowe is also a doubt for the game. Hence, this game will give an opportunity to Mikel Arteta to look at the players down the pecking order. It has been an intense start to the season for the Gunners.
The incentive of winning the Europa League will be sealing the position in next year’s Champions League. Hence, Arsenal will be looking to take a stronger line-up to Switzerland. Mikel Arteta will also face seemingly tougher tests against PSV Eindhoven and Bodo/Glimt on the horizon.
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