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Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1) vs Slavia Prague

Arsenal are scheduled to host Slavia Prague in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tonight.

The Gunners suffered a heavy 3-0 league defeat to Liverpool last weekend where they were poor over 90 minutes.

Mikel Arteta will want a strong response from his team against Slavia, who beat Rangers in the previous round.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

Bernd Leno is the undisputed goalkeeper for the north London side, and he is expected to start between the sticks.

There could be multiple changes to the backline. Kieran Tierney is out with a knee injury for around four to six weeks.

Cedric Soares may replace him at left-back. Hector Bellerin could come in for Calum Chambers on the opposite end.

Gabriel had a poor game against the Reds, where he was at fault for two goals conceded. Pablo Mari could get the nod over him.

In midfield, one change is expected. Granit Xhaka, who is back after an illness, should replace Dani Ceballos.

Both Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are available for selection after overcoming minor injuries.

Nicole Pepe should make way for Saka’s return on the right wing. Smith Rowe could replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the opposite flank.

Aubameyang had a poor game against the Reds where he was barely a threat on goal. It won’t come as a surprise if he is dropped to the bench.

The rest of the attack should remain identical to last weekend’s game.

Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Cedric; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Lacazette.

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