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Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1) vs Rapid Vienna, Nelson and Pepe start

Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Rapid Vienna

Arsenal are scheduled to host Rapid Vienna in tonight’s Europa League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are already through to the round of 32 of the competition and they need just one point to seal the top position in their group.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Lineup:

Alex Runarrson replaced Bernd Leno in goal for the previous Europa League clash and he is expected to start once again.

In the defence, Cedric Soares and Ainsley Maitland-Niles could come in for Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney respectively in the right and left-back roles. Rob Holding is likely to accompany Shkodran Mustafi at the heart of the backline with David Luiz unavailable. Gabriel should be rested.

In the centre of the park, Granit Xhaka could be accompanied by Mohamed Elneny, who is available after recovering from the coronavirus. Emile Smith-Rowe could start in the advanced midfield position ahead of Joe Willock.

Reiss Nelson and Nicolas Pepe are expected to start in the left and right wing positions respectively. Alexandre Lacazette could be handed the centre-forward role ahead of Eddie Nketiah. The Frenchman will be eyeing his first goal since September.

Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1): Alex Runarrson; Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny; Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith-Rowe, Reiss Nelson; Alexandre Lacazette

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