Arsenal v Bodo/Glimt – Team News, Line-up & Score Prediction

Arsenal will play host to Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt in today’s Europa League clash at the Emirates, and we have a large section of our extended squad available.

Emile Smith Rowe and Mo Elneny are two who remain sidelined, who could well have both started tonight had they been fit, while we have question marks over Cedric Soares in defence.

The likes of Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner are surely to return to the starting line-up after making their full debuts in the previous Europa League fixture, with the manager likely to ring the changes to his usual starting XI thanks to this game coming sandwiched between the North London Derby victory over Tottenham and the upcoming league clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

Predicted Arsenal XI:

Turner
Cedric Tomiyasu Holding Tierney
Lokonga Xhaka
Marquinhos Vieira Nelson
Nketiah

Reiss Nelson looks set to make his return to the team for the first time in 14 months, with Arteta naming him in the pre-match press conference as one he will be looking to step up today, but what will more interesting is how many minutes youngster Ethan Nwaneri will get, having already made his Premier League debut. If the boss is serious about the schoolboy then this competition as well as the cups should be earmarked to blood him into the senior side and give him experience as he continues his progress.

Bodo were a real surprise package last term, taking their attacking and confident football into Europe, and earned some big scalps.

We are unlikely to underestimate them, but they haven’t been quite as deadly domestically so far this season, and I think we will take advantage of that.

I think we’ll get a big 4-1 win against their open style of play, which will likely play into our hands as we look to be positive in possession.

What are your early predictions for today’s encounter?

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6 Comments

  1. Good chance for the fringe players to get some match fitness, really going to be needing them over the next few months.

    1. I just posted the same thoughts on the other thread. In recent times they beat Roma 6-1, Celtic 5-1 on aggregate… don’t take them lightly.

  2. Bodo are an extremely fit side who will not sit back and wait for a bit of luck. We will need to give 100% to win this. It’s a tough game.

  3. For me in the Europa League Cup competition tonight, and as it’s concerned Arsenal who are playing in it at the Emirates Stadium. When they play host to the Norwegian club side Bodo Glimt in the Europa League group A first-leg 3rd matchl.
    Without any Iota of doubts in my mind, and in us minds too I suppose, Arsenal will in the match encounter beat Bodo Glimt handsomely well by 6 goals to nil at full-time plus the added time in it. I so passionately predicts.
    And as my inherent passion for Arsenal to win every match they play can’t be questioned but accepted even if they failed to win a few. This our home match against Bodo will not be different but remain the same.
    I therefore hereby make my own Arsenal starts for the match as I state them below. And see if they will be in tandem with that which the Gunners gaffer, Mikel Arteta will make.
    My start:
    Tunner;
    Tomiyasu Holding Magalhaes Tierney;
    Nelson Vieira Lokonga;
    Marquinhos Nkethia Martinelli.
    Taking into cognizant of our big EPL home game match against Liverpool next Sunday. And which will necessitate resting for this Bodo match most of our regular first team starters. But Magalhaes, Martinelli and Tierney who I think they should all start the Bodo match to sharpen and polish up in readiness for Liverpool. More especially the error prone Magalhaes.
    By my own reckoning, my Arsenal starters that I’ve made above are the very correct Arsenal starts for our Bodo Glimt match. Which I think and strongly believe that Arteta should start them for the match. But if he hasn’t made up his mind already to start another different starts from mine.

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