Predicted Arsenal line up to face Standard Liege

Who will Unai Emery select to face Standaard Liege at the Emirates this evening?

In a couple of hours, we will know the official Arsenal team to face Standard Liege in the Europa League. However, as per usual we will have a go at second-guessing Unai Emery.

This is the second group game for both sides following opening wins and both will be looking to maintain momentum. Team selection could be pivotal and I reckon Emery will go very close to the team that beat Eintracht Frankfurt.

Predicted Arsenal Line-up to face Standard Liege

Emiliano Martinez
Hector Bellerin
Shkodran Mustafi
Rob Holding
Kieran Tierney
Dani Ceballos
Joe Willock
Mesut Ozil
Reiss Nelson
Gabriel Martinelli
Bukayo Saka

So, no Aubameyang or Pepe but I do expect them to be brought on at some point in the game. Tierney, Bellerin and Holding should all be on from the start.

There should be a return for Mesut Ozil, if there is not then his Arsenal career is definitely over with.

There will be another outing for Mustafi though Emery may well surprise us and put Chambers next to Holding.

I would be happy with that team above, it has creativity and flair in all areas and it has confident youngsters sprinkled through the team.

But as usual, trying to second guess Emery is fraught with risk, he has this habit of bewildering us with some of his line-ups.

But I would be surprised if my predicted line-up is not too far from what Emery goes with.


  1. Bell Hold Musti Tier
    Torreira Willock

    Damn our defense and midfield is stronger than in Premier League.

    Özil not even on the bench

  2. Ozil will start. Subbed at 60. Ceballos won’t. Torreira and Willock with Ozil in front. I think Pepe will start in Nelson’s place. Also, Nelson might start in place of Saka, as Saka will usually play in the EPL now.

      1. No matter how you dislike a player you can’t treat him like this, i believe Emery is following what the board says.

      2. Me too. They seem to want him out by hook or by crook. But honestly 350K a week for sitting on the bench is just insane. Famous athletes win $40k for running cross country marathons just for some perspective.

  3. I want Torreira to really play well in this game. Been so disappointed with how he’s been playing recently

    1. He sucks would be my guess
      Not playing well for the past 3 years

      Also we don’t see how he plays in training either

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