So Molde is next and we are playing for the top of the group spot

Will the Norwegians break the Molde?

Next up for us is another Europa League fixture, which is going to be something more of a tougher test than our previous games I am sure, with the added bonus of Molde being Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s old side.

Going into the game on a good run so far, it will be a battle of the top two in our group, where we go head to head with the Norwegian side, and the winner of the game, if there is going to be one, gets the top spot in our group table for now at least.

Molde I’m sure will be a tougher test then Dundalk was. They beat rapid Wien 1-0 on the night we beat Dundalk 3-0.

The fixtures so far in the Europa League shows that both Arsenal and Molde have two wins out of two, Arsenal won their first game 2-1 against Rapid and Molde won 2-1 against Dundalk and in round two of the fixtures Molde had beat Rapid 1-0 and Arsenal comfortably ran out 3-0 winners against a Dundalk side that hardly posed any threats. So, with these results it is clear to see that both teams can score but both teams can also concede.

Arsenal going from playing a team last week that made history for not committing a single foul in a Europa League game, to playing a team that sits below them in group B on the same amount of points, who have scored three and conceded one will need to be even more on their toes then they appeared against Dundalk and not take anything for granted as we saw in Austria just a week before, where we just about got away with a win.

It will be an interesting game no doubt and it will be another big test for Arteta’s men -whoever he decides to put out on the night- to try and come by I am sure. Gooners?

Shenel Osman

7 Comments

  1. Khadii says:

    Runarsson
    Cedric Musti Chambers Niles
    Willock Ceballos Xhaka
    Pepe Balogun Nelson

    We need all our 1st team players well rested for Villa.
    I think Balogun is sharper and more predatory than Nketiah.

    1. Spur Burger says:

      I would possibly swap Emile Smith Rowe for ceballos, but because Ceballos didn’t play against Utd Im assuming he will start this game.

      Also don’t mind the idea of Balogun in the starting lineup. Give the kid a chance!

      1. Atid says:

        Runarsson
        Cedric Mustafi Kolasinac AMN
        Willock xhaka ceballos
        Pepe nketiah Nelson

        I think ESR and Chambers are still not quite ready. Whilst Macey, Luiz, Mari and Martinelli are also still injured. I expect the bench to all be 1st teamers with the exception of Hein and Balogun. There might also be a surprise bench place for Joseph Oluwu, after his return from loan?

        1. Elvis says:

          This is the formation I would prefer.
          4-3-3
          —————–Runarsson——————
          -Cedric—Mustafi—Chambers—AMN-

          —Willock——-Ceballos——-Nelson—

          —Pepe———Balogun——Nketiah—

          >> Chambers or Xhaka.
          >> Nelson is in midfield for the link up play, and besides, he can still create goals from there.

    2. Aukar says:

      Good lineup

  2. Dhoni says:

    Runarson
    Cedric Luis Mustafi Niles
    Willock Xhaka Ceballos
    Pepe Nketia Nelson

  3. Phenom says:

    Let’s not be surprised if Xhaka starts ahead of Elneny on Sunday. Some coaches are sometimes difficult to understand. Arsene, Ole, southgate to name a few are all guilty of this. They always fail to field in form players but rather go with names.

    We all know Pogba is out of form but still plays.

    Arsene always play ozil when he’s out of form.

    Southgate dropped Grealish when he’s on form.

    I sometimes wonder how they go about things or they have eyes that we dont have.

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