Three Standard Liege players that Arsenal must be wary of this evening
Standard Liege are approaching the Europa League in the same way Arsenal are, well, certainly in the early stages. They are rotating selection between the Europa League and domestic games.
As an example, the Standard team that faced Vitoria saw no less than six changes to the team that played their next game in the league.
So, it is not sure who will and will not be playing but based on form the following players could cause Arsenal serious issues.
The winger has scored five goals from eight domestic appearances but failed to find the net in the Europa League. He has not been the most prolific scorer but has started the season well and is full of confidence right now.
The 27-year-old has started the season off well scoring four from eight games and has had to see off quite a few strikers to establish himself. He has not been a regular in the Europa League but against Arsenal may be called up.
The experienced midfielder is at the top of the assist table with four in eight games and must be negated. The 30-year-old cannot be given room to feed the strikers or Arsenal will regret it.
I expect all three to play this evening because the opponent is Arsenal but there is no guarantee of that. That said, even the backups are fairly strong and whichever team Michel Preud’homme puts out will be organised and disciplined.