The Gunners will be looking to bounce back from Monday’s embarrassing show at Sheffield United, when they host Vitoria in the Europa League.

Unai Emery refused to make certain changes to his starting eleven that most of the fans had been expecting as the Premier League resumed following the international break.

The Arsenal manager appears to be reluctant to drop a number of players from the regular starting line-up who are actually struggling to impress at the moment.

Based on the display away to Sheffield United on Monday night, the Gunners are in serious need of a creative force and it has to be said that apart from Mesut Ozil, there is hardly any other midfielder at the club who can be billed with the task of unlocking stubborn defenses with his passes.

Thus, the former Real Madrid star, who is indeed fit at the moment, will have to be brought back into the team on Thursday while Granit Xhaka is dropped.



Bellerin – Holding – Mustafi – Tierney

Ceballos – Torreira – Willock

Martinelli – Lacazette – Ozil 

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