The Gunners will be looking to kick off another year in the Europa League with a good result when they take on Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.

Arsenal made it all the way to the semi-final in their first season in the Europa League under Arsene Wenger before reaching the final of the competition last term under Unai Emery.

Of course, since the Gunners were not able to defeat Chelsea in May, they are back in Europe’s second tier club competition, following another year of not finishing in the top four of the Premier League.

Emery has seen his side make an erratic start to the new campaign and he will be hoping that things are more stable on Thursday against Eintracht Frankfurt.

After Sunday’s frustrating show at Watford, the Arsenal boss is expected to make several changes to his team and the fact that Rob Holding is now in contention to play is really good news.

This will be an opportunity for a number of second string players to show their quality. Holding could make a big start after recovering from his long-term injury while Pepe gets a chance to feature as the main striker.



Mustafi – Holding – Chambers – Kolasinac

Guendouzi – Torreira – Willock

Martinelli – Pepe – Nelson 

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