Mikel Arteta handed defensive boost as youngster trains – Four things spotted in Arsenal training

Arsenal will be going in search of a third successive victory in all competitions when they welcome Norwegian outfit Molde to the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

After suffering a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Leicester City, Arsenal got back to winning ways last Thursday night with a routine 3-0 home triumph over Irish outfit Dundalk, with goals from Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe getting the job done.

That was the perfect platform for the Gunners to build upon ahead of Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, and it proved to work wonders, with Arsenal ending their 14-year Old Trafford hoodoo to record a 1-0 win, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty getting the job done.

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But despite having defeated United in their own back yard, Mikel Arteta – the Arsenal head coach – will know only too well that his players will need to keep their focus, with Molde arriving in north London having won their first two games in Group B, just as Arsenal have.

And to ensure they are not caught out by Erling Moe’s side, Arsenal’s players have been working hard at their London Colney training ground, as they go in search of their third Europa League win of the season.

But what did we notice from the training session? Here are four things picked out.

David Luiz trains

Having missed Arsenal’s victories over Dundalk and United, Brazilian centre-back David Luiz is back in contention for the clash with Molde after shaking off a thigh problem.

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