Confirmed Arsenal XI: Bernd Leno starts and David Luiz returns against Molde

David Luiz starts for Arsenal against Molde tonight as Mikel Arteta makes nine changes from the win against Manchester United on Sunday.

The defender has returned from injury as Arteta’s side look to make it three wins from three in Europe this season.

Bernd Leno starts in goal ahead of Alex Runarsson, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac make up the rest of the defence.

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In midfield Dani Ceballos plays alongside Granit Xhaka and Joe Willock with Willian, Eddie Nketiah and Nicolas Pepe starting in attack.

Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith Rowe, Pablo Mari (ankle) and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) are unavailable.

Arteta spoke before the game about the opposition who he believes will be the toughest team Arsenal have faced in Group B so far.

“Their strengths are that they work really well as a team,” said Arteta.

“They are a really strong, physical team. They are really well organised. I would say defensively, they are really hard to beat when they get in this middle-low block.

“They have some creative players who are dangerous int he final third and they’re a real threat on set-pieces as well. The table now is really tight, we’ve both won both games so it will probably the most difficult game that we’ve played so far in the competition.”

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