Confirmed line-ups: Arsenal vs Molde – Luiz, Willian & Xhaka all start | Arsenal Station

Arsenal take on Molde at the Emirates this evening in our third Europa League group stage game.

Mikel Arteta has rotated his squad with Ainsley Maitland-Niles coming in for Hector Bellerin while Sead Kolasinac replaces Kieran Tierney. Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz line-up together in defence with Gabriel and Rob Holding making way.

Bernd Leno is surprisingly selected to start in goal meaning Alex Runarsson must settle for a place on the bench but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is obviously rested ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game against Aston Villa.

Thomas Partey is given a breather following his excellent performance against Man Utd while Mo Elneny also gets a breather with Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos returning in the Arsenal midfield midfield.

Willian starts in attack as Reiss Nelson is ruled out with a minor knock while Nicolas Pepe, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah all get recalls. Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette make way.

These are the teams for the match:


Leno; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, David Luiz, Kolasinac; Ceballos, Xhaka, Willock; Pepe, Nketiah, Willian

Subs: Runarsson, Bellerín, Tierney, Gabriel, Holding, Cedric, Partey, Elneny, Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Macey.


Linde, Wingo, Bjornbak, Gregersen, Haugen, Aursnes, Wolff Eikrem, Hussain, Ellingsen, Omoijuanfo, Bolly

Subs: Risa, Sinyan, Mostrom, James, Craninx, Knudtzon, Christensen, Brynhildsen, Ranmark, Pedersen