Arsenal v Bodø/Glimt: Europa League – live | Europa League

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Mikel Arteta picks the same XI that won 2-1 away to FC Zurich last month. That includes three players who started the victory over Spurs at the weekend: Gabriel, Gabriel Martinelli and Granit Xhaka.

Arsenal (4-1-2-3) Turner; Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Sambi Lokonga; Fabio Vieira, Xhaka; Marquinhos, Nketiah, Martinelli.
Substitutes: Ramsdale, Hein, White, Partey, Saka, Odegaard, Jesus, Saliba, Cedric, Nelson, Cirjan, Smith.

Bodo/Glimt (4-1-2-3) Halkin; Wembangomo, Lode, Moe, Sampsted; Berg; Vetlesen, Saltnes; Mugisha, Espejord, Pellegrino.
Substitutes: Faye Lund, Sery, Hoibraten, Amundsen, Gronbaek, Solbakken, Konradsen, Hagen, Sorli, Zugelj, Salvesen.

Referee Harm Osmers (Germany)


Hello, good evening and welcome to live coverage of the Europa League match between Arsenal and Bodo/Glimt at the Emirates. It’s another test/demonstration of Arsenal’s strength in depth, which looks far better than it did when they blew up at the end of last season. They play Liverpool on Sunday, so Mikel Arteta has rested eight of his Premier League-leading XI. The second string were good enough to beat FC Zurich in the opening game, and a win tonight would put Arsenal top of Group A with a game in hand on a couple of teams.

Bodo/Glimt are useful opponents, who famously beat Roma 6-1 in the group stages last season, but almost all of their recent success in Europe has been at home. Everyone at the Emirates is high on life right now, and Arsenal will expect to win – even with a reserve side.

Kick off 8pm.

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