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In tonight’s Champions League group stage match, Arsenal travels to Lens.
Last Saturday, Arsenal defeated Bournemouth in the Premier League with a 4-0 victory. They are currently only one point behind leaders Manchester City, whom they will visit on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.
Prior to that game, they have an important European match at Lens tonight. The north London powerhouse will be looking for their second straight group stage victory against the Ligue 1 team, who are 15th in their division.
Since the last international break, David Raya has been the Gunners’ first-choice goalkeeper. Aaron Ramsdale replaced him just in the third round of the Carabao Cup, where he was ineligible to face his parent club Brentford. The Spaniard is aiming for his fourth clean sheet of the season.
The same backline that helped the Cherries win should be in front of him. Ben White and Oleksandr Zinchenko are certain starts at fullback. The Gunners are also anticipated to start with William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes at the heart of their defense.
Mikel Arteta stated yesterday’s news conference that Thomas Partey is back in full training following his recent injury, while Bukayo Saka is also fine after picking up a knock against Bournemouth. The former, in our opinion, may be eased into the proceedings.
If needed, he can come off the bench. Arteta will almost certainly want him to start against the Cityzens this Saturday. As a result, Declan Rice should remain in the number six position, with Kai Havertz and Martin Odegaard filling the center midfield roles.
Last weekend, Havertz was given the opportunity to snap his long goal drought from the penalty spot. This should enhance the German’s confidence for the upcoming games. Saka, who recovered well from a knock, should start on the right wing going forward.
Eddie Nketiah scored a penalty against the Cherries, but he was otherwise unsuccessful. Gabriel Jesus is seen leading the charge against Lens. Leandro Trossard should take over for Nketiah. Prior to his little setback, the Belgian was in excellent form. He’ll likely start on the left flank.
How Arsenal might line up against Lens