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Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Bodo/Glimt, Nelson starts

Arsenal will be in Europa League action against Bodo/Glimt on the road this evening.

The Gunners have been spectacular during the current campaign and they have won 10 of their 11 matches across all competitions.

Mikel Arteta will be eyeing another victory in Norway, but he is bound to make wholesale changes as seen with previous European games.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

Matt Turner has been the obvious first-choice in goal for the European matches and it should remain the same. Aaron Ramsdale should get the nod when the Gunners make the knock-out phase.

In defence, there could be as many as three changes. Cedric Soares could be in line for his first appearance of the season at right-back, having overcome his injury concerns. The Portuguese is nowadays the third-choice option for the Premier League games.

Rob Holding is a sure-shot starter in central defence as seen in the past two group matches. Both Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba could be rested with Takehiro Tomiyasu slotting alongside Holding.

The Japan international excelled from left-back in the 3-2 league win over Liverpool at the weekend, but he is also familiar to playing from the left-sided central defensive position for his country.

At left-back, Kieran Tierney is widely expected to start. Oleksandr Zinchenko is currently nursing a calf injury. Tierney has much to prove after Tomiyasu was picked over him against the Reds.

In midfield, Albert Sambi Lokonga should start from the number six position over Thomas Partey, who needs to be handled with caution, considering his injury troubles in recent times.

Granit Xhaka has been ever-present for the Gunners in the centre of the park and it could be similar today.

In attack, we anticipate a complete reshuffle with Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli being rested. Arteta has confirmed that Gabriel Jesus has not travelled with the team.

Marquinhos should line up on the right wing with Fabio Vieira in the number 10 role. Martinelli has played every game for Arsenal thus far, but needs a breather with a hectic schedule ahead.

Hence, we fancy Reiss Nelson to make his first start of the campaign from the left wing. Eddie Nketiah should lead the line as usual. He has been the regular striker for the European games.

Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1) vs Bodo/Glimt

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