[[[[***WATCH LIVE NOW*** ]]]] Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow

The Premier League side welcome Russian opposition to north London as they attempt to keep their continental dream alive

Arsenal welcome CSKA Moscow to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie.

The Gunners’ hopes of making next season’s Champions League rely on winning this competition and they have shifted their focus on the upcoming game as a result.

Having overcome AC Milan in the last 16 they will hope to set one foot in the semi-finals by securing a lead over their Russian opponents in the home leg.


Squads & Team News


Position Arsenal players
Goalkeepers Ospina, Cech, Macey
Defenders Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Mavropanos, Kolasinac
Midfielders Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Cazorla, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Nelson, Mkhitaryan
Forwards Lacazette, Welbeck, Nketiah, Willock

The Gunners were boosted by the return to fitness of Alexandre Lacazette at the weekend and, other than Santi Cazorla, there is a full squad to choose from.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible to play in the competition for Arsenal.

Potential Arsenal starting XI: Ospina; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Bellerin; Xhaka, Wilshere, Ozil; Lacazette, Welbeck.

Position CSKA Moscow players
Goalkeepers Pomazun, Akinfeev, Kyrnats
Defenders Fernandes, Ignasevich, Vasin, A. Berezutski, V. Berezutski, Schennikov
Midfielders Wernbloom, Milanov, Dzagoev, Vitinho, Golovin, Bistrovic, Natchko, Gordyushenko, Kosonov, Kuchaev
Forwards Musa, Chalov, Zhamaletdinov

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