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
|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|