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| sbobet online 24 Arsenal host CSKA Moscow in the opening leg of their Europa League quarter-finals and the Gunners are heavy favourites in the tie to progress in the competition.
Arsene Wenger is well aware of the fact that if Arsenal are to play Champions League football next season, they have to win the Europa League crown. They passed their last hurdle with flying colours after dispatching AC Milan with a 5-1 aggregate score over two legs. Next up, CSKA Moscow at the Emirates for the quarter-finals first leg.
Arsene Wenger made his priority clear last weekend when he rested several key players against Stoke with a firm eye on the CSKA clash. Laurent Koscielny was rested entirely, while Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Granit Xhaka and Alex Iwobi all started from the bench.
Those selections gave away an idea as to who might start against the Russian side. Danny Welbeck, however, went off injured and was thought to be a doubt, but reports suggest that he could be available and start from the bench as could Jack Wilshere who had just recovered from a knee injury before the Stoke game.
In goal, Petr Cech is a doubt after missing the weekend’s clash with injury. But, as such, David Ospina has been the preferred choice in cup games this season, and should keep his place.
However, Wenger did not make it clear in his presser on who he would start in goal, instead suggesting he would make a late decision on the selection. Although he did say, everybody, except for long-term absentees were available to play. sbobet online 24
Hector Bellerin is a sure starter, so is Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal in defence. Calum Chambers started on the weekend, but with Laurent Koscielny well rested, expect the Frenchman to partner Mustafi in central defence. This would be Wenger’s preferred set of players for a four-man defence.
Mohamed Elneny, fresh from signing a new contract, is expected to start in central midfield in the anchorman role, as he would be hoping to gain first-hand experience over many players in the CSKA team he and his Egypt team-mates would face in their World Cup group.
Granit Xhaka, who started from the bench against Stoke and Aaron Ramsey are expected to be the other players to partner Elneny in the midfield trio. Jack Wilshere’s participation for the entire 90-mins is a doubt, after missing England matches through injury and subsequently starting against Stoke at the weekend.
Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are set to form part of the front three, with Alexandre Lacazette expected to lead Arsenal’s line. Lacazette only returned from two months out with injury and surgery against Stoke, where he scored Arsenal’s third goal from the penalty spot.
Wenger was quizzed about Lacazette and his fitness to start a game, to which the manager replied, “Lacazette is ready to start, yes. I have not decided if he will start or not yet, but he’s available and ready to start.” sbobet online 24