Arsenal vs Vorskla Poltava: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

 

Arsenal will Thursday evening take on Vorskla Poltava in their Europa League opener at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners head into the game after a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in their last Premier League clash last week Saturday.

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery will still be without the services of Laurent Koscielny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, while Sead Kolasinac and Alex Iwobi could again miss out for the West London club.

Stephan Lichtsteiner, Lucas Torreira and Mohamed Elneny should also come into Emery’s starting XI.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are both expected to keep their spots in the team.

Meanwhile, as for the visitors, on-loan Gremio forward, Nicolas Careca should again lead the line for Vorskla Poltava.

The Ukrainian outfit are also expected have Brazilian defender, Artur in the starting XI, while Vladyslav Kulach, who has been borrowed from Shakhtar, should shake off a knock to start for Vorskla against Arsenal.

Tonight’s clash will be the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.

Arsenal’s potential starting XI: Leno; Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Torreira, Elneny; Welbeck, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

Vorskla’s potential starting XI: Shust; Perduta, Dallku, Chesnakov, Artur; Kobakhidze, Sharpar, Sklyar, Rebenok; Kulach; Careca.

The kick-off time for the match is 8pm.

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