Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News at Standard Liege

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Arsenal FC head to Standard Liege tomorrow night for what will be their UEFA Europa League group stage finale. With qualification already all but assured, interim boss Freddie Ljungberg might rotate his starting XI.

The Gunners have been playing their reserves and kids all along in this tournament, but right now their focus has to be on getting above mid-table in the league. Actually, the main focus needs to be on finding a long term replacement for Unai Emery, but that’s another narrative for another time.

In turning towards the team news for this match in Belgium, Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney is likely out after suffering a shoulder injury against West Ham on Monday night while Hector Bellerin, who also got hurt in the London derby win, albeit less severely, won’t likely be risked here.

Dani Ceballos is still out of commission while Rob Holding is a doubt.

Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Standard Liege

Martinelli        Nelson     Saka

Torreira    Willock    Ozil

Chambers     Sokratis      Mustafi      Kolasinac

Martinez

Arsenal FC vs Standard Liege UEFA Europa League FYIs

Kickoff: Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Thursday Dec. 11, 5:55pm

Odds: Standard Liege (23/10) v Arsenal (21/20)

TV: BT Sport 2

Prediction: Arsenal 3, Standard Liege 0

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  1. Mustafi is suspended

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