A win against Vitoria this afternoon will see Arsenal ease into the Europa League knockout stages with two games to spare. After our domestic travails, it would also be a welcome confidence boost.
Unai Emery took a relatively strong squad to Portugal from which he’s selected the following starting lineup. Is this a three-man defence? It could be.
Arsenal: Martinez, Mustafi, Holding, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Willock, Tierney, Pepe, Martinelli, Saka
Subs: Leno, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Nelson, Lacazette
Vitoria: Douglas, Venancio, Soares, Tapsoba, Evangelista, Garcia, Edwards, Agu, Pepe, Davidson, Duarte
Subs: Silva, Bonatini, Rochinha, Al Musrati, Pereira, Poha, Hanin