Arsenal play their final Europa League group game this evening, talking on Dundalk in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Here are the official line-ups.

Dundalk: Rogers, Hoare, Boyle, Cleary, Gannon, Shields, Flores, Leahy, McEleney, Duffy, McMillan

Subs: McCarey, Corcoran, Gartland, Mountney, Sloggett, Colovic, Dummigan, Wynne, Kelly

Arsenal: Runarsson, Chambers, Mustafi, Mari, Cedric, Willock, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Nketiah

Subs: Macey, Hein, Saka, Ceballos, Holding, Balogun, Cottrell, Azeez

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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Teryima Adi

COYG!

Futsboller

What joy — Elneny scoring a goal. What a smile.

DB10s airmiles

I wonder why Nelson isn’t involved?

Adriano

He is injured

Teakster

He’s got a minor injury, Kolasinac too

Serpent

…and why Saka isn’t back home.

It is what it is1

Asumme injured? Given he also didnt make the bench this weekend.

Silentstan

He injured his head in training

Joe

Only on the bench but personally would have given Saka a night off!

Serpent

And I’d have put Nelson in there instead…

Chipper49.

Can anyone tell me what formation this is going to be?

DB10s airmiles

It’s a 12221 circle formation. Hasn’t been used since 1893.

DB10s airmiles

Missed a 2. *122221

Chipper49.

Thanks. Makes as much sense as anything else right now.

Naked Cygan

532 352 switch.

Boff

Looks like 3–5-2

Naked Cygan

He might play Pepe more central, or just go to 5221 3421 switch, but I would love to see Pepe play up front as sn experiment.

Vaibhav Pandey

Looks more like 3421 also would have placed Kola as LB and AMN as LM or RM to be more like 4231

Chipper49.

Cheers. I would like… I would like to see something good.

A Different George

I think it’s pretty close to a normal 3-4-3. I’m not sure that suits Smith-Rowe, but I hope both he and Pepe have license to move wherever they can find space.

David C

4-3-3?

Runnarsson
Chambers, Mustafi, Mari, Cedric,
Willock, Elneny, AMN
Pepe, Nketiah, Smith Rowe

Torterrier

I wish

Naked Cygan

This will be the last easy game for Areta to hide behind. Anything less than 3 points on Sunday is just not good enough! Time to have a plan B in place.

Naked Cygan

On a positive note it is great to see ESR starting today. Hopefully he can replace Willian soon.

Frank

I’m hoping Nelson/Pepe replaces Willian and ESR takes the 10 role personally

DB10s airmiles

#allmanagersout

Goonerrific

#everyoneout

Futsboller

Awesome!

Arsene's Coat

Anyone got Mikel’s number? We need to relay these words of wisdom asap. Winning is important. Who woulda thunk it?

Vaibhav Pandey

haha maybe we can hush in his ear “Ozil In” 😀

Goonerrific

Or maybe not

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

“the door closed behind us with a thunk”

I didn’t know that thunk was a word. I’ve learnt something today on Arseblog

DB10s airmiles

We could reinstate gunnersaurus as manager.

Jimmy

Nelson?

Eddy F

Nelson must be injured. Not involved at the weekend so should be at least on the bench.

Otherwise he’s a gonner in January I reckon which would be a massive shame…

It is what it is1

Loan move wouldnt be bad for him, but tbf we would be better off loaning out Willian

Silentstan

Nelson is injuref

Findmeasanti

Nothing against Nketiah but how many chance is he going to get. If I was Balogun I will be bitterly disappointed & rightly so!

gus

nketiah seems like hes gona turn out afobe/akpom style, need to try balogun to see if hes any better

Silentstan

If I was Balogun I would hand my transfer request in immediately. If he cant get anstart against this lot in a pointless match!

Futsboller

Stay silent, Stan.

Nketiah is a good goalscorer – we need him to continue developing, too. There is room for both here.

Futsboller

Eddie 1 – 0 You

THE Handbrake

Does anyone else have the same sinking feeling that if Balogun resigns with us he’ll become Nketia or Chuba Akpom 2.0, but if he goes somewhere else he’ll become Serge Gnabry?

Jean Ralphio

Some experimentation perhaps with the tactics?

Jack

I saw on Twitter earlier Nelson and Kola have slight knocks so didn’t travel

Goonerrific

Oh Jack, that’s not a convenient truth to the arteta team selection bashing rhetoric.

Kumargunners

Whats Nketiah good at other than tap-ins? Can’t dribble, can’t hold, can’t head, can’t outpace defenders, can’t shoot from distance, doesn’t link up well, and has hardly assisted any goal. Useless!

Futsboller

Hasn’t any one ever noticed this before?

Futsboller

Eddie 1 – 0 You

Samm

Considering how disappointing we have been in the EPL, I have learnt to enjoy EL matches.
Really looking forward.
COYG

Michael

whats happened to Nelson?

Torterrier

Looks like Xhaka and Willian will be starting on the weekend

Futsboller

Arteta has to start rewarding performances … Elneny, Willock, ESR, Maitland-Niles …

Torterrier

Elneny’s probably lost any chance of playing on the weekend with that absolute belter he scored. That seems to be the way it works these days.

Justno

Terrible ref.

Dom47

Hope Elneny gets subbed at an hour mark, so he can play Sunday. If Xhaka plays then I will literally throw up in my mouth. If Willian also plays I will have diarrhea.

It will now happen for sure.

Dom47

What a goal by Elneny. I know it’s ”just Dundalk” but everybody knows how to defend these days, and you still need to know how to score such a goal.

He deserves a position and a run in the first team, should’ve played against that lot and he deserved it.

Futsboller

He just came off, so I think he’s going to be a starter against Burnley.