How Arsenal could line up at Bodo/Glimt in Europa League with Arteta set to make huge changes due to artificial pitch | The Sun
MIKEL ARTETA is set to ring the changes when Arsenal travel to Bodo/Glimt on Thursday.
The Gunners are looking to put one foot in the Europa League knockout stages by maintaining their 100 per cent group record.
But despite beating Bodo/Glimt 3-0 at the Emirates last week, they face a trickier tie away from home.
Bodo/Glimt humiliated Jose Mourinho’s Roma 6-1 at the Aspmyra Stadium last season.
And the artificial turf could see Arsenal’s fluid game disrupted significantly.
Meanwhile, Arteta is already thinking about a tough trip to Leeds in the Premier League on Sunday.
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And he could make up to NINE changes on Thursday after a significant 3-2 win over Liverpool at the weekend.
Matt Turner is likely to start in goal after quickly impressing at his new club.
Cedric and Kieran Tierney are likely to come in at full-back.
And Takehiro Tomiyasu could shift to centre-back alongside Rob Holding.
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In midfield, Thomas Partey may end up partnering Albert Sambi Lokonga.
But it’s all change up top, with Marquinhos and Reiss Nelson pushing for starts.
Fabio Vieira is likely to get a go in the No10 role.
And Eddie Nketiah should lead the line ahead of Gabriel Jesus.
The Brazilian is expected to sit out tomorrow after missing training on Wednesday.
However, Arteta may decide to make fewer changes in a bid to avoiding disrupting his red-hot side's momentum.
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Gabriel Magalhaes and Granit Xhaka have both been key figures this season thanks to their experience.
And further forward, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli could be called upon to keep the Gunners ticking over.
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