Partey, Nketiah And Runarsson To Start | Predicted 3-4-3 Arsenal Lineup Vs Rapid Vienna

Arsenal will kickoff their Europa League campaign on Thursday evening as they face Rapid Wien in Vienna at Allianz Stadion.

The Gunners are coming on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Manchester City over the weekend, but have performed well overall this season.

Mikel Arteta, however, will be temped to make a lot of changes in this midweek fixture ahead of mouthwatering Premier League encounter with Leicester City on Sunday.

Ahead of Mike Arteta’s side latest fixture, they will without Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli, Shkodran Mustafi including Rob Holding, who suffering hamstring injury during the warm-up against Manchester City last weekend.

Meanwhile, Sokratis and Mesut Ozil will play no part in the competition as they were not registered for the Europa League.

First choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno is expected to be rest, means Runar Alex Runarsson could get his first start in Arsenal colours on Thursday.

William Saliba could also make his debut on Thursday and he could be joined by the experienced David Luiz in the centre-back role. Gabriel Magalhaes could rest for the Premier League fixture against Leicester City on Sunday.

Cedric Soares could get a start at right-back in place of Hector Bellerin, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles could start at left-back in the Arsenal lineup.

Up ahead in midfield, new signing Thomas Partey could get his first start and he could play alongside Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny. Joe Willock is expected to complete the three-man midfield

New signing Thomas Partey could get his first start on Thursday and he could play alongside Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny. Joe Willock is expected to complete the three-man midfield in the Arsenal lineup, and he could be given the licence to roam forward.

It will be interesting to see what kind of role Thomas Partey plays in midfield against a side like Vienna.

Finally in attack, Eddie Nketiah could start up front for the Gunners, while Alexandre Lacazette is an option for Arteta. Reiss Nelson could get a start on the right and Nicolas Pepe could also feature for the Gunners on the left side of attack. Bukayo Saka is another option for Mikel Arteta.

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