Arsenal can all but wrap up a place in the Europa League knockout stages by beating Molde and Mikel Arteta will be keen to get the job done.

The two sides head into their Group B fixture having each recorded victories over Dundalk and Rapid Vienna, edging them closer to qualification to next round.

Arsenal will go into this contest in great spirits following Sunday’s impressive 1-0 victory at Manchester United, when they outplayed the Red Devils for long periods.

Arteta will appreciate the boost to morale, having previously lost to Manchester City and Leicester before their first two pool matches in this competition.

The Gunners still managed to win 2-1 at Rapid Vienna and beat Dundalk 3-0 on home turf.

However, a first victory at Old Trafford since 2006 and ending Arsenal’s 29-match wait for a Premier League win at a big-six rival.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed that David Luiz will return to the squad against Molde in the Europa League on Thursday night after the Brazilian defender has missed the last two matches as he was forced off with a thigh injury during the home defeat to Leicester on October 25.

Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns following the victory at Manchester United. Calum Chambers (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle) and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) remain long-term absentees.

Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos are ineligible having not been registered in the Europa League squad.

Arsenal possible starting lineup: Leno; Mustafi, Gabriel, Kolasinac; Soares, Xhaka, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Nketiah, Nelson

Molde possible starting lineup: Linde; Wingo, Bjornbak, Gregersen, Haugen; Aursnes, Eikrem, Ellingsen; Hestad, Omoijuanfo, Brynhildsen

Betpay offer 1.33 odds for over 2.5 which is a possible outcome for this encounter considering the offensive play of Arsenal against Molde.

Gunners is tipped to win this clash against the Norwegain team with BetPay offering an odd of 1.28 odds for the North London outfit  to win.

one of the possible outcomes for this clash is Arsenal win with over 2.5 which is rated 1.65 odds by Betpay and both teams to score is also a nice outcome to stake on with the odd of 1.70


Arsenal 3-1 Molde, for high stakes, this is a pretty cool option which an odd of 10.85 odds attached to it.





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