Arsenal can confirm qualification for the Europa League knockout stages this week when they travel to Norway to take on Molde in Thursday’s Group B clash.
The Gunners have taken maximum points from their first three games, whereas Molde are second in the group and can further their own bid for a top-two finish with a shock result on matchday four.
Nigerian descent Ohi Omoijuanfo is a doubt despite completing his quarantine period with COVID-19, Leke James could deputise with Kristoffer Haraldseid is injured and Birk Risa is in contention to start at left-back.
David Luiz will return to the Arsenal squad for the Europa League tie against Molde. The Brazil defender missed Sunday’s goalless Premier League draw at Leeds United following the birth of his daughter.
Forward Nicolas Pepe, who was sent off in the second half, is available for the European fixture, but Bukayo Saka (dead leg) and Willian (calf) have not traveled to Norway.
Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac have both tested positive for COVID-19 both players unlikely to feature.
Defenders Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari are on the way back from injury but are short of fitness, while Gabriel Martinelli (knee) is a long-term absentee.
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