Arsenal take on Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday evening and Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of the clash (via Arsenal.com).
Matchday: Team News – Player Ratings – Match Highlights
Match: Arsenal v Red Star Belgrade
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Thu 1 Nov 20:05
After notching up another Premier League win, the Gunners return to European action on Thursday in the Europa League.
Arsenal welcome Red Star Belgrade to the Emirates Stadium knowing that a win will secure qualification to the next stages.
Now, Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of the clash after being asked about the fitness of David Ospina and Calum Chambers.
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“Both are short,” Wenger said in his pre-match press conference. “Ospina may be available for Sunday, Chambers is training but is not available.
“Welbeck and Mustafi [will return] after the international break.”
So, the Gunners are still a little short at the back. Arsene Wenger has elected to split his squad in half for these fixtures meaning that Mathieu Debuchy and Petr Cech will probably be called upon in defence once again.