Martinelli To Lead The Line | 4-2-3-1 Predicted Arsenal Lineup vs Vitoria SC

After two wins out in two Europa League games, Arsenal will hope to keep their winning momentum intact when they host Vitoria SC at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

The Gunners were lacklustre in the attacking department during their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United on Monday, and must bounce back in the upcoming game.

Vitoria SC will be no pushovers as the Portuguese side have lost just one of their last seven league games.

Arsenal Team News

Reiss Nelson is out until next month and apart from him, Arsenal have all of their players available for selection.

Predicted Arsenal Lineup vs Vitoria SC (4-2-3-1)

Defence

Emiliano Martinez has been afforded opportunities in the Europa League and is expected to start between the sticks, with Bernd Leno likely to be rested.

Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi could be given the nod to start in the central defence. Mustafi has to be resilient and consistent at the back to move upwards in the pecking order.

The full-back positions could be occupied by Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin. The north London based outfit are yet to concede a goal in the Europa League this season, and the defence will look for another shutout come Thursday.

Midfield

Lucas Torreira has found playing time harder to come by this season, but the Uruguayan international could be back in the Arsenal lineup against Vitoria.

Joe Willock is expected to be stationed alongside Torreira in the Arsenal lineup. The former has scored in each of the last two Europa League games and will look to make his presence felt once again.

Meanwhile, Dani Ceballos could be given the green light to start as the central attacking midfielder, and he must showcase his creativity to keep his place in the starting lineup.

Attack

Having registered 2 goals and 1 assist in the last Europa League game against Standard Liege, Gabriel Martinelli is likely to lead the line against Vitoria.

On the leftt flank, Bukayo Saka is likely to start. He has been one of the silver linings for Arsenal this season with his sparkling displays.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is expected to start on the opposite flank. He will attempt to make the most of his work-rate, burst of pace and ability to create chances.

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