Good or Bad: Arsenal vs Vorskla Europa League Preview and Line Up

Change, they say is constant and there has been a lot of it at Arsenal over the last eight or so months for Arsenal fans all over the globe. Wenger is gone and the banners have been folded up, Gazidis is gone too, over to AC Milan to take charge and there has been tons of unanswered questions from the fans about decision making in the club. Ahead of our match with Vorskla in the Europa League, I was surfing the net and found out on odds market that Arsenal are the fifth favorite to be Premier League Champions just behind Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and front-runners Manchester City.
It isn't all bad. Right?

Arsenal v FC Vorskla Poltava
Arsenal v FC Vorskla Poltava
Arsenal's first European contest without Arsène Wenger since 1996 puts them up against Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava this Thursday. In a way, this should be easy-peasy as Arsenal are listed 1/12 favorites over the Ukrainian side.

Well! There has been so much talk and debate among Arsenal fans on and off social media about Lucass Torreira getting his first start for Arsenal on Thursday, even lots of them are dreaming about the possibilities of Torreira and Ramsey being on the pitch at the same time. But hey! Hold on a little bit. How possible is it Torreira or Xhaka starts against a team that everyone is labeling low-level competition? Huh?
The introduction of Lucas Torreira against Newcastle was like kicking in the afterburners in a Tomcat jet fighter and he added solidity to our midfield and provided cover for our defense. It's likely he will be rested.

For the encounter against Vorskla, we are likely to see the partnership of Guendouzi and Elneny in the center of the pitch. Elneny has been keeping the bench warm and needs to get his place back in the team. With Xhaka likely to be rested too, this is Mo's chance to prove himself to Unai Emery.

Bellerin will likely get a day off so the possibility of seeing Stephan Lichtsteiner at his favored right back role is above 85%, Rob Holding will likely pair with Mustafi providing Sokratis with some rest.
The tank Kolasinac and the bird catcher Maitland -Niles are still injured so duty calls for Nacho Monreal to step up.

Bernd Leno? Will he finally get the so much talked about chance? He has not yet gotten a minute Premier League game time but with lighter competition on Thursday, we should see Leno between the sticks.

In the attacking department, Mkhitaryan has been doing good lately so we are likely to see him on the right wing, Welbeck should be dispatched to the left. Nigeria International Iwobi will likely step into Ozil's midfielder spot against Vorskla. We will see what Emery does up font. Auba or Laca?

It doesn't matter much, does it? No matter who makes it to the starting XI, Arsenal should route the Ukrainian side with about 600 followers on twitter. This is a great opportunity for Emery to test out the players at his disposal...
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Good or Bad: Arsenal vs Vorskla Europa League Preview and Line Up Good or Bad: Arsenal vs Vorskla Europa League Preview and Line Up Reviewed by Paulson Ikenna Kyrian on 13:49 Rating: 5

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