Arsenal will travel to Germany to take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the opening game of their UEFA Europa League campaign. The Gunners come into this clash on the back of a 2-2 draw versus Watford last weekend. Hence, they might not be too optimistic about their chances of securing a positive result in midweek. The Bundesliga side won’t be any pushovers as they have scored 11 goals in their past four matches across all competitions.

Unai Emery is expected to opt for a 4-3-3 formation and might make a lot of changes at the back with the hope of an improved defensive showing away at Frankfurt.

4-3-3 Arsenal Predicted Lineup To Face Eintracht Frankfurt

Defence

Emiliano Martínez could get the nod to start in this match as Emery used to rotate his goalkeepers for the Europa League matches last season. The defensive pair of Rob Holding and Callum Chambers might lineup at the centre of the Arsenal backline as Emery looks to make some changes at the back following his side’s dismal showing at Vicarage Road at the weekend. Both defenders will need to step up and stake their claims for a regular berth in the Gunners starting XI. Ainsley Maitland-Niles will resume his duties as the right-back while Sead Kolasinac operates down the left flank.

The North London outfit has conceded seven goals in their past three encounters in the Premier League. Therefore, they are in dire need of putting in a much-improved defensive performance against Frankfurt in midweek.

Midfield

Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi will lineup as the holding midfielders as they try to establish Arsenal’s dominance at the centre of the park. Dani Ceballos will play just ahead of them as he looks to provide ammunition for the Gunners frontline.

Mesut Ozil will be a part of Emery’s bench and might get a chance to feature in this contest if required.

Attack

Emery might unleash the front three of Reiss Nelson, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe up top as they look to link up with each other and cause problems for the home side on Thursday evening. Aubameyang managed to score a brace against Watford on Sunday, so he would be quietly confident about his chances of registering a goal away at Frankfurt in midweek.

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