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UEL Match Today || Arsenal vs Molde Team News,Channel And Odds

Team news
Arsenal defender Rob Holding misses out on the trip to Vienna and is likely to be sidelined for around three weeks with a hamstring strain.

Both Mesut Ozil or Sokratis Papastathopoulos have been left of Arsenal’s Europa League squad, but Mikel Arteta could turn to academy graduates Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock.

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Unsworth: I still smile about Calvert-Lewin bargain

Profile: Rapid Vienna
Arsenal travel to the Austrian capital to face a Rapid Vienna outfit who came second in their domestic league last season and were subsequently knocked out in the Champions League qualifying rounds by Gent.

Their notable runs in Europe have included finishing as Cup Winners’ Cup runners-up in both 1985 and 1996 – the first of those finals was a 3-1 loss to Everton.

While all the talk at the moment is about Mesut Ozil’s omission from the Premier League and Europa League squads, Arteta’s sole focus is on the players who have travelled to Vienna.

Start time: 5.55pm BST

Rapid Vienna XI: Strebinger, Barac, Ritzmaier, Fountas, Grahovac, Hofmann, Stojkovic, Kara, Ullmann, Arase, Ljubicic.

Arsenal XI: Leno, David Luiz, Gabriel, Kolasinac, Cedric, Elneny, Partey, Saka, Pepe, Lacazette, Nketiah.

Thomas Partey is expected to make his full Arsenal debut tonight while Shkodran Mustafi returns to the squad following his month-long injury lay off.

The likes of Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith-Rowe are expected to be involved in some capacity, although Arteta was coy on whether new goalkeeper Alex Runarsson will start behind the sticks.