Arsenal return to Europa League action this Thursday when they face Slavia Prague at the Emirates Stadium.
With several key players injured or badly out of form, Mikel Arteta has a few big decisions to make ahead of the game.
A few positions are up for grabs in the starting lineup, so let’s take a look at which players should get the nod for what is a crucial game in Arsenal’s season.
Bernd Leno (GK) – The first choice goalkeeper, Leno will definitely start.
Hector Bellerin (RB) – The club’s longest-serving player hasn’t featured since the defeat to Olympiacos but should return for this one.
Rob Holding (CB) – With David Luiz injured, Holding has taken the leading role in defence and will start once again.
Pablo Mari (CB) – After Gabriel’s poor showing against Liverpool, Mari should come back into the lineup.
Cedric Soares (LB) – Kieran Tierney’s injury is a blow for the Gunners, but Cedric showed he is a capable understudy earlier in the campaign.
Thomas Partey (CM) – The Ghanaian hasn’t had the best of seasons, but he’s by far and away Arsenal’s best midfielder and his progressive passing will be key.
Dani Ceballos (CM) – Granit Xhaka is expected to miss out, so Ceballos should start.
Martin Odegaard (CAM) – The Real Madrid loanee has found form in recent weeks, scoring against Olympiacos and dominating against West Ham. He’s earned his place in the side.
Bukayo Saka (RW) – Arguably Arsenal’s best player right now, Saka is back fully fit and will go straight into the starting lineup.
Alexandre Lacazette (ST) – Lacazette seemingly fits Arteta’s mould of striker better than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and should lead the line here.
Nicolas Pepe (LW) – The Gunners seem to be more balanced without Aubameyang in the side currently and with Emile Smith Rowe a doubt, Pepe’s directness could be a big help against an organised Slavia Prague defence.