TEAM NEWS! Arsenal Release Squad To Battle Valencia On Thursday In Europa League

Unai Emery has flown out with his Arsenal squad on Wednesday, ahead of their Europa League semi-final clash second leg.

Emery leads the Gunners against his former club, Valencia, on Thursday night, seeking his fourth Europa League final.

Arsenal lead 3-1 from the first leg.

Laurent Koscielny was only fit enough for a place on the bench at the weekend but he is now ready and raring to go; Emery must decided whether to bring him into a back four or revert to three at the back.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who again disappointed at the weekend, has travelled, and so has Eddie Nketiah, the young striker.

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Another youngster, Joe Willock, has also made the trip.

The Gunners will be without Aaron Ramsey again with the Juventus-bound midfielder’s career having been ended by an hamstring injury.

Denis Suarez is also out with a groin problem, as are long-term absentees: Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck – who is also set to leave the club this summer, when his contract expires.

Arsenal squad:

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Bernd Leno.

Defenders: Stephan Lichtsteiner, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Midfielders: Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mohamed Elneny, Matteo Guendouzi, Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi, Joe Willock.

Forwards: Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Eddie Nketiah.

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Updated: May 8, 2019 — 5:19 pm

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