“The worst CB partnership” – These Arsenal fans react as Arteta selects a makeshift defence to start against Dundalk

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It always looked like Arsenal would use the Europa League as a chance to give the fringe players some playing time, but they’ve had some poor results lately so it’s vital that they get a win against Dundalk tonight.

On paper this shouldn’t even be close but the Irish side have plenty of European scalps under their belt, and they were unlucky to lose to Molde in their opener.

Mikel Arteta has a lot of defensive problems tonight due to injury and leaving some of the senior players out of the Europa League squad, so it looks like Sead Kolasinac will play centrally, while Maitland Niles and Cedric will take up the full back positions:

It will also be interesting to see how Runarsson gets on, while there are plenty of changes in the midfield and up front too.

The makeshift defence will give Dundalk some hope of creating some chances, and it appears that some of the fans are nervous about how they will fare:

It looks like William Saliba is fit but he’s simply not available for selection because he wasn’t registered to play in the competition, so it will be interesting to see if that decision comes back to bite Arsenal.

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