Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is expected to make several changes following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Watford.
A number of first-team players have not travelled with the squad including Danny Welbeck, who is nursing his hamstring and Santi Cazorla who has a longterm ankle problem. Right-back Mathieu Debuchy is in line for his first start in 11 months, after 16 minutes of action for Arsenal since November 2015.
The Gunners ma be hoping that their stint in the Europa League is a brief one, but Arsene Wenger’s side are doing their part to make the best of a bad situation. They’ve taken two wins from two so far and Gooners expect nothing less than another three points.
A win for Wenger’s side should build momentum ahead of their clash with Everton on Sunday.
Arsenal and Red Star last met in the 1978 Uefa Cup third round, with the Serbian side qualifying 2-1 on aggregate, Cvijetin Blagojevic scoring the second leg winner after a 1-1 draw at Highbury.
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So far in the Europa League Arsenal’s class has shone through. Should Arsenal score the first goal, it will settle the raucous crowd and make the fixture far easier for Wenger’s side.
Gooners should expect nothing less than the three points.
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