Arsenal v Ostersunds FK confirmed line-ups: Mkhitaryan and Welbeck start

We need an almighty footballing miracle to sink Arsenal, admits Ostersund boss

It will be the fourth time this season the Germany worldwide is deemed not fit to play, but Wenger is confident the 29-year-old will be ready for Sunday's Carabao Cup final against Manchester City. Just 70 seconds later, the England youngster was turned easily by Ken Sema, who finished past David Ospina with aplomb - cutting the Gunners' aggregate lead to 3-2.

Right now, Arsenal are on the outside looking in at the Premier League's top four.

Former Gunner and BT Sport pundit Martin Keown labelled the tie a "dead rubber" ahead of kick off, but was soon eating his own words as Graham Potter's Swedish outfit went in at half time with a two-goal advantage. To win the Europa League, Arsenal must overcome the likes of Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and AC Milan, not to mention Lyon, whose stadium will host the final.

Yes, Arsenal made it through but none of the teams also surviving to today's draw will fear drawing the Wenger boys judged on this latest shambolic display.

"To come to Arsenal and take a 2-0 lead is not easy".

Ostersunds, to their credit, kept an attacking threat alive but they couldn't find a third goal to prey on a nervous Arsenal defence.

Eat your heart out Jose Mourinho - Arsene Wenger knows how to keep fans engaged in European football.

As the Arsenal players boarded their plane back to London last week, they'd have felt the job was essentially done.

At home against Ostersunds, Maitland-Niles will be looking to impress the manager again and show the consistent side of his game.

"He did that much later in the season, once they were in the semi-final", he said. For Arsenal, it's all about taking their chances.

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