Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-3-3) to face Qarabag, Iwobi and Guendouzi start
Arsenal will be aiming for their eighth victory on the bounce when they make the trip to Azerbaijan to face Qarabag in the Europa League tomorrow.
The Gunners started the season with back-to-back losses in the Premier League but they have since remained unbeaten with the perfect run across all competitions.
Bernd Leno made his maiden league appearance for the Gunners last weekend after Petr Cech sustained a hamstring problem. He should retain his position between the sticks with Cech sidelined for three weeks through his injury.
In defence, Stephan Lichtsteiner should once more feature at right-back as he has done regularly in the Cup and European competitions and we are anticipating a start for Sead Kolasinac on the opposite end with Nacho Monreal likely to be afforded a much-needed break.
At the heart of the backline, Rob Holding has built his reputation with a couple of solid performances from the off and he should retain his position. Alongside him, we are fancying a start for Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who has travelled with the team after recovering from his dead leg.
Onto the midfield, Emery may not offer starts to players who featured over the weekend and this may witness Mohamed Elneny and Mateo Guendouzi feature in the centre of the park. Guendouzi, in particular, has been a revelation for the Gunners this term which has already seen him mentioned for a maiden call-up with the France national side.
Further forward, Emery may prefer an experienced attacker in the absence of both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey and we are anticipating Mesut Ozil to start on the right wing. Elsewhere, Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck could slot into the number 10 and left wing positions respectively with Alexandre Lacazette leading the line ahead of Aubameyang.