Molde vs Arsenal prediction: How will Europa League fixture play out tonight?

Arsenal will continue their Europa League campaign against Molde in Norway, with hopes to get back to winning ways on Thursday evening.

Mikel Arteta’s side come off the back of a draw against Leeds United – their second match in a row without scoring – and the game against Molde proves a good opportunity to gain a win.

The Gunners currently sit top of Group B and beat Molde 4-1 at their last meeting just three weeks ago, putting them heavy favourites having not lost a match in the Europa League so far.

Molde sit second in the group, with two wins from their three fixtures so far.

The game kicks off at 5.55pm on Thursday 26 November.

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport website or app.

Arsenal will be without a number of players as Willian and Bukayo Saka were taken off with injuries against Leeds, while Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac tested positive for coronavirus last week.

Thomas Partey also is thought to still be suffering with a thigh injury, but Nicolas Pepe looks to be involved despite seeing red at Elland Road.

Youngsters Folarin Balogun, Ben Cottrell and Miguel Azeez have all made the trip to Norway, with the Gunners boss using this competition to allow up-and-coming players to impress, and he may rotate his squad to allow the three to make their debuts.

Arteta is likely to fill his XI with other young players, including Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and potentially Emile Smith-Rowe.

For Molde, Kristoffer Haraldseid remains absent after the right-back suffered a cruciate ligament injury in June. But Erling Moe is looking to put out a full-strength team as his side prepare to face Arsenal for the second time in UEFA competition.

Arsenal: Leno, Cedric, Mustafi, Luiz, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Ceballos, Nelson, Willock, Smith-Rowe, Nketiah.

Molde: Linde, Wingo, Bjornbak, Gregersen, Haugen, Hussain, Aursnes, Ellingsen, Eikrem, Brynhildsen, Bolly.

The game should present no problem for the Gunners and a straight-forward win should ensue. Molde 1-3 Arsenal

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