Qarabag vs Arsenal: Kolasinac returns, confirmed team news and live commentary

first_img Napoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN Team newsThe injury Petr Cech suffered against Watford rules him out of Thursday’s clash. He is joined on the sidelines by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Laurent Koscielny, Carl Jenkinson and Konstantinos Mavropanos. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the winger, has not travelled for the match due to continuing tensions between Azerbaijan and his native Armenia, while Aaron Ramsey has remained in London with his pregnant wife.Dani Quintana will miss out for Qarabag. Arsenal currently sit top of their group on goal difference Confirmed line-upsQarabag: Vagner, Medvedev, Badavi Huseynov, Rzezniczak, Agolli, Michel, Garayev, Madatov, Ozobic, Zoubir, Emeghara.Subs: Halldorsson, Mammadov, Slachev, Abdullayev, Delarge, Abbas Huseynov, Diniyev.Arsenal: Leno, Holding, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Lichtsteiner, Elneny, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Smith-Rowe, Welbeck, Iwobi.Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Lacazette, Ozil, Torreira, Mustafi, Xhaka. Upcoming talkSPORT commentaries Arsenal can begin their Europa League campaign with two wins from two if they pick up three points when they visit Azerbaijan on Thursday to play Qarabag.The Gunners made light work of Vorskla on matchday one, even if the Ukrainian side scored twice late on to make the scoreline, for them, a more palatable 4-2. 2 Mkhitaryan will miss another trip to Azerbaijan having done the same while playing for Borussia Dortmund Arsenal are expected to make light work of their upcoming opponents, though Thursday’s test could prove tricky simply due to the distance and travel time required simply to arrive in Azerbaijan; the Baku Olympic Stadium is almost 3,000 miles away from London.Still, a win against Qarabag will put Unai Emery’s side in a great position as they look to progress to the knockout rounds of Europe’s secondary cup competition, and you can follow all Thursday’s action with talkSPORT 2’s full live match commentary.What the managers are sayingGurban Gurbanov (Qarabag): “Tomorrow’s match we are against one of the best squads in England and the Premier League is one of the best five leagues It is not the first time we play against a big team, we have several times. We want to make the fans happy with not only a victory but with our game and I hope we do our best.”Unai Emery (Arsenal): “We have a lot of respect for Qarabag – They started with a good performance against Sporting. They lost 2-0 but it was a good performance. They have good players, good spirit and with a good tactual input on the game. I remember last season Atletico Madrid couldn’t win two games against them last season., That is two very good examples why we have respect for them.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of the match, kick-off 17:55. Click here for Qarabag vs Arsenal live stream 📋 Here’s how we line up for tonight’s clash with @FKQarabaghEN #UEL pic.twitter.com/aoMM8OiLpr— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 4, 2018 2last_img

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