While they have been struggling in the Premier League, The Gunners' have been playing well in Europe with three wins out of three. Another win Thursday will definitely see them qualify from the group and almost guarantee a first place finish as well.
Predicted Line up
The Gunners have a number of injuries ahead of the Molde game. Saed Kolasinac and Mo Elneny have both tested positive for Covid-19 and continue to isolate.
So far Bernd Leno has played in two of the Europa League games, but expect Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Runarsson to make his second appearance for the club against Molde
No Saka or Kolasinac should mean Kieran Tierney will play as a left wing-back and Arsenal should definitely be looking to get him forward and putting crosses into the box and Maitland-Niles doing the same from right wing-back.
Moving to the front three and Nicolas Pepe will play in Norway. He will miss the next three Premier League games as a result of his red card, and he will want a good performance so he can forget about Sunday.
Arteta was furious with the Ivorian on Sunday, but he spoke with Pepe on Tuesday, a meeting that apparently went well.
Who else could feature?
Molde provided a tough test for Arsenal in the first half at the Emirates last time the sides met.
However, the Norwegian side tired in the second half and allowed Arsenal to comfortably get the job done. Arteta will be hoping his side get the job done quicker this time to allow more opportunities to players off the bench.
Emile Smith-Rowe could make his first Arsenal appearance since his loan last year to January.
The Croydon Kevin De Bruyne is highly thought of by everyone at Arsenal and has impressed in previous years in the Europa League.
So far this season he has been injured but he has travelled to Norway and Arsenal fans will be looking forward to seeing him back in action.
We could also see a couple of academy graduates make their Arsenal debuts. Both Miguel Azeez and Ben Cottrell have travelled with the squad. Both English midfielders, Azeez (18) and Cottrell (19) have been performing well for the U23s and could make the step up to the first team.
Azeez in particular is a player Arsenal fans have been very excited about.
It would be great to see Arsenal get a comfortable win against Molde and see a couple of youngsters being given a chance to impress from the bench.