Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt: Europa League Group A Preview, Gameweek 2, 2022
ST GALLEN, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Marquinhos of Arsenal FC controls the Ball during the UEFA Europa League group A match between FC Zürich and Arsenal FC at Kybunpark on September 8, 2022 in St Gallen, Switzerland. (Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

After their previous Europa League fixture against PSV was postponed, Arsenal are finally back in European action against Bodo/Glimt.

The Gunners started their European campaign off in Switzerland with a 2-1 win over FC Zurich

Mikel Arteta's side come into the game off the back of a dominant 3-1 win over North London rivals Tottenham, leaving them top of the Premier League.

Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt have also enjoyed a great start to their Europa League campaign picking up four points from a potential six.

Glimt currently sit second in the Eliteserien, convincingly beating Lillestrom 4-1 on Saturday. 

  • Team news

Arsenal

Arsenal are still without long term absentees Emile Smith Rowe and Mohamed Elneny, however Portuguese defender Cedric Soares could be in line to play his first minutes of the season.

Arteta will most likely rotate his squad on Thursday, with players such as Matt Turner, Marquinhos and Eddie Nketiah all set to start the game.

Bodo/Glimt

Midfielder Sondre Fet is a doubt for Bodo/Glimt with a knock to his knee, but Kjetil Knutsen is set to otherwise have a fully fit squad for his sides trip to the Emirates.

  • Likely Lineups 

Arsenal 

Turner; Tierney; Gabriel; Holding; Tomiyasu; Xhaka; Lokonga; Martinelli; Vieira; Marquinhos; Nketiah

Bodo/Glimt

Haikin; Wembangomo; Moe; Hoibraaten; Sampsted; Saltnes; Berg; Gronbaek; Pellegrino; Espejord; Mvuka Mugisha

  • Key Players

Arsenal - Gabriel Martinelli

Gabriel Martinelli has been one of Arsenal's stand out performers so far this season, having already scored three goals. 

The Brazilian winger has worked on his game and looks even better than he did last season. His tricky feet and skillful dribbling will be something the the Bodo/Glimt defenders will need to look out for.

Bodo/Glimt - Amahl Pellegrino

Amahl Pellegrino has scored 20 league goals for Bodo/Glimt in 2022, and will be one of the Norwegian sides main threats on Thursday.

The 32-year-old winger won the Eliteserien with Glimt last season.

  • Match Details

Where is the game being played?

The game is being played at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in North London.

What time is kick-off?

Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt will kick off at 20:00 BST on Thursday. 

 ​​​How can I watch?

Viewers within the UK can watch live coverage of the game on BT Sports, with coverage starting at 19:45 BST.

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