Missing Players and team news:




Arteta was not able to deliver a positive update on Kieran Tierney or Alexandre Lacazette, both of whom are yet to return to training and expected to miss the second leg. David Luiz was taken off at Newcastle with a suspected hamstring problem, and Arteta admitted that the centre-back’s injury did not look good, so Rob Holding is sure to return to the defence as Gabriel Magalhaes hopes to keep his spot over Pablo Mari. Elneny should earn a start alongside Thomas Partey in midfield with Dani Ceballos suspended, while Calum Chambers, Emile Smith Rowe, Saka and Pepe should all earn recalls to the starting lineup too. Etienne Capoue was being stretchered off the field when the referee brandished a red card to the former Tottenham Hotspur man, and his spot in midfield should be filled by ex-Gunner Francis Coquelin. Spurs loanee Juan Foyth impressed on the right-hand side in the first leg before being forced off with a hamstring issue, and he joins Vicente Iborra in the visitors’ treatment room, but Emery has no fresh concerns from the weekend. Albiol and Gerard Moreno were both rested against Getafe with this game in mind, and Geronimo Rulli will hope to displace Sergio Asenjo in goal once again.

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