Mikel Arteta will be hoping to rotate his side for the clash against the Dutch giants.
Arsenal will ensure they finish their Europa League group campaign as winners should they avoid defeat at PSV Eindhoven tonight. Mikel Arteta’s side have won all four games so far and sealed their qualification to the knockout stages last week with a 1-0 victory over the Dutch side.
PSV come into the game at the Philips Stadion in their worse form of the season, suffering a shock 4-2 defeat to FC Groningen on the back of last week’s defeat in north London. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s men can take a big step themselves towards qualification for the next stage with a victory over the Gunners.
On Wednesday, Arteta confirmed that summer signing Marquinhos had not travelled with the rest of the squad. As first revealed by Sportupdatehub, the Brazilian was absent from the final training session in London before it was later reported that he was feeling unwell.
With a continued hectic schedule on the horizon – they play six times in 17 days – Arteta will be keen to rest key members of his side. Bukayo Saka recovered from a knock in the reverse fixture last week to feature against Southampton while Granit Xhaka was floored holding his shoulder at St Mary’s.
Brazilian winger Marquinhos missed training yesterday after feeling unwell and could make a return to the starting line-up in the Netherlands. However, Oleksandr Zinchenko remains out alongside Emile Smith Rowe and Mohamed Elneny with long-term injuries.
With that all in mind, let’s take a look at who is likely to be available for selection this evening.
Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Matt Turner, Karl Hein
Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Gabriel, Rob Holding, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, William Saliba, Cedric Soares.
Midfielders: Albert Sambi Lokonga, Granit Xhaka, Fabio Vieira, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Catalin Cirjan, Matthew Smith, Bradley Ibrahim
Forwards: Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson, Khayon Edwards.