Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes part in Arsenal training


As the Arsenal players boarded their plane back to London last week, they'd have felt the job was essentially done.

Despite being 3-0 up on aggregate thanks to the three away goals scored against Swedish side Ostersund last Thursday, Wenger has named a surprisingly strong starting XI for the return leg at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger started Rob Holding and Jack Wilshere after the comfortable 3-0 victory in Sweden last week, but wwo Osterunds goals in two minutes put the Gunners on edge early.

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In addition, Ostersunds are the first Swedish side to win an away European match in England since Osters IF beat Tottenham Hotspur in the 1995 Intertoto Cup. "We're talking about winning the Europa League, but look at that, they're not going to win it on tonight's performance".

He has played predominantly as a left wing-back, but his favoured position is in central midfield. Wenger could also shift defenders, with Kolasinac could get a chance to impress. Ospina should have done better on the first goal but was repeatedly let down by his defence.

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"We play at home and we want to win the game". Because this second string won't take him there.

Even though Ozil and Ramsey trained with the first team on Wednesday, Wenger ruled both of them out. And like a team with no fear, respect or inferiority complex.

And on the other side, only Kevin De Bruyne (83) has created more chances than Ozil's 72 so far this season with the German registering seven assists.

Sema in particular was impressive.

However, Arsenal hit back immediately after half-time to secure the tie, Sead Kolasinac lashing home from close range after a failed clearance of a Hector Bellerin chipped cross into the box. Because if Premier League clubs hadn't already taken notice of the Englishman's success, they will have now.