Arteta provides update on Elneny, Willock & Luiz ahead of Molde clash

Arteta provides update on Elneny, Willock & Luiz ahead of Molde clash

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided an update on his team ahead of their Europa League clash against Molde on Thursday night. 

The Gunners registered a 1-0 away win against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday evening and will be looking to extend their winning run in Europe. 

David Luiz has shaken off a minor knock and is available for the match in Norway. 

"He is available, he has been training well over the past few days so he will be involved in the squad,"

The Spaniard further hinted at starting Alexandre Lacazette, who started at Old Trafford. 

"I am tempted with all of them with the way I see them train, but we will make that decision tomorrow," 

Mohamed Elneny was impressive against Manchester United, and Arteta paid a glowing tribute to the  Egyptian midfielder.  

"I think he is responding really well to all the challenges we are putting in front of him. He had a big one when he came back from his loan spell to show what he could bring to the squad and I think everyone has seen what he can do, so I am really pleased with his performances and what he brings to the team,"

On the danger the Norwegian side poses, Arteta said;

"Their strengths are that they work really well as a team. They are a really strong, physical team. They are really well organised. I would say defensively, they are really hard to beat when they get in this middle-low block,"

"They have some creative players who are dangerous in the final third and they're a real threat on set-pieces as well. The table now is really tight, we've both won both games so it will probably the most difficult game that we've played so far in the competition,"

Arsenal have won their opening two fixtures and will be in the hunt for a third successive win. 

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