🔮 Vitória vs Arsenal: We predict the Gunners starting XI
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🔮 Vitória vs Arsenal: We predict the Gunners starting XI

Arsenal's rescheduled Europa League clash sees them visit Vitória de Guimarães in Portugal looking to seal up qualification for the knockout stages with two matches to spare.  

Granit Xhaka, recently stripped of the Arsenal captaincy, has not made the trip, and we are expecting a youthful Gunners XI to take the pitch later today.

If Unai Emery opts not to risk new skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Premier League action on the horizon, he could stick with some of the youngsters who have performed admirably in the tournament so far.

🔴 Arsenal possible XI to face Vitória

Martínez; Bellerín, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Torreira, Willock; Pépé, Smith Rowe, Saka; Martinelli

There will be en entire reshuffle from the back five that started the 1-1 draw with Wolves, as Rob Holding and Hector Bellerín (who will captain the side) get more minutes under their belt after long-term injuries.

Record-signing Ivorian Nicolas Pépé scored a brace of free kicks in the reverse fixture and should start after not featuring for the Gunners at the weekend, although Emery might consider Ainsley Maitland-Niles for that wide slot. Bukayo Saka will start from the left, and Gabriel Martinelli should start through the middle after an impressive start to life in North London, the 18-year-old Brazilian has seven goals in all competitions already. Emile Smith Rowe could be entrusted with the "number 10" role ahead of Dani Ceballos.

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