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Charlie Nicholas comments on Arsenal duo Dani Ceballos and Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Arsenal Head Coach check the pitch before the Arsenal Press Conference at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on November 05, 2019 in Guimaraes, Portugal.

Arsenal are in Europa League action against Vitoria on Wednesday afternoon.

Dani Ceballos of Arsenal is challenged by Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02,...

Charlie Nicholas has claimed that Dani Ceballos cannot start for Arsenal if Mesut Ozil continues to be selected from the off, as he also thinks that Hector Bellerin is 'struggling' ahead of their European encounter this afternoon. 

Arsenal will take on Vitoria in the Europa League on Wednesday afternoon, with the game set at an unusual time for a Europa League game. 

Nonetheless, Unai Emery needs three points and a solid performance from his players because if they continue in their recent ways then the pressure will only mount on the already under pressure Spaniard. 

 

Ahead of that match, Nicholas shared his thoughts on how Emery might set-up away from home, as he explained the difficulties Bellerin is facing, at this moment in time. 

"Mesut Ozil is back in the team as he got himself fit and has featured in their last two matches, playing well in both," Nicholas told Sky Sports.

"I am a fan of Dani Ceballos but I am not sure where to play him. If Ozil is in, he is out. Ceballos is a bit frantic in the domestic set-up where he is harried, but he is made for European nights. He must play closer to the front three for me.

"Hector Bellerin is fit, but you can see and understand why Unai Emery hasn't played him much yet. He struggles to get his feet going and he is struggling to get his pace back into his game. However, Bellerin and Rob Holding will play, but I am not sure what else the manager will do."

Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Arenal Head Coach Unai Emery during the Arsenal Press Conference at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on November 05, 2019 in Guimaraes, Portugal.

The Gunners are sitting top of their group as they have secured maximum points, thus far. German side Frankfurt are hot on their heals, but Arsenal will be backing themselves to do the job. 

Despite Vitoria sitting bottom of the group, they did cause a little scare for Arsenal last time out when they scored two goals at the Emirates. 

They will feel that if they can produce that type of attacking display in North London then they'll be backing themselves to cause some sort of upset against Arsenal later on today. 

Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Arsenal Head Coach check the pitch before the Arsenal Press Conference at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on November 05, 2019 in Guimaraes, Portugal.

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