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Arsenal will return to action this week when they take on Molde away from home in the Europa League.

The Gunners will head into the Group B game on Thursday evening on the back of a goalless draw with Leeds United away from home at Elland Road in the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta’s side are not doing so well in the Premier League, but the North London outfit are going strong in the Europa League.

Arsenal are at the top of Group B at the moment with nine points from three matches and look set to progress to the knockout stages.

Arteta has given chances to young and fringe players in the Europa League so far this season, and the Spaniard is likely to continue in that theme against Molde.

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Runar Alex Runarsson, who joined Arsenal in the summer of 2020, has not played for the Gunners since he made his debut for the club against Dundalk in the Europa League, and Arteta could decide to recall the 25-year-old goalkeeper to the starting lineup.

Emile Smith Rowe has yet to play for the Premier League club this season, but the 20-year-old attacking midfielder has been doing well in the youth team.

Described by Arteta as “pretty impressive” on Sky Sports in October 2020, the 20-year-old could start against Molde.

This is how Arsenal are likely to line up against Molde on Thursday evening:

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