Arsenal will be looking to continue their impressive form this week as they welcome Bodo/Glimt to the Emirates Stadium for their Europa League Group A clash.
The Gunners were outstanding in the North London derby last weekend as they thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 to keep their place at the top of the Premier League table.
Thomas Partey scored the opener before Harry Kane restored parity by converting his penalty in the 31st-minute.
Mikel Arteta’s men dominated the second half as Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka earned their names on the scoresheet to make it a comfortable victory for the home side.
Meanwhile, Bodo/Glimt will enter the upcoming match on the back of a 4-1 victory over Lillestrom in the Eliteserien.
Four of their players were on target in the away encounter as Kjetil Knutsen’s side returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion.
The Norwegian outfit won the league title last season but they are nowhere near rivals Molde this campaign, with Erling Moe’s side currently 15 points clear at the top.
Mikel Arteta’s side are one of the top favourites to win the Europa League this season. Considering the quality of players at the disposal of the Spanish boss, no one will be surprised if they manage to win the European competition.
The Gunners didn’t face much trouble in their opening group game as they prevailed over FC Zurich 2-1 courtesy of goals from Marquinhos and Eddie Nketiah.
Bodo/Glimt are an unknown name in Europe but the Eliteserien side have done impressively so far in the Europa League. They held PSV Eindhoven to a 1-1 draw in their opening group match before edging past FC Zurich with a superb 2-1 victory last month.
Ole Selnaes scored an own goal in the second half before Hugo Vetlesen struck to put Bodo/Glimt in a dominating position. Donis Avdijaj managed to score a late consolation as the Norwegian champions held on for all three points.
Mikel Arteta will not be able to avail the services of Mohamed Elneny and Emith Smith Rowe as both players are sidelined with long term injuries. While Cedric Soares has picked up a fresh knock and Thursday’s game will come too soon for him.
Meanwhile, Bodo/Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen don’t have a lot of injury woes this week as midfielder Sondre Fet could be the only player unavailable due to a knee injury.
Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt Potential line-ups
Arsenal: Turner; Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Lokonga; Marquinhos, Vieira, Martinelli; Nketiah
Bodo/Glimt: Haikin; Sampsted, Moe, Hoibraten, Wembangomo; Saltnes, Berg, Vetlesen; Mvuka, Espejord, Pellegrino
How to Watch?
Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt, alongside all other Champions League matches this season, is available to watch online via live soccer streams.
Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt Prediction
Bodo/Glimt are currently at the top of Group A, having secured a victory from their two matches. They have been impressive in Europe so far but it looks very unlikely that they will be able to win a point from their upcoming encounter at Arsenal. The Gunners should have no problems to claim a comfortable victory at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
Arsenal 2-0 Bodo/Glimt
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