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Molde v Arsenal live match stream

Our live match stream ahead of Thursday evening’s Europa League fixture Molde v Arsenal is now up, kicking off at 5:55pm BST.

You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, the lineups, predictions and much more.

In the previous game, Arsenal could only draw 0-0 with Leeds. Nicholas Pepe’s moment of madness didn’t prove too costly for Arsenal; Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Raphinha struck the woodwork for Leeds. The Gunners now sit 12th in the Premier League table.

Molde ended up winning 3-0 against Stabæk to sit 2nd in the Eliteserien league table. They’ve took 50 points from 25 games.

PRESS CONFERENCES:

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is asked – What do you expect from the game?

They will be tough. It’s a different competition that we’ve been really excited about playing, against a team who we know are good and tough. They made it difficult for us in the first leg and tomorrow on an artificial pitch, it becomes different. We need to get used to it and today’s a good day to practice.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is asked – What do you expect from Molde?

A really organised team. They are very dominant in the league obviously and are so used to winning football matches. I expect them to have a real go tomorrow. They were aggressive when they played against us in certain phases of our play. They were organised and good on the the counter-attack and set-pieces as well. We want to be there, win the game and we know that will give us the qualification.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is asked – Is this the perfect time for Pepe to play?

Yes, absolutely. We’ve all had disappointing reactions in our playing careers and obviously we were frustrated because when you play against a team like Leeds for a long time with 10 men, it makes a huge difference. Even more with the way they play. He had a really good reaction, the way he apologised, the way he understood his responsibility and hopefully tomorrow we can see the player that we want to see, and have a good reaction to help his team.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is asked – How are you going to get out of the bad form?

If you see the results that have happened in the Premier League and why teams win or lose games, the margins are minimal. Teams are winning with one shot on target or with two shots on target. We want to improve that, of course we do. But as well there are many aspects that I am really happy with, enthusiastic and optimistic about. When I see the young talents we got here and the future that we can produce for them, it’s things that get me really excited. We know that we are going to go through difficult periods because you don’t change issues that have been going on for years in a small amount of time, it’s all about the context and how we are working. It makes it harder but we know that we are Arsenal and our aim is to be the best all the time.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is asked – How beneficial to secure qualification tomorrow?

For the squad management, in football when you have the chance to grab something you have to do it in that moment. You don’t know what’s going to happen in a week’s time, two weeks’ time, in any game. There are a lot of things that can happen. I always tell the players, ‘When you have it, you can do it today, then do it and then forget about it, then let’s move on’.

FORM:

Molde Europa League form: WWL
Molde form (all competitions): WWWLDW

Arsenal Europa League form: WWW
Arsenal form (all competitions): LWWWLD

LINEUPS:

Molde possible starting lineup:
Linde; Wingo, Bjornbak, Gregersen, Risa; Hussain, Aursnes; Ellingsen, Eikrem, Brynhildsen; James

Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Cedric, Mustafi, Luiz, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Ceballos; Nelson, Willock, Smith Rowe; Nketiah

SportsMole predicts:

Arsenal are not exactly brimming with confidence at the moment, but with several fringe players hoping to stake a claim for regular first-team spots in this game, we can only see one winner. Molde’s recent results makes for good reading for the Norwegian outfit, but even with a plethora of changes, the Gunners should pick up all three points with minimal trouble and all but guarantee their spot in the knockout stages.

Score prediction: Molde 1-3 Arsenal

Now it’s time to keep updated with our Molde v Arsenal live match stream updates at it happens, don’t forget kick off is at 5:55pm BST…

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