Armory are very nearly the last 16 of the Europa League as they invite Ostersunds FK to north London this evening for the second leg of their round-of-32 tie.Arsene Wenger’s Gunners walked around a 3-0 first-leg triumph in blanketed Sweden last Thursday, with objectives from Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil either side of a Sotirios Papagiannopoulos possess objective everything except fixing advancement to the following round.
With Arsenal progressively liable to pass up a great opportunity for fitting the bill for the Champions League through a Premier League top-four wrap up, the Europa League would send the Gunners once more into Europe’s tip top club rivalry next season – and Wenger can’t manage the cost of a stun foul up at the Emirates.Arsenal have Ostersund FK at Emirates Stadium with commence booked for 8:05pm on Thursday, February 22.The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2, with scope beginning from 7:30pm. BT Sport endorsers can stream the match online by means of the video player and the BT Sport app.Arsene Wenger has portrayed Danny Welbeck as “not a goalscorer like Harry Kane” but rather demands the striker can have a future at Arsenal on the off chance that he puts his damage curse behind him, composes James Olley.Welbeck is set to lead the line today around evening time – an uncommon chance to play in his favored focus forward position.Welbeck has tumbled down the pecking request following the huge cash landings of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who are harmed and container tied individually against the Swedish minnows.
The Gunners are solid top picks to advance subsequent to securing a 3-0 first leg lead in Scandinavia on a night when, regardless of the guests’ strength, Welbeck attempted to locate his best shape and was in the long run substituted for youth Eddie Nketiah.Welbeck’s agreement terminates next summer and is achieving an intersection in his vocation having scored only 22 objectives in 93 matches since moving to Emirates Stadium in 2014.
The 27-year-old has frequently expressed his want to play halfway yet was routinely utilized out wide by Manchester United and again at Arsenal.
When it was put to him that Welbeck is presently a third-decision forward, Wenger answered: “Actually no, not by any means. Since he can play on the flanks. I like him since he can play left, right or in advance. For me he is a valuable player, above all else due to his quality.”He won’t not be a goalscorer like Harry Kane for instance, however for England he can flawlessly play with Harry Kane on the grounds that he play on the flanks.
“What is the opposite of valuable? Un-helpful. Who longs for being un-helpful? We as a whole need to be helpful.
“To begin with to be a star, you must be helpful. It’s not really not going together.
“‘Helpful’ for me is certain. What you mean by ‘helpful’ is somewhat negative. I signify ‘valuable’ since he can play in various positions and I am content with that.”Ostersund, a club framed a month after Arsene Wenger was selected Arsenal supervisor in 1996, go to the Emirates Stadium subsequent to losing the principal leg 3-0 in Sweden a week ago.
The Gunners are everything except guaranteed of safe section into Friday’s draw as they respect a group who were in the fourth level of Swedish football when Potter assumed control in 2011.
The previous West Brom, Stoke and Southampton protector reformed the club and transformed them into a best flight side, coming full circle in their first bit of flatware when they lifted the Svenska Cupen last season.
That brought about a barely convincing European crusade which took in triumphs over any semblance of Galatasaray, PAOK and Hertha Berlin.
Yet, the experience looks set to end on Thursday night, with Potter surrendering Ostersund require a surprise of the ages in north London.
“You require one of the greatest football wonders to experience, so we don’t have anything to lose,” he said.
“The main thing you have is the lament of not giving it everything. It is a great open door for the players and myself to have this experience.”It was put to Potter that Wigan’s FA Cup mammoth killing of the apparently invulnerable Manchester City on Monday night could be held up for instance of such a bombshell in any case, while the 42-year-old concurred, he knows a considerably greater stun is required here.
“We presumably require a greater marvel, yet it is a motivation as far as that it can happen,” he included.
“We begin 3-0 down and are away, we are going to the Emirates – it is as extreme a place as anyplace in world football.
“We will be glad for what we have done, regardless of what the outcome is we will leave with our heads held high.
“Seven years prior I cleared out here from Heathrow to go to a fourth-division group in Sweden and tomorrow I will leave with 5,000 fans from Ostersund.”