Nicolas Pepe (RW) – Please, Nicolas Pepe, put in a performance of real consistency. No 60 minutes of drifting with the occasional flash of brilliance. No abject application and failed feint after failed feint. Us as fans, the management, your teammates and no doubt you personally want to see you flourish in an Arsenal shirt. Get the basics right, know your tactical role and build yourself a stable platform from which to showcase your natural talent. Do it on Thursday.
Eddie Nketiah (ST) – Everything Francis Jeffers wished he could have been is what Arsenal have in Nketiah. The nimble goal poacher looks set to be the regular starter for all competitions outside of the Premier League, although the occasional dabble in the top-flight will come about if he nails his performances in matches such as these.
Reiss Nelson (LW) – Along with Willock, all eyes will be on Nelson for round three of the Europa League. There were spells of electric footwork and aggressive running from him against Dundalk, with the only missing element being that touch more quality in the final third and ,of course, a goal. However, all that will come with each passing game. Nelson is a gem of a talent and we’re finally starting to see him flourish at Arsenal. Another reason to be excited.