Arsenal have the chance to win Group B when they host Lens in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Gunners’ only stain in Europe so far was their defeat in France on Matchday 2, but victories in their other three games mean they’re on the brink of progressing into the round of 16 as group winners.
Victory on Wednesday will seal Arsenal’s status at the top of Group B ahead of their trip to PSV in two weeks.
Mikel Arteta welcomed the returns of several players to his matchday squad at the weekend, and the Spaniard has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this fixture.
Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Lens
Here’s how the Gunners could lineup against Lens on Wednesday night.
Goalkeeper & Defenders
David Raya (GK) – Ineligible to feature at the weekend, Raya’s status as number one looks secure after Aaron Ramsdale’s nervy showing at Brentford.
Ben White (RB) – White made a late substitute appearance on Saturday which suggests he’s fit, and he should return to the team on Wednesday.
William Saliba (CB) – Saliba wasn’t at his absolute best against Brentford, but his incredible start to life in north London means he’s set a ludicrously high bar.
Gabriel (CB) – The Brazilian didn’t miss a beat on Saturday despite returning from South America and is a sure bet to continue in the team.
Takehiro Tomiyasu (LB) – Arteta has so far preferred Tomiyasu over Oleksandr Zinchenko in this competition, and I think that’ll continue for Lens’ visit.
Declan Rice (DM) – Our security blanket in the middle of the park, you should always feel secure when Rice is on the pitch.
Martin Odegaard (CM) – Odegaard returned to the team on Saturday but didn’t particularly impress. He’ll be hoping to replicate his dazzling display against PSV in this one.
Kai Havertz (CM) – Buoyed by his late winner in west London, Arteta will surely deploy the German from the outset on Wednesday.
Bukayo Saka (RW) – Saka continues to produce moments for the Gunners without being at his best.
Gabriel Jesus (ST) – Arteta will ease Jesus back in after a month out by starting him again and perhaps giving him another hour or so in midweek.
Gabriel Martinelli (LW) – Leandro Trossard will undoubtedly feel hard done by, but he could rotate back into the side at the weekend against Wolves. Arteta will continue with Martinelli, who was excellent against Sevilla last time out.