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How Arsenal could line up against PSV Eindhoven with Gabriel Martinelli a fitness doubt after sitting out training

MIKEL ARTETA will make a late call on Gabriel Martinelli’s fitness ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash with PSV Eindhoven.

The Brazilian winger has been key for the Premier League leaders this season but sat out training on Wednesday having felt unwell.

Gabriel Martinelli is uncertain of facing PSV after feeling unwell but fellow Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka is tipped to start

Arteta is hopeful that Martinelli could be involved if needed.

The Gunners ace has been involved in every game this season, scoring four goals and laying on two assists.

Oleksandr Zinchenko was the only other absentee from training as the former Manchester City full-back continues to recover from a calf problem.

The Ukraine international has not played since the Gunners beat Tottenham in the North London derby on October 1.

Arsenal are two points clear of Dutch side PSV at the top of their Europa League group after three games.

Victory at The Emirates on Thursday would see them take charge of the group ahead of two final games at home to FC Zurich and away in Eindhoven.

Arteta will be keen to seal top spot in Group A as quickly as possible.
Not only would it allow the Gunners boss to rest players for any final group stage games but would see them head straight into the last-16.

Finishing second would mean a play-off tie against sides dropping down from the Champions League after Christmas.

Albert Sambi Lokonga and exciting playmaker Fabio Vieira should get the chance to impress in midfield.

And Takehiro Tomiyasu could revert to right-back, with Kieran Tierney coming in on the opposite flank.

Up front, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah are likely to resume their regular Europa League pairing.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Turner; Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Lokonga, Xhaka, Vieira; Saka, Nelson, Nketiah.

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