Much has happened since Arsene Wenger’s side topped a group featuring Red Star Belgrade, FC Koln and BATE Borisov.
During the intervening period Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott have left the club and in have come Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
However, only one of the new arrivals is eligible to play in the Europa League this season and feature against Swedish outfit Ostersunds this week.
Aubameyang is not allowed to play following his move from Borussia Dortmund. It’s because the Gabon international’s old side are in the final 32 of the Europa League.
Mkhitaryan though is available for selection, despite having represented Manchester United in the Champions League this season. It’s because he has no chance of coming up against his former team.
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Ahead of the game with Ostersunds on Thursday, Wenger suggested he will play the strongest team available to him.
‘I will play the normal team because it’s one of the opportunities we have, especially because we don’t play in the [FA Cup] this season,’ Wenger said. ‘There’s no reason why I should rest players.’