Swedish side Ostersunds have cautioned Arsenal of the chilly temperatures ahead in their Europa League last-32 apparatus by delineating their changing rooms in an igloo.Arsene Wenger’s side will go to Scandinavia for Thursday’s thump out tie against the Swedish Cup holders, who are as of now between seasons due the unforgiving winter conditions.
Ostersunds’ scope is several miles assist north than the bank of Scotland and relatively level with the south shore of Iceland, and the town achieved a high of less three degrees Celsius on Monday.Via the club’s authentic Twitter account, Ostersunds stated: “We are prepared for you @Arsenal, Did we specify our new locker rooms?”An picture delineating an igloo changing area with the players’ shirts hung up went with the tweet, soon turning into a viral hit on the web.In the burrow, Wenger will come up against George Potter, the main British chief left in European rivalry this season.Potter, a previous Stoke, Southampton and West Brom left-back, has administered the ascent of the little club, who were just established in 1996.Arsenal go to Sweden to confront Ostersunds this week with Europa League radiance looking the in all probability course again into the Champions League for Arsene Wenger’s men.
A harming north London derby vanquish against Tottenham on Saturday has truly imprinted Arsenal’s expectations of completing in the best four of the Premier League.
While the Gunners watch set to pass up a great opportunity for the best four for the second season running, Wenger could take after the illustration Manchester United set last season and try to lift the Europa League as a methods for meeting all requirements for Europe’s tip top club rivalry.
Be that as it may, there is as yet far to go for Arsenal as they enter the round of 32, with a two-legged tie against Swedish side Ostersunds remaining amongst them and the last-16.
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Ostersunds will have Arsenal at Jamkraft Arena with commence booked for 6pm on Thursday, February 15.
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You can take after the activity from 5pm with Standard Sport’s live blog.Arsene Wenger has pledged to play a full-quality side as Arsenal focus on a place in the Europa League last 16, composes James Olley.
The Gunners manager is declining to abandon a main four complete in the Premier League in spite of Saturday’s 1-0 annihilation to Tottenham, which abandons them in 6th place and seven point loose of their north London rivals with 11 amusements to play.
Wenger has played a debilitated group in Europe’s second level rivalry this term, yet will surrender that approach in Sweden this week as Arsenal don’t have an end of the week diversion in the wake of being thumped out of the FA Cup at Nottingham Forest.
Rather, they play the arrival leg at Emirates Stadium on Thursday week.
“I will play the ordinary group since it’s one of the open doors we have, particularly in light of the fact that we don’t play in the [FA Cup] this season,” he said. “There’s no motivation behind why I should rest players.”
Wenger must fight with one implemented change as club-record £56million record marking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible because of the likelihood of Arsenal as yet having the capacity to confront his previous club Borussia Dortmund in the knockout rounds.
That implies Alexandre Lacazette is probably going to be given his first begin since Aubameyang’s landing; the 26-year-old squandered a superb late shot as a substitute at Wembley and Wenger recommended Lacazette, who just joined the club from Lyon the previous summer, is enduring because of the expanded rivalry for places.
“He’s a decent goalscorer who has experienced troublesome periods previously,” said Wenger.
“He buckles down in preparing, he deals with his wrapping up.
“I don’t realize what happened [for that late chance], regardless of whether he didn’t touch the ball well, yet it can occur in the division of a moment.
“Perhaps his certainty isn’t at the most elevated since he has seen a contender coming in for him.
“Are individuals keeping in touch with him off too early? Truly, on the grounds that he made two possibilities [against Tottenham], with the goal that demonstrates his quality also.
“He will score objectives. He’s a goalscorer who has scored objectives all through his entire vocation. He will score once more.”
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