The Gunners can affirm their position for the Europa League knockout stages this week when they travel to Norway to take on Molde in Thursday’s Group B match.
Arteta’s men have taken most extreme points from their initial three games, though Molde are second in the group and can facilitate their own offer for a best two get done with a stun result on matchday four.
After a splendid first half execution from Erling Moes’, the Norwegian side were the masters of their own ruin in the English capital as two own goals saw the tie flipped completely around before Nicolas Pepe and Joe Willock finished the defeat to sentence Molde to their first European loss of the season.
Heading into the tie on Thursday night, Molde would be anticipating to build their confidence on the brilliant display during the first 45minutes of the reverse tie.
There is no disgrace in coming out second best from a visit to Arsenal, and Molde are as yet in a solid situation to meet all requirements for the following stage with two wins from a potential three in Group B, with the Norwegian side scratching past Dundalk on matchday one preceding beating Rapid Vienna 1-0 a month ago.
Despite Arsenal extraordinary runs in the European rivalry this season, the group isn’t fit as a fiddle yet. The weekend’s match against Leeds United turned into their fifth game in succession in which Arteta’s men failed to find the back of the net from open play, and despite the fact that they were ruled for close to enough the full an hour and a half and played the majority of the second half with 10 men, the Gunners actually left Elland Road with a point.
The story might have been a ton distinctive had Leeds not struck the woodwork multiple times, while Bukayo Saka additionally observed a brilliant open door spared by Illan Meslier, yet the Europa League comes first this week and Arteta will be urgent to wrap up capability and give Gooners a genuinely necessary certainty support before an encounter with Wolverhampton Wanderers this end of the week
The Gunners actually remain the favorite heading into the game in spite of a test in type of Molde anticipating them in Norway.