Arsenal will be facing Qarabag in Baku later today and the supporters have been having their say on who they want to see starting Baku. Yesterday their club tweeted some pictures with a link to the Arsenal website of their players boarding the plane, and Sead Kolasinac has caught their eyes.
LDN AZ@FKQarabaghEN, we’re on our way
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 3 October 2018
Most fans are expecting a big result away in Azerbaijan but in truth, it won’t be an easy game away at Qarabag for Unai Emery’s team, whoever he decides to play later. The fans are already aware that they will be without Henrikh Mkhitaryan due to ongoing tensions between Azerbaijan and Mkhitaryan’s native Armenia, but that should mean one of the club’s fringe players will be thrown in and given a chance to impress.
The one man that the fans are desperate to see is Sead Kolasinac. Whilst the Bosnian won’t be deputising for Mkhitaryan, he’ll be keen to get a start in his favoured left-back position as he continues to make a return from the knee injury that has seen him miss the start of the season so far. The defender is yet to feature so far this season but was an unused substitute against both Watford and Brentford in recent fixtures, leading to the fans wanting to see him start tonight when Unai Emery names his lineup to face Qarabag.
You can read The Gunners’ verdict on their lineup for later here:
Hope the tank Kolasinac is back in the mix tonight
— GingerGooner (@TroySau38553810) October 3, 2018
— || || (@ProfCymOh254_) 3 October 2018
Good to see Kola
— Shamizz_Sensational (@SensationShams) October 3, 2018
The tank should start. @seadk6
— MAINA. (@Wa_njoki_) 3 October 2018
— Öz (@TropicalGooner) 3 October 2018
Good to see Kolasinac back..hope he starts today
— deji damilare (@bsleeves007) October 3, 2018
— The 12th Man (@GoonerSauras) October 3, 2018
The fans are keen to see Kolasinac make his first appearance of the season in Baku and will hope Emery trusts him to throw him in from the start.