Team news: Arsenal vs Valencia Line Up, Updates on Suarez, Ramsey, Monreal

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Find out the latest from Arsenal medical team ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game against Valencia

The Gunners will be looking to bounce back after three consecutive Premier League defeats and winning the continental competition could now be their best route into next season’s Champions League.

Arsenal fans are ready to unite with two of their old player Gabriel Paulista and Francis Coquelin.

The Brazilian, now of Valencia, is relishing showing the Gunners what they are missing in the Europa League semi-finals

Gabriel Paulista believes he was not given enough chances to impress at Arsenal but is far happier with life at Valencia.

Emery will definitely be without key midfield man Ramsey for Thursday’s match, while Suarez, Bellerin, Holding and Welbeck are also out.

Of more immediate concern to Emery will be the fitness of Ozil and Monreal, who missed the 3-0 defeat to Leicester City on Sunday and remain doubtful.

Both players will start if they recover from their respective foot and calf problems in time, and the fitness of Ozil could potentially determine what formation the hosts use.

Arsenal fielded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in tandem against Napoli in the last round, with Ozil playing just behind, and that is likely to be the way Emery goes this time.

The alternative is leaving one of Aubameyang or Lacazette on the bench and using an additional attacking midfielder – either Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Alex Iwobi.

Laurent Koscielny is likely to return to the backline, meanwhile, which will be bad news for out-of-form teammate Shkodran Mustafi, who may miss out a reunion against his former side.

Arsenal Injuries Updates

Aaron Ramsey
Left hamstring. Continues to receive treatment and further assessment. Will miss Thursday’s match against Valencia. 

Denis Suarez
Groin. Four to five weeks’ recovery time. Will now miss remainder of the season.

Nacho Monreal
Right calf. Being assessed ahead of Thursday’s match against Valencia.

Hector Bellerin
Left knee. Continuing with gym based rehabilitation and strengthening post-surgery.

Rob Holding
Left knee. Started on-field rehabilitation.

Danny Welbeck
Right ankle. Continuing on-field rehabilitation, conditioning and ball work.

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