By 1970s Gooner
Arteta confirmed during last night's press conference in Lisbon that Fabio Vieira had indeed travelled with the squad.
What Martinelli confirmed in his own answers in the same conference was that his best friend was ill and couldn't be present there. And that's why Martinelli took his place.
This makes Vieira's participation for tonight's game doubtful.
In trying to guess what Arteta will do tonight we only have to look at what he has done in all the previous games in this competition. He has gone strong with his selections.
The fact that Tierney is absent will probably force him to select Zinchenko as a left inverted back to cover, but more importantly in my mind, to gain control of the midfield.
Especially if he rests Odergaard and plays ESR in the number 10 position.
Martinelli will most probably start as a number 9 flanked by Nelson and yes Saka.
And since left footed Kiwior looks likely to start (according to repots from Poland) he will be flanked by a right footed player in Saliba.
So my prediction for the starting 11 is as follows.
Tomiyasou Saliba Quior Zinchenko
Georgino ESR Xhaka
Saka Martinelli Nelson