Confirmed line-ups: Bodo Glimt vs Arsenal – Saka and Saliba start

By on October 13, 2022


Arsenal are set to face off against Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt this evening in the Europa League at the Aspmyra Stadion.

As expected, boss Mikel Arteta has made plenty of changes from the side that beat Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Matt Turner returns in goal to make his third appearance in an Arsenal shirt so Aaron Ramsdale drops to the bench.

Ben White is a surprise starter at right-back with Cedric Soares named on the bench while Kieran Tierney comes in for Takehiro Tomiyasu at left-back. William Saliba keeps his place in the middle of Arsenal’s defence but Rob Holding comes in for Gabriel.

Granit Xhaka is given his first rest of the season while Thomas Partey is also given a breather ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Leeds United on Sunday. Albert Sambi Lokonga comes in to start in the holding role while Fabio Vieira is given another chance to impress.

Martin Odegaard captains the side this evening while Bukayo Saka is another surprise starter as he lines-up on the right flank. However, Gabriel Martinelli drops to the bench and is given a well deserved rest.

Gabriel Jesus hasn’t travelled to Norway so he’s given the night off following his head clash against Liverpool. Eddie Nketiah is recalled to start up front while Reiss Nelson is handed his first start of the season for Arsenal.

Marquinhos has to settle for a place on the bench.

Here are the teams for the game:

Bodo Glimt

Haikin, Sampsted, Hoibraten, Lode, Wembangomo, Vetlesen, Berg, Saltnes, Solbakken, Espejord, Pellegrino

Subs: Lund, Larsen, Amundsen, Gronbaek, Konradsen, Moe, Hagen, Sorli, Zugelj, Mvuka, Salvesen


Turner, White, Holding, Saliba, Tierney, Lokonga, Vieira, Odegaard, Saka, Nelson, Nketiah.

Subs: Ramsdale, Hein, Partey, Gabriel, Martinelli, Cedric, Tomiyasu, Marquinhos, Xhaka, Edwards, Smith, Ibrahim