Pre-Match Report

Arsenal v Qarabag: The Brief

We could be in for a glimpse of the future on Thursday night.

In our last Europa League fixture in Kiev, 12 out of the 20-man travelling party were academy products, with three making their first-team debuts.

By the sounds of Unai Emery's pre-match comments, it should be more of the same against Qarabag - and you can certainly understand why.

With four games coming up in the space of 10 days, vital fixtures in the Premier League and the small matter of a Carabao Cup quarter-final against Tottenham, this is a clear opportunity to rotate. Having already secured top spot in Group E, it seems like a no-brainer.

With a buoyant academy producing a host of talented youngsters itching for their chance to impress, it is likely they will be granted their wish - and it should be a fascinating night to assess the depth of talent breaking through.

Read on for a comprehensive match preview, Emery's thoughts on the game, the latest team news, stats, and analysis of the opposition.

The Breakdown - Qarabag
Emery quote - Qarabag FK
Team News - Qarabag FK
Dangerman - Qarabag
AN Live - Qarabag FK