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Arsenal will be aiming round off their Europa League group stage campaign with a victory when they lock horns with Irish outfit Dundalk at Oriel Park this evening, kick-off 5:55pm.

Following Sunday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to north London rivals Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Arsenal, who have already sealed their passage to the last-32, will be aiming to get back to winning ways.

Despite dominating the ball for long spells against Spurs, Mikel Arteta’s side were unable to lay a glove on their arch rivals, with Spurs never once looking in danger.

However, this evening’s clash with Dundalk, with respect, will act as a much easier assignment.

Though the outcome of tonight’s clash will have zero impact on the Gunners’ Europa League journey, as they have already sealed their spot in the next round and won Group B, a victory would see them finish the group stage with six wins from six – an achievement no other side in the Europa League this season is able to achieve ahead of the final round of group matches.

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Despite an impressive record being up for grabs, Arteta has confirmed that changes will be made, although he insists that it will still be a strong XI that starts the contest.

Speaking during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday evening, the Arsenal boss said: “We have a few kids here. We left a few players at home as well.

“There are a lot of games and we need a complete training week as well, which I think is going to benefit us.

But we’re still going to have a very competitive team to play tomorrow.”

One player who will definitely play no part in tonight’s clash at Oriel Park is midfielder Thomas Partey. After missing the last four matches with a thigh injury, the summer signing made his return against Spurs on Sunday, but was replaced moments before half time.

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Now, Arteta has revealed that the former Atletico Madrid man will miss the “next few matches.”

“He got injured in the same area, not exactly the same spot but the same area as before,” Arteta said. “He will miss the next few matches.

Now, Arteta has revealed that the former Atletico Madrid man will miss the “next few matches.”

“He got injured in the same area, not exactly the same spot but the same area as before,” Arteta said. “He will miss the next few matches.

He did incredibly well and he was very confident. We tested him three times and he had zero symptoms, but in football you have a lot of unpredictable actions.

“He went into the floor, his knee got stuck, afterwards he stretched and got up. Immediately he put a lot of stress in a similar area and it happened.

“Afterwards people will say it was a bit early but I don’t think it was because he was completely fine to play.”

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Whilst Partey will definitely miss out, football.london understands that both Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson will both miss out through injury. As well as that, a plethora of big-name stars are poised to be rested.

Elsewhere, Nicolas Pepe will be available for selection once again after sitting out the second game of his three-match Premier League suspension against Spurs.

Full Arsenal squad available to face Dundalk:

Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Runar Runarsson, Matt Macey, Karl Hein, James Hilson & Arthur Okwonko.

Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney, Joel Lopez & Zane Monlouis.

Midfielders: Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock, Emile Smith-Rowe, Ryan Alebiousi, Ben Cotrell, Miguel Azeez, Omari Giraud-Hitchinson, Charlie Patino & Bukayo Saka.

Strikers: Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Eddie Nketiah, Folarin Balogun & Jordan Mceneff.