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Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Ceballos, Xhaka; Ødegaard, Smith Rowe, Saka; Aubameyang

It never stops, does it? After Manchester City made winning in Europe look worryingly look easy, no doubt Arsenal and Rangers will do their best to make a pig’s ear of the respective tasks facing them. Later tonight, Scott Murray will guide you through the going-ons at Old Trafford, the King Power Stadium and beyond.

Not one to up the ante or to indulge in hyperbole, Mikel Arteta has only gone and described their ‘home’ match against Benfica akin to a final. They drew the first leg in Rome and will now do battle in Athens, hoping to secure a spot in the last 16. Winning the Europa League is Arsenal’s best hope of qualifying for the Champions League after a run of two wins in six Premier League games has left them languishing in mid-table, 11 points off the top four.

Rangers, by comparison, are laughing. And not only because Neil Lennon has walked, with Steven Gerrard’s side on the brink of the Scottish title and unbeaten in 30 league games. Their first leg against Antwerp was a belter – a 4-3 win after they trailed with 10 minutes to go – but Gerrard just wants them to get the job done, whether it is another thriller or not. “We’re at home, we’re not going to sit and wait and protect,” he said. “This is our home and we want to show everyone how difficult it is to play against us.”

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