Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt LIVE stream: Gunners look to continue fine form to end 20-year winless European home record against team that handed Jose Mourinho heaviest defeat ever – kick-off time, team news, how to follow

    Arsenal will be keen to maintain their recent fine form in the Europa League as they welcome Bodo/Glimt to the Emirates this week.

    The Gunners return to European competition buoyed by a dominant 3-1 win in the north London derby against rivals Tottenham on Saturday.

    It’s good being an Arsenal fan right now

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    It’s good being an Arsenal fan right now

    Mikel Arteta’s side are top of the Premier League with seven wins out of their eight games, having also beat FC Zurich in their only Europa League match.

    Bodo/Glimt sit top of Group A on four points, with Arsenal boasting a game in hand after their clash with PSV was postponed.

    The Norwegian side could represent a tricky test for the Gunners, having handed Jose Mourinho the heaviest defeat of his managerial career last season.

    Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt: talkSPORT coverage

    This Champions League clash will take place on Thursday, October 6.

    Kick-off at the Emirates is scheduled for 8pm.

    The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7:45pm.

    talkSPORT will have live updates throughout the evening and talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog for the game.

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Arsenal’s new strength in depth saw them beat Zurich

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    Arsenal’s new strength in depth saw them beat Zurich

    Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt: Team news

    The hosts are without long-term absentees Emile Smith Rowe and Mohamed Elneny, but Arteta has no fresh injury concerns to contend with.

    Eddie Nketiah is set to lead the line with Gabriel Jesus rested, while Kieran Tierney could be handed a start in defence.

    Cedric Soares is also back available after missing the win over Spurs.

    Bodo/Glimt meanwhile will be without midfielder Sondre Fet through injury but otherwise have a fully fit squad at their disposal.

    Bodo/Glimt have beaten Roma and Celtic in recent European competition

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    Bodo/Glimt have beaten Roma and Celtic in recent European competition

    Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt: What has been said?

    Graeme Souness admitted everyone is enjoying watching Arsenal, but remained sceptical about their title credentials until they’ve gone through a ‘real test’.

    “I think it’s upwards and onwards for Arsenal, I think they’re playing a brand of football that we’re all enjoying,” talkSPORT co-host Souness said on Monday’s White and Jordan.

    “But I still come back to it, the real tests will be against Liverpool, Man City.

    “And that in itself is a compliment because if you were talking about this a year ago, there would seven or eight teams you could rattle off as a test for them.”

    Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt: Match facts

    • No player has created more chances following a carry (moving 5+ metres with the ball) than Arsenal’s Marquinhos in the UEFA Europa League this term (4); this despite the Brazilian only having played 69 minutes in the competition so far.
    • In all European competition, Bodø/Glimt have won just one of their last 13 away matches (D7 L5), a 3-1 victory at Celtic in February last season. They’ve also kept just one clean sheet in this run, a goalless draw at CSKA Sofia last season.
    • Arsenal have failed to win any of their last three home matches in European competition (D2 L1), their worst run since going six home games without a victory between October 2002 and September 2003.
    • Bodø/Glimt have never previously faced an English side in any European competition. They have faced two British sides before, eliminating Celtic in last season’s UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round, and Linfield in this season’s UEFA Champions League qualifying.
    • This will be the first ever European meeting between Arsenal and Bodø/Glimt. The Gunners have faced three Norwegian sides previously (Strømsgodset, Rosenborg, Molde), winning five of six matches against them (D1).

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