Sevilla FC welcome Arsenal FC in the third Champions League matchday of the campaign. The match, which will kick off at 21:00 CEST, marks the halfway point of the group stage with everything still to play for in Group B.
Diego Alonso has drawn up a 23-man squad for his debut in the competition, with Kike Salas and Gattoni the unfortunate ones to miss out, joining the unregistered pair of Marcao and Januzaj on the sidelines. Arsenal have just one absentee in the form of injured Dutch defender Jurrien Timber. Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsdale, who missed the recent draw with Chelsea after becoming a father, looks set to watch from the bench again with Mikel Arteta expected to continue with Spanish goalkeeper David Raya between the sticks.
After impressing in their opening game in a 4-0 home demolition of PSV, the Gunners fell to a surprising defeat at RC Lens the following matchday, a result which opened the group up and leaves Arsenal needing to return to winning ways this time out. The visitors' domestic form is strong, sitting third in the Premier League alongside Man City, two points of leaders Tottenham.
This season sees Arsenal back in the competition for the first time in 6 years having previously played in 19 consecutive Champions Leagues from 1998/99 to 2016/17. Their best finish was in the 2005/06 edition when they finished runners-up to FC Barcelona, losing 2-1 in the final in Paris.
The referee for the game is Swede Glenn Nyberg. The 35-year-old is in his second season of Champions League refereeing, this being his fourth match in the competition. He has never refereed a Sevilla nor an Arsenal game, but last month he was in charge when Manchester United lost 4-3 away at Bayern Munich.