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Unai Emery‘s side bounced back from the two opening premier League defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea by winning all the following 7 matches in all competitions.
The two sides haven’t played against each other in either Champions League or Europa, this is going to be the first time.
Qarabag faced the wrath of a premier league side last season when Chelsea comfortably registered 10 goals in two meetings in Europa League against the hosts.
Former Borussia Dortmund man Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected miss a trip to Baku due to political tensions between his home nation of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“Safety and security of our players and staff is always a top priority,” said a club spokesman. “We will be looking into this situation, talk to the player and make a decision after that,” a statement from Arsenal reads.
It should be noted that Mkhitaryan also missed an away trip to face Baku-based Gabala in 2015 while at Dortmund.
Long time absentees Laurent Koscienly (Achilles), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (calf) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) are all not yet to feature. Sokratis is now available for selection at centre-back following a knee injury.