Between various sales and injuries, Arsenal are currently a thin looking club. They have some serious quality up top in Robin van Persie, who is now fit, but the rest of the lineup is a bit odd. Aaron Ramsey is playing more advanced than is ideal in the absence of Jack Wilshere, which has also caused Arsene Wenger to deploy two defensive minded players behind him, which is not exactly his normal style. Meanwhile, the extremely inexperienced Carl Jenkinson is forced to start at fullback. Udinese's lineup features some inexperience, but is much closer to a full side. Here are the lineups.
Arsenal lineup: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Djourou, Sagna; Song, Frimpong, Ramsey; Walcott, Gervinho, Van Persie
Udinese lineup: Handanovic; Isla, Larangeira, Agyemang-Badu, Di Natale, Neuton, Benatia, Asamoah, Ekstrand, Armero, Pinzi
The match kicks off at 2:45 pm ET, 7:45 pm BST and 8:45 pm local time. You can watch it on Fox Soccer Channel in the United States and on Setanta Sports in Canada. We'll be following along all game long in this StoryStream. For all of your Arsenal FC needs, check out The Short Fuse.