Arsenal U21s travel to Bolton tonight (kick off 7pm) seeking an improvement from last week’s goalless draw with Blackburn.
Hector Bellerin, Nico Yennaris, Thomas Eisfeld and Jernade Meade, unavailable last week due to their inclusions in the first team squad for the Reading tie, are all likely to return.
Kris Olsson, who will be disappointed to have missed out on a place in Arsene Wenger’s squad against Reading, is poised to retain his place in the starting line-up, after completing the full 90 minutes in the U21s’ draw against Blackburn.
Jon Toral and Josh Rees will also look to keep their place in midfield, while Jack Jebb, who made his debut at this level last week, will not feature, having returned to his more familiar surroundings with the U18s.
Chuba Akpom will play up front, possibly forcing Nigel Neita out wide.
Isaac Hayden could partner Sead Hajrovic at centre back, with Martin Angha on the left and Bellerin on the right.
Terry Burton’s side have struggled on the road this season, but will be hoping to replicate their 3-1 win in the corresponding fixture earlier this season.