Arsenal will look to put one foot in the knockout stages of the Europa League when they take on Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game: Goalkeeper: The boss is expected to stick with his tradition of playing ‘cup keeper’ David Ospina between the sticks in the Europa League so Petr Cech is set to make way. Defence: Laurent Koscielny is back in training today after recovering from the cramp that forced him off during the closing stages of Saturday’s defeat to Watford but the Frenchman is unlikely to be risked tomorrow night. Shkodran Mustafi is out for at least another month with a thigh injury while Calum Chambers has suffered
Middlesex will be relegated from the County Championship First Division after losing their appeal against a points deduction in a match, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Tuesday. The Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) said despite the exceptional circumstances surrounding this fixture the matter did not need referring to a disciplinary panel. "Middlesex have sought to argue that it was only because of the abandonment of the game that they did not make up their overs but that cannot be entirely correct," CDC chairman Tim O'Gorman said in a statement.