Arsenal supporters will see the return of France defender Mathieu Debuchy later tonight when the North London giant take on Red Star Belgrade in the UEFA Europa League.
The last time the defender played for Arsene Wenger’s team came way back last year November, when he lasted only 16 minutes before being pulled out through injury.
Since then the Gunners have tried – and failed – to sell Debuchy and he has been frozen out of the first team squad at the Emirates Stadium.
With Wengers options in defence now stretched due to injury troubles, the French tactician has brought Debuchy back and the Arsenal manager confirmed that the 32-year-old defender will be facing Red Star in far away Belgrade.
Debuchy is expected to play alongside English Rob Holding and Egyptian Mohamed Elneny in a back three.
Petr Cech is usually rested in the UEFA Europa League but David Ospina is on the treatment table so former Chelsea goalkeeper has travelled with the team to Belgrade and will play.
At wing-backs fans will see Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles running the flanks, as they as usual in the UEFA Europa League so far, with Frenchman Francis Coquelin and Joe Willock set to be pair in centre midfield.
The front three should be the same as against BATE Borisov, with midfielder Jack Wilshere and England star Theo Walcott lining up just behind forward Olivier Giroud.