Arsenal have had a mixed start to their Premier League campaign this year, with lacklustre performances against Watford and Liverpool highlighting why the Gunners may miss out on a top-four spot this season.
A failure to finish in the top four would mean missing out on Champions League football once again but Unai Emery could look to qualify for the competition by winning the Europa League.
The Gunners finished runners-up last year, losing 4-1 to Chelsea in the final, and will be looking to go one better this season.
In order to lift the trophy, Arsenal will need a number of stars to hit top form. Here are three who will be looking to impress in their latest group game against Standard Liege.
The Scottish left-back has yet to make his Arsenal debut after undergoing a double hernia operation in May but is in line to start against Standard Liege.
Tierney will be looking to replicate the success of fellow countryman Andy Robertson, who has developed into one of the world’s best full-backs since his move to Liverpool from Hull in 2017.
The £25m fee which Arsenal paid Celtic for Tierney’s services is a record amount for a Scotsman and means the 22-year-old will need to hit the ground running under new boss Unai Emery.
Arsenal’s defence has long been a problem for the north London club who desperately need Tierney to make the left-back position his own.
Mesut Ozil remains Arsenal’s highest-earning player but has struggled for game time this season, making just one Premier League appearance so far.
It is rumoured that the former Germany international could leave the Emirates on loan in January, so Ozil will be keen to make any opportunity for game time count.
With Arsenal coming off the back of a massive clash with rivals Manchester United, Emery is likely to rest some of his star names and could give Ozil the chance to start against Standard Liege.
If so, the 30-year-old is in desperate need of a good performance to either reinvigorate his Arsenal career or to secure him a good move elsewhere.
Arsenal’s club-record signing Nicolas Pepe has struggled to adapt to English football so far, with the forward himself admitting he was lacking in confidence after losing the ball 17 times in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
Although Pepe has featured in every Premier League game so far, Emery is contemplating not resting the Frenchman for Arsenal’s game against Standard Liege in order to help him regain the form he showed for Lille last season.
Pepe netted 23 goals in Ligue 1 to earn him his switch but the 24-year-old has only scored once for the Gunners from the penalty spot.
A good performance against Liege would go a long way to showing Arsenal fans exactly why the club forked out £72m for his services.