Ostersunds FK are a club that have been in existence for fewer years than Arsene Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal.

And yet every one of those years have been ridiculously cold.

The small town in the North of Sweden have performed miracles in their short time, and now their latter-stage tie against Arsenal is quite simply, the biggest match in their history.

Couple that with the great leveller that is the sub-zero temperatures, and you have a banana skin that dwarfs any you could throw in a game of Mario Kart.

Ostersunds FK are coached by Englishman Graham Potter, and Potter has had his men training in Spain for the last week. Seems a tad strange, knowing they’ll be facing the chill, but a break away with the squad can do wonders for team spirit.

Make no mistake, with a pitch that will probably be rigid with ice, a team so pumped to play the biggest game in their existence and temperatures requiring thermal underwear, our Gunners will do well to come back to The Emirates with a win.

We do have the luxury to play a full strength team, as the next game we play isn’t until the return leg next week. We can play our new attack and perhaps, Alexandre Lacazette could get a much needed start.

Much has been made of the Frenchman’s existence at the club since record purchase Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined. Lacazette has seen pitch time in those two games severely limited and when he actually got on the pitch, his confidence was non-existent.

His two late chances in the loss to hated neighbours tottenham were put under the microscope. Some have talked of his unhappiness at playing second fiddle, some have even mentioned a curse of our Number9 shirt. This is unfounded and we are all looking at the answer, it is quite obvious.

When Lacazette was in the side, we had Alexis. We had to adapt our play too fit the Chilean, and as we are all aware and no doubt united fans are fast becoming aware, Alexis likes the ball. Supply for the French striker was therefore, limited.

Since Alexis has left, Lacazette has been on the bench and his confidence has plummetted, hence his misses in the last ten minutes of the North London Derby. He needs service, and with our new look attack consisting of the lazer-eyed Ozil and Mkhitaryan, if Laca can get back in the team, he can find the boots that made him one of the most lethal strikers in Europe.

Elsewhere, the team may not change too much from the weekend. Aaron Ramsey should still be missing, so Mohamed Elneny could again take his place as the nominated DM alongside Jack Wilshere and Granit Xhaka.

Other than that, there won’t be too much to change. Sead Kolasinac could be an addition, especially after Nacho Monreal has had a few niggles of late. this swap won’t hurt the team either, as Kolasinac has proven his worth so far in his debut season.

An away goal will be crucial, and goals are meant to be our strength. If we can bag one or two, then the return fixture could be well set up for us.

The tiny stadium we will be playing in doesn’t really afford much capacity for away fans, so the boys are on their own this time. Let’s hope our Europa League adventure doesn’t need a snow plough to get us out of a mire.

Predicted lineup - Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Elneny, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette

Predicted Scoreline - 2-1 to The Arsenal