"They're two attacking players with a lot of pace," Arena said.
Against T&T, Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto started both Elis and Quioto along with former MLS players Jorge Claros and Mario Martinez and Sporting Kansas City's Roger Espinoza and Oscar Boniek Garcia, the senior member of the Dynamo's Catracho contingent.
"I think they have options how they'll play," Arena said. "They played with Garcia and Espinoza in midfield in a 4-1-4-1 in their last qualifier. Andy Najar is back and healthy. He's an player they can drop in the mix."
Najar, the former MLS Rookie of the Year with D.C. United, missed six months with a knee injury, but has regained his form and was one of the top players as Belgium's Anderlecht overtook Club Brugge for first place in the Jupiler Pro League regular season, which ended on Sunday.
Arena downplayed the idea that playing against a team dominated by players his players knew very well would give the USA an extra advantage.
"We all know what's going on," he laughed. "We'll talk about the player and share opinions on the players. "
GOALKEEPERS (3): Donis Escober (Olimpia), Luis Lopez (Real Espana), Ricardo Canales (Vida).
DEFENDERS (8): Brayan Beckeles (Necaxa/MEX), Henry Figueroa (Motagua), Maynor Figueroa (FC Dallas), Felix Crisianto (Motagua), Allans Vargas (Real Espana), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic/SCO), Ever Alvarado (Olimpia), Cesar Oseguera (Real Espana)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Jorge Claros (Real Espana), Oliver Morazan (Juticalpa), Brayan Acosta (Real Espana), Roger Espinoza (Sporting KC), Erick Andino (Motagua), Mario Martinez (Enppi/EGY), Carlos Disuca (Motagua), Andy Najar (Anderlecht/BEL), Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Romell Quioto (Houston Dynamo).
FORWARDS (5): Alberth Elis (Houston Dynamo), Anthony Lozano (Tenerife/ESP), Eddie Hernandez (Tolima/COL), Rubilio Castillo (Motagua), Michael Chirinos (Olimpia).
Honduras in 2017:
Jan. 13: 2-1 vs. Nicaragua (Copa Centroamericana)
Jan. 15: 2-1 vs. El Salvador (Copa Centroamericana)
Jan. 17: 1-0 at Panama (Copa Centroamericana)
Jan. 20: 1-1 vs. Costa Rica (Copa Centroamericana)
Jan. 22: 1-0 vs. Belize (Copa Centroamericana)
Feb. 16: 0-1 vs. Jamaica (friendly, in Houston)
Feb. 22: 1-3 at Ecuador (friendly)
March 16: vs. Nicaragua (friendly)