Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: team news, probable line-ups, score predictions and more - preview

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Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: team news, probable line-ups, score predictions and more - preview

⚽️ Team news (via Arsenal official)

David Luiz and Kieran Tierney are out of the Europa League clash with knee injuries. Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are back in training.

⚽️ Stats to know (via UEFA.com)

Arsenal claimed maximum points in the Europa League Group B, doing the double over Rapid Wien, Dundalk and Molde while scoring 20 goals.

Slavia Prague knocked out Leicester City in the Round of 32 and Steven Gerrard's Rangers in the Round of 16.

The only previous matches between the two sides were in the the 2007/08 Champions League group stages, with Arsenal winning 7-0 at home and drawing 0-0 away.

⚽️ Probable Arsenal line-up (via Tribuna.com)

4-2-3-1: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Cerdic; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette.

⚽️ Score predictions

Tribuna.com's Georgy Tsepkovskiy: Arsenal 2-0 Slavia Prague

"Mikel Arteta knows that he must win the Europa League to stop the 2020/21 campaign from becoming a complete disaster. Arsenal should be at their best against Slavia following last week's humiliating 3-0 defeat against Liverpool and keeping a clean sheet will be key to the Gunners' semi-final hopes."

WhoScored's Josh Wright: Arsenal 1-1 Slavia Prague

"The Gunners are now winless in three games and have lost two of those, including their most recent match in this competition at home to Olympiacos. Slavia Prague has emerged as a really strong force in this competition and they certainly can't be overlooked here."

⚽️ Form guide (all competitions)

Arsenal: DWWLDL

Slavia Prague: WDWWWD

⚽️ Quotes from the manager (via Sky Sports):

Mikel Arteta: "This competition is all or nothing because when you play a tie, you are in or you are out. We want to be in the semi-finals and we know how important the game is for us."

AuthorGeorgy TsepkovskiySourceTribuna.com
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