Arsenal will begin their Europa League campaign this week as they welcome Ukrainian club Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium, it will be Unai Emery’s first European match since he took charge of the North Londoners in May.
Unai Emery has a great record of winning the Europa League because he has done it three times when he was still the boss of Spanish club Sevilla, so the Arsenal fans will be hoping to see him do the same at Arsenal and they will be happy if he succeeds because it will be their first Europa League trophy.
It will be a tough match for Vorskla because winning at the Emirates Stadium isn’t usually easy for foreign clubs but they will be hoping to put up a fight for the three points as four clubs battle each other for the first two spots in the Europa League group E.
It’s very likely that Unai Emery will use his second team on Thursday but they should not take Vorskla for guaranteed because it finished third on the Ukrainian Premier League table last season, so they are not an easy side as the Arsenal fans believe.
The Arsenal fans will finally get a chance to see players who haven’t started this season like Lucas Torreira, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Danny Welbeck on the starting eleven. They will need to take this chance to impress Unai Emery and prove that they should be used more often.