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Slavia Prague vs Arsenal: Details, team news & predicted lineup

Can Arsenal sail past Slavia to the Europa League semifinals?



Arsenal lineup during a Europa League match against Olympiakos. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal will battle Slavia Prague on Thursday night once again for a place in the Europa League semis. Kick off is 8PM UK.

The first encounter ended 1-1 at the Emirates stadium. The Gunners thought they had won it when Pepe broke the deadlock in the 86th minute with a brilliant goal but clumsy play in the last minute gave the visitors an equalizer.

The Czech republic champions now have the advantage of an away goal scored by Tomas Holes right at the end of the game.

Team News

Arsenal will be without David Luiz and Kieran Tierney who remain sidelined with knee injuries.

But the trio of youngsters Saka, Smith-Rowe and Martinelli are set to be available after recovering from minor setbacks. While Odegaard and Aubameyang’s fitness remains doubtful, the duo will have to pass a late fitness test.

Predicted lineup

It’s no secret that Arsenal will have to attack and score more goals than their opponent if they are to progress.

This is the lineup we think Arteta will name.

Predicted lineup to face Slavia Prague.

Key stats

Arsenal have progressed just four times out of the eight occasions were they have drawn the first-leg of a two legged European tie.

Nicolas Pepe has been involved in 7 goals in the Europa League (4 goals, 3 assists) only Roma’s Borja Mayoral (9) has been directly involved in more goals.

Slavia Prague’s last home defeat across all competitions was a 3-1 Champions League loss in November 2019 against Inter Milan.

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