All or Nothing
Arsenal host Slavia Prague in the first-leg of their Europa League Quarter-Final tie this evening, in what is a huge game for the Gunners in the context of their season.
Arsenal suffered a miserable 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last time out in the Premier League, a result that left manager Mikel Arteta in “shock“.
With the club 10 points off the top-4, the Europa League is therefore their most realistic chance of making next season’s Champions League.
Mikel Arteta says the Europa League is “all or nothing” for Arsenal.
It’s the Gunners only realistic chance of qualifying for the next season’s Champions League.
Preview ahead of Slavia Prague ⤵#bbcfootball
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 7, 2021
Arteta, ahead of tonight’s clash, stated that it is “all or nothing”, before adding that “we want to be in the semi-finals and we know how important the game is for us.“
Slavia Prague have already knocked both Leicester City and Rangers out of this year’s tournament, and will head to the Emirates fancying their chances.
The major story ahead of kick-off is that Mikel Arteta has left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of his starting line-up. Alexandre Lacazette is set to lead the line, alongside Willian and Bukayo Saka.
Arteta has responded to the Liverpool hammering with six total changes.
📋 Tonight’s team news…
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 8, 2021
Aubameyang is joined on the bench by Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe. Kieran Tierney and Martin Odegaard miss out altogether, whilst Calum Chambers isn’t in the squad, either.
Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Hector Bellerin, Willian, Cedric Soares and Granit Xhaka all come into the starting line-up.
Who is the Arsenal youth left-back Joel Lopez spotted in first team training after Kieran Tierney injury?
All or NothingArsenal host Slavia Prague in the first-leg of their Europa League Quarter-Final tie this evening, in what is a huge game for the Gunners in the context of their season.Arsenal suffered a miserable 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last time out in the Premier League, a result that left manager Mikel Arteta in “shock“.WithFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed