Arsenal v Rapid Wien : UEFA Europa League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 02-12-2020 9:55 pm (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 2-12-2020 09:55 PM (4 months ago)
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Date :Thursday 3rd, December  2020
Time: 9:00pm
Stadium Emirates Stadium
Referee
Goal Scorer:

Team News

Arsenal
Arsenal have confirmed the solemn news that Thomas Partey's injury is worse than first thought, and the summer arrival is likely to remain on the treatment table until 2021.

Luiz played on for another 30 minutes with blood seeping through his bandage against Wolves - a move which was heavily criticised - and the Brazilian defender is confirmed to be missing this one out.

Nicolas Pepe should start this one amid his domestic suspension, while Reiss Nelson - who was dropped for Willian at the weekend in spite of his impressive performance at Molde - is expected to get the nod on the opposite flank.

Aubameyang's struggles in front of goal continued against Wolves - despite finding himself in a more familiar central role - and the 31-year-old will make way for either Alexandre Lacazette or Eddie Nketiah here.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Runarsson; Cedric, Mustafi, Holding, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Elneny; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Nelson; Lacazette
Arsenal Europa League form: WWWW
Arsenal form (all competitions): WWLDWL

Rapid Wien
As for Thursday's visitors, midfield duo Dejan Petrovic and Dejan Ljubicic are thought to be nearing returns to action, but the trip to Arsenal will come too soon for both players.

Wholesale changes are unlikely, but Fountas made an appearance from the bench in the Vienna derby and will be dreaming of a second goal against the Gunners this week, so he should start this one.
Rapid Vienna possible starting lineup:
Gartler; Stojkovic, Hofmann, Barac, Ullmann; Grahovac, Knasmullner; Schick, Demir, Fountas; Kara
Rapid Vienna Europa League form: LLWW
Rapid Vienna form (all competitions): WWDLWD

Prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Rapid Vienna


Posted: at 2-12-2020 09:55 PM (4 months ago) | Hero