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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hopes to bounce back by repeating history

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is hoping to bounce back from a couple of poor performances by repeating history against Benfica. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a couple of golden opportunities against Benfica in the Europa League Round-of-32 first leg, and he followed that up with a relatively anonymous display against Manchester City. The timing of the slump was a …

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Arsenal 25-year-old ruled out of Benfica clash: Return date set

Rob Holding is unavailable for Arsenal’s trip to face Benfica in Athens, but he’ll return in time for Leicester City at the weekend Rob Holding became Arsenal’s first-ever concussion substitute at the weekend, coming off for David Luiz after a blow to the head. Though the results came back without showing any serious problems for …

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‘It’s a final’ – Arteta highlights importance of Thursday’s clash

Mikel Arteta has moved to describe this Thursday’s Europa League clash between Arsenal and Benfica as ‘a final’. The two sides played out a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes in Rome last week, in what is being considered the away leg for the Gunners, meaning that we will need to target a win in order …

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Arsenal boss Arteta on Benfica pressure: The players should enjoy this!

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is confident his players can handle the pressure going into Thursday night’s huge test. Arteta has told his players they shouldn’t be at Arsenal if they do not relish the challenge and pressure of matches like Thursday’s one against Benfica. The Gunners are taking on the Portuguese side in the second …

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‘We have to be more ruthless’ – Arteta disappointed as Arsenal held to 1-1 draw with Benfica

Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw in their Europa League last 32 first leg tie against Benfica in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. The Gunners enjoyed domination for large spells of the match in the Italian capital, though, despite that, they struggled to regularly test Benfica ‘keeper, Helton. Arsenal had an excellent chance to take the lead …

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Confirmed Arsenal team for Europa League clash with Benfica

The teams are out for tonight’s Europa League clash between Arsenal and Benfica in Rome. Arsenal starting XI: Leno; Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Cedric, Xhaka, Ceballos; Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Saka, Aubameyang Tonight will be the first of two-legs, both of which will be played in neutral stadiums due to different countries travel restrictions, with this evening’s clash being …

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Arsenal to face Benfica in Greece

Arsenal’s home leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against Portuguese side Benfica will be played in Athens because of Covid-19 restrictions. The match, which takes place on 25 February, will be played at Olympiakos’ Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis. It was switched after the UK government imposed strict travel restrictions on arrivals from Portugal. The first …

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Announcement expected of neutral venue for Arsenal’s game at Benfica

With Arsenal scheduled to play Benfica in Portugal in just 9 days time, and with coronavirus restrictions making it logistically impossible for the Gunners to fulfil the fixture, EUFA have left it a bit late to change the original detailed plans. UEFA have already changed its regulations for the knockout stages of the Champions League …

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