Europa League

Match Report: Villareal 2-1 Arsenal – A game of two different halves

Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat to Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday. A tense encounter in the province of Castellon saw both sides finish the match with ten men, as Villarreal boss Unai Emery managed to upset his former employers. Five minutes …

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Villareal v Arsenal Confirmed Line-ups: Ødegaard starts, Aubameyang returns to the bench

Martin Ødegaard making his return to the starting line-up in the place of Eddie Nketiah as Mikel Arteta has made one changs from the side that lost 1-0 to Everton last Friday. This will be the first time that the Gunners have come up against their former manager Unai Emery since he quit the club …

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Nico-Laca-Saka going strong: 5 Arsenal players named in Europa League Team of the Week

The Gunners’ 4-0 rout of Slavia was one entertaining game. As a result, we have the most number of players in the best XI this week! Ask any Arsenal fan who they were impressed by in the 4-0 win over Slavia Praha and the names Nico [Nicolas Pepe], Laca [Alexandre Lacazette] or [Bukayo] Saka will probably come up. It’s no surprise …

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Arsenal youngster proves he simply has to start every game as he’s given Europa League Player of the Week

It’s always interesting to watch the performances of youngsters as they break into the team, especially when you want to see that one performance that proves they have arrived. Bukayo Saka’s versatility has counted against him at times because it feels like he’s having to prove himself in multiple different positions, but he just continues …

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Key change in formation, Pepe’s inclusion & more: Assessing Mikel Arteta’s decisions in epic Slavia Prague win

The Gunners have progressed to the semi-final in style and Arteta got his decisions bang-on! Starting XI In Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence due to malaria, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Bukayo Saka absolutely decimated the Slavia Prague defenders. It was a great call to start them together – as noticed by fans many times, they work better than when Auba is part …

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Arteta full of praise for two players’ composure in EL win

Mikel Arteta has singled out both Nicolas Pepe and Emile Smith Rowe’s composure after they got Arsenal kickstarted on the route to victory over Slavia Prague last night. The Gunners sealed their place in the next round of the Europa League with a 4-0 victory over Slavia Prague last night, but it was Emile Smith Rowe’s fine …

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How Arsenal’s decisive statements thrashed Slavia Prague

It was a great evening for Arsenal Football Club, as they beat Slavia Prague 4-0 in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final, but it wasn’t just the football that made it memorable. Stephen Bradley goes over the main events both before and after the whistle blew to start the game, focusing on Arsenal’s …

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Arsenal fans heap praise on Alexandre Lacazette after brace vs Slavia Prague

A selection of Arsenal fans were delighted for Alexandre Lacazette after he bagged a brace in the club’s comfortable 4-0 win over Slavia Prague in the Europa League last night. The Gunners played out a frustrating 1-1 draw in the first leg of their quarter-final tie, but they had to score at the Sinobo Stadium …

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Arsenal clash ‘nothing new’ for Emery ahead of Europa League semi-final

Unai Emery insists facing a former club is nothing new to him as he aims to steer Villarreal to a first European final at the expense of previous employers Arsenal. Villarreal made it through to the last four of the Europa League thanks to a 3-1 aggregate triumph over Dinamo Zagreb, who were surprise conquerors of Tottenham …

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Player Ratings: Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal – The Gunners were in excellent form as Saka gets 9.2

The Gunners were in excellent from, particularly in the final third. Bernd Leno – 7 The German keeper did not have a difficult night and did not put a foot wrong. Callum Chambers – 7.4 Chambers is proving to be a very consistent performer in the right back position with another good all-round display. Rob …

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Match Report: Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal – Gunners set up Emery reunion after first-half blitz

Arsenal turned on the style with three goals in six first-half minutes to beat Slavia Prague 4-0 and progress through to the Europa League semi-finals 5-1 on aggregate. A number of spurned opportunities came back to haunt Arsenal in last week’s reverse fixture as Tomas Holes scored late on to cancel out Nicolas Pepe’s opener …

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Lacazette destroys a Slavia Prague defender with excellent feet to put Arsenal 4-0 up

There was a feeling that Arsenal could blow Slavia away tonight if they turned up and played well, and it worked out just like that as the game was over early on. It’s taken a bit of time for the 4th to arrive, but it was worth the wait as Lacazette completely ruins the Slavia …

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