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Arsenal vs FK Crvena Zvezda Match Preview
Arsenal will look to continue their perfect run in the Europa League and book a place in the knockouts when they take on FK Crvena Zvezda or Red Star Belgrade. This Arsenal vs FK Crvena Zvezda Group ‘H’ fixture would be played at the Emirates Stadium on November 1, Thursday night.
Considering the tight fight in the English Premier League for Champions League qualification spots, winning the Europa League could be Arsene Wenger’s ticket to next year premier tournament. They started well with three wins on the trot. A 3-1 win over FC Koln started their campaign which got better with a 4-2 win at BATE. In the last round, they defeated Red Star Belgrade by 1-0. Red Star did make things difficult for them in the away fixture but the Gunners should be comfortable at home. After a 2-1 reverse to Watford in the Premier League, the Gunners have won four consecutive games by brushing aside Crvena zvezda (1-0) away, Everton (5-2) away, Norwich City (2-1) and Swansea City (2-1) at home. The weekend clash against Manchester City could be keeping Wenger on his toes and he may plan to rest some of his regulars.
Crvena Zvezda have an eye on the second spot in the Group as they currently have four points from three games. A 1-1 draw at home to BATE was followed by a 1-0 win at FC Koln. Although they lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal, the visitors will look to get something out of this fixture and put pressure on the second-placed BATE. They looked very competitive for 85 minutes against the Gunners with the game’s best chances falling to them. But, as luck would have it, a sublime Olivier Giroud finish settled the game in favour of the Gunners after a red card to Milan Rodic. With Arsenal travelling to Manchester City just three days after the game, there could be a ray of hope for the visitors if the Gunners put in a second-string team.
Arsenal vs FK Crvena Zvezda H2H
These two sides met thrice before with the results shared – one win, one loss and one draw.
Arsenal vs FK Crvena Zvezda Team News
For Arsenal, David Ospina continues to be out of action while Calum Chambers look to make his second start of the season.
For Crvena, Rodic is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the last fixture.
Arsenal vs FK Crvena Zvezda Probable Line-ups
Arsenal: Cech, Debuchy, Chambers, Holding, Nelson, Coquelin, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Walcott, Wilshere, Giroud.
FK Crvena Zvezda: Borjan, Stojkovic, Savic, Le Tallec, Babic, Srnic, Kanga, Donald, Krsticic, Radonjic, Boakye.
Arsenal vs FK Crvena Zvezda Predictions
Arsenal have conceded at least once in four of their last five victories with the clean sheet against Crvena Zvezda in the last round of Europa being the lone exception. That game too should have seen them concede, had it not been for some luck. Their problems at the back should come back to the fore once again and we expect both sides to score, although the hosts should win this comfortably.