Arsenal’s Europa League Quarter Final first leg clash against Slavia Prague will kick off on Thursday, 8th April, 2021 at 7:00 GMT, 8:00pm Nigerian time.

Arsenal’s recent down turn of form in their last three games (D1, L2) is not a promising one to carry into this Europa League tie against a Slavia Prague side that have already sent home two British clubs successively prior this clash. The Gunners' 3-0 loss to Liverpool at the weekend was the first time they’ve recorded just one shot before the break in five years.

The loss to Liverpool was also the fifth time Arsenal have had less than 40% ball possession in the Premier League under Spanish manager, Mikel Arteta – something the Gunners have witnessed just twice in Arsene Wenger's last 152 Premier League home games at the helm of affairs at the Emirates. Even at that, Mikel Arteta's side have scored 3+ goals and found the net during both halves in four of their last five Europa League games this season (W4, L1) and could rewind their good memories with Slavia Prague – their biggest ever European win came against the Czech club in a 7-0 drubbing back in 2007.

The aforementioned Head-to-Head result remains the visitor's heaviest ever European defeat but  this is is a side on great form, conceding just once in four Europa League knockout games this season (W2, D2) and are unbeaten in 21 games in all competition (W16, D5) – including two away wins against Rangers and Leicester City in the previous round in games in which they were the outsiders.

Slavia Prague are unbeaten in their last ten away games (W7, D3); they have scored the first goal in three of their last four Europa League away games which put them in a way to challenge for just their second ever win in England after six previous attempts in the country.

Mikel Arteta have just two injury concerns in David Luiz and Keirian Tierney – the duo are suffering from knee problems and will miss Slavia's visit.

Slavia Prague have a long list of injured players with the likes of Simon Deli, David Hovorka, Ibrahima Traore, Ondrej brothers; Kudela & Kolar alongside Jan Stejskal all injured and will miss the trip to North London.

This mouthwatering clash at the Emirates Stadium will see Swedish referee Andreas Ekberg as the man in the middle.


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