Europa League CSKA MOSCOW – ARSENAL
CSKA Moscow must score 3 goals without qualifying to qualify. Arsenal will try to handle this nice lead in Russia. No benefit in terms of motivation
State of form
Etched on the lawn of Emirates Stadium last Thursday (4-1), CSKA Moscow has no choice and must make the perfect match to hope to pass in the Europa League 1/2 final. Opposed Dinamo Moscow in the league last weekend, the Russians have again dropped at home (1-2) and remain stuck in 3rd place in the rankings, far from the leader, Lokomotiv Moscow.
In a superb series of 6 straight wins in all competitions, Arsenal finished the season well and took a big step towards qualifying last week by exploding CSKA at home. In the battle for 5th place in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger’s men returned to 3 points from Chelsea after their success against Southampton last Sunday (3-2)
The staff for CSKA MOSCOW – ARSENAL
Almost the same as last week CSKA side: the important defenders Vasin and Fernandes, as well as the promising midfielder Gordyushenko (injured) .One return, that of Nababkin who served his suspension in the first leg.
Arsenal will be without the two big winter hires, Mkhitaryan, who was injured in the first leg, and Aubameyang, who is not qualified in the Europa League. Last Thursday’s warm-up, the usual goalkeeper in this competition, the Colombian international Ospina, is out of luck, as are the young Niles and the very long-term wounded Santi Cazorla.
Prediction MOSCOW – ARSENAL
With full confidence, Arsenal can finish the job by securing another victory in Moscow on Thursday. Victory of Arsenal
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