Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Qarabag FK (Europa League)


Arsenal FC enter their UEFA Europa League group stage finale having already topped the grouping, and thus without anything at all to play for. The only exception would be the Gunners fringe players, who will get a rare opportunity to play and potentially impress manager Unai Emery into giving them a chance to play in a future match that has more meaning.

Arsenal welcomes Qarabag FK to north London, and with just three points accumulated from group play, the Azerbaijani side is dead last in the standings and eliminated from Europe. Thus provides the perfect opportunity for Emery to rotate his squad, and keep his first team guys fresh for the major workload that is ahead the rest of this month and next.

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Arsenal Star Lucas Torreira Scores Sublime Bicycle Kick Goal (Video)

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There was only one goal scored in Arsenal versus Huddersfield Town today, but what a scoring strike it was. Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira pulled off this amazing bicycle kick, and the stunning finish as his name currently a top trending term on Twitter worldwide.

Have a watch below as Matteo Guendouzi provides an excellent through ball, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang displays wonderful balance and sublime control, setting up Lucas Torreira for the fantastic finish, a bonafide goal of the year contender.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Huddersfield Town

Fresh off a draw with Manchester United in midweek, Arsenal have a very quick turnaround to the next fixture, as they’ll tangle with Huddersfield Town tomorrow at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners won both Premier League meetings with the Terriers last season (5-0 at home, 1-0 away) and are undefeated all time in 10 matches against them across all competitions (eight wins, two draws).

It’s been a very rough go for David Wagner’s side this season, as they could easily find themselves in the drop zone by the time the weekend is through. They have really struggled in this specific series, having lost eight of their last nine top-flight matches against Arsenal, winning the other, but also failing to score in each defeat.

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Arsenal vs Huddersfield Injury Report: Ozil, Holding, Ramsey, Monreal, Lowe, Sabiri

As Arsenal head into the weekend fixture against Huddersfield Town, they are now unbeaten in 20 games across all competitions (15 wins, five draws. It is their longest run without a defeat since November of 2007, when they went 28 unbeaten.

Tomorrow sees Arsenal welcoming Huddersfield Town to the Emirates, and you really have to like the Gunners chances of extending the streak to 21, as the Terriers have collected just two points in their seven away Premier League matches against the “big six” clubs (zero wins, two draws, five losses) thus far. Huddersfield have scored only two goals in those seven games.

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Arsenal FC News and Notes: Torreira, Koscielny, Welbeck, Emery

In about two hours, Manchester United Twitter will host a midweek Premier League crunch clash against Arsenal FC. It’s a match where United will have only three fit defenders, according to Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.

As this huge fixture draws closer to kickoff, there are numerous Gunners related news items circulating on the internet right now.  So let’s take a spin through some of the headlines.

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Jose Mourinho Claims He Has Just Three Fit Defenders for Arsenal Clash

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In about two hours the Manchester United Twitter account will post the starting XI for today’s crunch clash at home against Arsenal FC. The first team list will likely look unique to say the least. You might see some midfielders in defense, among other oddities. That’s because United manager Jose Mourinho claims he has only three defenders fit to play tonight.

There is of course a small possibility that Jose Mourinho is trying to play some mind games (as he’s been infamous for that over the course of his career), or he might legitimately have a full blown injury crisis on his hands. Or it could be a situation that’s a hybrid of the two.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal FC

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Manchester United had a very uninspiring result at Southampton over the weekend, drawing 2-2 with a side that currently sits in the relegation zone. The Red Devils fell behind 2-0, but battled back to salvage a point, but apparently their opposition wasn’t too thrilled with that result either.

That’s because the south coast club announced the firing of their manager, Mark Hughes, earlier today. Now United come home to face a side with a first year manager, one who has them undefeated in their last 19 across all competitions.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester United

Manchester United hold the all time series lead over Arsenal, but heading into the Wednesday night meeting it’s the Gunners who have all the momentum. Unbeaten in their last 19 across all competitions, manager Unai Emery shouldn’t have any problem getting his team rapidly refocused on the midweek crunch clash following the short turnaround from the latest and very entertaining installment of the North London derby.

However, it will still be a tremendous challenge, as Arsenal have only won three times at Old Trafford in Premier League competition.

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Man United vs Arsenal Suspension and Injury Report: Ozil, Young, Xhaka

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Midweek brings a major crunch clash between two sides fighting for Champions League qualification slots as Arsenal travels to Manchester United. The Gunners moved up to fourth in the table yesterday after winning an exciting North London derby over Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United will come into the Wednesday night match in seventh place and desperate to get points, and thus back into the top four race. United were embarrassing on Saturday, managing just a draw at Southampton, who fired their manager today.

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Unai Emery Quickly Shifts Focus to Man United After Tottenham Win

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Sunday brought an extremely consequential and thoroughly enthralling North London derby, but Arsenal manager Unai Emery was quick to move on from the victory.

The Gunners came from behind to beat arch-rival Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in the biggest game of the Premier League weekend, but Emery said in his postgame press conference that he was already looking ahead to the midweek clash at Manchester United. In the words of alt-rock band Everclear “so much for the afterglow.”

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Aubameyang, Ramsey Praised on Social Media as Arsenal Wins Exciting North London Derby

It was a high-scoring and thoroughly exciting North London Derby at the Emirates today in which hosts Arsenal came from behind to beat visiting Tottenham Hotspur 4-2. For now, north London is red as the Gunners scored three second half goals to best Spurs and move into the top four.

The result put Arsenal level on points with their opposition today, but Unai Emery’s side hold the goal differential tie-breaker. Arsenal got two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, one of which came on a penalty. The rest of the Gunners scoring came via Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira.

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North London Derby: Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC Starting XI Predictions

The North London derby commences Sunday afternoon as Tottenham Hotspur head to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal FC. Emotions always run high whenever this rivalry resumes, and this edition will be an even bigger deal as both teams are fighting for UCL qualification slots.

Both sides also head into this match having won their midweek European clashes, but still have major squad questions to answer. Let’s take a look at who could start in the first team for both sides.   [Read more…]