Arsenal vs Vorskla
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal are targeting another deep run in Europa League after going all the way to the semi-final last time out under Arsene Wenger. Atletico Madrid were too string for the Gunners back then, but they now have a Europa League specialist at the helm.
Unai Emery guided Sevilla to three Europa League silverwares and he is set to attack the fourth after joining the team from PSG this summer. The first obstacle should not represent too big of a challenge for him as it comes in the likes of Ukrainian Vorskla who visit Emirates on Thursday evening.
It will only be the second Europa League group phase appearance for Vorskla, Their first one did not bring much joy given they finished the group at the very foot of the standings without picking up a single victory in the process. They skipped European competitions in following years, while last two seasons saw them fail to pass the third qualifying round in UEL.
Arsenal vs Vorskla: Head-to-head
The two sides are set to meet each other for the first time ever on Thursday.
Arsenal vs Vorskla: Prediction
Arsenal made a dismal start to the new Premier League season. They lost back-to-back fixtures to Manchester City and Chelsea conceding five goals along and fans regretted for saluting Wenger’0s departure last season.
However, Unai Emery managed to find the winning formula over the next set of three games as the Gunners rebounded by taking advantage of the easier schedule. They won three on the bounce against West Ham, Cardiff and Newcastle to climb up to the seventh place in the league ladder.
Wenger heavily rotated the squad n Europa League matches last time out and we can expect Emery to do the same here as well given the Gunners should go through from this group either way.
The gulf in quality between the two outfits is just huge and we’d be surprised to see anything else but a convincing victory for the hosts here.
Arsenal vs Vorskla: Bet Tips
• HT/FT Arsenal/Arsenal @ 1.40 (2/5)
• Arsenal -2.5 handicap @ 2.00 (1/1).