2019-20 Europa League: Group Stage – Arsenal vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Arsenal welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Emirates Stadium, knowing that a win would put them through to the Europa league knockouts for a third consecutive season.

A draw could also be enough if Standard Liege fails to beat Vitoria Guimaraes in the other Group F match. 

 

Team news

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Sead Kolasinac could be available for Arsenal after missing Saturday’s draw with Southampton, due to a tight hamstring. 

Hector Bellerin however is doubtful with a tight hamstring picked up at the weekend, so could be rested ahead of a busy December.

Rob Holding and Bukayo Saka could feature if they can recover from knee injuries in time. 

Dani Ceballos is still absent with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to feature before Christmas. 

Eintracht Frankfurt will be without Marco Russ (Achilles) and goalkeeper, Kevin Trapp (shoulder). 

 

Stat Attack

  • Arsenal won their only previous meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt, running out 3-0 winners in September at the Commerzbank Arena.
  • Eintracht Frankfurt have lost two of their last three Europa League away trips (W1, L2).
  • Eintracht Frankfurt are winless in their last three trips to London (D1, L2).

 

Prediction

Arsenal need to start quickly because if they start like they have done in recent home games then they will eventually be punished, of which I can see Die Adler dishing out if they’re at their best. 

This therefore should be an entertaining clash between two teams who aren’t the best defensively but Eintracht don’t tend to fare well in London, so I am going for anther lucky home win.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Result: Arsenal 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

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