Arsenal will face the Serbian club, Red Star Belgrade, Tomorrow, Thursday, in the Europa League group stages in one of the toughest matches for Arsenal in this group stage, against a tough opponent who made Arsenal suffering in the away game. Arsenal can secure an early qualifications if they win, or draw and depending on others results.
When and where is the match?
When: The match will be on Thursday, November 2 at 9:05PM BST.
Where: Emirates Stadium
Who will play?
Arsenal is suffering several injuries, especially in the back line, which should make Wenger rest some players for Man City’s clash on Sunday. Chambers may play instead of Holding, who may start alongside with Koscielny and Mertesacker as the back three against Man City, and Monreal to replace the injured Kolasinac as a left wing back, who is a doubt for Sunday’s clash. On the other hand, David Ospina may start again after the return from injury.
We predict the starting Xl to be as follows:
Goalkeeper: David Ospina
Midfielders: Reiss Nelson,Willock,Coquelin,and Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Forward: Walcott (captain) ,Wilshere,and Giroud
After the unexpected, heroic, and brilliant performance against Norwich City by scoring the two winning goals for Arsenal, Nketiah should participate more with Arsenal to invest his high morale and confidence. We don’t expect him to start the match, but he should get on as a sub in the last 25 minutes.
We expect a 2-0 win for Arsenal. Arsenal was suffering to score away against Red Star Belgrade. Thanks to Giroud, Arsenal won 1-0 after a Red Star Belgrade player was sent off. However, this match is at home and in a different atmosphere.
Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade played together just twice, in 1978 Arsenal lost 2-1 in aggregate to Red Star Belgrade, and last October where Arsenal hardly won 1-0