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Arsenal vs FK Qarabag

Competition –¬†UEFA Europa League

Stadium РEmirates Stadium

Date: 13th December 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Arsenal started the era of Unai Emery with consecutive losses against Manchester City but they have since picked themselves up to go more than 20 games unbeaten despite having played Tottenham and Liverpool.

The Gunners are still short of the top four as they head into this game in 5th position in the Premier League.

However, Unai Emery will also be targeting yet another glory in the Europa League as it could be their only path into the Champions League next season.

The Gunners have dropped just two points in this competition so far but the performances of Sporting Lisbon means that they have not yet wrapped up the top spot and they should do that here.

Qarabag are arguably the biggest club in Azerbaijan at the moment.

They have won the last 5 league titles, but they are currently second in their domestic league table and their fans may feel it is good for them to exit the Europa League so that they can turn their focus on retaining their league title.

Qarabag have achieved some impressive results in Europe over the past few seasons, but they have already been eliminated this time after winning once and losing the other 4 games prior to this match.

Bookmakers have priced Arsenal up as strong odds-on favourites to get the job done here while goal markets suggest we will see goals as over 2.5 goals is trading odds-on.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is bookies favourite to score the first goal closely followed by Alexandre Lacazette.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Arsenal

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Dec, 2018 English Premier League
W Vorskla 0-3 Arsenal 29 Nov, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal 25 Nov, 2018 English Premier League
D Arsenal 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 Nov, 2018 English Premier League
D Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon 8 Nov, 2018 UEFA Europa League

FK Qarabag

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L FK Qarabag 1-6 Sporting Lisbon 29 Nov, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Vorskla 0-1 FK Qarabag 8 Nov, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L FK Qarabag 0-1 Vorskla 25 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L FK Qarabag 0-3 Arsenal 4 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L Sporting Lisbon 2-0 FK Qarabag 20 Sep, 2018 UEFA Europa League

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
FK Qarabag 0-3 Arsenal 4 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League

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