Unai Emery has had a very tough time of things with Arsenal recently and tonight’s Europa League encounter against Eintracht Frankfurt may be another tough evening for him.
Arsenal’s 10 points from 4 games in Group F puts them in the driving seat but their recent performances have to be a worry. A 2-2 draw at home to Southampton on Saturday made it six games without a win and at the end of the weekend Arsenal – 7/2 with Star Sports to finish in the top four this season – were eight points behind fourth placed Chelsea.
Even with two thirds of the season left that’s a big gap to claw back so there’s sure to be a focus on Sunday’s trip to Norwich which could be helpful for the visitors.
Arsenal v Eintracht Frankfurt
UEFA Europa League Group Stage
20:00 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate HD
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD*
(Maximum 10 matches)
SEP 2019 EUROPA LEAGUE Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal
Eintracht Frankfurt, semi-finalists in the Europa League last season, were unflattered by the scoreline when Arsenal won 3-0 in the reverse fixture, having won the shot count only to be caught out by two late goals when chasing the game and losing Dominik Kohr to a red card. They’re not in the best of form domestically – since a brilliant win over Bayern Munich they’ve lost each of their last three across all competitions – but we can be sure that they’ll bring a full strength side.
Arsenal, for many reasons, do not make appeal at 10/11 here. They needed an inspired intervention from Nicolas Pepe to edge Guimaraes on Matchday 3 and then were pulled back for a draw on the fourth matchday by the same side. They’re winless in six and still leaking goals (and good chances) at an alarming rate.
Trusting Eintracht takes a little bit of faith here, and it might be best to look towards goals. Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet since the first week of October and four of their last six have seen over 3.5 goals. Two of them have ended 2-2, which could be a runner at 11/1 here in what has the look of a potentially high scoring game.
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