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?Arsenal vs Standard Liège: match preview & lineups

Thu 03 October 2019 | 9:34

Arsenal will host Standard Liege at their Emirates Stadium tonight in UEFA Europa League Group F.



The Gunners produced a top performance to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 away from home with youngsters Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka joining Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the scoresheet. Later they faced Manchester United on Monday with ended in a 1-1 draw. 

On the other side, Standard Liege kicked off their European adventure with a 2-0 win over Vitoria SC but failed to impress on the night.

The Belgians could only muster five shots against their Portuguese opponents including two on target, but clawed their way to victory.

Arsenals’ Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney missed the club 1-1 draw away to Manchester United on Monday night but should return here. Rob Holding should also get some minutes under his belt following a spell out injured.

Meanwhile for Standard Liège, Zinho Vanheusden has returned from injury in recent weeks and his return could allow Merveille Bokadi to move from centre-back to central midfield.

Teams’ background

Checking the history books, it has to be said that this will be the first competitive meeting between AZ Alkmaar and Manchester United.

The Belgians have won just two of their 12 matches against English opposition in European competition, however each of those victories have come on home soil.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last five Europa League away games with 3 wins and 2 draws, after losing five in a row prior to this run.

Possible lineups

Arsenal: Martinez, Tierney, Holding, Mustafi, Bellerin, Willock, Ceballos, Nelson, Ozil, Maitland-Niles, Martinelli. 

Standard Liège: Milinkovic-Savic, Vojvoda, Vanheusden, Laifis, Gavory, Bastien, Bokadi, M’Poku, Carcela-Gonzalez, Emond, Limbombe.

Match info

Date: Thursday, 03 October 

Time: 20:00 CET

Venue: Emirates Stadium


source: SportMob