Suara.com – Arsenal will host Slavia Prague first in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final tonight. Here are some interesting facts about the Arsenal vs Slavia Prague duel.
Arsenal vs Slavia Prague match will be presented at the Emirates Stadium, Friday (9/4/2021) in the morning WIB. The match in Europe’s second caste competition will be the third meeting for the two teams.
Arsenal progressed in this round after eliminating Olympiakos after winning 3-2 on aggregate in the round of 16. Meanwhile, Slavia Praha ejected representatives from Scotland, Rangers, 3-1 on aggregate.
On paper, Arsenal with the material they have are the preferred players to win this match at home. However, Arsenal’s performance was lacking after the last match in the Premier League was slaughtered by Liverpool 0-3.
The following are interesting facts about the Arsenal vs Slavia Prague duel as compiled from Bbc Sport:
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The only previous match between Arsenal and Slavia Prague in European competition was in the 2007-08 Champions League group stage – Arsenal won 7-0 at home before drawing 0-0 away.
In all European competitions, Arsenal are unbeaten against a club from the Czech Republic (Wins 7, Draws 1, lost 0), keeping seven clean sheets in eight matches.
- Slavia Prague will be the first team to face three opponents from Great Britain (Leicester, Rangers and Arsenal) in the knockout stages of European competition since AC Milan in the 2006-07 Champions League (Celtic, Man Utd and Liverpool).
- This is Arsenal’s 16th quarter-final tie in a major European competition, progressing from nine of their previous 15 fixtures.
- Fifteen different players have scored for Arsenal in the Europa League this season (excluding own goals).