After yesterday’s UEFA Champions League action, it is now time for the UEFA Europa League to take over the world and in the quarter finals it is CSKA Moscow and Arsenal locking horn in Arsenal’s backyard. After being lost adrift, the Gunners have found their winning rhythm in their last four games and would once again like to repeat the same in this fixture. This is the first leg of this fixture so Arsenal would like to pave their way for the Semis in this game only because the return leg will have them play in Russia which would be difficult for Ozil and company to adapt to. CSKA Moscow will come into this game with great confidence because they have lost to Lyon in last month in the second leg of the Round of 16 but since then they have registered a win in every match they have played. They would bring in new tactics that the world hasn’t see yet and it would be interest what strategy Arsene Wenger and his men would follow in this game to defeat the Russians.
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.
When and where?
This match is to be played at Emirates Stadium, London, England. The ground has a capacity of 59, 867 and it is going to be a fine day in London which would only add to the excitement of this game.
The clash will take place at 12:35 AM (IST) on April 6th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV app.
CSKA Moscow won – 1
Arsenal won – 0
Not decided – 1
CSKA Moscow – W W L W W W
Arsenal – L L W W W W
CSKA Moscow – Akinfeev (GK), A. Berezutski, V. Berezutski, Ignashevich, Milanov, Golovin, Natkho, Dzagoev, Kuchaev, Musa, Wernbloom
Arsenal – Ospina (GK), Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Ozil, Wilshere, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette
Arsenal has kept three clean sheets against Russian sides at home and it is expected that they would make it very difficult for the visitors to get past through their defense. However, on the other hand it was really surprising that CSKA Moscow eliminated Lyon in the Round of 16 to meet Arsenal in the quarter finals so it can be expected from the Russians that they would put up a good fight, as they always have in all walks of life but our bet is on the home team for this game because they have been the better team if we go by the star power and play and today, the Gunner are going to win.
THIS CSK VS ARS MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.