Arsenal Can Secure Place in Knockout Stages

    Arsenal vs Eintracht Frankfurt Preview 28/11/2019

    27 Nov 2019 | Europa League | Preview
    Arsenal Can Secure Place in Knockout Stages
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    We have reached the fifth round of games in the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League and there is all to play for In Group F.

    As things stand, Arsenal are top of the group with 10 points from their 4 matches played. Eintracht Frankfurt and Standard Liege both have 6 points and will be hoping to qualify from the group. Arsenal host Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night in a game which is key to the progress of both teams.

    Arsenal come into this match with their manager, Unai Emery, under increasing pressure following the home draw against Southampton in the Premier League on the weekend. However, they have been performing well in the Europa League and last time out Arsenal picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at Vitória de Guimarães. A late equaliser prevented The Gunners from taking maximum points.

    The draw in Portugal was the first time Arsenal dropped points in this group having previously won each of their 3 games. Arsenal started the campaign with a convincing 3-0 win over upcoming opponents Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany. A home match against Standard Liege followed and Arsenal once again enjoyed a good victory, winning the game 4-0. Arsenal were made to work harder in their 3rd match of the group, eventually defeating Vitória de Guimarães 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

    Trends show Arsenal have won each of their last 7 home Europa League matches and are undefeated in their last 12 on home soil.

    Eintracht Frankfurt know a win in this match would be a huge boost to their chances of qualifying from Group F. The Bundesliga club have won 2 of their 4 matches to date in the Europa League this season, with one win coming away from home against Vitória de Guimarães and the other at home against Standard Liege.

    There has been little in the way of consistency from Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League this season although they did reach the semi-final of the competition in the previous campaign. The German club have played 5 away matches in the Europa League this season including the qualifying rounds and won 3 of those games.

    Eintracht Frankfurt have scored in 19 of their last 20 away Europa League matches. However, they have only managed to keep 3 clean sheets in their last 13 on the road.

    Looking ahead to the team news and Arsenal will be without Daniel Ceballos who has a hamstring injury. They also have doubts over the fitness of Bukayo Saka, Rob Holding and Sead Kolasinac.

    Eintracht Frankfurt are without injured goalkeeper Kevin Trapp who is expected to be out until January with a shoulder injury. Fellow goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow has been suffering from illness while Marco Russ has an Achilles tendon injury.

    Arsenal will expect to complete the job of qualification by winning this match. They defeated Eintracht Frankfurt comfortably away from home at the beginning of the group and could do so again with both teams scoring.

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