LMAO – no, this is not a stab at Arsenal’s chances in the Europa League, but in fact, it is the key to their success.
Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow
|Competition||:||UEFA Europa League|
|Date||:||6 April 2018|
|Kick-off||:||3:05am (GMT +8)|
|On aggregate||:||0 – 0|
|Venue||:||Emirates Stadium (London)|
Lacazette, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang and Ozil have shown that on a good day, the Gunners can bang in the goals and put on an exhibition likened to the proverbial Invincibles. Wenger clearly rested key players for this tie when he faced relegation-strugglers Stoke City in the Premier League last week, so we’ll expect LMAO in full force at the Emirates.
Aubameyang in particular will be in the mood to perform as he did for his club last weekend, commemorating the loss of his grandmother with her named etched into his hairdo. Seeing how CSKA Moscow have never played Arsenal since 2006, and they are still an integral part of the five-team horse race for the Russian Premier League title, they’ll have to be tactical and aim for a score-draw in this away fixture. Overall, this match will see goals, but it could go either way.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 CSKA Moscow