Arsenal vs Benfica LIVE: Result and reaction from Europa League fixture tonight

Michael Jones
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 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal are taking on Benfica in the Europa League tonight hoping to finish the job after earning a 1-1 draw in the first leg thanks to Bukayo Saka’s equaliser last week. That tie was played in Rome and this second leg is taking place in Greece due to coronavirus travel restrictions, with Arsenal as the designated ‘home’ side. Away goals count, despite neither side playing in their home stadium, so Saka’s ‘away’ strike could yet prove crucial.

With a top-four finish looking more and more unlikely with each passing week, Mikel Arteta knows how important it is that his side make progress in the Europa League and give themselves a chance of winning the tournament, which would seal Champions League qualification as well as the second piece of silverware in the Spaniard’s tenure at the club following the FA Cup last season.

Follow all the action from the game in Greece below.

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