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A late away goal has handed the Czech side an advantage after some typically sloppy defending from the Gunners. It was the seventh straight European game in which Arsenal have conceded, a run they must halt to have any hope of advancing in the competition.
And winning the Europa League is Arsenal’s only chance of reaching next season’s Champions League, but Slavia Prague - with just one loss in 10 in Europe - will fancy their chances this evening.
Date, time and venue
Slavia Prague vs Arsenal is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight - Thursday, April 15, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Eden Arena due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Slavia Prague vs Arsenal
TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 7:15pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
Slavia Prague vs Arsenal team news
Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have both been passed fit for Arsenal in a major boost to Mikel Arteta following thigh and ankle issues respectively.
However, Martin Odegaard (ankle) and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (illness) remain doubtful, while defenders Kieran Tierney and David Luiz (both knee) are still sidelined.
Slavia will remain without defender Ondrej Kudela, who has now been handed a 10-match Uefa ban for racist behaviour after being found guilty of racially abusing Rangers’ Glen Kamara.
Arsenal predicted XI: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Smith Rowe, Pepe; Lacazette.
Prediction: Slavia Prague 1-2 Arsenal
Arsenal got the warning they needed by conceding a late away goal in the first leg, which should give them the scare they need to see out the job. An early goal in the second leg will settle some nerves.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Slavia Prague wins: 0
Arsenal wins: 1
Betting odds and tips (subject to change)
Slavia Prague to qualify: 9/5
Arsenal to qualify: 8/15
Lacazette to score two or more: 6/1
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