Arsenal is on the brink of securing a spot in the Champions League last 16 as they host Lens at the Emirates Stadium in Group B action.
With nine points from four games, the Gunners need just one point to confirm their progression, but Franck Haise’s Lens will look to disrupt their plans after a narrow victory in their previous meeting.
Arsenal showcased resilience against Sevilla in their last Champions League outing, securing a vital win that has brought them closer to qualification.
The team will aim to maintain their European form after recent setbacks in the Premier League against West Ham and Newcastle.
On the other hand, Lens started their Champions League campaign strongly but suffered a setback against PSV Eindhoven.
Their defensive solidity will be crucial as they face an Arsenal attack looking to seal a place in the knockout stages.
Arsenal faces minor injury concerns with Thomas Partey and Emile Smith Rowe sidelined due to thigh and knee injuries, respectively.
However, the return of David Raya and Fabio Vieira provides options for Mikel Arteta.
Lens will miss Morgan Guilavogui due to suspension, while Deiver Machado’s availability remains uncertain.
Arsenal’s recent form in the Champions League has been positive, with wins against strong opponents and just one defeat.
Meanwhile, Lens started well but faced a setback in their last match against PSV, leading to a third-place position in the group.
Arsenal’s domestic form has seen some turbulence, but a recent victory against Brentford showcased their ability to grind out results.
Lens has displayed a sturdy defensive performance lately, conceding only one goal in their last five matches.
White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko;
Odegaard, Rice, Havertz;
Saka, Trossard, Martinelli
Medina, Danso, Gradit;
Aguilar, Abdul Samed, Mendy, Frankowski;
Arsenal, aiming for a spot in the knockout rounds, has a strong home record and attacking prowess that could trouble Lens’ defense.
Lens, known for their defensive resilience, might find it challenging to contain Arsenal’s attacking threats.
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Arsenal’s determination to secure qualification combined with their home advantage is likely to see them emerge victorious against a resilient Lens side.
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