CSKA MOSCOW – ARSENAL EUROPA LEAGUE
Arsenal have won their last six official games, one of them last Thursday against CSKA Moscow, in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals. The Gunners have set themselves at home with a wide 4-1 on the Russian club, so they now have excellent chances to stay in the race for the conquest of an important international trophy. In the most complicated moment of his season, characterized by four defeats in a row, the team trained by Arsène Wenger was able to react and recover. Winning the Europa League would be of fundamental importance to return to play the Champions League, given that in fourth place Premier now seems unattainable.
At the Emirates Stadium, CSKA is back to show the defensive limits already revealed on the international scene in recent years. The two goals by Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette made the good free-kick by Aleksandr Golovin almost completely in vain, he scored a goal that left only a few small hopes for the lead on the bench by Viktor Goncharenko, clearly disadvantaged in the race towards the passage of turn.
The offensive individuality available to Wenger should also unleash itself on the occasion of the return match, in which the hosts will be forced to unbalance themselves and concede many spaces to Arsenal, whose chances of obtaining a new positive result appear high.
The probable formations of CSKA Moscow – Arsenal
CSKA MOSCOW (3-5-2): Akinfeev; A. Berezutski, Ignashevich, V. Berezutski; Kuchaev, Dzagoev, Natcho, Golovin, Nababkin; Wernbloom, Musa.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Xhaka; Ozil, Wilshere, Welbeck; Lacazette.