Team news ahead of Europa League fixture tonight

Former Arsenal coach and current Villarreal manager Unai Emery (Getty Images)

Arsenal take on Villarreal tonight as the teams’ Europa League semi-final tie begins.

Mikel Arteta is seeking to win his second trophy as Arsenal manager since taking over from Unai Emery in December 2019.

Emery will in fact be in the opposite dugout this evening, looking to upset his former side.

FOLLOW LIVE: Villarreal vs Arsenal

The 49-year-old led Villarreal on a 19-game unbeaten run after arriving at the club – a record for the La Liga outfit – and has them closing in on the Europa League final.

Arsenal will look to reach the showpiece game instead, for the first time since their 2018 defeat by Chelsea, amid speculation over a potential takeover bid from Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and former Gunners Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match:

When is it?

The game will kick off at 8pm BST.

How can I watch it?

The match will air live on BT Sport 3. Subscribers can also stream the action live on the broadcaster’s website and app.

Line-ups

Villarreal: Rulli, Pedraza, Pau, Albiol, Foyth, Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros, Alcacer, Chukwueze, Moreno

Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, Holding, Mari, Xhaka, Partey, Ceballos, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Pepe

Odds

Villarreal: 6/4

Draw: 15/8

Arsenal: 23/10

Prediction

A cagey first leg, with Arsenal taking the lead but letting the hosts back into the tie late on. Villarreal 1-1 Arsenal.

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Published: 2021-04-29 17:47:28

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