Arsenal can look to divert attention from their baleful domestic type once they host Valencia within the initial leg of the Galilean satellite League semi-finals tonight.
The Gunners area unit presently reeling when losing four of their last 5 Premier League matches – a run that features 3 straight losses at the hands of Crystal Palace, Wolves and Leicester within which they conceded no fewer than 9 goals.
Such a dreadful sequence has return as a true blow to Arsenal’s possibilities of securing a top-four end – they continue to be fifth and 2 points adrift of Chelsea with solely 2 matches left to play – and their best probability of qualifying for next season’s Champions League could currently be to win Europe’s secondary club competition for the primary time.
What you need to know
Arsenal: (4-3-3) Bernd Leno – Hector Bellerin – Laurent Koscielny – Sokratis Papastathopoulos – Stephan Lichtsteiner – Aaron Ramsey – Granit Xhaka – Lucas Torreira – Alexandre Lacazette – Alex Iwobi – Aubameyang.
Valencia: (4-4-3) Jaume Domenech – Roncaglia – Gabriel Paulista – Mouctar Diakhaby – Ruben Vezo – Kondogbia – Carlos Soler – Daniel Parejo – Denis Cheryshev – Goncalo Guedes – Kevin Gameiro.
Match: Arsenal vs Valencia.
Date: 2 May 2019.
Time: 20:00 (UK Time).
Referee: Clement Turpin.
Stadium: Emirates Stadium.