Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Arsenal fans were extremely worried with the way their team opened the new 2016-17 season. A 4-3 defeat at the hands of Liverpool prompted several late summer buys from Arsene Wenger, who appears to have nailed it with his acquisitions. Arsenal recorded five wins and two draws in their last seven games and are coming off from a compelling 3-0 triumph over Chelsea, which will serve as huge morale boost ahead of the European midweek. Arsenal were lucky to snatch a point from their trip to Paris last time out and home clash against Basel will be a great opportunity for Gunners to claim a morale-boosting win. Basel are keen to show they are no pushovers however and will be extremely motivated to extend the positive run of their own. Swiss side have won 12 matches domestically in the new season with the 1-1 draw against Ludogorets being the only game they failed to win so far in the 2016-17 campaign. Despite their great form however, we predict that their streak is about to be snapped.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Ramsey):
Aaron Ramsey is a Welsh football player born on the 26th of December in Caerphilly. Ramsey started his football career playing for Cardiff City. After 2 seasons playing for Cardiff City Ramsey got transferred to Arsenal for a unknown transfer fee. After playing for a loan for Nottingham Forrest and Cardiff City Ramsey returned to Arsenal in 2011.
Aaron Ramsey made his debut for the Welsh national team in 2008 and is one of the youngest players in the history of Welsh football. Ramsey is currently one of the most talentful midfielders of his generation. Because of his dribbling skills, vision and great passes and being two-footed Ramsey is known for being a player that dominates the midfield.
Despite several injuries in his still young career Ramsey managed to win the FA cup and the Community Shield twice with Arsenal. Ramsey is called Rambo by his fans. Ramsey and Gareth Bale are the biggest strength of the Welsh national team which will play in the EURO 2016 for the first time in history.
Highlighted Team (Basel):
One of the most successful football clubs in Switzerland, FC Basel were founded in 1893. The RotBlau as they are referred to by the Swiss play their games at the St. Jacob Park in Basel in front of 37,500 people which is the maximum capacity of the venue.
The 19-time Swiss champions have endured difficult times in 1980s which ultimately led to relegation from the top flight in 1987. FC Basel returned to the top tier of Swiss football in 2000s to win their first league title in 22 years and go on to win it nine more times over 13 seasons since 2002. The golden times for FC Basel brought European inclusion in every season since 1999-2000 with a pinnacle being the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2012-13.
The RotBlau have so far played over 95 UEFA Champions League games, winning almost half of their European outings. The Swiss club has produced plenty of talented players who went on to become prominent footballers all across Europe with Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka being the most outstanding members of the latest generation.