Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Arsenal will be looking to retain top position in Group B when they take on Lens at their Emirates Stadium. The Gunners recorded a routine 2-0 win over Sevilla in their last league match and they are seen as hot favourites to beat Lens in London as well. Brazil attacker Gabriel Jesus has overcome his injury as well as Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, meaning that Mikel Arteta can count on key players for Wednesday’s encounter.
Les Sang et Or, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to PSV and given their difficulties on the road, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. All Oscar Cortes, Jimmy Cabot, and Wuilker Farinez are out of contention with injuries, while Guinea forward Morgan Guilavogui serves a one-game ban. When the two teams met in France in October Lens defeated Arsenal 2-1, meaning that the Gunners are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.