Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Arsenal and PSV square off against each other at Emirates Stadium in what is expected to be an exciting Champions League contest. The Gunners are eager to put an end to Man City’s dominance in the Premier League, but they have big ambitions for the 2023/2024 Champions League campaign as well. Brazil winger Gabriel Martinelli limped off with injury in a 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday, with Leonardo Trossard likely to step up.
Both Jurrien Timber and Thomas Partey remain on the sidelines with injuries. The visitors, on the other hand, made a perfect start to their Eredivisie campaign, with the team winning each of their four league fixtures, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in London. All Mauro Junior, Armando Obispo, and Mauro Junior have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Luuk de Jong):
The 26-year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is considered one of Europe’s deadliest strikers with his incredible return of goals in games he spends playing. Luuk de Jong began his football career at De Graafschap in 2008, but moved on to Twente only a year later.
The tally of 39 goals in 76 league appearances earned him a transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach, but his spell in Germany ended in disappointment. Bundesliga club attempted to revive his career by sending him out on loan to Newcastle United but his stint with the English club yielded even more disappointment and concluded in utter disaster with De Jong playing 12 games without scoring a single goal for the Magpies.
A return to Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven turned out to be a proper hit for the 26-year-old striker who has restored his scoring touch with more than 50 goals for the Boeren after less than 90 games.
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.