Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Lens and Arsenal, the two old rivals, face each other at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in what is expected to be an interesting Champions League game. Les Sang et Or aim to build on back-to-back wins over Toulouse and Strasbourg, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Arsenal, who rolled over PSV in the Group B opener. The likes of Costa, Cabot, Farinez, and Haidara are out of contention through injuries for the home side.
The Gunners, on the other hand, rolled over Bournemouth 4-0 in their last league match and even though Mikel Arteta has some injury problems, we are tempted to put our money on the Premier League outfit. Bukayo Saka should be fit for Tuesday’s clash, while fellow winger Gabriel Martinelli is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Both Thomas Partey and Jurrien Timber remain in the recovery room
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.