Our prediction for this Europa League match:
As expected, Arsenal defeated Vorskla 4-2 at their Emirates Stadium in the opening match of their Europa League campaign. The Gunners kicked off their Europa League campaign in style and, no doubt, they want to clinch top position in Group E as soon as possible. The Premier League side are on a seven-game winning run in all competitions and we predict that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play against Qarabag. Mesut Ozil has been showing signs of improvement of late and seeing that he found the net in a 2-0 win over Watford at the weekend, the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Qarabag were beaten by Sporting in Lisbon in their opener and given Arsenal’s recent form, we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting the Gunners in Baku. You should bear in mind that the two sides meet for the first time ever in European competitions.
Highlighted Player (Wilde-Donald Guerrier):
Wild-Donald Guerrier is considered one of the best Haiti footballers. Guerrier played for Violette AC and America des Cayes before joining Polish side Wisla Krakow in 2013. After scoring 20 goals in 75 appearances for the Biala Gwiazda, the Haiti international moved to Turkey, signing a deal with Alanyaspor. In 2017 Wild-Donald Guerrier joined Qarabag and he has been playing for the Azeri side ever since. He scored his first ever goal in the Champions League on July 11, 2017 in Qarabag’s 5-0 win over Samtredia in the qualifiers for the group stages of the elite competition. Qarabag became the first team to reach the group stages of the Champions League in the 2017/2018 season. Speaking of his international career, Wild-Donald Guerrier scored his first goal for Haiti in a 2-1 loss to Spain in June, 2013. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a left midfielder as well. Guerrier’s preferred foot is left.
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.