Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After dropping two points in a goalless draw with Sporting Lisbon, Arsenal will be looking to return to winning ways in the Europa League when they take on Vorskla in Poltava on Thursday evening. Coach Unai Emery rested several first-team regulars in the draw against the Lions and we predict that the former PSG boss is going to stick to his rotation policy against Vorskla. However, seeing that the Ukrainian side were beaten by Sporting and Qarabag in front of home fans, we are tempted to put our money on the Gunners. When the two teams met in London earlier in the process Arsenal recorded a routine 4-2 victory over Vorskla and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. A man to watch in the away team will be Danny Welback, who is likely to lead the line for Unai Emery’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Ardin Dallku):
Ardin Dallku is a Kosovo international who was born in Vucitrn (FR Yugoslavia) on November 1, 1994. After spending his youth career at Prishtina and Vorskla Poltava, he continued playing for the Ukrainian side at senior level. The 184-cm tall defender made his Vorskla debut on December 10, 2016, starting the match against Volyn Lutsk.
Ardin Dallku’s main position is centre-back and his preferred foot is right. Ardin Dallku scored his first ever goal for Vorskla on August 12, 2017 in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Stal. Dallku is very good in the air and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at in the Ukrainian side.
Speaking of his international career, Dallku made his Kosovo debut in a 4-3 win over Latvia on November 13, 2017. Dallku started the match, but he was replaced by Lirim Kastrati II after 70 minutes. The Kosovo international will play for Vorskla in the 2018/2019 Europa League group stages.
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.