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UEFA Europa League Qarabag FK Vs. Arsenal Match Preview ⚽ ⚽
The Uefa Europa league has come a long way this season, and the group stages are almost over now with many teams having already done the business of the group stages. One of such things happens to be Arsenal who had qualified after matchday 4 and secured the top spot in matchday five to set up what should be a friendly match against Qarabag FK. Source There can be no doubt that Arsenal's Europa league ambitions have done to plan so far. They have steamrollered the majority of their opponents which has set up this last easy game for them. The same can not be said of their opponents though. Having already confirmed their exit, they would be hoping that the rotation of this Arsenal team which is undoubtedly going to come would give them a fighting chance in this game. When it comes to form, Arsenal are merely electric and decisive this season. As of writing, they are currently on a 19 match unbeaten run and are showing no signs of slowing down. Coming from their victory over Spurs, Arsenal has won three of their last six matches and drawn the other three. It has been 15 wins for them so far, and four draws during this unbeaten period which is a fantastic result for them. Qarabag last six games have been filled with a lot of woes for then. They have lost about four of those fixtures and have won just two. It’s been sad times for this team, and they would be looking to get back to winning ways as soon as they can. Line-Ups Source When it comes to the line-ups, you can expect that Unai Emery would pull off a massive rotation strategy. There is nothing to play for, and his arsenal boys would need rest for the challenges that lie ahead. This combined with the fact that Qarabag is not precisely the most stringent opponents around would seal this decision. You can expect Mustafi, Sokratis, Luca, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Ozil, Iwobi to all not feature in this game or even be on the bench for that matter. Qarabag, on the other hand, would be playing for pride and cannot really afford to rotate too much of their players as they would want to avoid a heavy defeat here. They would also be cautious of the positive energy which is radiated around the Emirates stadium in recent times and would be careful to avoid being caught up in it. Arsenal would be looking for ways in which to exploit the spaces which would surely appear over their defense. They would be hoping that the youngsters who would most likely start on the day would be completely backed up by the fans who would sing them all the way to victory. Source Even though the fate of both teams is already sealed in the Uefa Europa league this season, you can expect a good match as both sides would looking to end the group stages with a bang.